6 Reasons Families Choose Adelson

High school is a pivotal time as teens begin to identify goals for their future and understand what they need to do to accomplish them. Guidance, support, and the right mix of independence and responsibility will impact their success. 

In the Las Vegas area, families are fortunate to have so many high schools to choose from: 45+ public, 20+ charter, and 14+ private schools. Out of all those options, it’s important to find the school that’s the best fit for your teen and family, taking into account your son or daughter’s aspirations, interests, needs, and personal growth. We understand it’s a big decision and you want to get it right. Download our Parent Info Packet and learn more about why families choose Adelson.

At The Adelson School, we provide a close-knit community where students have access to meaningful opportunities and are known and valued by their teachers and peers. Here are six reasons why so many Las Vegas families choose Adelson for high school:

1. Tailored academics.
Your teen's high school performance not only affects her/his college acceptances, but also how confident and prepared (s)he is to step into a successful college experience. It’s critical for high schoolers to approach their coursework with the intention to have a direct impact on their college choice, possible major, scholarship opportunities, and potential career path. 
At Adelson, students choose the academic track that best fits their goals: college prep, honors, and advanced placement. They choose electives from a designated Focus Area to provide a more career-oriented curriculum: Technology, Business, and Entrepreneurship; Media, Arts, and Communications; Pre-Law; Bio-Med; and Jewish Studies. In addition, we prepare students for life after graduation by developing an individualized Path to College, which includes one-on-one college counseling, test prep, and workshops. 

Adelson high schoolers surpass the state and global scoring averages on over 90% of AP examinations administered annually.

2. A chance to shine.
Adelson high school students pursue interests and gain experience by demonstrating their talents, skills, knowledge, and grit through participation in competitions and showcases. They deliver business pitches through DECA, compete as part of our Robotics Team (currently ranked sixth in Nevada!), argue a case in Moot Beit Din, explore the field of medicine through HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and perform on stage in our 340-seat theater.

3. Athletics for all.
At Adelson, every high school student is involved in athletics! With ten sports to choose from, including baseball, basketball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, cross country, and track, students can try a new sport and compete at a higher level in the NIAA conference.
Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities include an Upper School gymnasium with a basketball court, an indoor running track, and an outdoor soccer field with adjacent tennis courts. And, we’re the only private school in Las Vegas with a 25-meter indoor pool on campus!
4. Nurturing artistic expression.
The fine arts are about so much more than just creativity — they increase self-esteem and cultural exposure. Adelson high school students engage in visual arts, theatre, and music.

5. A welcoming culture built on Jewish values.
Our community of Jewish and non-Jewish families find value in the Adelson experience. We draw upon Jewish heritage, traditions, and perspectives to provide a rich context for growth and achievement. Jewish perspectives play out in the traditions we celebrate that mark our weekly, monthly, and annual progression as a school. Students observe and practice these traditions together, which bonds our community.

6. Teaching and practicing accountability.
While courses and knowledge-seeking are essential for growth and learning, Adelson students also cultivate life skills such as self-discipline, collaboration, conflict resolution, and problem solving. As they juggle coursework, athletics, and co-curriculars, students learn to manage their time, self-advocate, and organize their commitments and responsibilities. In addition, we conduct random drug tests of Upper School students to ensure Adelson remains a drug-free campus. 

Experience the Adelson Advantage
Are you searching for the right high school for your teen? Discover what it feels like to be deeply connected within a learning community where your teen will be known, respected, and challenged to live a meaningful, empathetic life. Schedule your visit today!