The Las Vegas Sun featured Clark County Acceleration Academies in a story that ran atop the front page of the Sunday print edition and also online.
“Jada Watson is not the archetypal high school student,” began the article written by staff writer Arleigh Rodgers. “She only takes one class every few weeks while juggling long work hours at a Las Vegas cleaning service. Then, in December, she will graduate with a high school diploma, hoping to attend a local college to stay close to her family.
“Watson, however, does not need to step foot on a Clark County School District campus to complete her high school coursework. She instead is one of nearly 800 locals enrolled at an Acceleration Academy, a nationwide education program that grants students who did not graduate or dropped out of high school the opportunity to complete their coursework for a diploma at a pace suitable for them.”