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Established in 1956, Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the country, educating almost 75 percent of all students in Nevada with more than 320,000 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district encompasses 358 schools and approximately 8,000 square miles in southern Nevada and is a minority majority student district. With more than 42,000 employees, CCSD is also the largest employer in the state.
CCSD is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of seven members who represent different geographic regions within the county. The mission of the board is to ensure “all students progress in school and graduate prepared to succeed and contribute in a global diverse society”. The district offers nationally recognized Magnet Schools and Career & Technical Academies as well as an online secondary school (Nevada Learning Academy) and several International Baccalaureate programs available to elementary, middle and high school students.
For more information visit www.ccsd.net
Accountability Reports furnished each spring to parents include statistics about a school’s performance as well as achievements, highlights, awards, goals and technology use. Accountability Reports are available online from the Clark County School District’s web site at www.ccsd.net on the
“Schools” link then on School Accountability Reports.
Nevada law requires school attendance between ages 7 and 18. Kindergarten is part of the regular school program. A child must be five years old on or before September 30 to attend kindergarten and must be six years old on or before September 30 to enter first grade. State law requires that a child must attend a state-approved kindergarten program or take a developmental assessment test to enter first grade.
Students who live more than 2 miles from zoned schools are eligible for bus transportation. Those who are eligible must fill out an application form requesting the service. The forms are available throughout the Clark County School District. Bus times and route schedules can be obtained through your child’s school or at www.ccsd.net/transportation.
Students with zone variances will NOT be bused. Parents will be responsible for the child’s transportation to and from school.
Meals at School
All schools give students the opportunity to purchase breakfast and hot lunches.
For students in kindergarten through the 8th grade, applications for free or reduced-price meals can be found at the school’s office or cafeteria.
In order to enroll students:
All students who are transferring from another school district require transcripts or report cards from the previous school.
Nevada law requires that children in kindergarten through grade 12 are current with their immunizations before they are allowed to enter school. Parents/guardians are to bring immunization records with them to school when they register their child.
A child will not be allowed to attend school without documentation of immunizations. Exceptions are permitted for “religious objections,” which requires a letter from the parent or guardian stating the religious objection, or for a medical condition, which requires a letter from a health care provider.
For the new school year, students must be up to date with all required immunizations. Students entering 7th grade also must have the recently-mandated Tdap vaccine which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or whooping cough.
Students new to Nevada are required to have immunizations for hepatitis A and B, and varicella (chicken pox). If a child has had chicken pox, the parent or guardian must sign a “Verification of Disease” form, which is available at each school. A second dose of MMR is required for all kindergarten and first-grade students.
Contact the Southern Nevada Health District at (702) 759-1000 for more information.
High School Graduation Requirements
To graduate from the CCSD, students must complete their required course work and pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Exams in reading, writing and math.
Clark County School District offers a variety of Magnet programs for elementary and secondary levels of education. Magnet programs offer students the unique opportunity to receive a more regimented and focused plan of study depending on the interest of the student. Areas of emphasis include math and science, fine and performing arts, technology, tourism and travel, aerospace and aviation, medical, and law and leadership professions. Admission requirements vary depending upon program and level of education. For further information visit http://magnet.ccsd.net.
Below is a list of schools that offer such programs:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MAGNET PROGRAMS
Clarence Piggott Academy of International Studies Academy of International Studies
9601 Red Hills Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117
(702) 799-4450 | http://schools.ccsd.net/piggott
Gilbert Magnet School for Communication and Creative Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communication
2101 W Cartier Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 799-4730 | http://schools.ccsd.net/gilbert
Gordon McCaw STEAM Academy - Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math
330 Tin Street, Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 799-8930 | http://schools.ccsd.net/mccaw
Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communication Leadership and Communication
2728 Englestad Street, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 799-7139 | www.jomackeymagnet.org
Kit Carson International Academy
1735 North D Street, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 799-7113 | www.kitcarsoncougars.org
Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet School
950 North Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 799-4740 | http://peffer.wix.com/hoggard1
Sandy Searles Miller Academy of International Studies
4851 E. Lake Mead Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 799-8830 | http://schools.ccsd.net/sandymiller
Sheila R. Tarr Academy of International Studies
Academy of International Studies
9400 W Gilmore Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 799-6710 | http://schools.ccsd.net/tarr
Walter Bracken STEAM Academy - Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math
1200 N. 27th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-7095 | http://schools.ccsd.net/bracken
MIDDLE SCHOOL MAGNET PROGRAMS
The STEAM Academy at Bridger Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
2505 N. Bruce Street, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 799-7185 | http://schools.ccsd.net/bridger
Brown Junior High School Academy of International Studies
307 Cannes Street, Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 799-8900 | http://schools.ccsd.net/brown
Cashman Middle School Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering
4622 W Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 799-5880 | http://cashmanms.com
Robert O. Gibson Middle School Leadership Academy Leadership
3900 W Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 799-4700 | http://schools.ccsd.net/rgibson
Kenny C. Guinn Middle School Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
4150 S. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 799-5900 | http://schools.ccsd.net/guinn/
Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics
900 Hinson Street, Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 799-4260 | http://www.hydeparkms.org
Walter Johnson Junior High School Academy of International Studies
7701 Ducharme Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 799-4480 | http://schools.ccsd.net/Johnson
K.O. Knudson Middle School Academy of Creative Arts and Technology
2400 Atlantic Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 799-7470 | www.knudsonms.org
Roy W. Martin Middle School International Baccalaureate – Middle Years Program
200 N 28th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-7922 | http://schools.ccsd.net/roymartin
Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts
1661 Galleria Drive, Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 799-0777 | www.thurmanwhitems.com
HIGH SCHOOL MAGNET PROGRAMS
Basic Academy of International Studies, World Affairs
400 N. Palo Verde, Henderson, NV 89015
Phone 702.799-8000 | http://basicacademy.org
Canyon Springs High School - Leadership & Law Preparatory
350 E Alexander Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 799-1870 | www.canyonspringshighschool.org
Clark High School - Finance, Math, Science & Applied Technology (AMSAT) Teacher Education (TEACH)
4291 W. Pennwood Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 799-5800 | http://clarkchargers.org
Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts
3100 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 799-6830 | http://delsolhighschool.org
Desert Pines High School – Video & Audio Production, Sports Marketing, Animation & Culinary Arts
3800 Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 799-2196 | www.desertpineshs.org
Eldorado High School – Academy of Video Game Technology and Web Design
1139 North Linn Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 799-7200 | www.eldoradohighschool.org
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
315 South 7th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-7800 | www.lasvegasacademy.net
Rancho High School Academies of Aviation and Medical Sciences Aviation - Aerospace Engineering, Private Pilot Medical - Pre Medical
1900 Searles Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 799-7000 | http://ranchorams.org
Spring Valley High School Academy of International Studies
3750 Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 799-2580 | http://schools.ccsd.net/springvalley
Valley High School - Hospitality and Tourism, International Baccalaureate MSTEM - Military Science, Technology and Emergency Management
2839 S. Burnham Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 799-5450 | www.valleyhs.vegas