“Personalizing Education – Challenging Minds”

Explore Knowledge Academy of Public Speaking


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 have a foods program to offer free or reduced lunch. Families may purchase hot lunch through an outside vendor, Better Lunch (https://www.mybetterlunch.com/). Students may bring lunch from home as well. There are also vending machines with snacks and drinks for students in grades 1 – 12. 
  • 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.

Family Handbook of EKA Policies

Parent Forms and Documents

School Policies

Explore Knowledge Academy

School Hours

Monday 9 am to 3 pm

Tues-Fri Bldg. A 7:55 am to 3:10 pm

Valet begins at 7:25am

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 7:55 am to 3:10 pm

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