Welcome to Signature Academies and Career & Technical Education

Signature & CTE Mission & Vision
WCSD Signature Academy and Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs add value to the high school experience and prepare students for success!  These programs provide rigorous, stimulating curriculum that engages and motivates students; provide opportunities for students to acquire and practice 21st century skills; and prepare students for success in college, high-skill careers, and life. Signature Academies and CTE are education for the future!
Signature Academy Online Application   

Signature Academy Application for the third round will be from March 1st - June 1st for programs that still have openings. Click Here to Apply 


Galena High School Samsung Project

Galena High School Samsung Project Galena High School students are developing a product to assist in reducing the danger and discomfort associated with walking in ski boots. Click here to learn more and their fundraising efforts

AACT and Hug High School Students 
Help Feed the Hungry FeastHot Meals Served at the Feed the Hungry Feast  Image provided by KTVN Channel 2                                            On Tuesday, January 31, Culinary students from AACT and Hug High School teamed up with the Salvation Army volunteers to prepare and serve 1,500 meals during the 2017 Feed the Hungry Feast. Click here to view the story

 Reno Student Film Festival XFilm Festival X logo

For the past four years, Film Festival X has been providing an outlet for Northern Nevada high school students to express themselves creatively and compete against their peers. Form More information visit www.renoffx.com
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Contact Us

  • 380 Edison Way
    Reno, Nevada  89502
    Phone: 775.327.3945
    Fax: 775.861.1299
    Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday  8 am-4 pm
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    To file a complaint or for additional information, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator or visit the District's anti-bullying website at www.wcsdbullying.com.  Additional information regarding the District’s complaint resolution processes can be found here.  Complaints alleging discrimination can also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights

Bullying & Discrimination Prohibited

The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination page.

For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.