A new tuition-free public charter school, the first adopted by a Las Vegas hotel and casino, is gearing up to open this fall.
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Las Vegas is enrolling sixth and ninth graders for the upcoming school year.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. adopts the school as part of its “dedication to helping at-risk communities in Las Vegas,” the school said in a news release Friday.
The company will provide students with “access to technology, donations for the improvement of facilities, furniture and school materials,” according to the announcement, as well as “special programs such as internships and shadowing opportunities. with experts in their field.
Sand’s president and CEO, Rob Goldstein, and Zac Hudson, executive vice president and global general counsel, serve on the school’s board of trustees, according to the statement.
The east Las Vegas campus, which received Nevada State Public Charter School Authority approval in November, is part of a nationwide network of schools.
The local campus is enrolling sixth and ninth graders for the next school year, and two additional grades will be added each year through 12th grade.
The local campus is hosting an event this weekend for current and prospective students and their families.
An “Enrollment Celebration” event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the school’s campus, 3415 S. Mojave Road in Las Vegas.
For more information, visit ywlalasvegas.org.
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