On Monday, February 25, Nevada State High School (NSHS) celebrated the grand opening of the school’s new Reno location at the corner of Longley and Virginia Street. Located at 7530 Longley Lane in Reno’s Meadowwood neighborhood, the new site gives students in Northern Nevada an option to take college courses at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC), Western Nevada College (WNC), the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), and Great Basin College (GBC).
The grand opening event was buzzing with positive energy and a warm welcome from community stakeholders. In attendance were NSHS staff members and students; two news outlets; NSHS board members Kelly Moxley and Michael Pelham; Pat Hickey, Executive Director of the Charter School Association of Nevada; and Ann Silver, President/CEO of the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce. There were also representatives from Truckee Meadows Community College, Washoe County School District, and other charter schools, including Coral Academy and ACE Charter School.
Attendees networked before the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, then the 50 prospective students and parents in attendance stayed for an informational meeting led by current NSHS students. The students gave a thorough overview of the school, shared their own experiences, and answered questions ranging from whether students could choose their own classes to whether they could be eligible for Nevada’s Millennium Scholarship.
Here to serve students in Washoe County and the surrounding districts, NSHS’s Reno location is currently serving 28 students for the Spring 2019 semester, with the capacity to serve 200 students next year. Online registration for the 2019–2020 school year is now open for current sophomores and juniors who are interested in attending.