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CCSD magnet school program recognized by Magnet Schools of America

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jan 16, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District Magnet School program is recognized by Magnet Schools of America.

Magnet Schools of America selected 27 CCSD schools as Merit recipients for 2018-19. Eight CCSD Magnet Schools were awarded Schools of Excellence designation and 19 schools were awarded Schools of Distinction designation.

“I am very pleased to hear that so many of our Magnet School programs have again been recognized for their outstanding work, which means they are among the best in the nation,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “Magnet Schools are a critical part of the District as they offer the best choice in Clark County with high-quality instruction that has proven to prepare students for college and career. As we move forward, we must work to improve access to these impactful programs so that more students have these opportunities. Thank you to the staff, students and community partners who make these schools so successful.”

The following schools earned the 2018-19 MSA Magnet School of Excellence Award, which is the top merit award category given to a select group of Magnet Schools across the nation that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in all facets of the merit award application:

  • Walter Bracken STEAM Academy
  • Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts
  • Robert O. Gibson Leadership Academy
  • Mabel W. Hoggard Math and Science Magnet School
  • Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics
  • Roy W. Martin Middle School
  • Northwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New and Emerging Magnet School. One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious Magnet School award in the nation.

To learn more about Magnet Schools of America, visit magnet.edu [magnet.edu]. For more information about CCSD Magnet Schools, visit magnet.ccsd.net [magnet.ccsd.net].