Nevada State High School students can expect the school’s transition course to be themed, interactive, and structured like a traditional conference with breakout sessions, guest speakers, and more. The transition course introduces high students to a variety of skills needed to successfully transition personally, academically, and socially into college and then to their career choice. The course pulls students from all Southern Nevada campuses together once a month for social connection along with college into career readiness. Students can also expect the following:
Theory versus practice
During the fall semesters, students will engage in more theory whereas the spring semesters will be emphasize putting theory into practice. For example, in the fall, students will be discussing how to develop a resume, cover letter, and conduct an appropriate interview. Whereas, the spring semester students will have an entire day where the school recruits 40 – 50 business volunteers to interview multiple students to award their top choice a $50 scholarship. Yes, the school’s student government, Student Union of Nevada State High School (SUNSHS) sponsors a scholarship for each business leader (40 – 50 scholarships) valued at $50 each.
Themed breakout sessions
The school breaks down the four monthly fall transition sessions into the following:
- September transition “Who am I?”
- October transition “What do I want?”
- November transition “How do I get it?”
- December transition “How do I pay for it?”
After each monthly transition session, the school goes back and digs deeper into the themes during the twice per week study skills class and documents collected throughout the course are placed in the student’s portfolio.
Experts in their field
During each transition course, NSHS secures professionals in their field to complement the school’s staff in order to present on the chosen topics at each course. In the past, the school has secured college professors, career consultants, psychologist, business leaders, dietary health professionals, test prep tutors, etc. These individuals engage the community in helping better transition NSHS student’s college into career ready.
Volunteer and social component
The transition course also has a volunteer and social point component. This is meant to help build a student’s resume while at the same time helping better connect, engage, and enrich the experience between students at the school socially.
Nevada State High School students can expect that the staff at the high school spends a lot of time and energy making the experience of the transition course interactive and themed to promote a successful transition for college into career readiness. The topics covered during each transition course are relevant and will last well beyond the days at Nevada State High School.