Curriculum Based Opportunities


The School-Community Partnership Program facilitates numerous curriculum-based contests, field trips and program opportunities throughout the year that connect business and community resources with school resources to enrich the educational experiences for CCSD students. Below are a few examples of programs.

Fine Arts Programs

Poetry Out Loud – a district, state and national poetry recitation contest available to high school students.
Scholastic Art and Writing Competition – a national middle and high school art and writing contest
Las Vegas Philharmonic – over 17,000 students attend a live symphonic presentation at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts over a four-day period
Kennedy Center Partnership - students and teachers throughout the valley participate in performances and staff development focusing on the arts
Smith Center for the Performing Arts – field trip opportunities to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts allow for students to experience performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions
Any Given Child - the Kennedy Center's Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, as conceived by Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, is to assist communities in developing and implementing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8.

Literacy, Science, Social Studies Programs

Newspapers in Education - K-12 students utilize free newspapers and supplemental materials provided by the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. Students are invited to participate in art contests and monthly essay contests. Teachers may submit monthly lesson plans that incorporate the use of the newspaper. For more information
Kids Voting/KidsVention - Kids Voting offers students in grades K-8 the opportunity to participate in an authentic voting experience. Its goal is to develop lifetime citizenship and voting habits. Curriculum and professional development training is provided for teachers. KidsVention provides an opportunity for select schools to participate in a mock political convention.

CHOLLA Coalition - field trips and classroom support from many local outdoor sites and museums. To learn more about CHOLLA sites see:

Sports and Health Programs

Slam Dunk Challenge – Sponsored by the Las Vegas Aces and the Southern Nevada Health District. Students in grades 1 – 5 track healthy eating and physical activity, tracking points. Classes with the greatest number of points win prizes from the LV Aces.