Private High School in Las Vegas, Nevada
Because classes are small, students share a strong sense of community, not only among their peers but also with their instructors. They grow in confidence, knowing they can approach faculty and staff and get the help they need.
Get hands-on with 21st-century business concepts from robotic technology and cybersecurity to entrepreneurship as you engage with the business world through internships, faculty and practitioner mentoring, and membership in DECA, a globally-recognized organization for leadership development.
Media, Arts, and Communications (MAC)
Focus on all things creative from 2D and 3D art to animation, filmmaking, music composition, and participation in the school band and theater productions.
Learn from an expert instructor who brings real-life experience as an attorney, participate in a mock trial, and join our model UN program, which will expand your understanding of international politics and laws.
Engage in college-caliber learning of biomedical sciences by engaging with virtual reality, getting hands-on with medical manikins, and deepening your understanding of anatomy by building body parts.
If you’re seeking to grow a deeper understanding of Jewish heritage and identity, faith leaders on the Adelson faculty provide mentorship and in-depth religious instruction.
Adelson Community Theatre (ACT)
In ACT, students learn far more than the artistic and technical aspect of putting on a production. Through the collaborative tasks of writing or choosing a script, casting, staging, advertising, and more, students hone the soft skills they will need in any career path they choose.
Students work one-on-one with our college counselor to develop their Path to College. In addition to laying out the concrete steps involved in the college application process, the Path to College is also a snapshot of a student’s strengths and growth opportunities to ensure the right strategies are in place to set them up for success.
Students take an expert PSAT prep course in the first quarter of sophomore year and continue to customize their Path to College as Focus Area electives, athletics, clubs, and competitions start providing even more clarity and direction. Our college counselor helps students focus on building their resumés and planning coursework and experiences that will be the most impactful.
Students take an SAT prep course in the first quarter of junior year — this course has proven to increase scores as much as 200-300 points. College and university visits get underway as well as meetings with university representatives who visit campus.
Our college counselor works closely with individually with students to match their unique interest and skills, what they want to do with their lives, and what impact they want to make with colleges that make an ideal fit. They work together to prepare portfolios and assist students with securing scholarships. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that 100% of Adelson graduates receive acceptance to a four-year college or university.
The Adelson School really prepared me for college and the next chapter in my life. The curriculum and expert teachers really pushed me and allowed me to go farther than I ever thought possible. I was ready for college on day one!
Adelson School Alumni ('19)
- Encouraging involvement. Students aren’t invisible here — they actively engage in their education and our community. We help them grow their confidence as we challenge and encourage them to try new things. They feel safe and supported as they develop resilience.
- Teaching life skills. While core concepts and courses are key for growth and learning, students also cultivate life skills, such as collaboration and conflict resolution. As they navigate juggling assignments and extracurriculars, they learn to responsibly manage their time, stay organized, and self-advocate.
- Giving back. Volunteer experiences offer students deep engagement through sustained, hands-on experiences that challenge them to think empathetically and advocate for those in need.