In 1993, Mabel Hoggard, Clark High School, and the Las Vegas Academy were the first magnet programs to open in the Las Vegas Valley. Because of the tremendous success of our magnet programs, the demand has greatly exceeded the available seats for students. Since 2014, CCSD has added an additional 12 magnet schools, bringing the total offerings to 37 magnet schools. Additional quality programs mean more choice and access for the students of CCSD.


Magnet programs benefit the community by

  • Improving teaching and learning to increase student achievement
  • Offering school choice
  • Providing educational equity
  • Improving school integration
  • Uniting school and community through focused curriculum
  • Increasing parent and community involvement and support
  • Providing learning environments that match students’ interests, talents and abilities
  • Reversing declining enrollment
  • Improving satisfaction among families
  • Increasing student attendance
  • Encouraging creativity of educators
  • Expanding career opportunities with authentic application of skills
  • Fostering education innovation and providing a venue to pilot new teaching and learning strategies and approaches