10 Reasons to Choose NSHS
Accelerate Your Opportunities
Earn your high school diploma while working toward your college degree with dual-credit courses. At NSHS, you’ll combine your last years of high school with your first years of college — allowing you to complete four years of school in half the time.
An average year at a higher education institution in Nevada could cost you more than $5,000 (including tuition, fees, and textbook costs). By attending NSHS, you can save money by completing up to two years of college for free.
Increase Your Freedom
NSHS gives you the opportunity to become a college student, which means you’ll experience the flexibility of planning your own schedule. You’ll choose your college professors, fulfill general education requirements like math and English, and explore a college major before you graduate from high school.
Interact in Student-Focused Classes
High school elective classes taught by NSHS faculty provide support and personalized planning for the future. Our instructors learn about your strengths, weakness, and future goals so we can better serve your needs and empower you to self-advocate and problem-solve in a college environment.
Receive One-on-One Attention
At NSHS, we want to get you where you want to be. We’ll be there to teach you how to become independent when it comes to registering for college, scheduling classes, researching schools you may want to attend after graduation, creating a degree plan, developing college financial plans, and applying for scholarships. We’ll also provide you with tutoring support if you need extra academic help along the way.
Attend a Top School in Nevada
NSHS has received continuous Exemplary or five-star AYP ratings from the State of Nevada, has been acknowledged by U.S. News & World Report as a Bronze recipient for America’s Best High Schools and a Silver recipient for Most Connected Classrooms, and has been rated one of Newsweek‘s top 100 schools in the country.
All NSHS students create college plans for their own customized path toward a bachelor’s degree that links to an associate’s degree or certificate. With careful planning, motivated students can actually earn an associate’s degree in their time with NSHS — 21 members of the class of 2018 did just that! Many of our graduates also go on to earn master’s degrees and doctorates after college, having saved so much as undergraduates.
Develop Career-Readiness Skills
At NSHS, students prepare for graduation and beyond. We provide our students with the tools needed to receive a college degree and start a career. Students create resumes, write cover letters, and participate in mock interviews with members of the Nevada business community. They also train and test with WorkKeys®, ACT®’s job skills assessment system, to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate. In 2018, 45% of our students earned gold recognition and more than 10% earned platinum, which is the highest recognition available.
Students choose NSHS for a variety of reasons. One common factor is that they are motivated and ready to be challenged academically. At NSHS, students attend real college courses with real college professors on real college campuses. This is a big step for 11th and 12th graders, and students who are motivated to succeed in school truly excel here.
Meet a Diverse Student Population
Students from all over Nevada attend NSHS, and enrolling in college courses means that they are meeting people of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Getting a real college experience while still in high school results in an expanded worldview at a young age.
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“With over 50 college credits completed at Nevada State High School, I was able to graduate from Chapman University within two years, saving over $80,000. Nevada State High School has been the most valuable academic component in my life, and I am grateful for the outstanding experience I received.”
— Hannah Guinn, Class of 2014