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Parent creates school for gifted students in Las Vegas

Posted: 10:44 AM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-03 17:54:07Z

At Nasri Academy for Gifted Children, students have the opportunity to learn at a more advanced and faster pace. 

Some of them as young as 4 years old even get to study about robotics and coding.

It started with a 6-year-old boy -- Nilan Nasri. 

At age 2, doctors told Bita Nasri her son was gifted but found no school in Las Vegas that would cater to needs such children. 

"I felt desperate," Bita said. "And it's not a good feeling for a mother to have that your child needs something and there isn't something available for them."

She started the school in 2016 with just two students. Currently, they have 30. 

Other parents of gifted kids say the school is a godsend.

"The growth in her education, her maturity is so far advanced now," said Jason Sammons, father of a gifted child.

Running as a nonprofit, funding comes primarily from Bita, her husband and donations.

She says it's their way of giving back to the community.

"Amazing. This is a dream come true," Bita said.