At NSHS, students take college courses at Nevada colleges like the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and Great Basin College (GBC), and on a limited basis, students may be able to take courses at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and Nevada State College (NSC).
Each college course passed counts for college credit or toward college remediation progress (with a C or better), as well as high school credit. This allows students to get double the credit in half the time! NSHS provides high school classes that support students in their transition to college.
After graduating from NSHS, students not only have a high school diploma, but they have the tools and are ready to tackle the last years of college head on and smoothly transition into their chosen career.
More information on the courses you will take at NSHS
- College Courses
- Introduction to College
- Study Skills
- Transition Course
Nevada State High School offers students three (3) diploma type options. See items below for the diploma options:
• Standard Diploma
• Advanced Diploma
• Regents Diploma
College Remedial and NSHS Course Requirement
To receive a high school diploma from NSHS, students have graduation requirements above and beyond the State’s requirements including:
- Meeting college remedial requirements by earning a C or better in Math 096/097, English 098 or higher level courses; or obtain college level ACT scores
- Passing NSHS’s Study Skills Courses or exemption requirements each semester
- Passing NSHS’s Transitions Course for the first year enrolled
- Passing NSHS’s COMPASS Course for second year enrolled
NSHS administration has serious concerns over the graduation risk of students enrolling in the school with these low level remedial needs. If students choose to attend under these severe risks, it is up to them to be committed to take the opportunity and work to graduate. NSHS has no authority over the classes that the respective colleges offer or where the student qualifies for each college on the placement exams. Classes are not guaranteed to be available.