Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School (SNACS) was granted a charter April 7, 1999 by the Washoe County School District (WCSD) as the first elementary/middle charter school serving grades K-8 in Nevada. For 18+ years, the SNACS community has provided a unique option within the WCSD. At the heart of the charter school is the motto, which captures the essence of the unique climate and culture in Bringing the Small School Community Back to the Neighborhood. The SNACS small school community fosters personalized learning, technology, choice, parent and student engagement, and STEM to drive student achievement.
To be the leading choice in public education, in which educators, parents, and students are partners in fostering a small school community and exemplary academic and social achievement, in a cost-effective way.
SNACS Charter School Goal
Sierra Nevada Academy Charter School (herein referred to as SNACS) was adopted to fulfill federal charter school goals as required by the Nevada Department of Education and outlined in the original application to operate a charter: Providing an Innovative Public Education.