Education Notebook

Cox channel 96 is scheduled to broadcast most of the high school graduation ceremonies that are scheduled for June 13-29 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

The scheduled dates and times of broadcasts for the following Paradise high schools are: Silverado, noon June 15; and Valley, 5 p.m. June 29.

Nevada Virtual Academy
enrolling students 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

budget receives approval
from school district board

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees approved the district’s $1.8 billion budget May 18.

The proposed spending plan includes $407 million in cuts, the loss of about 1,800 positions and increased class sizes by three students at the elementary level and two students in grades six through 12.

The proposed budget still includes a shortfall of nearly $70 million in additional cuts to be determined.

The budget may be revised following the conclusion of the Nevada Legislature’s session Monday.

Public Education Foundation plans charity golf tournament

The Public Education Foundation’s 11th annual Tee Up for Kids Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for
7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Spanish Trail Country Club, 5050 Spanish Trail Lane.

Playing spots are available for $300 and foursomes for $1,200, with proceeds going to Nevada public schools through the foundation’s various programs.

Tournament activities will include hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests, tee prizes, trophies and an awards luncheon.

For more information, visit or call 799-1042.


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

Nevada Homeschool Expo
planned for June 11

The third annual Nevada Homeschool Expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 at the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lindell Road.

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

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

World Heritage Student Exchange
seeks host families in valley

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

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