Education Notebook

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 Centennial- area high schools are: Northwest Career and Technical Academy, noon Monday; Shadow Ridge, 3 p.m. June 14; Arbor View, 3 p.m. June 27; and Centennial, 1 p.m. June 28.

Nevada Virtual Academy
enrolling for fall

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

The academy 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. The 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 class 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 150 local teachers have used the website to secure more than $119,000 in funding.

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