Athlos Academy of Reno Approved to Open New Charter School

RENO- Athlos Academy of Reno has received approval from the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority to open a new charter school in south Reno beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

“We’re excited to bring a new school to the growing community of South Reno that will offer not only a choice in education but will alleviate the issues of outdated and overcrowded school facilities facing this area,” said Chris O’Neil, Athlos Academy of Reno board chair. “The Reno area has seen rapid growth due to expansions at businesses such as Tesla, Amazon, and Apple. With more families moving to the area, it’s essential that the students in our community have the opportunity to attain education in a new school with an innovative approach to education that will prepare them for success.”

Athlos Academy provides a unique approach to teaching and learning.  Its mission is to provide high-quality educational opportunities for children by building on three foundational pillars: Prepared Mind, Healthy Body, and Performance Character.  Students will participate in daily scientifically-developed physical activity sessions, develop performance character traits, and benefit from a research-based academic curriculum that results in high academic achievement for all.

The school will serve 1,200 students in grades K-8.  While the exact location of the school is yet to be announced, the building will be approximately 90,000 square feet, including state-of-the-art classrooms and fully-equipped indoor physical fitness centers with both hardwood court and turf field space.

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools open to all students.  More information about student enrollment will be forthcoming. More information on Athlos Academy of Reno can be found at