Aug 27, 2010

Andre Agassi Academy in Las Vegas service their community


Service Learning

Elementary students participate in Service Learning Projects as a class. Their goal is to complete 10 hours of Community Service projects each year.

Each of us who believe that every child has the potential to succeed know that Community Service is a wonderful way to learn hands on.

We will be bringing their school our Stampin Up Build a Bear events where we make cards for the kids in Las Vegas hospitals.


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Mission

Defined by educational excellence, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (a K-12 public charter school) maximizes the potential of every learner. As a center of strength, AACPA provides an array of choices and opportunities to underserved communities. By harnessing the talents of gifted educational entrepreneurs, AACPA works to produce inspired, creative, ethical, compassionate, and reflective leaders who offer solutions to the problems posed by a democratic society.


Education Philosophy

We believe that every child has the potential to succeed. Therefore, we strive to help each child reach his or her goals by providing the resources and support necessary for success.

The most important resource offered to our students is a group of top-notch educators, administrators, and staff. Every team member at Agassi Prep is committed to our mission and to doing everything it takes to help our students reach their full potential. To reinforce this commitment, Agassi Prep holds all teachers directly accountable for their students' performance.

Students at Agassi Prep also receive all of the physical tools necessary for a superior learning environment. Although the state funds given to local schools fall far short of the national average, Agassi Prep supplements these funds with generous contributions from the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation®, federal monies, and private donors.

Another key element of the Agassi Prep environment is a standard of high expectations for students. To maximize the opportunity for academic achievement, students attend school for an additional two hours per day and an additional ten days per year.

The bar is raised outside the classroom as well. Our students are taught that the qualities of integrity and accountability will help them overcome the challenges they will face in their lives. In a disciplined setting where students learn to respect their classmates and instructors, the students quickly learn to respect themselves as well.

An additional component that encourages success at Agassi Prep is the involvement and the support of parents and guardians. Parents must commit to staying involved in their children's education by reviewing homework, communicating with teachers, and volunteering on campus. Parents are also encouraged to attend meetings designed to help support the school's mission.

By setting high standards for the staff, students and parents at Agassi Prep we create an environment of dedication, self-discipline and cooperation.

When children are given the proper support and encouragement, they dare to dream. And when children are given all of the resources necessary for a quality education, they have the ability to make their dreams a reality.




We will be looking for Adults who would like to help prepare the supplies for these events.

Please contact me at istmpnv@aol.com
Let me know if you have retired Stampin Up supplies to donate
DSP, cardstock, ink pads, ribbon, markers,
or if you are willing to come help us get everything ready.

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