Northwest Career and Technical Academy opened its doors in August of 2007 and is located in a fast-growing community of homes and businesses in the northwest area of Las Vegas, Nevada. The school serves over 1800 students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 and offers nine exciting programs of study: BioMed and BioTech, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood/Education, Engineering, Hospitality, Mechanical Technology, and Media. Students are able to participate in internships, earn industry certifications, and/or earn college credit for many of their program classes. NWCTA also has a full-day kindergarten program, which works in conjunction with the Early Childhood Program. NWCTA students are challenged with a rigorous curriculum in their core classes as well, and are encouraged to take Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Furthermore, NWCTA students can take a variety of electives classes, including art, drama, orchestra, world languages, and computer science. NWCTA students also excel outside of the classroom, bringing home recognition and numerous awards both at the state and national level in their Career and Technical Student Organizations competitions, through club competitions, and individually through academic performance on national exams.