Collegiate Academy

A dual credit pathway to higher education for Nevada's high school students

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High School students pose for a photo at Sparks High School, 2018.

Collegiate Academy is a dual credit program offering high school students the opportunity to earn a year or more of college credit at a discounted cost right in their high school classrooms. Students graduate high school with as many as 15 credits on their college transcript that may be seamlessly used at the University of Nevada, Reno or transferred to many other colleges and universities state and nationwide.

The program implements current University of Nevada, Reno curriculum and coursework in the high school classrooms. College professors work with the high school teachers, meeting regularly to go over lesson plans, review coursework and provide guidance. The result is a course that leverages both the content expertise of University faculty with the instructional expertise of the high school teachers.

By the numbers

4735 Students enrolled in Collegiate Academy courses
36 participating high schools across Nevada
38 University of Nevada, Reno courses taught in the high school classrooms

I've always known I'm going to college. However, I never knew how to do it. I'd always been scared of failing or giving up because of not being smart enough. I always had doubts. […] Working hard and passing college classes have shown me I can go to college and I can pass. Taking these classes has given me confidence, saved my family money and taught me life skills.

Victoria Gallegos

Cheyenne High School '23 now attending the College of Southern Nevada

Victoria Gallegos speaking at a podium

Teachers: earn your M.Ed fully online and join the Collegiate Academy

The College of Education and Human Development is offering a fully online Master's in Education degree program (34 credits) for teachers who are currently or interested in teaching dual-credit courses. This program is suited for licensed secondary educators with at least two years of experience.