New CCSD school to open as Marzano Academy

By Jonathan Cisowski |

Published 10/13 2016 08:40PM

Updated 10/14 2016 06:46AM

With the recent approval from the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees, the district will proceed with the opening of a new elementary Magnet School next fall.

The school will become the first Marzano Academy in the United States.

“While there are a number of schools that use Marzano Academy’s philosophies, it is an honor to have the first full-fledged Marzano Academy,” said Chief Student Achievement Officer Dr. Mike Barton. “Under this model, students will engage in a blended-learning, technology-based curriculum that focuses on complex logic and reasoning skills that are foundational to computer science and other STEM (Science, Math Engineering, Technology) initiatives.”

Marzano Academy will follow the framework based on 45 years of research created by the highly-esteemed and world-renowned education expert, Robert Marzano.

The model will allow students to emphasizing technology, but it will also feature curriculum and projects for each student. Student inspiration and self-agency skills will assist students on rigorous and specific world-class standards in all subject areas.

“Each of the teachers and administrators at the school will be personally trained by Dr. Robert Marzano in order to fully understand and implement his key components,” said Barton. “The academy will be a model school for students whose instructors want a research-based, robustly-supported educational option.”

The new school will be located on a 19-acre lot at Lamb Boulevard and Kell Avenue in northeast Las Vegas.

It's one of six new CCSD schools currently under construction to open for the 2017-18 school year.

According to Barton, the location was specifically chosen to align with the Marzano Academy’s mission of ensuring that a traditionally underserved, educationally disadvantaged student population will benefit from this unique instruction model.

The anticipated enrollment at the school will be 850 students and will be lottery-based. This will be the 12th Magnet School CCSD has opened in the last two years, bringing its total to 37 Magnet Schools in the county.


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