Career and Technical High school magnets offer outstanding STEM and Career and Technical Education as well as many other specialized programs. While the majority of the CTA high school programs are interest-based, some do have entrance criteria. (Please visit this link for criteria information.)  All of our CTA high school magnet schools are whole school magnets meaning that all students that attend those schools have applied and were chosen by the lottery to attend. Students that live within the designated magnet transportation zone of the school that they choose will receive transportation. Students that attend a CTA can participate in sports offered at their neighborhood zoned high school. SECTA is the only CTA that offers some sports on its campus.

 

Advanced Technologies Academy 

Level: High School 

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 1994

Magnet Type: Whole School 

School Type: Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 1136

Total School Enrollment: 1136

Programs offered: Architectural Design, Business Management, Computer Science, Engineering, Graphic Design, Cybersecurity and IT Networking.

Curriculum: Project Lead the Way, High School of Business, CISCO Networking Academy, Project-Based Learning, Blended Learning

Unique School Features: Video production studio, CISCO Networking Lab, Flexible Seating in math classes, Engineering Lab

Awards/Distinctions: Governor’s STEM School, Magnet School of Excellence (2016-2018), National ACT Exemplary High School for College & Career Readiness (2016), Nevada Department of Education Nominee for National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (2019) 

School Website: https://atech.org/

Promo Video:  Advanced Technologies Academy

 

East Career and Technical Academy

Level: High School 

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2008

Magnet Type: Whole School Magnet

School Type: Title I, Perkins, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 1918

Total School Enrollment: 1934 (plus PACE and POST)

Programs offered: Medical Pathways (CNA, Sports Medicine, HIM), Education (Teaching and Training and Early Childhood Education), Culinary Arts, Marketing and Hospitality, IT, Mechanical Technology and Construction Technology

Curriculum: Project-Based Learning, Simulations, Senior Capstone Projects

Unique School Features: Lab facilities (Construction, Automotive, Welding, Culinary), House concept, Collaborative focus (tables, fishbowls)

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Distinction, Certified National Demonstration School, 5-Star School, NDOE Shining Star School, Ronald Simpson Award Winner (2018)

School Website: www.easttechtitans.com

Promo Video:  East Career and Technical Academy

 

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, 21 million in scholarships offered to seniors last year.

School Website: https://lasvegasacademy.net/

Promo Video:  Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

 

Northwest Career & Technical Academy

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12, Kinder

Year Magnet Program Established: 2007

Magnet Type: Whole School

School Type: Suburban

Magnet School Enrollment: 1850

Total School Enrollment: 1900

Programs offered: Biomedical Science, Veterinary Science, Construction Technology, Engineering & Design, Mechanical Technology, Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Marketing, Teacher Education

Curriculum: Project-Based Learning, Project Lead the Way 

Unique School Features: Full-day Kindergarten, Garden, Production Studio, Photography Studio, Robotics Lab, 3-D Printing Lab, Construction Lab, Mechanical Technology Lab, Cafe, Culinary Kitchen, Pastry Kitchen, Demo Kitchen, and Banquet Facility

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence, Nationally Accredited Magnet School, Top 5 Schools in State (US News & World Report)

School Website: nwctahawks.net

Promo Video:  Northwest Career and Technical Academy

 

Southeast Career and Technical Academy

Level: High School 

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 1966

Magnet Type: Whole School

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 2,000

Total School Enrollment: 2,000

Programs offered: Animation & Digital Game Development, Architectural Design, Automotive Technology,Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Cyber Security/IT, Education & Training, Graphic Design, Nursing Assistant, Photography, Sports Medicine

Curriculum: Project-Based Learning

Unique School Features: Robotics Lab, Manufacturing, Public Salon, Public Restaurant

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Excellence

School Website: www.secta.us

Promo Video:  Southeast Career and Technical Academy

 

Southwest Career and Technical Academy

Level: High School

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2009

Magnet Type: Whole school

School Type: Suburban

Magnet School Enrollment: 1444

Total School Enrollment: 1472

Programs offered: Automotive Technology, Culinary & Hospitality, Dental Assisting, Digital Game Design, Engineering, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy.

Curriculum: Dual-Credit Jumpstart College Courses, Project-Based Learning, Cross-curricular collaboration between core classes and program area classes

Unique School Features: Seven-bed Hospital in CNA Training Facility, Culinary Show Kitchens, Dental Assisting Training Facility, Diesel Automotive Laboratory

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

School Website: swcta.net

Promo Video:  Southwest Career and Technical Academy

 

Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy     

Level: High School 

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2009

Magnet Type: Whole School

School Type: Title I, Urban

Magnet School Enrollment: 820

Total School Enrollment: 820

Programs offered: Criminal Justice, Cyber Security, Emergency Medical Services, Forensic Science, Law Enforcement, 911 Dispatch

Curriculum: Project-Based Learning

Unique School Features: Milo Shooting Simulator, Largest 911 Dispatch Training Facility in the Country, EMS Working Lab

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Distinction, 2019 US News & World Report Best Schools, 100% Graduation rate for past six years, over 125,000 community service hours completed by students since 2009

School Website: vtcta.org

Promo Video:  Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy      

 

West Career and Technical Academy

Level: High School 

Grades: 9-12

Year Magnet Program Established: 2011

Magnet Type: Whole School

School Type: Suburban

Magnet School Enrollment: 1,400

Total School Enrollment: 1,400

Programs offered: Biomedical, Biotechnology, Business, Cybersecurity, Digital Media, Engineering & Robotics, Environmental Management, Nursing, Sports Medicine

Curriculum: Project Lead the Way, High School of Business, National Academy of Sports Medicine, ARC GIS, Adobe Suite, CyberPatriot, zSpace, Blended Learning, Project-Based Learning

Unique School Features: Greenhouse and Growth Chamber, Video Production Studio, 9-acre Outdoor Learning Space, Sports Medicine and CNA Labs, Black Box Theatre, Structures Lab

Awards/Distinctions: Magnet School of Distinction, U.S. News & World Report Top Ranking High School, Five Star School of Excellence, National Student Council of Excellence, Got Core Values Trusted School, National Board Professional Development School, Superintendent’s Honor Roll, #3 Best Public High School in Nevada (NICHE), #2 Best College Prep Public High School in Nevada (NICHE), #2 Best Magnet High School in Nevada (NICHE)

School Website: https://wctawranglers.com/

Promo Video:  West Career and Technical Academy