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.

Principal’s Message

June 2014

Dear Students and Parents,

It is with great sadness that I announce my departure from SWCTA.  I have accepted a new position with the Clark County School District.  My new position will allow me to continue working with SWCTA and the other CTA’s across the valley.

It has been an honor and a privilege to open the Southwest Career and Technical Academy.  The students, parents, faculty, staff, and community have embraced 21st century learning and together we have built an amazing school.

In April, we were notified that we have been designated a Reward School by the state superintendent.  In February, were were notified that we received the Magnet School of Excellence Award for the second year in a row.  And in December, we were notified that we were renewed as an Apple Distinguished School for the third year in a row.  I have been truly honored to be the principal of this “Excellent and Distinguished” school!

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. I look forward to watching SWCTA continue to grow and prosper.

All the best,

Felicia Gonzales

Student Planners / ‘Class of 2015′ Senior Pictures

SWCTA Student Planners will be on-sale at the “Welcome Back BBQ” and during the first week of school. The cost is $10.


ALL upcoming seniors must make an appointment with Bernhard & Williams to complete their senior portrait session, before September 1st. Failure to complete this session will result in being absent from the yearbook. If you received an appointment time and need to reschedule, please be sure to call as soon as possible.


(702) 251-3040

If you have any questions, please email Mr. LaPorte.


Year End Information

Locker clean out is 5/27/14- students are not allowed to bring backpacks or bags of any type after this date

Senior Awards Night is Tuesday, 5/27/14

Senior Sunset is Friday, 5/30/14

Last Day for Late Bus is 5/29/14

Exams begin for SENIORS ONLY on Thursday, 5/29/14

Exams begin for FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, and JUNIORS, on Friday, 5/30/14

Monday 6/2, Tuesday 6/3, and Wednesday 6/4 are half days

Exam schedule below…

May 30

June 2

June 3

June 4


Period 2/EXAM


Per. 1

Per. 6

Per. 5


Period 4/EXAM








Per. 3

Per. 8

Per. 7


Period 6 11:20—12:20 BUSES LEAVE AT 10:47 AM
Period 8 12:25—1:25 Make Up Exam: 12:00—1:45 PM

Infinite Campus Registration Letter


Please see the letter below regarding registering for the new student information system, Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus is the Campus Portal which will provide you with online and mobile access to academic progress, attendance, grades, and school messages for all of your children.

The school district is requesting that you register your family online between May 12th and Friday, June 6th. The CCSD Registration Form can be accessed at http://ccsd.net/parents/registration. If you do not have Internet access, you may use a computer in our college center or at any of the locations listed in the letter.

Infinite Campus Registration Letter

Final Exam Schedule

Below is the schedule for final exams.

Thursday, May 29th: Regular school day. Seniors only will take exams during 5th and 7th periods.

Friday, May 30th: Full school day on modified bell schedule. All students will take exams during 2nd and 4th periods.

Monday, June 2nd: 1/2 day. All students will take exams during 1st and 3rd periods.

Tuesday, June 3rd: 1/2 day. All students will take exams during 6th and 8th periods.

Wednesday, June 4th: 1/2 day. Grades 9 -11 will take exams during 5th and 7th periods. All seniors will attend the mandatory graduation practice.