2005 Award Winners
Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Awards
Technology Excellence
Advanced Technologies Academy

Advanced Technologies Academy
Las Vegas, Nev.

School Statistics
Total Enrollment: 1011
Type of School: Public
Location/Size of School: Large City School
Receive Free/Reduced Lunch: n/a
Student-Teacher Ratio: 22:1

Kids at Advanced Technologies Academy can opt to specialize in computer science, banking and finance, information technology, computer graphics, law-related careers, systems technology support, or pre-engineering. The school is comprehensive: Students take the six courses per day that they would at any other Nevada high school and then attend two additional program-area courses per day to develop their specializations. Not surprisingly, the tech is top of the line, but despite the impressive things the school has achieved, Principal Jane Oler still believes that “technology is just a tool for learning.”