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Acceleration Academies’ 5,000th Graduation Candidate: ‘It Feels Great!’

When Reannah Bautista became Acceleration Academies’ 5000th graduation candidate this week, she didn’t just create a milestone for the nationwide network of personalized high school programs. She also...


Student Stories

Jayden Mixon: After Gunshot, CCAA ‘Offered Me a Second Chance at Life’

When Jayden Mixon came to Clark County Acceleration Academies during his senior year, he thought he had pushed through some serious challenges: schools closing due to Covid, a distracting social life,...


Graduations

Clark County Graduates Celebrate ‘Second Chance’ During June Commencement

Surrounded by cheering family, friends and educators, more than 150 young people — the largest graduating class ever — celebrated the high school diplomas they worked so hard to earn at Clark County A...


Meet Our Graduates

CCAA Grad Alivia Angelina Erbella Apodaca: ‘You Can Do This’

While many students lost ground when the Covid pandemic temporarily shut down schools, Alivia Angelina Erbella Apodaca found her sweet spot studying remotely. “I get easily distracted by my friends at...


Staff Perspectives

Rhyannon Jovan: Helping Young Learners Find Their Authentic Voices

To Rhyannon Jovan, there’s nothing more rewarding than helping a young learner find their voice through writing — especially if it’s a voice that’s been squelched through racism, poverty and other for...


Clark County Acceleration Academies


Personalized Learning

For the Chupps, Learning at CCAA is a Family Matter

Melisa Chupp has eight children ranging in age from 7 to 17, all adopted through the foster care system. Each comes with a history of turmoil in their home lives, and Chupp is determined to give them ...


Personalized Learning

CCAA’s Aleizha Keliikuli-Kuhia Perseveres on the Long Ride to Success

Before Aleizha Keliikuli-Kuhia and her family moved to Las Vegas from Hawaii in January, the young woman lacked the motivation to show up for class, do her homework, lay the groundwork for her future....


Graduations

Halima Hamadi: ‘I Was Hurting Because I Really Wanted to Walk the Stage’

Halima Hamadi was supposed to graduate with the Class of 2021. But life — specifically, becoming a teen mom and moving across the country — got in the way. “When I saw my friends from Houston graduate...


Graduations

Adrianna Egbert: On a Mission to Change the World — and Herself

As a senior, Adrianna Egbert had only one class left, but her old school wanted her to do a full semester’s worth of classes before walking across the stage. No thanks, she said. “I never liked being ...


New Academy in Clark County Creates Opportunities, Draws Media Coverage

With a crowd of educational leaders, teachers, advocates, and TV news crews in attendance, Clark County Acceleration Academies celebrated the opening of its third campus — a facility that will make a ...


Alternative Education

Elijah Hardaman: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Where I Am Without Them’

Like so many of the young learners who turn to Acceleration Academies, Elijah Hardaman found himself derailed by personal troubles. He had to live in foster care for a time and, during his junior year...


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