Mavericks, Join STUCO in getting ready for the Holiday Season by participating in Winter Spirit Week!
Monday, December 6: Can you find a holiday Yoshi? Then you can get a candy cane!
We’ll be hiding mini Yoshi’s on slips of paper all around the school. And if you turn it in during lunch on Monday you can get a free candy cane! They will NOT be hidden in the teacher’s classroom but in obvious spots around the school.
Wednesday, December 8: Holiday Gear Spirit Day!
Feel free to wear your holiday gear to represent what you celebrate! Hats (ie. Santa hats) will be allowed on Wednesday!
Friday, December 10: Pajama Day Spirit Day!
Wear your winter pajamas on Friday! It’s your opportunity to wear some comfy clothing before exams!
And in January we’ll be doing a Winter Dance! Fill out our interest form to indicate if you want to go and give us any suggestions that you may have!
In 2021, Cognia initiated its Schools of Distinction award program. Across the world, educators dedicate themselves to maximizing opportunities for learners. The Schools of Distinction award recognizes schools and systems that truly stand out in their service to learners.
Cognia congratulates Advanced Technologies Academy for demonstrating excellence in meeting the Cognia Performance Standards during their 2020–2021 accreditation reviews, thus earning the 2021 Schools of Distinction award. A-TECH effectively implements high-quality instruction, shows consistent organizational effectiveness, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement while demonstrating energetic and sustained commitment to learners.
Members of the classes of 2024 and 2025 proudly share their Commitment to Graduation after each class participated in signing assemblies today, November 23, 2021
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for November: Cayla Crouse, Shammah Joseph, Adrian Guy, Christian Kane, Jace Khine, Ailiyah Lemus, Hannah Lewis, Jonathan Martinez, Gael Mendez, Ithzel Moran Valdez, Adrian Muddiman, Antonio (AJ) Nunes, Melody Robles, Jackson Stewart, Ariana Sweitzer, and Jaqueline Tiros-Liras
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for October:
Holly Garcia Puga
Earl Chester Tayo
There will be an Economic Summit and Student Leadership Conference Virtually on December 11, 2021 students can also apply for the scholarship by December 7, 2021. Please see the attached flyer for the scholarship and workshop application.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 22 Mavericks who earned spots on this year’s Mock Trial Team! A-TECH has a full slate of competitors with three competition teams! Congratulations go to: The Purple Team members: Allen Bouchard, Jonathan Fenton, Madelyn Suen, Emma Goebel, Camila Beresford-Redman, Jayne McGovern, and Jomar Jocson; The Silver Team Members: Maile Tsuchiyama-Sando, Olivia Paschal, Shammah Joseph, Richies Huynh, Jasmine Lara, Diego Diaz, and Daniel Hernandez; The Teal Team Members: Marissa Kennedy, Katie Guzman Campos, Joshua Hopkins, Bryan Hernandez, Kimberly Garcia, Ziyu Bai, Maria Morales Peña, and Sophiat Bashir! CONGRATULATIONS and GOOD LUCK preparing for Regionals!
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for September:
Addison Andrews, Vanessa Aguilar-Cruz, Gianna Archuleta, Adriano Bautista, Tanner Beck, William Giraldo, Chyle Masilang, Robert Dixon, Federico Boulware, Kal Cage, Jeff Rada, Jenna Seavey, Aaron Swails, Brayden Thompson, Trisha Nguyen-Tran and Gavin Weir.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for the scholarships and recognition of students that is open to all U.S. high school students who meet published entry requirements. The program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a not for profit organization established in 1955 that operates without government assistance. The Semifinalists show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Twelve students who attend A-TECH qualified as Semifinalists by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors and represents the highest scoring entrants in the state of Nevada.
This year A-TECH has twelve students who have qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. If you see these students please feel free to congratulate them on their outstanding efforts and encourage their pursuit of academic excellence: Jacqueline Balanovsky, Camila Beresford-Redman, Aaron Buff, Jonathan Burrer, Manav Dudhia, Benjamin Koppe, Timothy-Matthew Lim, Alan Lucero, Jack Marshall, Georgia Petroff, Christopher Vuong, Nicholas Wong.
The PSAT is a standardized test that is given to both 10th and 11th graders in the Clark County School District.
The PSAT exam will be given on October 13, 2021, from 7:30 AM until 11:00 AM. All 10th graders are required to take the exam. Students in the 11th grade must sign up and pay $20.00 in order to take the exam. Students can either pay with the banker or go on-line to pay for the exam.
The exam is an excellent opportunity for students to practice taking the ACT or SAT exam which is needed for graduation, and entrance into many colleges and universities. The PSAT can help students to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, and other scholarship opportunities. Lastly, many colleges recruit students based off of the PSAT.
For more information contact Ms. Ibarra in the counseling office or visit the ATECH website or Canvas Counseling Page to learn more about becoming a National Merit Scholar and to receive study aides for the PSAT exam. Students must pay by September 13th if they are interested in taking the exam. It is free for 10th graders.