Award Year: 2020
Inspire students to compete successfully in the 21st Century by providing a college preparatory education utilizing project-based learning and innovative technology in a positive, collaborative culture.
- Black/African American: 5%
- White: 45%
- Hispanic: 18%
- Asian: 25%
- Two or more races: 7%
West Career and Technical Academy (West Tech) is celebrating a "Decade of Excellence," providing high-quality and innovative instruction rooted in project-based learning and career-based programs. Located in northwest Las Vegas, Nevada, West Tech's 1450 students are selected from all over the District in a blind lottery to ensure a diverse student body. Innovative instructors, cutting-edge technology and advanced curriculum combine to provide a rich learning environment where students thrive in one of nine distinct programs of study in the fields of Biology and Medicine, Business and Digital Media/Computers, and Engineering and Environmental studies.
Student success is grounded in the comprehensive curriculum, including Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and electives aligned with students' programs of study, and extensive Advanced Placement courses. Eighty five percent of students take honors and Advanced-Placement level courses, with a nearly 70% pass rate. A consistent 100% graduation rate and one of the highest average ACT scores in Nevada (24.1) attest to the excellent preparation and post-secondary options for students.
The student experience at West Tech is elevated by its caring staff and the electives and activities. West Tech provides a balanced high school experience by offering electives that enhance well-being, such as fine and performing arts and physical wellness courses like Cross Fit. Competition-based Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO's), and interest-based clubs round out the student experience and foster leadership experiences.
West Tech is proud of its national magnet school ranking, its tradition of excellence and the core values that prepare the world's future leaders.