Incline Middle School Exploratory

Program Partners:  Nevada Nordic, Tahoe Multisport, AAUW Tahoe Nevada, Incline Village General Improvement District, Incline Bowl, Pet Network, NFGN Mentors, Thrive Lab, Mark Shuey Karate, Gateway Mountain Center

Incline Middle School (IMS) Principal Kari Michael developed this program to help students re-engage in school after the pandemic and/or have an opportunity to get caught up in subjects that they may need more support in. 

Students who are on-track academically get to choose from a variety of experiential options, while those who need academic support can work with a subject teacher in their area of need.

A variety of experiential program options are offered each semester to broaden student interest in a variety of areas.  Some of the classes are offered by IMS teachers and some are led by community members. Students have been able to choose from IEF sourced and funded programs in partnership with local businesses; examples include swimming, XC skiing, culinary, NFGN Mentorship, sound lab, karate, robotics, roots & shoots (gardening), pet care, and bowling.  

This program has been a huge success and is giving students the opportunity to experience activities that they might not usually have access to. It also helps them develop new personal interests and exposes them to potential future careers.

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