Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas is a state sponsored tuition free public charter school located in Henderson within the Las Vegas Valley; serving as a zone free, public, college-prep charter school for grades K-12. The school has an emphasis in the areas of Math, Science, and Technology and spreads through three separate campuses with grade configurations K-2, 3-5 and 6-12 respectively.
Coral Academy of Science Sandy Ridge Campus (6-12), has a diverse student body with a population of 44% White, 18% Hispanic, 7% African-American, 23% Asian and 8% others.
Coral Academy of Science opened its doors to students in the 2007-2008 academic year as a 3rd – 9th grade school and has continually built its grade range. While the Sandy Ridge Campus has a total of 770 students, the high school is a small portion of this with 286 students. CASLV had four graduating classes so far. The class of 2015 had 40 seniors.
Coral Academy of Science offers a College Prep curriculum through a mandatory course for its junior students. In this course, students are taught of time management and test taking skills by teachers trained in these areas. Part of this course is being taught by the school college counselor to cover topics like, career options, getting to know yourself, college types, college application process, scholarships, etc.
All senior students at CASLV have to prepare a senior research project. This is an eight to ten page research paper that includes a works cited page and is completed in the APA/MLA format. The project also constitutes a thirty minute presentation with a fifteen minute question and answer period in front of a committee of three faculty members. The presentation should be utilizing technology as well as a well-structured oral presentation.
CASLV holds chapters of clubs such as National Honor Society, Key Club, and also has an extensive mentorship program, College Mentorship and Leadership Program (CMLP) towards the Congressional Award.