HIGH SCHOOLS

High school magnets offer outstanding STEM, Career and Technical Education, and International Baccalaureate programs of study as well as many other specialized programs. While the majority of the high school programs are interest-based, some do have entrance criteria. (Please visit this link for criteria information.)  There are two different structures of high school magnets in our district, "school within a school" and "whole school". "School within a school" means that the school has a neighborhood population in addition to the magnet students on its campus. "Whole school" magnets are schools that all students have applied to and were chosen by the lottery to attend that school. Students that live within the designated magnet transportation zone of the school that they choose will receive transportation. Students that attend a magnet can participate in sports offered at that school.

 

Basic Academy of International Studies

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2015

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Suburban

Magnet School Enrollment: 203

Total School Enrollment: 2,604

Programs offered: International Baccalaureate: Middle Years, Career-Related (Automotive Technician, Early Childhood Development, Entrepreneurship, Fashion and Design, Forensic Science, Teaching and Training, and Video Production), and Diploma (college-preparatory) Programmes

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate: Middle Years, Career-Related, and Diploma Programmes

Unique School Features: Professional demonstration room

Awards/Distinctions: Championship Baseball, Softball, and Bowling Teams; Award-winning Performing Arts Programs; Nationally-ranked Robotics Team

School Website: www.basicacademy.org

Promo Video:  Basic Academy of International Studies

 

Canyon Springs High School Leadership & Law Preparatory Academy

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2004

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 525

Total School Enrollment: 2785

Programs offered: Law, International Studies, Military, Business, Robotics, Cybersecurity, Forensic Science & Landscape Design

Curriculum: “We the People”, Blended Learning, Project-Based Learning

Unique School Features: Courtroom, Landscaping

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Distinction, Magnet School of Excellence, National Association of Student Councils Gold Council of Excellence Award, "We the People" Team NV District 4 Champions 2012 - 2019

School Website: https://www.canyonspringshighschool.org/

Promo Video:  Canyon Springs High School Leadership & Law Preparatory Academy

 

Ed W. Clark High School

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

School Type: Title I, Urban

Year Magnet Program Established: 1993

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

Magnet School Enrollment: 895

Total School Enrollment: 3300

Programs offered: Math, Science, Arts, and Technology; Finance; Teacher Education Curriculum: Advanced Placement, NAF, CTE, UNLV Dual Credit

Unique School Features: Pre-AP program, AP Capstone, Award-winning Performing Arts and Championship Athletics, Highest number of NV National Merit Finalists

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence, Certified Magnet School, NAF Distinguished School, Governor’s STEM School

School Website: www.clarkchargers.org

Promo Video:  Clark High School

 

Del Sol Academy of The Performing Arts

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2015

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 496

Total School Enrollment: 2240

Programs offered: Band, Cinematic Arts, Costume Design, Dance, Mariachi, Orchestra, Theatre, Technical Theatre, and Vocal/Choir

Curriculum: Arts Integration, AP, Dual Credit, and CTE

Unique School Feature: Cinematic Arts production studio.

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence, Magnet School of Distinction

School Website: www.delsolacademy.org

Promo Video:  Del Sol Academy of The Performing Arts

 

Desert Pines Magnet Academy

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2002

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 551

Total School Enrollment: 2,913

Programs offered: Animation, Culinary Arts, Marketing, Medical/Pre-Medical, Photography, Radio Production and Video Production

Curriculum: Blended Learning, Project-Based Learning

Unique School Features: Medical Lab with zSpace Augmented Reality Computers; Garden and Café; Photography, Radio and Video Production Studios

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence, Magnet School of Distinction, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab

School Website: www.desertpineshs.org

Promo Video:  Desert Pines Magnet Academy

 

Eldorado High School

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2014

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 300

Total School Enrollment: 2,075

Programs offered: Animation, Cybersecurity, Video Game Technology

Curriculum: Blended Learning, Project-Based Learning, Harmony and Unreal Engine

Unique School Features: Video Game Technology Lab, Virtual Reality Center, Robotics Builder Space, Animation Lab

Awards/Distinctions: UNLV Beal Bank Science Award Individual Student Recipient, Skills USA State Champions for Web Design.

School Website: https://eldoradohs.org/

Promo Video:  Eldorado High School

 

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 1993

Magnet Type: Whole school

School Type: Urban

Magnet School Enrollment:1,700

Total School Enrollment: 1,700

Programs offered: Four conservatories: Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Theater

Curriculum: Cross-curricular projects, Arts Integration, Project-Based Learning

Unique School Features: Three Performance Venues, Two buildings on campus are on the Registry of Historic Buildings, located in the Historic Arts District of downtown Las Vegas

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Distinction, ASN School of Excellence, Blue Ribbon School, 5-Star Rating, Superintendent Honor Roll School, US News and World Report #3 School in Nevada, 12 time Grammy Award Winners, 100% graduation rate for 3 years

School Website: https://lasvegasacademy.net/

Promo Video:  Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

 

Rancho High School

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 1997

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 1209

Total School Enrollment: 3257

Programs offered: Pre-medicine, Private Pilot, and Aerospace Engineering

Curriculum: Blended Learning, ALEKS, Kagan Strategies, Solid Works, CTE courses, and Dual credit with CSN & UNLV

Unique School Features: Aviation lab, STEM robotics, FAA certifications in Private Pilot and UAS, and EMS certification

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Distinction, National Gold Student Council of Excellence, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, Washington Post’s Most Challenging Schools, Real World Design Challenge: 2nd Place Internationally

School Website: https://ranchorams.org/

Promo Video:  Rancho High School

 

Spring Valley High School

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2015

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Suburban

Magnet School Enrollment: 570

Total School Enrollment: 2700

Programs offered: International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme

Curriculum: Whole school IB MYP and school-within-a-school IB DP, whole school AVID, Advanced Placement offerings in every subject, Broad range of Career and Technical Education Strands (CTE)

Unique School Features: CTE strands in: Theater Tech, Auto Tech, Business Management, Video Productions, Photography, Computer Science, Teachers in Training. Largest foreign language program in Nevada: Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin

Awards/Distinctions: AVID National Demonstration School

School Website: www.springvalleyhs.com

Promo Video:  Spring Valley High School

 

Valley High School

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 1979

Magnet Type: School-within-a-school

School Type: Title I, Victory, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 558

Total School Enrollment: 2611

Programs offered: Academy of Hospitality and Tourism; International Baccalaureate; Military Science, Cyber-Technology and Emergency Management

Curriculum: ‚ÄčInternational Baccalaureate @ www.ibo.org, www.NAF.org, Dual Credit offered, College & Career Readiness credentials, Career and Technical Education electives, Blended Learning, Project-Based Learning, Army JROTC, Viking Scholar Program, Advanced Placement and Dual Credit partnership with CSN and Nevada High School.

Unique School Features: 40+ year IB Program, First IB school west of the Mississippi, Strong Community Partnerships, Certified First Responders for Clark County Program

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence, NAF Model School, Student Scholar Award Winners, Army JROTC Honorary Unit with Distinction, Gold Star Program

School Website: www.valleyhs.vegas

Promo Video:  Valley High School