MSA awards 2018-19

16 Jan CCSD earns 27 awards from Magnet Schools of America

The excellence of the Clark County School District Magnet School program has once again been recognized by Magnet Schools of America (MSA).

In making its annual announcement of outstanding Magnet schools, MSA selected 27 CCSD schools as Merit recipients for 2018-19. Eight CCSD Magnet Schools were awarded Schools of Excellence designation and 19 schools were awarded Schools of Distinction designation.

The following schools earned the 2018-19 MSA Magnet School of Excellence Award, which is the top merit award category given to a select group of Magnet Schools across the nation that have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in all facets of the merit award application:

  • Walter Bracken STEAM Academy
  • Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts
  • Robert O. Gibson Leadership Academy
  • Mabel W. Hoggard Math and Science Magnet School
  • Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics
  • Roy W. Martin Middle School
  • Northwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy


The following schools earned the 2018-19 Magnet School of Distinction Award, which is the second-highest level of awards given to Magnet Schools that have met all the basic requirements outlined in MSA’s merit awards scoring rubric:

  • The STEAM Academy at Jim Bridger Middle School
  • Canyon Springs High School and Leadership & Law Preparatory Academy
  • James Cashman Middle School
  • Ed W. Clark High School
  • Desert Pines High School Academy of Communications & Information Technology
  • Desert Pines High School Academy of Hospitality
  • C.V.T. Gilbert Academy of Creative Arts
  • Walter Johnson Junior High School Academy of International Studies
  • K.O. Knudson Middle School Academy of Creative Arts & Technology
  • Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
  • Jo Mackey Academy of Leadership and Global Communications
  • Gordon M. McCaw STEM Academy
  • Rancho High School Academy of Aviation Science and Technology
  • Rancho High School Academy of Pre-Medicine
  • Southeast Career and Technical Academy
  • Valley High School Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Valley High School International Baccalaureate
  • Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy
  • Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts