Explore Knowledge Academy

Learn. Educate. Grow

General Info

Superintendent : Abbe Mattson

Principal: Dawn Gustafson

Assistant Principal: Donna Childers

Grade Levels: K-12


Quick Info

Public Charter Schools Are
  • Public schools that utilize a range of innovative strategies & programs to drive instruction & learning.
  • Exempt from some regulations in exchange for greater accountability.
  • Funded directly from the State Department of Education and are sponsored by the state or school district. Explore Knowledge Academy is sponsored by Clark County School District.
The Academy Community
  • EKA Serves students in grades Kindergarten to year 12, including Special Education services.
  • Many families have students in both the elementary and the secondary programs.
A Four Day School Week
  • Students attend school Tuesday through Friday, with each day counting for 1 1/3 days.
  • Elementary Hours: Grades K-5: 7:45 AM to 3 PM; Elementary drop-off begins at 7:20 am. Students must be picked up by 3:20 PM
  • Secondary Hours: Grades 6-12: 7:55 AM to 3:40 PM.
  • Students use Mondays for research, working on projects, visiting places of interest in the community (art galleries & the cultural District).
  • Participating in leadership, service learning, community service & extra-curricular activities.
  • Staff members use Mondays for collaborative planning and professional development activities.
  • Charter schools are publicly funded, so there is no tuition.
  • Fees may be collected for technology support, planners, field trips, and special activities.
  • Volunteer and fundraising opportunities are available for our families throughout the school year.
General Information
  • All students attend 1.3 days of school Tuesday through Friday in order to meet the minimum number of minutes required by state law.
  • Parents must provide their own transportation to and from school.
  • Explore Knowledge Academy does not provide lunch. Students must bring their lunch.
  • Explore Knowledge Academy offers Safekey through Clark County Parks and Rec after school only. In addition, Boys and Girls Club, Kids R Kids, Tinker Town, and others are offering reduced fee programs for Explore Knowledge Academy parents.
Millennium Scholarships
  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements for the millennium scholarship are eligible through Explore Knowledge Academy.
  • Our school counselor will also be working with students to ensure they are aware of other scholarship opportunities.

School Hours

Monday 9 am to 3 pm

Tues-Fri Bldg. A 7:20 am to 3:30 pm

Bldg. B 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Phone & Email


(702) 870-5032

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Get In Touch

Location: 5871 Mountain Vista St. Las Vegas, NV 89120

Telephone: (702) 870-5032

Email: admissions@ekacademy.org

School Hours:

Monday 9 am to 3 pm

Tues-Fri Bldg. A 7:20 am to 3:30 pm

Bldg. B 7:30 am to 4:00 pm