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    APPLY HERE! Final Round of Applications Due July 27,2018

    Any application submitted after June 8, 2018 will be processed on an individual basis. Please expect a three week delay after submitting your application. 

    Note: All Signature Academies at AACT High School, the Sports Medicine Academy at Spanish Springs High School, and the Biomedical Studies Academy at Reed High School are full for zoned and variance students. All the variance seats for ALL the academies currently have a waiting list. If the academy you are applying for is already full, you will be automatically added to the waiting list if you are found eligible.

    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!



    Educating for Careers - Messages from the Superintendent

    I recently had the opportunity to spend time with construction leaders at the Rancharrah building site. This was an informative and exciting meeting for me as I am constantly working to better understand what our students need to be career-ready by graduation. I learned that the 21st century construction industry needs people who can operate drones, create 3D maps and models, operate computerized equipment, and more. I also learned about new practices in the construction industry, and had rich discussions about how we can better prepare students today for careers that may not even exist yet! You may click here to learn more about this visit.  www.wearewcsd.net





















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    Nevada high school students show off trade skills, get valuable experience, at the SkillsUSA state championships in Reno -BCTNN
















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    Reno, Nevada  89502
    Phone: 775.327.3945
    Fax: 775.861.1299
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