Agassi, Sandoval attend grand opening of Mater Academy charter school


December 07, 2015

One of CCSD’s poor-performing schools received a little relief because a new charter school serving close to 800 students in east Las Vegas has officially opened.

At the new 55,000 square foot campus, students at Mater Academy will have access to some of the best technology.

Mater Academy is a passionate project that was pioneered by tennis star and Las Vegas native, Andre Agassi. Mater Academy launched in 2014 with a few students in a small church, but today, the attendance roll stands at 790 students.

“I have two children (14 and 12), so you have a deeper appreciation for what it means to have quality education,” Agassi said. “When you have your own children, it’s a crime not to have it.”

The principal of the school, Renee Fairless says the school opens a whole new world for low-income families in this east Las Vegas community.