. . . Spring Fling hosted by BFA May 27-30 - Tuesday - Academy Day and Goggle Basketball, Wednesday - Disney Day and What Would You Do For a Klondike Bar game, Thursday - Annual Dodgeball Tournament, Friday - Twin Day . . .

2013-2014

New Bell Schedule for 2014-2015 Released

Rebrand For A Grand Winner

AACT Design student Nicole Hawthorne won $1,000 for her design in a contest sponsored by Qualifyor.com

 



AACT ROVER TEAM CONQUERS
NASA COMPETITION

AACT NRAS2014 Rover Team

AACT NRAS
Pilots Maddie Newcombe and Danny Aguirre Go For Glory

Rover ChallengeAACT captured 1st place in the high school division, the Neil Armstrong Design Award, and recorded the best race-time of all competitors including College and International teams.

The win comes only three years after AACT captured the Rookie Award in 2011.

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NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR FINALIST

 



AACT Senior Trevor Trunnels has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Congratulations Trevor!


Graphic Design Contest Winners!
Nicole Hawthorne and Brittany Kent Win Design Contests

Washoe Hands Flyer Contest
by Nicole Hawthorne

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE)
Pin Design Contest by Brittany Kent


Skills USA Nevada State Pin Contest
AACT Comm Arts Students participated in the annual Skills USA Pin Design contest at the 2013 Skills USA Leadership Conference.

AACT NRAS
Design Contestants:
(L to R): Efren Johnson, Christina Gonzalez, Brittany Kent, Lionel Ruckstuhl

Nevada State Pin Design Winner: Brittany Kent

 


FFA NATIONALS
AACT Natural Resources and Animal Sciences Academy students competed in FFA Nationals in November, representing The Academy and the state of Nevada with a plethora of awards.

AACT NRAS Awards:
Team Bronze: Environmental and Natural Resources:
-Jaycob Nolte, Amberlee Burrows, Tara Reynolds, Kelsey Hilderbran
Individual Silver: Jaycob Nolte, Amberlee Burrows
Individual Bronze: Tara Reynolds, Kelsey Hilderbran

Team Bronze: Farm Business Management
-Anna Aikin, Morgan Perry, Kess Hammond, Tyra Eggert)
Individual Silver: Anna Aikin
Individual Bronze: Morgan Perry, Kess Hammond, Tyra Eggert





Welcome

What is AACT?

The Academy is a Washoe County School District Public High School and Northern Nevada's
Premier Career and Technical Education High School

AACT Quick Facts:

• AP and Honors classes in all core subject areas available

• The Academy arranges Internships and job shadowing

• Opportunities to earn college and high school credit simultaneously

• AACT builds curriculum around hands-on student experiences

• Technology-focused curriculum

• The Academy is run like a business in a high-tech facility

• AACT is available, through application, to all Washoe County Students

Have Questions

For the AACT FAQ click HEREFAQ
For information about College Tech Prep, click HERE TMCC

Get a look at the AACT Experience with these Videos AACT Video

Senior Capstones

Senior Capstones are projects that allow seniors to synthesize the academic, CTE, and 21st century skills they have learned throughout the years of their education, applying them to real-world, meaningful problems or leadership positions as a means of bridging the gap between schooling and post-secondary options.
The process is both experiential and reflective. It involves numerous adults as guides (mentor, advisor, teacher, parent). It provides an opportunity for closure while transitioning to the next phase of learning and life.

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Junior Service Learning
During fall semester, all juniors will work with their peers and community partners to apply the concepts of service learning to a real-world problem. Students will conduct a needs assessment to find an issue, determine what skills and talents they possess that could be used to address that community need, collaborate with a community agency to develop a plan of action with a measurable outcome, and implement a project to completion. Students will present their work and its impact to a panel of their peers and community members. This project will assist students in understanding and preparing for the Senior Capstone.
Examples of past junior projects include:

  • Starting an after-school tutoring program at a nearby elementary school
  • Preparing and serving a holiday meal at a local agency that supports families of sick children
  • Conducting a drive for used bicycles, fixing them, and donating them for the holidays
  • Presenting lessons, tips, and activities for healthy eating to local elementary students
  • Developing a video on the dangers of texting while driving for use by local safety agencies



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