At +Impact, we are privileged to be able to focus our attention on becoming the best school we can be in Tahoe and also on making a larger positive impact on the world. We are proud of our growing out of the Tahoe Expedition Academy’s tradition of progressive academics and character education.
Our school exists because inside every one of us – students, teachers and parents alike – there is a need to go beyond what may be possible; there is a need to realize our innate potential as individuals and as members of our community. We know from both history and experience that achieving one’s true potential can only come from pushing oneself to the edge and to the boundary of our comfort zone.
Our school is thriving because we want to do good for ourselves and for those around us. There is the need to use our privilege as a launching off point to reinvent education, to re-think what a school looks like and feels like, to perhaps disrupt the educational status quo and to redefine what students and teachers can do to impact the world around them.
We are so excited to introduce our new +Impact School, to welcome new and returning faces into our community and to continue to see our students cultivate their intellect, character, and confidence as they engage with real-life experiences and authentic learning environments. And to send them into the world academically prepared for anything, ready to meet adversity head-on, and to make their +Impact in college and on the world.
Here’s to a fantastic school year at +Impact!
Mark Kushner, Head of School
Taylor Simmers, Co-Founder
Ryan Aldrich, Upper School Director
Partnering with educational powerhouses like Stanford University, Summit Basecamp (with a platform created by Facebook), among others, +Impact School is at the forefront of the personalized educational revolution.
The school looks forward to the continued development and successes of its innovative programs and to the development of a world-class campus in the Martis Valley.
Summit Basecamp (including Facebook engineers)
Oracle Team USA
Box & Box.org
5 Gyres Institute
CA State Parks
International Migratory Bird Festival
Truckee Geodome / Four Season Growing
Turtle Island Restoration Project
UC Davis – Tahoe Environmental Research Center
Lake Tahoe Basin Land Management Unit
Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Tahoe Institute of Natural Science
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Boys and Girls Club in Kings Beach
Truckee Historical Society
Placer County Search and Rescue
AIR AND SPACE
Fallon Air Naval Station
Truckee Airport Association
Space Science For Schools
Ice Axe Productions
The new +Impact School in Truckee, California will be the flagship campus for +Impact Schools, a future network of schools combining today’s top ed-tech platforms for an education rooted in project-based learning, personalization and stewardship.
Our blog and media detail the work of our school. We highlight student work and and connect what they are doing with what’s happening in the world. Blog posts are written by teachers, staff and students and provide evidence for the positive impact the school has inside and outside the classroom walls.