Global Education Model (GEM) Program

Exemplary Programs Application

Does your high school have an exemplary world language program?  The Professional Language Association of Nevada (PLAN) is seeking to identify and publicly recognize excellent world language programs across the state.

The PLAN Nevada Global Education Model (GEM) Program is not a competition. All high schools (public, private, charter) that apply and meet the criteria will receive an award and will be featured on the PLAN website and in our publications. Exemplary Nevada world language programs are recognized at four levels: Diamond, Sapphire, Emerald, and Ruby.

To qualify, a high school must:
• meet or exceed a specified number of program indicators as noted in the Nevada GEM Program Application,     
• have at least one PLAN member on their staff for the year 2018,
• and complete the Nevada GEM Program Application forms and submit the required supporting documentation. 

GEM Program applications are due on or before September 15, 2019 for 2019-2021 awards.

Directory of GEM Schools in Nevada

Diamond Award – Incline High School, Incline Village, NV  (2018-2020)

Diamond Award – Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV (2018-2020)

Sapphire Award – Galena High School, Reno, NV (2018-2020)

Emerald Award – Northwest Career & Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV (2018-2020)

Ruby Award – Sandy Valley High School, Sandy Valley, NV (2018-2020)

The PLAN Nevada GEM Program Committee thanks the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) for the inspiration and aid in developing this state initiative. Their generosity and support has been invaluable.

Please email Anna Cicak at for further information on the application process.