We’ve packed this PERSPECTIVE Update with the education and workforce information you need to know, also featuring columns from United Way of Southern Nevada CEO Bob Morgan and Applied Analysis Principal Brian Gordon.
Private Schools & Nevada Education Choice
The 2015 Nevada Legislature made significant changes to education policy that empowered parents with quality private school choices. Read more below.
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Southern Nevada has dozens of private and parochial school choices for parents outside of the Clark County School District. Click the links below for lists of private and parochial schools in Southern Nevada:
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The 2015 Nevada Legislature passed a number of measures that empowered Nevada parents with private school choices.
Education Savings Accounts
In 2015, the Nevada Legislature passed SB302, a program by which a child enrolled in a private school may receive a grant of money in an amount equal to 90 percent, or, if the child is a pupil with a disability or has a household income that is less than 185 percent of the federally designated level signifying poverty, 100 percent, of the statewide average basic support per pupil. (NOTE: the average basic support is approximately $5700 per student.) These grants can be used for tuition, textbooks, tutoring, and fees at a qualifying private educational institution. Find out more by visiting the Nevada Department of Education’s website.
Nevada Opportunity Scholarship Program
In 2015, the Nevada Legislature passed AB165, a means for businesses to contribute to qualifying scholarship organizations for private schools. In 2015-2016 the grant or grants provided on behalf of any one student may not exceed $7,755.00. Find out more about the Nevada Opportunity Scholarship program by visiting the Nevada Department of Education’s website.
Spotlight: Southern NEvada Private School Athletics
Southern Nevada is home to some of the best private school athletics in the country, including the nation’s top ranked high school football team and one of the top rated high school basketball programs in the country.
Bishop Gorman Gaels High School Athletics
Since 2009, the Bishop Gorman Gaels have been among the top high school football programs in the country. Long recognized as one of the top private schools in the state, Bishop Gorman counts some of the most notable Nevadans among its alumni. In recent years, Bishop Gorman has been home to some of the top high school athletes in the country, including Cordell Broadus, son of rap icon Snoop Dogg, Biaggio Ali Walsh, grandson of the legendary Muhammad Ali, and Randall Cunningham II, son of former UNLV and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham. But football is not the only sport Bishop Gorman is known for. The school also has one of the top high school basketball programs in the country, counting first round draft pick Shabazz Muhammad, now a shooting guard and small forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Julian Payton, son of legendary Seattle Supersonics star Gary Payton, among its alumni.
Findlay Prep Basketball
Across town, Findlay Prep, housed at the Henderson International School, prepares top basketball talent for careers in professional basketball. The winner of 3 of the last 6 ESPN High School Basketball Invitational Championships, Findlay Prep counts several top NBA players among its alumni, including the top overall draft pick in 2013, Anthony Bennett and Boston Celtics point guard Avery Bradley.