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Full-Time High School
The Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD is a tuition-free online secondary public school, providing opportunities for students to engage in online courses to enhance their learning experience. With a full catalog of online high school courses to choose from, including honors, Advanced Placement® (AP courses are college level and approved by the College Board) and other college preparatory courses. At NVLA our students benefit from an individualized program tailored to meet their educational goals.

NLVA high school benefits include:

  • Highly qualified teachers in every course
  • A personalized educational plan to meet the student’s goals for graduation and beyond
  • Quality curriculum aligned to Nevada Academic Content Standards
  • Multiple curriculum options to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Select dual credit college courses available for high grade students
  • All Teacher-Led core courses in Cancas are NCAA® approved

NVLA High School students

Full-time enrollment at NVLA is free to students residing in Clark County. Students are offered teacher-led courses, independent study online courses, or a combination of both. Students choose the pathway that best fits their needs (see options below). Full-Time Interest Requests are screened by both the administration and counselors to ensure that NVLA is the best academic setting for each individual student. Once a student has been accepted by NVLA they will meet with one of our knowledgeable counselors to assist them in developing an appropriate educational plan to meet their graduation goals.

Teacher-led Online Courses

NVLA’s teacher-led courses follow a traditional academic semester-based calendar and are led by highly-qualified instructors. Students access the course materials online, submit all assignments electronically, and attend weekly teacher-led online activities. Students are supported by teachers and counselors in a variety of ways including: phone, email, live chat, text, or onsite at the NVLA campus.

Teacher-led online courses are best for students who:

  • Want to take their entire course online
  • Desire a structured environment with assignment due dates and lesson pacing schedule
  • Want interactive mentoring and instruction
  • Benefit from increased instruction, monitoring, and motivation
  • Like the traditional schedule of a semester-based calendar
Independent Study Online Courses
NVLA’s independent study courses offer flexibility within a mastery-based system. Students can access their online courses any time of the day. They progress through the courses following a suggested pacing guide and must achieve mastery-level on a unit to progress onto the next. The mastery of course materials is achieved by completing course work and passing the end-of-unit assessments. These assessments are proctored weekly at NVLA Partner Sites by paraprofessionals trained in our courses. Highly Qualified teachers monitor student progress and provide guidance and support as needed. Independent study courses are expected to be completed within 9 weeks.
Independent study online courses are best for students who:

  • Want to take their entire course online (excluding exams)
  • Prefer learning in a self-regulated system
  • Can travel to a NVLA Partner Site weekly
  • Want the flexibility to complete the course in one quarter.
NVLA and CSN Dual Credit

Registration­:

Students must complete the “MyCSN” online admissions application at CSN and the Concurrent Enrollment High School Authorization Form at www.csn.edu/jumpstart. Once the Concurrent Enrollment High School Authorization Form is completed and signed by all parties, fax to:

CSN Academic Partnerships (WCE254)
Attention: Jumpstart Program at (702) 651­-5938.

When the admission is approved, students will receive an NSHE ID number and password via email.

Download the pamphlet: NVLA and CSN dual credit one page Rev. 7-22-15

Credit-by-Exam

NVLA’s credit by exam (CBE) is a method in which students take an assessment to demonstrate mastery-level learning competencies. These competencies are equivalent to high school course work. Students may earn credit for a course by passing an examination rather than taking the course.CBEs are only available based on the criteria (a) Student has not received a mark for progress or grade in the class and (b) there is an exam available for the requested course. Please note that CBE is available in only a few select high school courses.

Credit by Exam is best for students who:

  • Can demonstrate mastery in a course that they have not previously taken
  • Need credit in an area which they have mastered
  • Transferred to CCSD with non-high school credited courses, which may have covered the same curriculum standards

Concurrent High School students

There are many reasons to take a course part-time with NVLA. You can accelerate your learning, replace credits, take courses not offered at your home school, or just enjoy the flexibility of online learning. NVLA’s part-time students enjoy the flexibility to complete their coursework online with direct support from highly qualified teachers. Part-time students may enroll in either teacher-lead or independent study courses. Part-time enrollment in courses may be subject to enrollment fees.

NVLA benefits include:

  • Highly qualified teachers in every course
  • Quality curriculum aligned to Nevada Academic Content Standards
  • Multiple curriculum options to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Select dual credit college courses available for high school students

CCSD Students

See your Home School Counselor to enroll in an NVLA Course.

Non-CCSD Students


Enroll in NVLA to take a course online.