Rising Stars Schools

Rising Stars Schools meet the designation criteria for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) under Nevada’s federally approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan. The Rising Stars Schools list identifies schools eligible for supports and interventions. Rising Stars Schools also qualify for additional funding support through state and federal programs.

Rising Stars Schools (also known as CSI schools) meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Are in the lowest 5% of schools based on their Index Score on the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF)
  • Received a 1-Star rating on the Nevada School Performance Framework (NSPF)
  • Are high schools with a graduation rate below 67%

Once a school is identified as a Rising Star School, it will remain a part of that cohort for three years, with the goal of achieving at least a 3-Star rating by the end of the third cohort year.

Parent Petition

Pursuant to R108-15, the Parent Petition is a way for parents and guardians with children at certain Rising Stars Schools that are not meeting Nevada State Standards to advocate for a change to improve their child’s school. Each petition must have a specific “School Plan.” Parents and guardians who are in favor of the School Plan can sign an official signature page to show their support for the plan.

Before collection of signatures for a petition, a school plan must be written. See the additional resource links below for information about writing a school plan.

Each school indicated as eligible for the Nevada Achievement School District is also eligible to enter into a performance compact with the State.

Additional Resources