Award Year: 2020
Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy
2531 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89106-1643
Mr. Jason Ginoza, Principal at time of Nomination
Title I School, Magnet School
Clark County School District
Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy will create a rigorous learning environment while promoting respect and responsibility honoring those who have served our nation.
- Black/African American: 6%
- White: 18%
- Hispanic: 67%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 3%
- Two or more races: 5%
Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy (VTCTA) embodies the vision of "Preparing Everyday Heroes", which produces a new generation of civic-minded students who will enter into public service careers in the high demand areas of criminal justice, law enforcement, forensic science, emergency telecommunications, cyber security, and emergency medical services.
The vision of VTCTA is to equip students with a strong foundation of public safety principles, while promoting P.R.I.D.E.: Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence. These characteristics are embedded school-wide and ensure that our Sentinel students are college and career ready upon graduation. With a strong emphasis on project-based learning, public speaking, and building relationships with the public safety community, our students are provided with opportunities to engage in hands-on learning with highly qualified program teachers and content instructors. VTCTA students learn from industry practitioners, and put into practice the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they have learned in their program majors in hands-on scenarios throughout the school year.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) students work collaboratively with local fire and EMS agencies to prepare for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technical Certification. Dispatch students receive International Academies of Emergency Dispatch Certification, and may also earn local certification in police, medical, and/or fire dispatching. Our Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice and Forensic Science majors hone their skills through practical application exercises that prepare them for the future workforce. Students reap the benefits of teacher collaboration as our magnet theme is incorporated in our program, core, and elective courses.