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.

Upcoming College Visits

Please see the list and dates below for upcoming college visits on campus. See Ms. Moore in the College Center to sign-up for any of these visits.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott Arizona

Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Colorado Mesa University

Thursday, Sept. 24 – UNR

Monday, Oct. 12 – UNR

Tuesday, Oct 20  – University of Portland  *  Boston University *  Weber State University

Thursday, Nov. 12 – UNR

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. There is no service fee from ordering directly through Jostens.

A $35 discount for yearbooks and a $25 discount for senior ads is available until 9/30.

If you have any questions, please email thehowlyearbook@gmail.com or call at 702-799-5766 ext. 4076.

Regular Bell Schedule

Time A Day B Day
7:00—8:24 1st Period 2nd Period
8:29—9:57 3rd Period 4th Period
9:57—10:27 A Lunch A Lunch
10:02—11:26 5th Period (B Lunch) 6th Period (B Lunch)
10:32—11:56 5th Period (A Lunch) 6th Period (B Lunch)
11:26—11:56 B Lunch B Lunch
12:01—1:25 7th Period 8th Period

Lunch is determined by the building of your 5th Period class on A Days and 6th Period on B Days. Classes in the C, D, and E building with the exception of Ms. Penrod’s classroom have 1st lunch. Classes in the B, F, and H buildings plus PE and Ms. Penrod’s classroom have 2nd lunch.

All parents and students: Sign up for REMIND for news from SWCTA!

SWCTA is utilizing Remind to notify parents and students of important information throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Messages can be received via text or email.

Remind is a free, safe, and simple messaging tool that helps teachers/schools share important updates and reminders
with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept
private. Teachers/schools will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs.
Visit remind.com to learn more.

Class of 2016 (Seniors) click link for instructions: 2016Remind

Class of 2017 (Juniors) click link for instructions: 2017Remind

Class of 2018 (Sophomores) click link for instructions: 2018Remind

Class of 2017 (Freshmen) click link for instructions: 2019Remind

Emerald Liu Named as US ACA National Champion

Southwest CTA student Emerald Liu is one of just three U.S. students to be named by Certiport as a 2015 Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) U.S. National Champion. She and the other two U.S. winners will travel to Dallas to compete in the ACA World Championship Aug. 9-12. Students entered the competition by earning their ACA certification and submitting a design project they created using advanced digital design skills. At the ACA World Championship, 35 student competitors from 18 countries will compete to showcase their proficiency in utilizing Adobe software for digital media development. Winners will be announced Aug. 12, streamed live from 9-10 a.m. CST at www.certiport.com/gps.

For more information, please visit the official press release at http://certiportblog.com/certiport-names-adobe-certified-associate-u-s-national-champions-100432.