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Local Students To Display Senior Capstone Projects

Capstone Projects Are A Learning Experience Providing Students With The Opportunity To Demonstrate Ways They Are Better Learners

March 13, 2019 - 1:21 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - About 400 East Career and Technical Academy (ECTA) students will display their Senior Capstone Projects for guests, including Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara.

The Capstone Projects are a cumulative learning experience that provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate various ways in which they have become active learners. Each student chooses an area of interest within their program of study. They then conduct in-depth research and demonstrate problem-solving, decision-making and independent learning skills. The projects also help prepare students for college and career pathways.

Although the school has only been open for 10 years, ECTA has been designated as a Nevada Department of Education Shining Stars School for the past three years. Magnet Schools of America named ECTA the top Magnet School in the nation for 2017-18, and the school has a graduation rate of 99.76 percent.

CCSD Board of School Trustees Vice President Linda P. Cavazos, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara, East Career and Technical Academy Principal Darlin Delgado, and East Career and Technical Academy staff and students, will be in attendance.

The event is Friday, March 15 from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at East Career and Technical Academy, located at 6705 Vegas Valley Drive in Las Vegas.