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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Secondary & High Schools, Special Education, Vocational & Technical Schools

Mission: ISchool's mission is to provide motivated learners of all ages with advanced educational opportunities, both onsite and online, in an atmosphere conducive to learning, mentoring and socialization.

Results: Over 300 students have taken more than 400 semesters of mastery-based, accredited courses.

Target demographics: students of all ages locally and remotely across several time zones

Geographic areas served: Incline Village and Reno, Nevada

Programs: challenging, accredited middle-school and high-school courses in a blended learning environment, involving online and face-to-face instruction, and a variety of AP, Honors and Core courses as well as fun electives.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

This past year we learned about the opportunities and benefits of blended learning at I-School. We are fortunate to live in a town with an excellent public high school, which has outstanding administrators and educators. My student is a motivated and passionate learner who is involved in high school sport and extracurricular activities. By incorporating an I School math curriculum into her high school schedule, my daughter has been able to enhance and expand her high school learning experience by taking advantage of individualized, mastery based programs, including personalized tutorials as needed. She is able to better manage her time, work to her own pace, and continue with her math studies year round. This is not only beneficial for learning retention and ACT/SAT exam preparation, but it has also opened up her schedule and allowed her to take other classes and explore additional subjects at her high school. We will continue to blend classes at I-School with the leading educational opportunities provided through our public high school and customize her college preparatory journey.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son who is a gifted student has had an amazing experience at I-School. Advance level courses were tailed to fit his learning needs. The teachers were amazing and caring. He made wonderful friends and blossomed in this setting. I cannot thank Ms. Kathryn Kelly enough for creating such a wonderful learning experience. He is a confident and happy learner thanks to this school. Teruni Lamberg

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great education. Works perfectly with my sports schedule and education is better than anything I would get at a public school.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This school takes extraordinary efforts to support the individual needs of each and every student entrusted to their care. Their leaders truly believe in the capabilities in each learner and will take the time and care to unlock the potential in every student. I love their willingness to integrate traditional and non-traditional methods.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My sixth grade daughter has hated school for as long as I can remember. She began attending ISchool in Reno two months ago and told me immediately that she liked it - what?!? Her whys: It's quiet, she gets one on one attention from the teacher as needed and was given the independence and latitude to create her own elective course. She's moved from 'hating' math to finding it 'not that bad' - and has moved up two grade levels in math in this short amount of time. Her teacher understands her strengths, builds on her weaknesses and gives her the added confidence she needs to *want* to learn.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have never been happier with the homeschooling support that I get with the staff at I School! My daughters love the one on one interaction from teachers but drive on the independence that they are allowed to have at the same time. Thank you, Katherine for having such an open mind on education. -Debra

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love i school. i have learned more in science and in math like algebra and rocks and minerals .the teachers are amazing .i like it because its smaller then other schools .and it starts at ten in the morning so i can sleep in and take my time .i can't wait to keep on doing it !

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Client Served

Rating: 4

yes i really like Ischool it is really cool . I like the English because it is really fun!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

I like the ischool it is great i have learned a lot here I have great times.I like the science a lot it is way more fun because it gives me a challenge

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has learning differences and the ISchool has created an individualized curriculum that has moved him up several grade levels in math and english in just 6 months. The staff is caring and the environment is ideal for a student who needs focused instruction and support. We are thrilled to have this wonderful school in our community!

1 Kimmy F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kathryn and the staff at ISchool are absolutely amazing! They have been such a blessing to my family. My daughter had struggled in school for 6 years. Even with an IEP she continued to fall further behind. In May, I made the decision to pull her out of public school and enroll her at ISchool full time. I could not be happier with her progress in the few months she's been going! She is excited to learn again. She comes home everyday beaming and proud of herself for what she has accomplished. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her at ISchool.

1 Jessica287

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been trying very hard for 3 years to find help for my gifted and talented son that seemed to lose focus in math. He arrived in middle school with an A in all subjects including math. After repeatedly asking for help at the public middle school and getting nowhere, it ended with my son passing 8th grade algebra. However no-one told us. He was told to repeat the grade and only when sitting for the exam was he told he had already passed and was not to do the exam!!! I turned to I -School for catch up on the Geometry he should of taken in 9th grade. I could ill afford this yet it proved to be amazing. This way of learning for his style and he has excelled. This has restored his faith in his ability to learn and grow as a scholar.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a 8th Grade student here in Incline Village and I was struggling in Math. I went to "i" School and told them my issues. The tutors and staff were great and helped me achieve a really good grade for the second quarter at my school. I will continue to utilize there service through my school years. Zach.P

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Donor

Rating: 5

My son has learning difficulties. The local private school couldn't help us; the public middle school's individual education plan program was terrible; and homeschooling was better but put a strain on myself and my wife. iSchool changed everything. Not only did Kathryn Kelly convince us that my son didn't need an IEP or special needs classes, but my son actually may graduate high school 6 months early, and with a few college credits to boot! The key was one-on-one assistance when needed, a wider variety of courses than offered by the public school, and lots of encouragement.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As of last year I had the hardest time preparing for the ACT's, although this year due to iSchool's ACT/SAT weekend study program, I've never felt more prepared. This facility has helped me a lot to sharpen my skills and I am really thankful for that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We struggled for years to find the best school environment for our son with learning differences. Finding Ischools was a true blessing to our family. My son loves the school's flexibility and the fact that he can help guide his daily curriculum. We love that the staff truly cares about our son and goes out of their way to ensure his success.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The administration, tudors and programs offered far exceed anything we have on a local level. My son is home schooled and has benefited greatly from Ischool. He has had many courses that interested him that were not offered on a local level, (Archeology and Latin). He is currently enrolled in the local jumpstart program that offers high school and college credit during his senior year! This is a great nonprofit that positively impacts many students and gives alternative support in education!

Client Served

Rating: 4

My daughter took a required high school health class online over the summer as her school’s offering did not ft her schedule. She had lots of interaction with her teachers though email and Facetime, which made the class much more valuable. She was able to cover the material at her own pace. The staff at at school worked with her to fit her very full schedule. It was an excellent way for her take this course, and we really appreciate all the help from Ischool. -Karen J.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We scoured the country looking for a customized targeted curriculum for our son with learning differences and we were led to Kathryn Kelly. In just 3 months he has jumped up 3 grades in math. the Ischool is giving our son hope for a bright successful future!

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have been a student at the ISchool for 5 years now. The past year I went to study abroad. Kathryn Kelly and the ISchool have help me so much in getting on track to graduate high school after having missed a year. It's made my senior less of a stressful year.