Founded by Dr. Joan Sando, Explore Knowledge Academy (EKA) received approval for a conditional charter from the Nevada State Department of Education in March 2001 and from its sponsor, Clark County School District, in April of 2002. Priding itself on creating leaders one project at a time, EKA’s goal is to open the world of learning and leadership to young people. At EKA, advisors, students, parents, and community members work together to create life-long leaders through the use of Project Based Learning methods and the integration of modern technology. Starting with only 309 students in its first year, EKA has expanded significantly to over 800 students. EKA now provides an iPad or Chromebook to each student from Kindergarten through 12th grade for their use while on campus. This technology allows EKA students to have enhanced engagement in the educational process and access to the world at their fingertips, preparing them for life in the 21st century and beyond.