The 24-hour system provides up-to-date information of each student’s attendance, gradebook assignments, links to teachers’ e-mail and class websites, announcements, cafeteria information and much more.

Governor Kenny Guinn’s Millennium Scholarship initiative was enacted into law by the Nevada Legislature, creating the Millennium Scholarship trust fund to be administered by the State Treasurer. The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents adopted policy guidelines for the administration of the scholarship. Interested students are encouraged to seek assistance from their high school counselors and the admissions and financial aid offices of all colleges being considered. For more detailed information regarding program requirements, refer to the Millennium Scholarship Program Policy and Procedures of the NSHE Board of Regents at

CCSD’s Magnet and Career Technical Academies programs offer coursework associated with a variety of pathways leading to both careers and opportunities for higher education, such as aerospace and aviation, information technologies, performing and fine arts, communications, law preparatory, health services, travel and tourism and engineering. Students from across CCSD may apply to a magnet school or academy regardless of the region in which they reside.

The purpose of the magnet schools is to improve student achievement, promote diversity and create an awareness of career opportunities relative to the fields of study in which students may be interested.

At the elementary level, there are no specific requirements to attend a magnet school. Parents of interested students must submit applications postmarked or hand delivered to the magnet schools to which they are applying by the annually specified deadline, generally by February for the following school year.

At the secondary level, entrance criteria have been established for admission to most of the magnet programs. Students interested in applying to a magnet school or academy should talk with their counselors or contact the specific school staff to determine if there are entrance criteria for the programs of interest. In addition to meeting the entrance criteria for the specific program, students must submit an application on or before the application deadline. For both elementary and secondary applications, if there are more applications than there are seats available, a computerized random lottery will be utilized for student selections.

Elementary Schools (Grades 1–5)
  • Gilbert Magnet School of Communication and Creative Arts
  • Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communications, North Las Vegas
  • Kit Carson Empowerment Elementary School
  • Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet Elementary School
  • Sandy Searles Miller International Baccalaureate School Primary Years Program
  • Walter Bracken Magnet Empowerment School for Math and Science Through Technology

Middle Schools (Grades 6–8)
  • Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Bridger Middle School, North Las Vegas
  • Academy of Science and Mathematics at Hyde Park
  • Cashman Middle School Academy of Mathematics, Science and Engineering
  • K. O. Knudson Middle School Academy of Creative Arts, Language and Technology
  • Robert O. Gibson Middle School Dual Language Immersion and Leadership Academy
  • Roy W. Martin Middle School International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program

High Schools (Grades 9–12)
  • Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Canyon Springs High School and the Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy, North Las Vegas
  • Desert Pines High School
  • East Career and Technical Academy
  • Ed. W. Clark High School
  • Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Northwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Rancho High School
  • Southeast Career and Technical Academy
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Valley High School
  • Veteran’s Tribute Career and Technical Academy
  • West Career and Technical Academy


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