High School Magnet Programs
Basic Academy of International Studies
Basic Academy of International Studies is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) world school with the Middle Years, Career and Diploma programs. These programs employ highly effective teaching strategies to prepare students with the content, analysis, communication, and reflection skills to be successful in college and their career. Develop skills in automotive, college preparation, early childhood development, entrepreneurship, fashion and design, foods, forensic science, or video production while enjoying the high school experience. As one of the first comprehensive high schools in the Las Vegas area, Basic is rich with student traditions and excellent performing arts, sports, and extracurricular programs. Visit http://www.basicacademy.org/ for more information.
Canyon Springs High School
The Leadership and Law Preparatory Academy (LLPA) at Canyon Springs High School was established in 2003 as a Program-Within-a-School Magnet in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The LLPA offers a unique blend of traditional high school experience, 21st century skill acquisition, and civic leadership training. The LLPA offers majors in Law, Global Leadership, Business Leadership, or Military Leadership. LLPA instruction is designed to refine a 21st century skill set in students. The LLPA is monitored by an advisory board of professionals and representatives from the local higher education institutions, ensuring that the curriculum and programs offered are relevant, pertinent, and current. Visit https://www.canyonspringshighschool.org/ for more information.
Clark High School
Nestled between two historically ethnic neighborhoods, in the heart of inner city Las Vegas, Clark High School might not be the first place to look for success stories. With three award-winning magnet programs, Clark attracts a diverse pool of students from all across the valley in addition to serving the local community. Programs include the Academy of Math, Science, the Arts, and Technology (AMSAT), The Academy of Finance (AOF), and the Teach Academy. Clark students are given the opportunity to study in a uniquely cosmopolitan location ripe with opportunities both inside the classroom and out. Students are encouraged to pursue their interests while challenging them to reach their highest academic and personal potential. Visit https://www.clarkchargers.org/ for more information.
Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts
The Del Sol Academy of The Performing Arts (DSA) offer its students a well-rounded education in conjunction with individualized artistic development. The school is a comprehensive high school grades 9 thru 12l with a performing arts magnet program, bringing together the best elements of high school and the creative arts. DSA students are a unique blend of performers, artists, creators, athletes and scholars. This combination creates a dynamic foundation of support, pride, and diversity. Del Sol Academy is a safe place to learn and grow, while building friendships and memories to last a lifetime. Whether it is preparing for higher education or a career in the creative arts, Del Sol Academy is set up to guide and prepare each student for a successful future. Visit https://www.delsolacademy.org/ for more information.
Desert Pines High School
The magnet academies at Desert Pines High School feature specialized courses focusing on a variety of career and technical education pathways: Animation, Culinary Arts, Photography, Radio Production (the only program of its kind in the state of Nevada), Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Video Production, and a new program for students interested in a medical career, Community Health Science. The academies at Desert Pines offer students a unique blend of the traditional high school experience, contemporary career skills acquisition, and hands-on technology training with state-of-the art equipment, facilitating the successful transition of students from high school to the higher academic and work environments. Visit https://www.desertpineshs.org/ for more information.
Eldorado High School
Eldorado HS offers exciting opportunities in the Academy of Video Game Technology and Animation. The rich tradition of rigorous academics and sound extra-curricular activities at Eldorado provide students an incredible framework for achievement. Eldorado is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment that promotes academic excellence, character development, and responsible citizenry. Digital Game students take courses geared towards video game design, and digital game development. Animation students learn to create a variety of traditional and computer generated images. Students gain experience using industry software and project based learning, providing them with a 21st century skill set. Visit https://eldoradohs.org/ for more information.
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) was established 25 years ago with the objective of integrating rigorous academics with the Performing and Visual Arts. The purpose of LVA is to provide an exceptional academic and arts environment and to foster a love for learning through diverse and engaging artistic experiences that offer an alternative approach to those students whose imaginations and creative skills dominate their learning processes. The LVA approach offers original curriculum that centers on the core STEAM curriculum goals, but delivers lessons in an artistic manner. The positive results of this innovative curriculum are evidenced in every classroom, every theatre, every studio, every rehearsal, every community event, and in LVA’s 97% retention and 100% graduation rates. Visit https://www.lasvegasacademy.net/ for more information.
Rancho High School
Established in 1954, Rancho High School (RHS) is the second oldest high school in Las Vegas, and is home to two magnet academies: Pre-Medical and Aviation. The Pre-Medical program focuses on fundamental principles of medicine, basic medical procedures and equipment operations to prepare students for a career in the medical field. The District’s only Aviation Academy has two programs: Aerospace Engineering and Private Pilot. Private Pilot students choose to earn their FAA Private Pilot’s Certificate or participate in our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) course. Aerospace Engineering prepares students to students focus on either Aerospace Engineering (AE) or Aviation Maintenance (AMT) to work toward their FAA AMT Certification. Visit https://ranchorams.org/ for more information.
Spring Valley High School
Spring Valley’s IB Program is designed to develop students who are inquiring and independent thinkers. In addition to challenging academics, IB also seeks to foster strong emotional and social characteristics, so that students are equipped to become productive citizens in a rapidly changing world. Too often schools are engaged in teaching to students. At Spring Valley we strive to foster an environment where students take ownership and drive their own learning, and where teachers create classrooms that allow that kind of learning to take place. Students are empowered to think critically and challenge the ideas they are confronted with every day. Visit https://www.springvalleyhs.com/ for more information.
Valley High School
Valley High School Magnet programs offer award winning innovative experiences for all students who are interested in college, careers and more. These programs are strongly supported by the Las Vegas community in the way of scholarships, field trips, paid internships, curriculum, training, certifications, and much more. Certified Teachers are highly trained in their field. Programs include the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, International Baccalaureate and Military Science, Technology and Emergency Management. Visit https://www.valleyhs.vegas/ for more information.