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.
On March 1, 2016, all juniors and any seniors who did not take the ACT last year will be taking the ACT test. This test is a mandatory requirement for graduation and is an excellent opportunity to take a college placement exam for free.
Seniors who have already taken the ACT exam, freshmen, and sophomores will not attend school on this day.
Effective on February 1, 2016, no early student check outs will be allowed after 1:00 PM. If you need to check out your child early for an appointment, please complete the check out process before 1:00 PM. This will ensure your child’s safety and proper security during dismissal.
If you are a prospective Southwest CTA student who is currently attending a private, charter, or out of district school, you must submit your first semester report card to Southwest CTA before the application deadline – February 2, 2016 at 3:00 PM.
The final payment for the yearbook payment plan program is May 1st. If you received a Parentlink message stating the balance was overdue, please note that was an error and we apologize for any confusion.
Please ensure that your child is making their $10 payment each month. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. LaPorte at 702-799-5766 ext. 4076.
If you applied to a magnet school or CTA on November 17 or 18, please kindly reapply and/or recreate your account. CCSD experienced an unfortunate data loss during that time. If you need assistance, please contact your first choice school or Magnet/CTA Department. We appreciate your patience and understanding.