Charter school’s first graduating class on track for 100 percent college acceptance rate

Jan 8, 2018 by

Seven years ago, a group of elementary school teachers launched an after-school program for fifth-graders. It was so successful and beloved by the students and their parents that they wanted it extended to sixth grade. Then seventh. Then eighth. And ninth.

After five years of bouncing around borrowed space within the Clark County School District, the after-school program known as Scholars Working OverTime — or SWOT —evolved into its own charter school on Bonanza Road near Lamb Boulevard in the northeast part of Las Vegas. It is believed to be the first charter school in the state proposed and launched by a group of existing public-school teachers.

Now known as Equipo Academy, the college preparatory school is set to graduate its first senior class of 36 students this year. Thirteen of the seniors have been with the program since its inception; the majority of the rest came aboard a year or two later.

 

Source: Charter school’s first graduating class on track for 100 percent college acceptance rate – Las Vegas Sun Newspaper

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