A Simple Idea: Using Computer Science for Good

This Computer Science course for middle school students was designed around a simple question to ask and a complex one to solve: What website or app could we create to positively impact our community?

TEA Seniors Design Class Service Trip in Order to Help Syrian Refugees

Move, Adapt, or Die: The Life and Times of a Syrian Refugee In the fall, the senior class of Tahoe Expedition Academy was asked to design a class service trip on their own.

+Impact School Founder, Taylor Simmers, Featured on Vicariously Podcast

Taylor explains in the podcast how the adolescent brain responds better when leaving its comfort zone and how their curriculum empowers students to reach their full potential while cultivating intellectual growth, character, and confidence.

Class of 2017 College Acceptances

Our college admissions and acceptances are growing every day with this senior class! The UC system is on a roll and showing us the love! UC Santa Cruz just accepted a few of our students and more decisions are on their way.

TEA Students Build Remotely Operated Vehicles for Research and Exploration

Our students are challenged with real-life problems. For this +Impact Study, students had to create a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that could monitor environmental concerns in aquatic ecosystems.

In the News: +Impact School Featured in Recent Financial Times Story

The Financial Times recently visited our school to investigate Silicon Valley’s role in bringing personalized learning to the forefront of education.

In the News: +Impact School Featured in Education Dive Article

Education Dive, an education industry news site, intervied +Impact School’s CEO on the school’s unique building design.

+Impact School Hosts “A Celebration of Learning” on February 8th

You are invited to +Impact School’s Celebration of Learning Our “Celebration of Learning” is an opportunity for +Impact students to share their learning with the public at this open house-style event.

Into the West: A Historical Look at Manifest Destiny

+Impact Students recently traveled to the southwest to deepen their understanding of Indigenous cultures and the impact that manifest destiny had on them.

Your Donations for the Refugees in Greece at Work

Thank you to everyone who made a donation. Your contributions allowed our students to have an even bigger +Impact on their mission to help the refugee population in Greece.

Using Constructive Adversity to Develop Character at School: Part II

At +Impact School, we have empirical evidence and anecdotal data from the past five years that Constructive Adversity, our version of experiential learning, helps foster resilience, perseverance and problem-solving skills.