KLAS-Vegas - News Now: February 3, 2014
LAS VEGAS -- Even though the Clark County School District is the fifth largest district in the country, it still has fewer than 20 charter schools to give parents more options in their kids education.
Now, former tennis pro Andre Agassi is stepping up to build more of these charter schools across the country, including right here in Las Vegas.
His newest venture is the Doral Academy at Ft. Apache and Flamingo roads, which opened a few months ago. The waiting list is close to 3,000 students.
Doral Academy, which focuses on learning through art and music, is planning to expand, and Agassi says he will be there to support it.
The academy's curriculum appealed to Costel Ciobanu and his wife who say they don't regret enrolling their 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, at this school.
"She is singing all day. She is crying to stay in school. She doesn't want to come home," Ciabanu said.
This is the kind of passion for learning that Andre Agassi says he wants to see. He toured Doral Academy with Gov. Brian Sandoval Monday morning.
Champions for Choice in Education are committed to ensuring that every child - no matter their zip code, no matter the parent's income, and no matter the color of their skin - has access to an excellent education.