Advanced Technologies Academy, Las Vegas, NV


The Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, NV provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive technological world. The academy opened as the first fully computer networked technology school in Nevada, housing approximately 800 computers with full Internet access. With a student/teacher ratio of 22/1 and a computer/student ratio of 1/1 in all core and program area classes, and highly individualized learning techniques. Qualified students also participate in product development, business partnerships and internships.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.