Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH) is a magnet public high school in Las Vegas, Nevada. The focus of instruction is the integration of technology with academics for students in grades 9–12. This magnet school focuses on computer and technology related study fields. The population is ethnically diverse (75 percent) and students are transported to A-TECH from all areas of the valley.
An integrated academic and career computer-enhanced curriculum prepares students for entrance into post-secondary education and/or provides skills for a successful school-to-career transition. A-TECH opened as the first fully computer-networked technology school in the state of Nevada. It houses over 1,100 computers with full, unfiltered Internet access, and an upgraded Wi-Fi network. Students participate in product development, business partnerships, internships, and project-based learning.
Courses are provided in English, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical education, humanities, and foreign language as well as courses in the students’ selected program areas of study. The use of technology in all classes amplifies the logic-based thinking activities of the A-TECH student. Creative thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, skill expansion, and project-based learning are utilized in all subject areas.
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