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9-12
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Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 1,086

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2501 Vegas Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89106

(702) 799-7870
(702) 799-0656
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April 21, 2014
Advanced Technologies Academy (A-Tech) is a public magnet school program. You have to qualify to be admitted to this High School but once you are, it is an amazing school. You can major in Computer Science, Engineering, Legal, Network Technology, etc. The teachers are absolutely wonderful, administration very helpful! My son loves the students, clubs, and experience. Chess club went and placed several times in Nationals. Work is tough but not intense but we knew that going in.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2014
My school is a blue ribbon school that has been nominated to be chosen as the top magnet school in the U.S. It is also the #1 school in Nevada. This school has really helped me prepare for college. The students are friendly and inviting, and when I enter the school I feel comfortable because I know that it's a friendly place. Many students get along well and they treat each other like family. I know that the preparation that it has given me will help later on. The teachers provide rigorous activities which challenge the students, thus preparing them for university life even further.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2014
We are moving from Orange County CA and have 14 year old twin boys we would like to enroll in your school.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Congratulations A-Tech for being #1 high school in Clark County School District according to Washington Post's national high school ranking 2013. Ed W Clark High School has slipped to #2 spot.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
This school is the bet school that you can ever go to! Great staff! And the education level is off the roof. This is a great high school to begin a bright future!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
super awesome school!!! is the best.. excellent teachers but the only thing I do not like that there is a Spanish teacher who does not even speak the language correctly and get angry when corrected.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2013
If you are planning to send your child to this school, just sit in from of it at dismissal time first. You will see very few smiling faces. The principal, Ms. Kral will never be a partner in education, she runs the school as a dictator, and will always have to be right, even when logic says she is not. She is inflexible, and if your child needs any accommodations made to their schedules, forget about that too. The homework will cause them to never be able to participate in any extra curricular activities, unless they don't mind lowering their grades and falling behind. Think long and hard about this one!! The most spirit-less high school in Las Vegas, with the worst principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2013
Great opportunities are here with a great atmosphere! This school has great statistics and the students are very proud.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2013
I graduated from ATech with the class of 2006. The setting is one in which the students can truly learn without disruptions because they all WANT to be there. The teachers made a real difference in our lives and aside from myself, many of us from my class have kept in touch with our teachers. This school provided excellent learning opportunities that not every school can provide. Years later I have gone back as a substitute and the atmosphere is still a positive one.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2013
My grandson has been selected to attend Atech. It's a wonderful school with many opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2012
A fantastic school for kids that care about academics and are willing to put in the time and effort to succeed. They also offer a variety of clubs that you won't find in many other high schools (ex. Board Game Club). The teachers are continuously impressed by their students, and go out of their way to challenge them. Our son graduated from ATech and is continuing his education at UC Berkeley. He says he feels completely prepared for his classes. It is totally worth the extensive travel times to and from school every day!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2012
I am now going to be entering my sophomore year at A-tech, and I couldn't be more thrilled. The minute you begin your courses, you come to realize that this school is much harder, and much more competitive than any other school. At first, I regretted coming to A-tech because I did quite struggle. But throughout the year, you find yourself getting dedicated to your work, and competing at your hardest. As previously mentioned, A-tech is a small school, with roughly 1,000 kids, and it definitely becomes your second home. The kids in A-tech are much more different than any other kids in other high schools. The teachers are excellent, and they do offer tutoring after school. To anyone entering A-tech, be ready to do work and not waste time. This school is well competitive, and offers a lot of programs where you can find your interest in, & I'm more than positive that A-tech will be well worth it for College in the future. Hope this gives you a clear aspect as of A-tech to anyone who is considering. Good luck!

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2012
I attended A-Tech the second year that it opened back in 1995. It was the best academic decision that I could have ever made as there are not many good public high schools in Las Vegas. The teachers at A-Tech were amazing and the classes were challenging yet interesting. I was in the law related careers program and am now a practicing attorney in Los Angeles. I was able to attend a four year university in Southern California on a full tuition scholarship. Two years after that, I attend the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, also on a full tuition scholarship. And I think that it is all thanks to A-Tech.

- submitted by a community member
November 29, 2011
Its really Excellent... Students that want to go to ATECH will need to realize that this school is for young people who know what they want to do in life.

- submitted by a student
August 29, 2011
It is a very hard school, and no you don't get to change classes after you are assigned your schedule unless there was a mistakes. But they are fair. You are told about what the classes will be like and you can talk to the teachers to see what they would recommend you to be in. You can challenge it if you feel like you can deal with a higher class. The kids chose their classes so if there are any problems they only have themselves to blame. They do not let you change your classes in the middle of the year now because too many people were just dropping out of classes because they didn't want to deal with the workload so they said that what you pick is what you get. It is completely fair.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2011
Students that want to go to ATECH will need to realize that this school is for young people who know what they want to do in life. This school will be very challenging for students who do not want to study or do homework every night (this includes thosse who have gone to private schools). The majority of the teachers are great and try to get the serious students ready for a great college and future.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2011
This school is extremely difficult. Anyone who comes here better be ready for a challenge and I am only a freshman! Yet, they tell you that it all works out in the end and that almost every job you apply for will recognize what you did to get a degree here so it has its moments. Not very many people here though.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2011
This school is not the best. I struggled so much in one of my classes it was terrible. I wanted out of the class, and just put in a regular class instead of an honors class and they just refused. My mom and I tryed everything and they would not change my class for me So there I sit still strggling in the class. When you can't do the work because it is to hard or you don't get it the counselor and the teacher should be there to help you and they should definitley want to see you succeed not fail.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2011
I was my dream school until I got ill in my sophomore year. I asked to get my assignments and some of the teachers wouldn't give them to me. I got well enough to go back after a few months I missed. I was able to turn some of my grades around I even got a B in Chemistry Honors. I had to drop electronics (which everyone hates) because I wasn't able to do the work at home. Junior year started out well. I wasn't as sick as before but then my symptoms started flaring up in December. I was gone off and on before they finally decided to put me in homebound. I asked for assignment but they said I wasn't able to do it at home. I could tell they didn't want to deal with me. When I went to the nurses office when the nurse was there she wouldn't let me go home even though I was throwing up everywhere. They would make me lay down and go back to class even though you can tell I was in an enormous amount of pain. In Senior year is when they kicked me out. It's a great school but if you get sick or have a disability you are out of luck. The doctors finally figured out I have a rare genetic disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and IBS that goes with it.

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March 04, 2010
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December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 10, 2009
A-tech is a very stressful school. The kids that go here need to be ready for a HUGE challenge. The most population at this school are fresh men. Most of the other kids realize its too much of a challenge and get out of the school. I would understand why. It is a very hard school. I regret choosing it.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 30, 2009
I'm currently a freshman in Atech and I am loving every single moment of it. My classmates are friendly and really focused-which motivates me to do better everyday.The classes move at a college level pace and I think it really helps you to do good when you're in college-plus the teachers teach in very exciting ways.I never thought I would even love school this much that I don't mind waking up really early.I just love everything about the school...indeed the best in Nevada.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
It prepares you incredibly well for college. The students are focused, the teachers are committed. It's ranked as the number one high school in Nevada for a reason. If there's a dedicated school that works long, hard hours to ensure that its students succeed, this school is it. It truly deserves this money.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
A-TECH was an amazing school that really helped prepare me for college. It's definitely, absolutely, and beyond the palest shadow of any doubt, the best high school in the state of Nevada.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
School is so diverse yet unified, all kind of different students, education is top notch, it's a small school so everyone knows each other.

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September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 17, 2009
This high school was the highlight of my teenage years. It provided me with a strong, core group of friends, most of which I see continuing on with me in my life for years. It effortlessly prepared me for the future, both in college and in the real world and I feel I'm better off from attending. Some of the teachers have been working there since its inception in the middle of the 1990s. They were always willing to add extra work; they were always excited about what they taught. I've since graduated from the institution, I am now a Junior attending Arizona State University getting my Bachelor's in Landscape Architecture. I can wholeheartedly state that A-Tech directly led to where I am now and I'm extremely proud of it.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
I loved the environment, the teachers, and the welcome-ness I received everyday but everyone there.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
I love Advanced Technologies Academy because it provides public school students with an awesome chance to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
ATech provides a safe, friendly environment where students can be themselves and enjoy an academically challenging curriculum even if they survive on only 4 hours sleep.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 18, 2009
Stress, as you have probably seen in the other reviews, is quite prevalent here. Stress also leads to unnecessary hostility, and also one of the major contributions to the 'lack of school spirit.' However, I have heard that there will be a new grassroots movement starting from within the student body to counter this. Be a part of the revolution.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2009
I attend this school currently. I feel like I am learning more in a quarter than average student yearly. High academic achievement at this school are very high stressed. The student body who chose to go in the A.P. path at this school never go to bed earlier than midnight on school days. Basically, this prepares you for the world of college. Yet, one regard to going here is the lack of spirit among the students. Every student doesn't enjoy their experience to the fullest. There is one assembly a year, no field trips, dances are extremely empty, and no sport-related activities what so ever. Stress level is very high...many students do not get enough sleep (less than 5 hours a day) so they end up cranky and cramming everything in a 'tank full of gas'. Overall, this school needs a major make over to lower stress of the students.

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January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 17, 2008
Advanced Technologies Academy is one of the nicest schools in the Las Vegas area. Students actually get an opportunity to learn, the facility is clean, and nearly every room has computers.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 07, 2008
Originally written 8/25/07 I would agree from personal experience that Advanced Technologies Academy (A-TECH) is the top high school here in Las Vegas. After much research our daughter chose A-TECH, tested and was admitted. She was able to take the standard six subjects at Honors and AP level plus an additional two subject major: Computer Science. Eight subjects in all. Through A-TECH's program she was able to graduate with an Honors Degree which included an additional eight credits in Computer Science. She was accepted at all of the colleges she applied to including Wellesley, Stanford and MIT. She chose MIT and is currently a Freshman there.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
Advanced Technologies Academy is academically challenging, safe, clean but it also is a very High Stress enviroment! Dances, Senior trips cancel for no attendance. You miss out on so much and your teachers keep you so busy with homework your lucky to catch a movie with a friend on the weekends. If your ready to give up everything to come here then this is the place for you.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2008
Great School! My son made it to Stanford!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2008
I love this school. Very friendly and clean.

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January 28, 2008
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no rating December 28, 2007
Advanced Technologies is not the same school that it used to be. It is like any other school at this point.

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October 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
A-tech is fun, safe, and educational. The staff is friendly (many are very funny) and they all really care about how the kids are doing in the class. No parent should feel worried about safety at school, there are very little student-student conflicts and A-tech is very diverse so there is very little racial conflict. As a student, I have not felt once physically unsafe and the school has an enjoyable atmosphere. A-tech has been fun, safe and a truly an inspiring place to learn.

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August 22, 2007
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April 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2006
My son just completed A tech and it is one of the best schools I have come across in its academic standards. The staff are wonderful and dedicated to making the students give of their best. My experience with the school has been nothing but excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
Advanced Technologies Academy is a great school for learning about new types of technology. Because it is a magnet school, it has different program areas of study (8). The school has recieved many awards for its excellence in education.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2005
A-Tech is best defined by the excellence in academics it lives up to and its highly diverse programs ranging from Law to Business to Computer Science to CADD. We do not have any sports teams as we are a magnet school. Students participate in sports through their home zoned schools. A-Tech rocks and if your really super smart, you should go here for a challenge. A-Tech isn't just about smart people though. It is about people who want to learn a specific skill through the many programs offered here. Class sizes are really small and all the teachers care. Advanced Technologies Academy is a blue ribbon school that has been visited by many top people like Laura Bush. Application required.

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Advanced Technologies Academy
2501 Vegas Dr, Las Vegas, NV  89106
(702) 799-7870
Last modified Advanced Technologies Academy is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Advanced Technologies Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top