The premise of public education is that every child that walks through the doors of a public school will receive the same quality of education that prepares them for success in college, career and life. In Clark County, 7 in 10 high school juniors report wanting to attend college. 7 in 10 graduate their senior year. But only 1 in 10 is college-ready, according to ACT test results.
Across Nevada, zip code and household income continue to be indicators of the quality of the neighborhood public school that a child can attend. In response to the growing opportunity gap, our vision feels more urgent and real than ever.
Vision: 25,000 additional students are in a high-quality public school seat by 2025.
We believe in the power of a safe and excellent public education. Our team is committed to increasing the number of high-quality public school seats within Clark County neighborhoods to collaboratively help prove that every child can achieve, regardless of their race, zip code, unique learning needs, family history, or household income.
Opportunity 180 launched in 2015 to transform the lives and futures of Clark County students by providing them with equitable access to the best possible public education.
Our name, Opportunity 180, represents our vision—to bring transformational, 180 degree change to support students and families in our community. We know that every student has the ability to succeed and we work relentlessly to create the conditions that provide students with schools that set them up for success.
What we do: We bring Clark County families, educators, and community leaders together to advocate for and build a more collaborative and equitable public education landscape.
As a nonprofit organization, we offer resources to grow and launch great public schools, invest in organizations and leaders that will provide more students with outstanding public educational opportunities, and provide families with knowledge and tools to strengthen their role as their student's #1 advocate.
View our 2017 Annual Report