LAS VEGAS – Job’s for Nevada’s Graduates (JAG Nevada), a statewide high school dropout intervention and work readiness program, was recently selected as a recipient of the Clark County School District’s (CCSD) Excellence in Education Hall of Fame award.
The CCSD Excellence in Education Hall of Fame award has a rich legacy of nearly 30 years, and recognizes individuals, departments, programs, schools, and agencies that have made extraordinary contributions to education in southern Nevada.
A committee of school district stakeholders carefully reviewed all nominations before selecting the 2018 finalists. As a recipient, the program’s name will be engraved on a permanent display inside the Edward A. Greer Education Center.
With a 94 percent participant graduation rate in the state of Nevada, the JAG Multi-Year Program is a highly effective, data-driven model that raises graduation rates and prepares participants by honing their work-readiness skills. The JAG Nevada program is led by executive director René Cantú Jr., Ph.D., who was recently appointed to serve on the Nevada Commission on Post-Secondary Education by Governor Sandoval.
About JAG Nevada
Our mission is to unlock pathways of success for the students we serve. Through our program, high risk students graduate not only on time, but prepared for life after high school and equipped with the practical skills necessary to be successful. Currently serving over 3,400 Nevada high school students in 41 high schools in 12 Nevada counties, JAG Nevada was launched by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in bipartisan partnership with the Nevada State Legislature to help increase Nevada’s high school graduation rates. For more information, please visit www.jagnv.org