• Signature Academies

    Signature Academies are four-year themed high school programs that help students jump start their future.  These courses of study provide a rigorous, applied curriculum that includes opportunities to earn college credit and industry certifications, gain 21st century skills, and develop connections between school and the real world. Themed programs are offered in Agricultural Science & Natural Resources, Business & Marketing, Engineering & Manufacturing, Information Technology, Media & Communications, Health Sciences & Human Services, International Baccalaureate, and Performing Arts.  

    If you are currently in the 8th grade and you would like to participate in a Signature Academy next year as a freshman in high school, you will need to submit an online application.  For more information on Signature Academy programs and how to apply, please see the resources below. If you are current in high school and you are interested in participating in a Signature Academy, please contact your school counselor for more information. 

    Click here to view a presentation on Signature Academies & Career Technical Education.

    Late application window (Round 3) for School Year 2022-2023
    April 1, 2022 - June 10, 2022 
    Round 3 applications will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
    Log into your application at anytime to view your application status, waitlist numbers, or to accept program offers.
    (If you have any difficulties with the application process,
    and include your student's name and WCSD ID, if available, and we will help you.)
                            Signature Program Guide 2021 - 2022       Signature Program Guide in Spanish 2021 - 2022       Policies & Procedures       Frequently Asked Questions        


    Signature Academy Programs Available by WCSD High Schools 


    • Damonte Ranch Performing Arts Center Theater, Dance, Instrumental Music, and Choir.  *Please Note: Students applying to Damonte need to call Damonte Ranch High School and schedule an audition time prior to submitting an application. Contact number is 775-321-3908. Click here for more information.









    • Spanish Springs Academy   C3 Media (Graphic Design, Multimedia Communications, Video Production, Web Design) and Sports Medicine. Click here for more information.



    Career and Technical Education ProgramsAs required by the 1979 Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination in Vocational Education Programs (34 CFR Part 100, App. B, IV-O), the District offers several Career and Technical Education Programs. Admission to these programs is open to all students enrolled in the Washoe County School District.

    Programas de Educación Técnica y Profesional:Como lo requieren las Pautas de 1979 para Eliminar la Discriminación en los Programas de Educación Vocacional (34 CFR Parte 100, Apéndice B, IV-O), el Distrito ofrece varios Programas de Educación Técnica y de Carreras. La admisión a estos programas está abierta a todos los estudiantes inscritos en el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • 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 and Web Accessibility page.

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

    El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility

    Para más información visite   Civil Rights Compliance Department page.