Office Closed in July

The Southwest CTA office is closed from July 3-July 25, 2017.

July 26 – August 1, 2017:  Office hours – 6:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday – Friday

August 2, 2017: Regular office hours begin – 6:30 am – 3:00 pm

If you have questions for a counselor, they return on August 1, 2017.


CSN Jumpstart Courses – Important Info

If you are a Junior or Senior that has requested a CSN Jumpstart Dual Enrollment course for next year and have not yet completed the CSN admissions application, this must be done ASAP or you will be dropped from the course. Click on the link below to complete the process. Once complete, you will receive an email in seven – ten days, with extremely important information (NSHE#) that you will need to save for future use. Click the link below for instructions to complete the form.

Admissions PowerPoint

Students who have not yet qualified with an ACT/SAT score or AccuPlacer test, must test by August 1, 2017 or they will be dropped from the course. Click the link below for CSN testing hours/locations. Testing is FREE.



Class of 2018 Photo Sessions

All members of the Class of 2018 received information regarding their senior portrait sessions during their English class on 6/2 and 6/5.

The attached file contains the necessary information, including when appointments will be mailed home. The deadline to have their senior photos taken is September 1st at Prestige Studios. Alternative photographers or studios are not allowed.

The first appointments begin June 28.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. LaPorte at

SWCTA SeniorPortraits

Graduation Information

Graduation is Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Orleans Arena.

  • Each graduate will receive 20 tickets, distributed at the mandatory graduation rehearsal on Thursday, June 8, 2017 in the SWCTA gym. There are no additional tickets available.
  • There is no seat saving allowed.
  • Handicapped seating is located around the perimeter of the arena. Guests will enter the arena using the elevator at the main entrance and may bring one guest. No strollers.
  • All strollers and balloons will be checked at the door.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before beginning of the ceremony.
  • Everyone must have a ticket, including infants and young children.
  • Please do not bring any nuisance items: air horns, large signs, etc.
  • Please click on this link to view the orleans parking map.
  • If you or a family member requires interpreting services for the deaf or hard of hearing during the commencement ceremony, please contact Lorita Taylor, SWCTA Curriculum Office at 702-799-5766 ext. 4200.
  • Proper Commencement Attire

The following attire for seniors participating in the commencement ceremony has been established and will be strictly enforced.

Gentlemen – dress pants and dress shirt with tie and dress shoes.  Ladies – dress pants, dress, or skirt (length of skirt/dress not to exceed graduation gown) and dress shoes.

No jeans, shorts, flip flops, or tennis shoes of any kind will be allowed. Students violating the prescribed dress code will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony. Graduates should have their graduation gown on when they arrive at the Orleans Arena. When wearing the cap, place the tassel on the left.