To be eligible for NSHS, students need to meet the following minimum qualifications:
- All applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or above
- All fall applicants MUST be Juniors (entering 3rd year with 11+ credits) or Senior (entering 4th year with 17+ credit)
- All spring applicants MUST be Juniors (currently in 3rd year with 14+ credits) or Senior (currently in 4th year with 20+ credit)
- Fall Semester – February 1 to August 1 or until it is no longer possible to gain a college schedule, usually September 1
- Spring Semester – Mid November to Mid January or until it is no longer possible to gain a college schedule
Step 1: Complete online registration form
Complete the online application, then print the email you receive that includes the registration form. Bring it in to a NSHS site with a parent/legal guardian with the other necessary documents listed in Phase I below:
Step 2: Complete all phases of registration
Students will need to make multiple visits to NSHS and other campuses to finalize all of the required phases. Students are concurrently enrolling in colleges and NSHS. Students will create college accounts and take college placement tests. At the same time, they will complete the necessary paperwork for enrollment at NSHS. Below is brief description of each registration phase including:
Phase 1: Initial consultation (student and parent/guardian in person at NSHS)
Initial Consultation Video & Docs
With the student and parent/guardian, physically bring the required documents listed below to your pre-selected NSHS campus within three days. Inactive applications will be purged after two-weeks.
- A signed NSHS Registration Form that you print from your email
- A signed/completed NSHS Health Form CLICK HERE
- A copy of your updated immunization records CLICK HERE
- A copy of your birth certificate CLICK HERE
- A copy of parent/legal guardian identification or documentation
- A copy of your most recent transcript (with current classes listed)
- A copy of State exams required for graduation:
- Class of 2017 and on – End of Course Exams (if available)
- If applicable:
- a copy of updated or exit 504 or IEP documentation
- a copy of ELL (English Language Learner) documentation – spring applicants only
Phase 2: Placement testing (student in person at NSHS)
Prepare for Placement TestACT/SAT Information
College course placement is dependent upon placement testing. Typically, colleges use SAT’s Accuplacer exam. ACT or SAT scores can also be used and are preferred, so take them and bring them in. Phase II takes students through the college placement test process. Take this phase seriously for the best college course placement.
This phase will require the following:
- Taking required placement exams with CSN and GBC
- Note: Be sure to brush up on basic math skills before testing! NSHS has no authority or influence over your scores, so do your best! See “Prepare for Placement Test” button below for practice link.
Phase 3: Advising for course scheduling (student in person at NSHS)
After placement scores have been received by NSHS, students will learn how to manage the college online registration portal to create a college schedule and to develop a high school academic plan.
Phase 4: CAP submission (student in person at NSHS)
A Course Approval for Payment (CAP) is the agreement between student/parent and NSHS to pay for the students’ college classes. Once the student’s college schedule is finalized, the student documents what classes he/she will take in accordance with the NSHS academic plan. Eligibility is pending submission of all required documents for registration including unofficial transcript with spring grades posted and proof of a complete college schedule.
Step 3: Complete Enrollment
When you have met eligibility requirements, have an approved and complete schedule, and have submitted all required documents, you may show up on the first day to complete your enrollment. Spring semester students (ONLY) must bring in withdraw paperwork from their previous school to be enrolled.