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August 28, 2014

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CCSD’s Virtual High School gets new name with schools merging

The Clark County School Board unanimously approved a new name for Virtual High School and the Academy for Individualized Study.

The new name — Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD — reflects the culmination of a multiyear effort to merge the two alternative education schools. The two campuses offer online, blended (a hybrid of online and classroom-based instruction) and individualized instruction to nontraditional middle and high school students.

“With the new model, which combines VHS, AISHS and middle school students into a single CCSD school, serving students in Grades 6 through 12 in multiple course pathways, it is believed that a new name is appropriate,” Joyce Haldeman told School Board members Thursday.

On Thursday, the School Board also approved naming a training room at the Wallace Transportation Center, the Erma “Scooter” Waldie Driver Training Center, after a longtime school bus driver. Board members also approved naming the media center at John F. Miller School the John R. Morgan Media Center, after a longtime school volunteer.

In addition, the School Board approved renaming Seigle Diagnostic Center II, the Dr. Beth Howe Center, after the life-long education advocate, School District administrator and former principal of Greenspun and Mahlon junior high schools.

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