Welcome to NVLA.

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Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD has set the standard for online learning in the Clark County School District and Nevada. NVLA’s innovative approach creates learning opportunities and options for middle and high school students. We offer students an alternative path to graduation by delivering a rigorous curriculum and educational support. As a premier online learning institution, Nevada Learning Academy students and graduates possess 21st Century skills and are “College and Career Ready”. Our mission is to provide exemplary online learning experiences that inspire and prepare students for success in the global economy.

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From Analog
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The Clark County School District began offering Distance Education opportunities to its students in 1991. Vegas PBS, formerly known as KLVX, delivered pre-recorded lessons via video tape and TV. As technology evolved so did distance education and, in 2013, we became the Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD (NVLA).

NVLA merges distance education and digital education. NVLA serves all Nevada students and assists students toward reaching their goal of graduation.

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The Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD is a tuition-free online secondary public school, providing opportunities for students in grades 6-12 to engage in online courses to enhance their learning experience. With a full catalog of online middle and high school courses to choose from, including honors, Advanced Placement®, Career Pathways and other college preparatory courses. At NVLA, our students benefit from an individualized program tailored to meet their educational goals.

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As part of the 21st Century Course of Study Expectations, students are expected to complete four units of English. Curricula and instruction are aligned to Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) for English Language Arts. Below is the english course sequence for ninth through twelfth grade.

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

Honors and AP courses available

As part of the 21st Century Course of Study Expectations, students are expected to complete four units of mathematics. Mathematics instruction is based on the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) for Mathematics. Below is the mathematics course sequence for ninth through twelfth grade.

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Fourth Year Mathematics

Honors and AP courses available

Fourth Year Mathematics Options

  • Precalculus
  • Calculus
  • Personal Finance
  • College Preparatory Mathematics
The Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science identify eight practices of science and engineering and seven crosscutting concepts that are essential for every student to learn. Their purpose is to help students deepen their understanding of science content and develop a coherent scientifically based view of the world.
Science & Engineering Practices

  1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Crosscutting Concepts

  1. Pattern
  2. Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
  3. Scale, Proportion, & Quantity
  4. Systems & System Models
  5. Energy & Matter: Flows, Cycles, & Conservation
  6. Structure & Function
  7. Stability & Change

As part of the 21st Century Course of Study Expectations, students are expected to complete three units of science, one of which must be Biology or Biology Honors. Science instruction is based on the NVACS for Science. Below are the science courses offered in high school.

  • Biology
  • Geoscience
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Honors and AP courses available

As part of the 21st Century Course of Study Expectations, students are expected to complete three units of social studies. Social studies instruction is based on the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) for Social Studies. Below is the social studies course sequence for ninth through twelfth grade.

  • World History
  • US History
  • US Government

Honors and AP courses available

The goals of the secondary world language program are to develop students’ communicative skills in the target language and to lead students to intermediate and/or advanced-level proficiency. The focus is communication in the target language incorporating an understanding of the target cultures, connecting with other disciplines, comparing native language to the target language, and participating in multicultural communities. It is recommended that at least 90% of the instructional time in class be conducted in the target language.

Languages Offered

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Note: Many out of state colleges and universities require a minimum of two to three years of study in the same language to fulfill entrance requirements.

HEALTH
Students examine the intricate relationships between the structural and physiological functions required for the mental, physical, social, and emotional wellness. ey learn lifelong skills including communication, decision-making, and goal setting to enhance overall health and well-being. Students examine the following health education topics: decision-making, wellness, nutrition and physical activity, body systems, substance use and abuse, communicable and non-communicable diseases, violence prevention, safety, and consumer health. Students receive instruction on the human reproductive systems, related communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, and sexual responsibility within established guidelines. e course ful lls the one-half credit of health required for high school graduation.

Note: A signed parent/guardian permission slip for the Sex Education unit of instruction is required.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students will focus on developing a health and skill-enhancing level of physical tness. ey will execute motor skills, movement patterns and safety while participating in a variety of physical activities. Health and skill-enhancing tness concepts will be explored through personal goal setting and self-evaluation.

Two physical education credits are required for high school graduation.

NVLA students may participate music appreciation, music theory and video production courses online. Fine and Performing arts courses may be taken at the student’s zoned school.

For students who elect to participate in fine arts courses, high school sites provide a variety of opportunities to develop individual and group skills to create, perform, and respond in the disciplines of music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts. Standards-based, sequential instruction in the arts is offered to all students, at most school sites, as part of a balanced education in order to meet student interests, develop skills, and provide career opportunities.

Programs of study may include:

Dance: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
Music: Band, Orchestra, Choir, Guitar, Mariachi, and Jazz Band
Theatre: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Technical
Visual Arts: Art I, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Photography, AP Studio Art, AP Art History, Commercial Design, Printmaking, and Humanities

Career and technical education provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in 9 career pathways. Students taking each career and technical education course also learn employability skills needed to be career and college ready. NVLA offers courses grouped into programs of study. These programs lead to industry certification and post-secondary opportunities. Programs of study include:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • Certified Dental Assistant
  • Computer Science/Programing
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Game Development
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Support

Student Spotlight.

Andy Quist

My name is Andy Quist, I’m a 15 year old who loves to read, play the Viola, build robots, and listen to Jazz. I also have two German Shepherds named Zeus and Chaos, 6 chickens name White, Dotty, Eagle Bird, The Twins, and Fuzzy Britches, and lastly, a fat cat named Boogs that fought off two Raccoons.

I chose NVLA because this online school was new to me. My parents and I wanted to try something different rather than go to a normal, average school where we had a lot of difficulties. This is my very first year in NVLA and I can tell you that I’m loving the amazing teachers who care about their students and will call them out of the blue to ask how they are.

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Career Pathways.

Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares high school students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. High school students involved in CTE are more engaged, perform better and graduate at higher rates.

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