Friday, January 23, 2015
Check out updates to magnet transportation zones

Updates pertaining to magnet transportation zones were announced at the Jan. 23 School Board meeting. If you have applied to a magnet program, please visit magnet.ccsd.net/transportation to see these updates. If you choose to make any modifications to your application as a result of these decisions, please make those changes prior to the Feb. 3 deadline. If you applied using a paper application, please contact your first choice school directly.

Please keep in mind that:

  • Regardless of the transportation options, students may apply to any program at any school. 
  • Students currently attending magnet programs will continue to receive transportation until they complete their time at their school.
  • Students accepted into a magnet program that a sibling currently attends will receive transportation. This service may eventually phase out over time.
  • Any magnet school not listed will continue to receive district-wide transportation.
  • Career and Technical Academies will still maintain their current transportation zones.

For more information, call (702) 799-8492.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Most CCSD high schools increase graduation rates

The Clark County School District’s 2014 graduation rate is 70.91 percent, as announced Jan. 22, 2015 by Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and members of the Board of School Trustees. Most of the district's 57 high schools saw an increase in their graduation rate, with 10 schools increasing their graduation rate by about 10 percentage points -- or more.

Click here for the CCSD 2013-14 Cohort Graduation Rate.

Click here for the 2013-14 Cohort Graduation Rate by Ethnicity Year over Year.

Click here for the 2013-14 Cohort Graduation Rate Calculation for the State of Nevada.

Click here for the 2012-13 CCSD Reclaim Your Future High School Graduation Initiatives.

Click here for highlights of Sunrise Mountain High School's turnaround for 2014.

Click here for Class of 2014 graduation highlights.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ditch school, ditch your license

As of Jan. 1, school attendance will be taken into consideration for students under 18 who wish to apply for a learner's permit or driver's license. Per Senate Bill 269, students who do not meet the 90% attendance standard in the current semester will be unable to apply until the next semester, provided they have met the 90% standard during that semester. Learn more about SB 269 at ccsd.net/driverslicense.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Nominate a teacher for the Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award

The Public Education Foundation invites teachers, administrators and community members to nominate a teacher for the Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award. One teacher will be selected to receive an award of $3,000 to be used in his or her classroom or school or for professional development as well as an honorarium of $1,000. In addition, the selected teacher will be awarded 500 credits to be used at The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE. Teacher nominations may be submitted by fellow teachers, administrators or community members and are due by Feb. 27, 2015. A teacher may not nominate himself or herself.  The nomination application is available at http://thepef.org/programs_grants.html. For more information, call Lisa DenBleyker, at (702) 799-1042.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
CCSD officials work with business executives to ensure that every dollar counts

As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, Clark County School District officials “have been poring over mountains of spending and academic data with local business leaders to figure out how schools are using their money and which ones are recording the biggest improvements.” Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said, “The goal was nothing less than shifting the way that we do business … and striving to show how every dollar supports the work in the classrooms.”

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Business leaders advocate for a focus on education

The Clark County School District (CCSD) is demonstrating a commitment to value and return on investment, and business leaders say it’s time for Nevada to focus on education. In a news conference, the leaders announced the new “Ensuring Every Dollar Counts” initiative, which is a public/private partnership that includes community leaders and representatives of the Clark County School District, the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance and Nevada Succeeds! The first-of-its-kind partnership between a major urban school district and community leaders will shine a light on the school district’s $2.3 billion budget. Read the news release by clicking here. To view Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Join the Alternative Routes to Licensure Program

The CCSD Alternative Routes to Licensure (ARL) programs offer unique opportunities for individuals who are seeking a rewarding career teaching students in high-need areas. CCSD welcomes strong, diverse candidates with rich life experiences, conferred bachelor’s degrees in areas other than education, and a passion for helping all students succeed. Candidates accepted into an ARL program participate in rigorous professional development. Upon successful completion, candidates become eligible for full-time employment as contracted CCSD teachers. Employment includes outstanding retirement and medical benefits. For more information, visit www.vegasteaching.org.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
AZAC holds first of three public input meetings

Desert Oasis High School hosted the first in a series of three public input meetings on Jan. 12 concerning rezoning options for elementary and middle schools. The meeting was held by the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC ), which is looking at several proposals. As KVVU-TV reported, “The issue will be addressed again on Wednesday night at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas and on Thursday at McCaw Elementary School in Henderson.”

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