The curriculum offered at LVA prepares students for almost any post-secondary path a graduate may wish to pursue. LVA offers expanded opportunities for students to earn high school credits and begin work towards a post-secondary degree with courses offered by the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and the University of Nevada - Las Vegas through Dual Enrollment, Career and Technical Education (CTE), and Advanced Placement (AP).
Jennifer A. Shuler
Curriculum, Career & College Readiness Office
Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
(702) 799-7800 ext. 4200
Academic Policies & Procedures
Grade Level Assignment
Grade classification for high school students is determined by years in school, not on credit earned. Students are classified to the next grade level at the end of each school year.
Repeated Course Policy
A student may repeat a course. A student shall not receive additional credit for the repeated course. The higher grade shall be recorded on the permanent record and the lower grade replaced with a repeated course notation (RP).
A student may repeat a failed course one time to improve a grade. Regardless of the number of times a course is repeated, a grade of an "F" will only be removed once. If applicable, all other "F's" will remain on the transcript.
All external credit options require prior approval from the Curriculum Office using the CCF-850 External Credit Application (contact us at x4200 to request a copy).
There is a clear expectation that all students will perform academic tasks with honor and integrity, with the support of parents, staff, faculty, administration, and the community.
Academic Advising & Registration
Each student at LVA is assigned to a Mentorship/Guidance teacher. These Guidance teachers are teachers already on students’ class schedules, so that they are easily accessible on a frequent basis. Teachers track individual progress by monitoring students’ grades and attendance as well as meeting with them individually on a monthly basis to determine if interventions are needed.
Teachers will formally meet with each student on progress report and report card distribution days. Final Report Cards will be mailed home in June.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE:
• “Lunch & Learn” – Students can go to their teacher’s office hours to receive assistance with their assignments. If a student needs assistance beyond this time, they can discuss this with their teacher to make other arrangements for additional assistance.
• Math Tutoring – Students can receive assistance with their Math assignments Wednesday &Thursday afternoons in F-12 with Mrs. Prezgay from 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm.
• Library Support – The Library is open during lunch for students.
• Parent-Teacher Conference – The Counseling Office is available to schedule parent/teacher conferences, in order to discuss academic concerns and course planning.
CCSD Graduation Requirements
Although the graduation requirements for a standard diploma will not change, the school district expects its students to be competitive in higher education and the workforce, and to be prepared to take full advantage of what the world has to offer beyond high school. The Clark County School District believes that all students must be prepared for the following post-secondary opportunities. Any student who completes course requirements but does not pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examinations will receive a Certificate of Attendance rather than a diploma.
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The Clark County School District expects all students to meet the requirements of the 21st Century Course of Study.
To receive a standard diploma from a Nevada high school, students must take the ACT Plus Writing exam in addition to meeting course requirements.
To earn an Advanced Diploma, students must take additional credits in mathematics, science, and one credit in Arts/Humanities or Career and Tech Ed elective.
Students seeking the Advanced Honors Diploma will be required to fulfill the 24.0 credit Advanced Diploma requirements (including 4-years of mathematics, 3-years of science and an additional Arts/Humanities or Career and Technical Education course) and must complete the Honors, International Baccalaureate (IB), or Advanced Placement (AP) courses required of the Honors Course Program.
2021-2022 Course Catalog
Parents and students should be aware of LVA’s commitment to providing a rigorous and challenging curriculum. Student placement in classes will be based upon several factors: (a) teacher recommendation; (b) previous grades in similar courses; (c) parental guidance; and (d) interest of the student. Every effort will be made to appropriately place students in challenging courses, which coincide with the student’s assessed ability. Students are not placed in courses below their ability levels. Students will be scheduled into their selected classes unless those classes are filled or canceled. The courses offered in this book are dependent on student requests and staffing. Subsequently, some courses listed may be dropped when the schedule is built. Courses selected in the spring during the Course Selection process are the courses students will be required to attend throughout the 2021 – 2022 school year. Therefore, parents and students must understand that changing class placements will not occur other than those requests governed by the schedule change policy (See page 13). Choose your classes carefully.
Each student at LVA is assigned to a Guidance/Mentorship teacher. These Guidance teachers are teachers already on students’ class schedules so that they are easily accessible on a frequent basis. Teachers track individual progress by monitoring students’ grades and attendance as well as meeting with them individually on a monthly basis to determine if interventions are needed.
Post Graduate Planning
The success center can help you find all the up to date information to aid you in your post-graduate planning.