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New CCSD school to open as a Marzano Academy Magnet School

Posted at 9:31 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 01:57:45-04

The Clark County School District will get the first Marzano Academy in the country when the school opens next fall.

Following the recent approval of the Clark County School District Board of School Trustees, the district will proceed with the opening of the new elementary magnet school.

“While there are a number of schools that use Marzano Academy’s philosophies, it is an honor to have the first full-fledged Marzano Academy,” said Chief Student Achievement Officer Mike Barton in a statement. “Under this model, students will engage in a blended-learning, technology-based curriculum that focuses on complex logic and reasoning skills that are foundational to computer science and other STEM (Science, Math Engineering, Technology) initiatives.”

The Marzano Academy will follow the framework based on 45 years of research created by Robert Marzano. Under this model students will not only have an education that emphasizes technology, but it will also feature personalized curriculum and projects for each student, a focus on student inspiration and self-agency skills that help students take control of their learning under rigorous and specific standards in all subject areas.

“Each of the teachers and administrators at the school will be personally trained by Dr. Robert Marzano in order to fully understand and implement his key components,” Barton said. “The academy will be a model school for students whose instructors want a research-based, robustly-supported educational option.”

The new school, located on a 19-acre lot at Lamb Boulevard and Kell Lane in northeast Las Vegas, is one of six new CCSD schools currently under construction to open for the 2017-18 school year.

Barton said this location was specifically chosen to align with the Marzano Academy’s mission of ensuring that a traditionally underserved, educationally disadvantaged student population will benefit from this instruction model.

The anticipated enrollment at the school will be 850 students and enrollment will be lottery-based.

This will be the 12th magnet school CCSD has opened in the last two years, bringing its total to 37 magnet schools. For more information of magnet schools and how to apply, click here.