- ACT & SAT Test Prep Information
Dear A-TECH 11th grade students and parents,
Thank you for all your patience and perseverance through the first semester of A-TECH’s virtual learning. The staff hopes you have a very restful two-week break. As we look towards 2021, 11th graders have two important exams coming up (PSAT on January 26 and ACT on February 23). These exams may be canceled or rescheduled due to COVID restrictions; nevertheless, we want to prepare students to do their best so that they can increase their college scholarship and acceptance opportunities.
ACT Online Practice
CERT ACT Practice Questions
A-TECH 11th graders have taken CERT Practice ACT exams five times now. Students should have a strong understanding of their strengths and areas for growth. CERT provides videos on each question on the practice ACTs as well as general concept review videos. A-TECH 11th graders will take CERT once more in February in preparation for the ACT. See the attachment for how students can access their personalized review questions videos.
Albert.io is an online program used in many of our AP classes. Albert.io also offers free ACT and SAT Practice for all A-TECH students. See the attachment for details on how to log in.
ACT/PSAT/SAT Tutoring Offers
*Please note that A-TECH does not endorse any private tutoring program. We are offering these discounts as a service to our students.
Tutors Across America
Tutors Across America is offering A-TECH students a 50% discount on its PSAT, ACT & SAT Boot Camps in January and February. Students can enroll at TutorsAcrossAmerica.com/ACTcourse with the coupon code: GOMAVERICKS. See the attachment for details. Tutors Across America will also be at A-TECH to provide a half-day Boot Camp for all 11th graders a week before the ACT.
IVYBound is also offering A-TECH students with a 50% discount on its PSAT, ACT & SAT Boot Camps. In addition to the discount, all registered A-TECH students will receive access to the ALL-NEW IVYBound SAT Video Lesson Program (a $299 value) that will launch in January 2021. See the attachment for details.
- Semester Exam Schedule
Monday, December 14 (Review Day – Modified Full Day)
Teacher Office Hrs. — 8:00 – 9:00
Period 1 — 9:00 – 9:35
Period 2 — 9:40 – 10:15
Period 3 — 10:20 – 10:55
Lunch — 10:55 – 11:30
Period 4 — 11:35 – 12:10
Period 6 — 12:15 – 12:50
Period 8 — 12:55 – 1:30
Tuesday, December 15 (Full Day – Final Exams)
Teacher Office Hrs. 8:00 – 9:00
Period 1 9:00 — 10:45 Semester Exam
Period 3 10:50 — 12:35 Semester Exam
Lunch 12:35 – 1:05
Period 5 1:10 — 1:45 Review Period
Period 7 1:50 — 2:25 Review Period
Wednesday, December 16 (Half Day- Final Exams)
Period 5 9:00 — 10:45 Semester Exam
Nutrition Break — 10:45-11:00
Period 7 11:05 — 12:50 Semester Exam
Thursday, December 17 (Half Day- Final Exams)
Period 2 9:00 — 10:45 Semester Exam
Nutrition Break — 10:45-11:00
Period 4 11:05 — 12:50 Semester Exam
Friday, December 18 (Half Day – Final Exams)
Period 6 9:00 — 10:45 Semester Exam
Nutrition Break — 10:45-11:00
Period 8 11:05 — 12:50 Semester Exam
In order to place proper emphasis on the semester examinations, extracurricular activities will not be scheduled during final exam week.
- STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE SEMESTER EXAMS IN ADVANCE PER CCSD REGULATION.
- Please encourage your students to be in attendance on exam days.
- Plan to keep students fully engaged for the entire period.
- Students who are absent during semester exams will receive a grade of “F” for the final exam and their semester grades will be figured accordingly once they return.
- Lunch with a Counselor
Do you have questions or concerns about anything? Do you want to just say hi? Are you bored and want to have lunch together? Then stop by and join a counselor for lunch! Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (school days only), one of your counselors will be available during lunch to chat.
Mondays: Ms. Romero
Tuesdays: Mr. Gokul
Thursdays: Mrs. Moore
Fridays: Mrs. Nyznyk
- A-TECH Homecoming Featured on Channel 13 Action News
- Thankful Week 2020
Thankful Week 2020 starts Monday, November 16! 🍂
We have some fun activities planned for you, Mavericks. Be sure to participate and tag @atastuco on Instagram if you do! 🧡
- Congratulations October Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Student of the Month for October: Devon Burdick, Kevin Graeser, Olivia Williams, Junjie Liu, Yaed Salido-German, Alec Miller, Kisha Mejia, Josiah Whitfield, Keith Wilson, Summer McDow, Arion McJoy, Cristian Ramos Fallad, Rose Rowland, Kelly Huang and Koen Lunger.
- Congratulations International Model Bridge Contest Winners
Congratulations to Jasmine Chung (1st place) and Doanh Ly (3rd place) on their success at the 2020 International Model Bridge Contest held at the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 23, 2020.
For more information see:http://bridgecontest.phys.iit.edu/
- Thriller Thursday
Mavericks, make sure to show off your spooky decor for Thriller Thursday. Remember to tag @atastuco on Instagram.
- Schedule for the Week of October 26-30
Monday, October 26 – A Day
Tuesday, October 27 – B Day
Wednesday, October 28 – C Day
Thursday, October 29 – C Day
Friday, October 30 – No School – Nevada Day
- Wicked Wednesday
Mavericks, we’re glad your spirit stayed awake even in your PJ’s. Can you keep it up and represent your class Wednesday? 👀 Be sure to wear the right color and tag @atastuco on Instagram!
- Tombsday Tuesday
Try your best to keep your spirit awake during class, even on Tombsday Tuesday. 😴 Dress up in your pajamas and tag @atastuco on Instagram!
- Monster Movie Monday
Make sure to show us your favorite spooky & freaky films for Monday’s spirit day! Don’t forget to tag @atastuco on Instagram!
- 2020 Homecoming Spirit Week
STUCO is so excited to announce our 2020 HOCO Spirit Week 👻
We can’t wait to see how much spirit (😉) our Mavericks have got even when we’re virtual! 🎃
- Virtual Movie Night
Mavericks, STUCO is excited to announce the first virtual movie night of the year on Friday, September 25. Follow @atastuco on Instagram for details and to vote on their story!
- Poetry Out Loud
There is a new club at A-TECH: Poetry Out Loud. We meet each Monday from 2:31 to 3:31.President: Naika BelizareAdvisor: Ms Urena
All are welcome!
- AP Exam Important Information
Dear A-TECH AP Students,
It is time to register for and order your AP Exams for 2021. Please read the 2021 AP Exam Instructions carefully (see attachments) before filling out the A-TECH AP 2021 Google Form to sign-up for your AP exams. The instructions include important deadlines, exam costs, and directions on how to pay for the exam.
Students who are applying for Financial Assistance will pay the deposit of $40.00 by October 9th and then wait until December when the District/State informs us how much they will contribute towards the student’s exam. Please refer to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Income Eligibility Guidelines for 2020-21 table on the instructions to see if you qualify for Financial Assistance. If you qualify for a reduced fee, please submit the Financial Assistance Form by October 9. 2020 for verification to Ms. Miranda (email: email@example.com), along with the AP 2021 Exam Order Google Form. The Financial Assistance Form is attached to this post.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Gokul, the AP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A-TECH AP Exam Order Form -> https://forms.gle/CYDNYKNMsmrsfbqS6
- Welcome Back Spirit Week – Maverick Friday
Finish Spirit Week strong by wearing your best A-TECH gear or by putting together a Purple and Teal outfit. Show your school spirit and don’t forget to tag @atastuco on Instagram!
- Welcome Back Spirit Week – Thursday is Thankful Day
Mavericks, Thursday is Thankful Day. Take a picture of yourself with something you are thankful for. Remember to post it to Instagram and to tag @atastuco.
- Welcome Back Spirit Week – Wednesday Setup Showoff
Mavericks, Wednesday is Setup Showoff Day! Share your virtual learning space. Be sure to tag @atastuco on Instagram.
- Welcome Back Spirit Week – Tuesday is Twin Day
Tuesday is Twin Day. Be sure to tag @atastuco and your twin on Instagram!
- Spirit Week – Monday is Pajama Day
Monday marks the start of Welcome Back Spirit Week. STUCO is kicking it off with Pajama Day! Post to Instagram and Tag atastuco to receive a raffle ticket. You can also send your pictures to STUCO. STUCO can’t wait to see what outfits you come up with.
- Welcome Back Spirit Week – September 7 – 11
Welcome back Mavericks! This week kicks off virtual spirit week. Check A-TECH’s website and social media plat forms to see how to participate. Questions? Check out atastuco on Instagram.
- A-TECH Student Orientation Information
The A-TECH Student Orientation Website is now live. This site will be updated frequently with important information about the start of school on Monday, August 24. A-TECH teachers are ready to provide high-quality instruction and learning experiences for all of our students. We hope you are ready to begin an exciting new school year.
- Back to School Update from Mr. Synold
Dear A-TECH Students and Parents,
I am excited to announce that our bell schedule has been approved by CCSD for release. Please review all the information below and continue to stay tuned as virtual A-TECH takes shape.
Bell Schedule Approved
A-TECH will be on an A/B/C rotation with online live instruction starting at 9:00 am Monday – Friday. Students will have four live courses each A (odd) and B (even) Day. On C Day, students will have all 8 courses but there is flexibility based on teacher and student needs. In addition, teachers will have extensive Office Hours to support students and advise student activities. We will be having a required Google Meets Welcome Orientation for all students during Office Hours on Monday, August 24 at 8:00 am. More information will be coming soon.
I have attached three different documents for your reference:
A-TECH Student Instructional Guide (detailed description of the daily bell schedule)
A-TECH Student Bell Schedule 2020-21 (simplified daily bell schedule)
A-TECH Calendar Rotation 2020-21 (A/B/C rotation by day)
Important Items to Note:
The bell schedule will be adjusted when we return to in-person school.
Teachers will be recording and posting live lessons for review later in the day. It is highly recommended that students plan to be virtually present on Google Meets at the assigned time.
Attendance policies are still being determined by the Nevada Department of Education and CCSD.
Student Schedules are Live in IC
Student schedules are now live for parents and students in Infinite Campus. Thank you for your patience. You will need to contact your counselor if you have any concern:
A- E Maribel Romero – email@example.com
F- L Rabin Gokul – firstname.lastname@example.org
M- R Jeanne Moore – email@example.com
S- Z Alisa Nyznyk – firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook, Chromebooks, and More: Collection and Distribution
Textbooks, Chromebooks, instructional materials, instruments, yearbooks, and agendas (9th graders only) will be distributed next week August 17-21st from 7:30 am -12:30 pm in the A-TECH gym.
Seniors: Monday, August 17
Juniors: Tuesday, August 18
Sophomores: Wednesday, August 19
Freshmen: Thursday, August 20
Make-up (Open to All Grades): Friday, August 21 (You must still come during your assigned time using the Alpha Schedule below)
Each day will have the same Alpha Schedule:
7:30 – 8:30 … A – C
8:30 – 9:30 … D – H
9:30 – 10:30 … I – N
10:30 – 11:30 …O – S
11:30 – 12:30 …T – Z
Important Items to Note:
Last year’s textbooks must be turned in when you enter the gym, or you will not be allowed to collect your new textbooks. Textbooks from last year have been removed from all lockers and classrooms.
You should park in the Student Parking Lot and walk through the double gate to the gym in the back of school.
Chromebooks – We still have Chromebooks available, but parents must complete the Online Registration Process (directions attached) and sign the CCSD Mobile Device Agreement 2020 (attached) before we can release a Chromebook to a student. You do not need an A-TECH Chromebook if you have another Internet-enabled device with a microphone and video camera.Only A-TECH students will be allowed into the gym (no parents/siblings). Masks and social distancing will be required.
If a student answers “yes” to any of these questions, they will need to stay home and arrange for a separate pick-up day with Mr. Rispin (email@example.com):
Do you have a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
Do you have new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition?
Do you have any two of the following symptoms: fever (100.4⁰ F or higher), chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell?
Have you come into close contact (within 6 feet) with someone who has a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 14 days?
Have you received a laboratory-confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis in the last 14 days?
Smith’s Inspiring Donations
Did you know you can earn free cash for A-TECH’s clubs and school events just by shopping at Smith’s? All you need to do is register your Smith’s card, and A-TECH earns 0.5% cashback from all purchases. It’s free to enroll and never expires. You will need to log in at https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/– My Account – Inspiring Donations – Change Organization – Advanced Technologies Academy (VN796).
Title IX Notification
Attached is CCSD’s annual Title IX notification. Athletics are currently suspended. When they resume, A-TECH students should contact their zoned school for information on participating in sports.
- Academic Calendar – A/B/C Days
Mavericks, Information on the Academic Calendar and A/B/C Days has been posted to the A-TECH website for your reference.
- Student Schedules Released in Infinite Campus
Mavericks, your class schedules are now live in Infinite Campus. The Virtual Bell Schedule for the 2020-2021 school year has also been approved and posted.
- CCSD Summer Connections
Get a summer start to a successful school year with
resources and activities for students to engage in
learning at home.
• Daily summer guide
• Resources for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade
• Online AP courses, practice questions and review lessons
• Access to Khan Academy, myON, Smarty Ants, ActivelyLearn
• And more!
If your child needs a Chromebook to continue
learning, please contact your school via telephone
or e-mail, or call (702) 799-2988 for direct assistance.
- Transcript Request Form – Class of 2020
- Class of 2020 Share your plans after Graduation and the Scholarships you have received.
>>>>>>GOOGLE REPORTING FORM<<<<<<
ATTENTION SENIORS, please fill out the linked Google Form. A-TECH will be giving out Amazon Gift Cards on the following dates.
Four – $25 Amazon gift cards this Friday, May 15th
Four – $25 Amazon gift cards on Tuesday, May 19th
Four – $50 gift cards the day we give out caps and gowns.
Seniors will receive one raffle ticket for every college or scholarship they list on the Google Form:
Every college/Institution in which they were admitted (Whether they plan to attend the school or not).
Each scholarship or grant that they receive in which they were awarded FREE money that they do not have to repay. Examples: All Merit-based scholarships awarded from any colleges, scholarships received from any outside organizations, such as the Public Education Foundation, and any grant/s (FREE money) received by the Federal Government in which they do not have to repay.
**Please do not forget to list any military branch in which you were enlisted as well!
- Family Resources for Secondary Students
- College Application and FAFSA Nights
Students can complete applications with the following colleges:
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
Nevada State College (NSC)
College of Southern Nevada (CSN)
Great Basin College (GBC)
Truckee Meadows Community
Western Nevada College (WNC)
OUT-OF-STATE 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS:
Dixie State University (DSU)
Southern Utah University (SUU)
University of Utah (U of U)
Utah State University (USU)
Public Education Foundation
Students are welcome to go to any program most convenient for them!
A parent or guardian must be present in order to file the FAFSA.
- Developers Club
Developers club will be meeting Thursday in room 601 after school, all are invited.