Parents get a taste of students' day at Northwest Career and Technical Academy in Las Vegas

Posted at 4:11 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 19:11:28-05

15-year-old Dylan Lamouroux's father, Jesse, watched as he learned to baste a chicken breast at Northwest Career and Technical Academy Friday. 

Instead of parents bringing their kids to work, parents got a look at what their teens were doing in school this week. 

Northwest Career and Technical Academy hosted around 200 parents Thursday and Friday. The magnet school includes programs in culinary arts, medical professions, teacher education, mechanical technology, construction technology, engineering and design. 

17-year-old Payton Nowag is part of the medical profession program with a career goal of being a paramedic. 

"You're able to look at different fields of the medical program, which I really like," she said.

Her mother, Lori Nowag, accompanied her daughter in her classes, much to Payton's initial horror of having her mom at school. 

"I don't want to miss any time with my kids, I really don't," Lori said. "So I thought it's been a pretty fun day of seeing how her day goes."

Lori's older child also attended Northwest Career and Technical Academy studying child development. 

"These programs are in place to really direct these kids," Lori said. 

Northwest Career and Technical Academy recently received recognition for its magnet program, getting a Magnet School of Excellence Award, along with 13 other Clark County School District schools.