Education notebook

Students in the After-School All-Stars Las Vegas program performed last month at the Springs Preserve as part of the program’s year-end showcase.

Performances included a mariachi band, choir, hip-hop, Latin dance and cheer groups made up of at-risk students from 15 elementary and middle schools.

ASAS provides opportunities for underprivileged youths to participate in free after-school and summer programs that focus on academics, athletics and cultural enrichment.

For more information, visit asaslv.org or call 770-7601

High school graduations to be broadcast on local TV

Cox channel 96 is scheduled to broadcast most of the high school graduation ceremonies from Monday through June 29 at The Orleans Arena and the Thomas & Mack Center.

Most of the ceremonies will be broadcast live, and some will be tape- delayed. The broadcasts also will be available via streaming video at cox96.net.

The scheduled dates and times of broadcasts for the following downtown-area high schools are: Western, 9 a.m. Monday ; Las Vegas Academy, 3 p.m. Monday ; Advanced Technologies Academy, 9 a.m. June 21; and Rancho, 11 a.m. June 26.

Nevada Virtual Academy
enrolling for fall

Nevada Virtual Academy, an online public charter school, is enrolling students for 2011-12 school year.

NVVA offers curriculum for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. English, math, science, history, music and art courses are at the elementary and middle school levels. The high school program offers more than 200 core, elective and Advanced Placement courses, including foreign language. For more information, visit k12.com/nvva.

INSTITUTE TO GIVE GRANTS
TO PROSPECTIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANTS

The Medical Skills for Life Institute is offering 10 $2,000 scholarships and 10 $500 tuition grants to the first 20 students who are enrolled and accepted to the institute through Sept. 1. These scholarships are for people looking to become medical assistants or phlebotomists.

For more information, call 645-7900 and ask for the admissions department from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit medicalskillsforlife.com.

Nevada Homeschool Expo
coming Saturday

The third annual Nevada Homeschool Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.

The expo will include information on curriculum, workshops, guest speakers, exhibits and live demonstrations.

Registration is $15 to $20 and is open to the public. For more information, visit nevadahomeschoolexpo.com.

Teachers can seek funding online
for classroom projects

Local school teachers can apply for donations for classroom projects through donorschoose.org.

The nonprofit website, founded in 2000, allows public school teachers to describe specific educational projects for students, and donors choose the projects they want to support.

More than 160,000 teachers have secured more than $71 million worth of books, art supplies and technology resources.

World Heritage Student Exchange
seeks host families

The World Heritage Student Exchange program is seeking host families in the Las Vegas Valley for high school boys and girls.

Couples, single parents and families with or without children are welcome to apply. Students can be hosted for a semester or for a school year.

For more information, call 800-888-9040 or email info@world-heritage.org.

Post reunion information
on school district’s website

Clark County School District alumni who are planning a high school reunion may post information on the Clark County School District’s website, ccsd.net/schools/reunions.

Email any important reunion information to dsheehan@interact.ccsd.net, and it will be posted.

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