School Liaison
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Welcome to the Nellis & Creech Air Force Bases, and Nevada Test and Training Range School Liaison page! This is your one-stop shop for all matters related to K-12 military child education in Clark County, Nevada. 

Military members and their families, traditional public schools, public charter and private schools, homeschoolers, and anyone interested in military child education are encouraged to explore this website. You will find a variety of topics dealing with military child education and answers to many questions dealing with everything from student enrollment to college admissions.

For those who do not find the information they seek, please contact the School Liaison Program Manager, Kristina Aubert. 

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4211 Duffer Drive, Bldg. 602

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Office: 702-652-2894


The Clark County School District, or CCSD, is the fifth largest in the nation with more than 320,000 students and 357 schools. The vast majority of military children who attend local primary and secondary schools throughout Clark County attend public schools.

CCSD serves the entire county, including the incorporated cities of Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. CCSD also provides public education to the cities and townships of Laughlin, Blue Diamond, Logandale, Bunkerville, Goodsprings, Indian Springs, Mount Charleston, Moapa, Searchlight and Sandy Valley.

In addition to a comprehensive education program for kindergarten through grade 12, the district has magnet schools and career and technical academies geared toward those students with unique interests, skills and abilities. Additional programs include special and occupational education, a before-and-after-school program, tutorials, various parent organizations and a liaison division for home education. The district has made Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, three of the last five years, according to stipulations of the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind.

The state of Nevada’s Department of Education and CCSD unveiled a new component used to evaluate schools in 2011 called the Nevada Growth Model. It provides parents with a three-year comparison of individual school growth and grade-level achievement; essentially, the model measures each student’s growth in achievement over time.

CCSD has seen a number of changes since the appointment of the new superintendent in 2018. The biggest change is probably the very structure of CCSD. The number of area service centers, or ASC, were reduced from four to three and their primary functions have changed. The newly conceived ASCs will focus on trouble-shooting non-academic issues, while academic managers assigned to 16 performance zones focus on improving academic standards. Each ASC also features an ombudsman charged with facilitating the process for answering questions and resolving concerns at schools when the perfunctory “chain of command” fails to yield a resolution.

While there are federally connected children associated with Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range matriculating at public schools throughout Clark County, the majority of military children attend schools in the northwest area of the Las Vegas Valley, specifically what has been and will continue to be called ASC 1. The zone in ASC 1 where military parents will find the schools zoned for Nellis Air Force Base – – Loman or Manch Elementary School, Carroll M. Johnston Middle School and Mojave High School — is performance zone two, comprised of 20 schools.

Most schools deemed “empowerment schools” are now part of the autonomous zone if they continue to meet the required performance zone targets.

Helpful Info:

Private schools in Nevada receive no funding from the state and can be categorized into two main types: Private Exempt Schools and Private Schools. The state is home to over 150 private schools, with an almost equal distribution between these two categories.

Private Exempt Schools are affiliated with religious organizations, other government agencies, or fraternal/benevolent entities, while Private Schools are sponsored by business entities or individual proprietors. All private schools, regardless of exemption status, are obligated to follow the same curriculum as public schools, providing 180 days of instruction with the same daily instructional minutes. Parents who choose to enroll their children in private schools agree to cover the tuition and fees imposed by the school, although some schools may offer tuition assistance.

There are a few private schools that advertise a military discount for military families, but it is always wise to ask about discounts whether the school advertises them or not. The best advice when considering any private school is research, research, and more research. Most importantly, as with any school, visit the campus prior to making a financial commitment and ensure the school’s curriculum meets your expectations.


Charter schools in Nevada are public schools that operate independently,  offering innovative approaches to education while still being held accountable for student performance. These schools have the flexibility to design unique curriculum and teaching methods, tailoring them to meet the needs of their students.

It’s important to note that charter schools in Nevada are tuition-free, just like traditional public schools. They are funded by state and local tax dollars, ensuring every child has access to quality education. When considering charter schools, it is important to note that they do not provide transportation services. As a parent, you must make arrangements for your child’s transportation to and from the charter school of your choice.

Enrolling your child in a charter school involves applying directly to the school of your choice. As the demand for charter schools can sometimes exceed the availability of seats, schools operate on a lottery system. You may apply to as many charter schools as you would like. 

Nevada Department of Education Charter School Directory

Clark County Charter Schools

Interactive Map

Homeschooling is an alternative option to public or private schools. Parents or guardians can submit a one-time Notice of Intent to Homeschool, signing that they are fully responsible for their child’s education. In Nevada, there is a statewide advocacy organization that works to keep homeschooling least restrictive. There are also many local support groups providing guidance for homeschooling families.

If you’re interested in homeschooling, please visit the links below for helpful information:

How old must my child be to attend school?
As mandated by state law, a student entering kindergarten must be 5 years of age before the first day of school.

Is there a school on base?
Yes, there is a public charter school on base. Coral Academy of Science serves Pre-K through 8th grade. Please visit for lottery information

How can I find out which school my child should attend?
For the Clark County School District go to, click on the zoning tab, input your address and it will list the elementary, middle school and high school your home is zoned.

What documents do I need to take with me when I register my child for school?

1. Two forms of proof of address (utility bill, rent receipt, lease or sales contract)

2. Proof of the child’s identity (birth certificate, passport, or a certified birth card)

3. Immunization Records

4. Parent Identification

What time does school begin and end?
Starting and ending times vary from school to school. Please call the school your child will be attending for the schedule.

Is transportation provided to and from school?
Elementary and Middle School students attending a Clark County School District school living more than two miles from their zoned school will be provided transportation. High School students living more than three miles from their school will also be provided transportation.

Charter and Private Schools do not provide transportation.

My student is in high school what are the requirements for graduation?
To graduate from the Clark County School District, with a Standard High School Diploma, students must complete their required course work and take tests required by the state. Students must earn 22 ½ credits in the following subjects:

  • English – 4 credits
  • Math – 3 credits *
  • Science – 2 credits
  • U.S. History – 1 credit
  • U.S. Government – 1 credit
  • Physical Education – 2 credits **
  • World History or Geography 1 credit
  • Health Education – ½ credit
  • Computers – ½ credit
  • Electives – 7 ½ credits

Additional information can be found at