The CCSD offers a wide variety of specialized programs to meet the needs of all students.
21st Century Course of Study
The 21st Century Course of Study is designed to:
- Open doors for students entering the workforce
- Increase post-secondary educational opportunities
- Meet the Nevada System of Higher Education core requirements for admission
- Prepare students for the new Nevada Millennium Scholarship core requirements
The 21st Century Course of Study is in alignment with the new requirements of the Nevada Millennium Scholarship, which requires four years of mathematics, including algebra II, and three years of science, two of which must be a lab science.
The CAP program aims to help every Nevada child graduate from high school in a cap and gown. CAP coincides with many of the CCSD's current objectives, which include increasing the number and quality of graduates while decreasing the number of dropouts and reducing the number of students taking remedial college courses following high school. The motto, "Keep Your Eye on the CAP," stands for:
Climate, Academics and Participation
Climate relates to improving the culture in the CCSD and creating a welcoming atmosphere in which parents, students and teachers can work together to build a better learning environment.
Academics related to the CCSD plan to balance the changing needs of students as they progress through the school system, preparing them for what awaits in high school and beyond. This includes implementing curriculum that increases the rigors of learning and further expands students' post-graduate options.
Direct and support services are provided for students from ages 3-21 with disabilities. School teams collaborate with families to offer quality learning experiences and prepare students with disabilities for life after school. Neighborhood schools are the focus for providing services, and a full range of options are available to meet students' needs.
Accelerated and Honors Programs
A "Gifted and Talented" education program is offered in grades 3-5. Every high school offers an honors program that provides a rigorous and challenging curriculum. Students may also select from advanced placement courses or choose to earn an honors or an advanced diploma.
Other Programs/Outside Resources
The CCSD offers transitional bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) programs as well as numerous alternative education options for high school students. The district also uses outside resources to meet student needs through programs such as Safe and Drug Free Schools, School-to-Careers and Math and Science Enhancement. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's education at all grade levels. Parents may assist in classrooms or participate in parent organizations, booster clubs or regional committees.