Washoe Country School District

August 22, 2014

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High School Signature Academies

2014 Application Review, Selection and Appeal Process

Signature Academy General Application for 2014-2015 School Year
Graduating Class of 2018 Only (Current 8th grade students)
Any questions, please call the Signature Academy Office at 861-1263

Applications:  (Applications are still being accepted for programs that have openings. Processing will occur on the 1st of each month for applications received prior to that date until programs are full. )

WCSD’s Signature Academies and CTE programs for high schools add value to the high school experience and successfully prepare students for postsecondary success. The intent of these programs, as articulated in the WCSD Strategic Plan, is to provide rigorous, stimulating curriculum that engages and motivates students; provide opportunities for students to acquire and practice 21st century skills; and prepare students for success in college and highly skills careers.  Signatures and CTE are education for the future!


Contact the Signature & CTE Department at

Signatures&CTE@washoeschools.net or 861-1263.

About Signature Academies

Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology – a Signature School with 7 career academies

Damonte Ranch Performing Arts Center – theater, dance, instrumental music, and choir

Galena STEM Academy – Project Lead the Way pre-engineering

Hug Health Sciences Academy  - Sports Medicine and Health Information Management

McQueen Global Studies Academy – foreign language, international politics/economics, and diplomacy

North Valleys Center for Agricultural Science and Engineering – Agricultural Engineering

Reed Enterprise Project – Biomedical studies, Culinary, and Civil & Environmental Engineering

Reno Red House Project – Animation, Game Development, Graphic Design, Video Production, Web Design

Sparks Information Technology Academy – Microsoft IT certifications

Spanish Springs C3 Media Academy – Publication, Graphic Design/Photography, Video Production and Web Design

Wooster High School – a Signature School featuring International Baccalaureate (IB) studies and the IB Career Credential in Sustainable Resources

Signatures and CTE Quick Guide Signatures and CTE Quick Guide

Signature & CTE Office

Dr. Dana Ryan, Director                                             dryan@washoeschools.net
Wanda Shakeenab, Principal on Special Assignment    wshakeenab@washoeschools.net
Sue Wooldridge, Administrative Secretary                   swooldridge@washoeschools.net
Jamie Madeiros, Program Assistant                             jmadeiros@washoeschools.net

Address:  380 Edison Way
Reno, NV   89512
Phone:       (775) 861-1263
Fax:           (775) 861-1299

Non-Discrimination Statement: Washoe County School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, and that they provide equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact Byron Green, Area Superintendent, at 425 E. Ninth St, Reno, NV 89512; (775)789-4604.