— Safekey
Safekey is a before- and after-school program for children in Grades K–5. The program was designed for children whose parents or guardians are required to be at work before or after school hours. The recreation departments of the cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and Clark County administer Safekey programs in conjunction with Las Vegas–area schools. At several area schools, teachers or other educators administer the program, which provides study sessions and assistance with homework. Recreational activities also are offered, including arts and crafts, theater, dance and cooking. A nutritional snack is provided daily. Most schools conduct Safekey programs before school from 7–8:30 a.m. and after school from 3–6 p.m. The program provides the following:
  • Safe, recreational environment
  • Homework period
  • Arts, crafts and games
  • Special and community events
  • Nutritional snack
  • Healthy lifestyles through the inclusion of 60 minutes of moderate physical activity or play per day

Safekey Office East: 300 East Charleston Boulevard, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV 89104, (702) 229-2526

Safekey Office West: 1651 South Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89117, (702) 229-3399

Safekey Health Initiative Office: (702) 229-2883

Fitness education through partnerships with local agencies, national programs and educational institutes implement several other city programs that include the following:
  • Batteries Included Youth Initiative—This program offers access to after-school educational activities and opportunities for youth engagement through health, safety, education and leadership components.
  • Mayor’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative—This provides opportunities for a healthy and active community through a three-point plan to “Get smart! Get up! and Get out!” The emphasis is on diet, nutrition, fitness and physical activity.
  • Diversity Initiative—Students learn to value one another as well as appreciate each person’s unique differences.

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Nevada’s Charter School Legislation was enacted to provide teachers, other education personnel, parents, legal guardians and others who are interested in public education in Nevada the opportunity to do the following:
  1. Improve the learning of students and, by extension, improve the system of public education.
  2. Increase the opportunities for learning and for access to quality education by students.
  3. Encourage the use of different and innovative teaching methods.
  4. Establish appropriate measures for, and assessments of, learning achieved by students who are enrolled in charter schools.
  5. Provide a more thorough and efficient system of accountability of the results achieved in public education in the state.
  6. Create new professional opportunities for teachers and other education personnel.

These schools have the potential to facilitate education reforms and develop new and creative teaching methods for the benefit of all children with different or unique learning styles.

Publicly funded, charter schools are designed to offer families an alternative to traditional public schools. They may be sponsored by the state of Nevada, a college or university within the Nevada System of Higher Education or a local school district. Charter schools are monitored on a continuing basis and are subject to the same laws, regulations and policies as traditional public schools.

Charter schools are public elementary, middle and/or secondary schools that are relatively autonomous schools of choice operating under a charter or contract issued by a public entity, such as a local school board or a state board of education. Individual states determine in their charter school legislation what rules must be adhered to, what rules may be waived and what procedures must be followed to obtain a charter. In return for autonomy, charter schools are held accountable for student performance. If the goals of the school set forth in the charter are not reached, the school’s charter may be revoked or not renewed.

Following are the charter schools located in Clark County:
Following are the Distance Education charter schools located in Clark County:
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