Welcome to the Southwest Career and Technical Academy website. We are very proud of the eleven programs we are offering to the high school students in our community. The school is divided into two smaller learning communities – the Design Academy and the Professional Service Academy. Within the smaller learning communities, students share English, math, science, social studies, electives, and program classes with fellow students who share a common career interest. In the classroom, project-based learning activities will simulate real-world experiences, preparing the students for entry into the world of work, post-secondary training, or college and university life.

2016 Yearbook and Senior Ad Ordering

Yearbooks and senior ads are now available for online purchase. Both are linked in the tab marked “Yearbook” in the menu bar at the top of this site.

A $25 discount for senior ads is available until 9/12. Below are the discounted prices:

Full page: $325
1/2 page: $175
1/4 page: $100

Ads can be created using the “Yearbook Recognition Ad” designer, or you can submit images directly to the staff by emailing them to thehowlyearbook@gmail.com. If your images are not digital and you require them to be scanned, they can be dropped off at the SWCTA Main Office in an envelope, beginning in August. Please include your name and phone number so you can be contacted to complete the ad.

If you have any questions, please email Mr. LaPorte at mslaporte@interact.ccsd.net or call at 702-799-5766 ext. 4076.

DMV Attendance Form

Southwest CTA is closed during the month of July. Students in need of the DMV attendance form completed during the month of July must go to the office of Attendance Enforcement, located in CCSD School Police building (near 215 and Gibson.)

Office of Attendance Enforcement

120 Corporate Park Drive

Henderson, NV 89074


Class of 2016 Senior Pictures

All members of the Class of 2016 are required to complete their senior photo session with Lifetouch Studios before August 24.

Information regarding how to make an appointment and requirements for apparel were distributed to students on May 25/26 during their English classes.

Please make your appointment ASAP to ensure that you are able to secure an appointment that meets your needs. LifeTouch Studios can be reached at (702) 646-8750


Final Exam Schedule

Please see the final exam schedule below:

June 1st:
Period 2 Exam: 7:00 – 8:40
Period 4 Exam: 8:50 – 10:30
Lunch: 10:30 – 11:15
Period 6: 11:20 – 12:20
Period 8: 12:25 – 1:25

June 2nd:
Period 5 Exam: 7:00 – 8:40
Period 7 Exam: 8:50 – 10:30
Buses leave campus at 10:47

June 3rd:
Period 6 Exam: 7:00 – 8:40
Period 8 Exam: 8:50 – 10:30
Buses leave campus at 10:47

June 4th:
Period 1 Exam: 7:00 – 8:40
Period 3 Exam: 8:50 – 10:30
Buses leave campus at 10:47

No late buses are available after Friday, May 29th.

Senior students will take their final exams for periods 1 and 3 during the regularly scheduled class time on May 29th.