Charter Schools

Charter Schools in Las Vegas

Charter Schools in Henderson

Charter schools in Las Vegas and Henderson provide parents with an additional choice in public education. Charter schools can either be sponsored by the local school district, Clark County School District, or by the State of Nevada through the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA).

The Nevada State Department of Education provides a list of school districts and education options HERE.

From the State of Nevada Department of Education:

Charter Schools in Nevada are public schools funded by the state. Charter Schools are set up by a committee with the desire to provide an educational situation that better meets the needs of some students. Currently the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority (SPCSA) is the only sponsor accepting applications for new charter schools. The SPCSA Governing Board (GB) has adopted standards from the National Charter School Resource Center to ensure these schools are held to high standards and serve students in the best possible manner. There is no charge to attend a charter school although there may be a fee for certain specific items or events. Charter schools must be in a traditional “brick and mortar” building or provide “distance education”. Charter schools must be in compliance with the contract or written charter that was entered into with the SPCSA GB, the Carson City Governing Board, the Clark County School District Governing Board, or the Washoe County School District Governing Board. Charter schools are governed by NRS 388A, NAC 386, and various other regulations and codes-check with your sponsor for clarification.

The Nevada Report Card

The most current data for the Nevada Report Card is from the 2022 – 2023 school year. 

Nevada Report Card – Clark County at a Glance

On the top left you can choose District School Ratings to download a spreadsheet of every school in Clark County or choose Nevada State Sponsored Charter Schools to compare charter schools.

Charter Schools in Las Vegas & Henderson

Las Vegas Charter Schools: 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

As of January 3, 2024, the Nevada State Public Charter School Authority has not updated the list of charter schools for the 2024 – 2025 school year. We will be able to update this list when their information is accurate. If you have school information or changes that need to be made please feel free to email us at 

SPCSA Map of Schools

SPCSA List of Southern Nevada Schools

SPCSA Performance Reports


Use the Quick List below to jump ahead to a school that interests you. As details become available we will add lottery dates to each school. Most schools have ended their lotteries by February 28.

List of Charter Schools in Las Vegas and Henderson

K – 12 Campus: 8377 W. Patrick Lane

K – 5 Campus: 7077 W. Patrick Lane Las

Battle Born Academy

4201 East Bonanza Road

Beacon Academy of Nevada

Flamingo Campus – 7360 W. Flamingo Road
Sahara Campus – 1800 E. Sahara Avenue

Cactus Park Elementary 

1501 E. Carey Ave.

Coral Academy of Science

Cadence Campus – 10 Cadence Crest Parkway, Henderson, NV 89011
Centennial Hills Campus – 7951 Deer Springs Way, Las Vegas, NV, 89131
Eastgate Campus – 7777 Eastgate Road, Henderson, NV, 89011
Nellis AFB Campus – 42 Baer Drive, Las Vegas, NV, 89115
Sandy Ridge Campus – 1051 Sandy Ridge Ave., Henderson, NV 89052
Tamarus Campus – 8185 Tamarus St. Las Vegas, NV 89123
Windmill Campus – 2150 Windmill Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89074

Democracy Prep

1201 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89106

Discovery Charter School 

Hillpointe Campus: 8941 Hillpointe Road, Las  Vegas, NV, 89134
Sandhill Campus: 3883 E. Mesa Vista Way, Las Vegas, NV, 89120

Doral Academy Las Vegas

Cactus Campus: 9025 West Cactus Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89178
Fire Mesa Campus: 2568 Fire Mesa Street, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Red Rock Campus: 626 Crossbridge Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89138
Saddle Campus: 9625 West Saddle Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89147
Pebble Campus: 6435 W. Pebble Las Vegas, NV 89139

Equipo Academy

4131 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89110

Explore Academy 

4660 North Rancho Las Vegas, NV 89130

Founders Classical Academy of Las Vegas

5730 W. Alexander Road, Las Vegas, NV 89130

Freedom Classical Academy

777 East Ann Road, Las Vegas, NV 89081

Futuro Academy 

920 North Lamb Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89110

Girls Empowerment Middle School

4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building B, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Imagine School Mountainview

6610 Grand Montecito Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149

Legacy Traditional School
Mater Academy Las Vegas
Nevada Prep
Nevada Rise
Nevada State High School 
Pinecrest Academy of Nevada
Quest Preparatory Academy
Sage Collegiate
Signature Prep
Silver Sands Montessori
Somerset Academy
Southern Nevada Trades High School
Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM)
Strong Start Academy
Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Las Vegas Charter Schools | Pros & Cons

While the pros and cons of any education choice should be made by the parents, and if applicable the child, there are things that set a charter school apart from traditional public education.

Charter school admission is lottery-based and limited to the number of students planned for in the upcoming academic year. In contrast, your zoned public school is required to accept your child and accommodate as necessary.

Las Vegas charter schools do not always have the services or amenities that a public school may offer, including cafeterias, a hot lunch program, free or reduced lunch program, libraries, before and after school care, and transportation.

Transportation should be considered when enrolling your child in a Las Vegas charter school. Unlike your zoned school in the Clark County School district, Las Vegas charter schools are not required to provide your child transportation.

Parent involvement can be a criterion of enrollment in a charter school. Ask questions about what is expected of you in terms of volunteer hours and the cost for supplies that you may not incur in a zoned public school.

The school’s curriculum is often a reason parents turn to Las Vegas charter schools for their children. Charter schools are able to adopt a curriculum and philosophy that is different than traditional public education. While charter schools are still required to meet or exceed the Nevada Academic Content Standards, they are free to choose how to teach those standards.

When choosing a charter school, consider the grades they serve and their plans for the future. Many schools only offer education through grade 5, others have expanded education programs through grade 8, while there are very few currently offering a complete high school program.

Many of you have asked us how to determine school rankings! That’s a great question and the answer is by visiting The Nevada Report Card site gives data and information on all public and state-funded charter schools.

We have downloaded and simplified the data for schools in the Clark County School District including state-sponsored charter schools.

Complete data on Nevada schools can be found here.