Transferring schools in the middle of the school year may seem like a tough thing to do, but Nevada State High School provides unparalleled support to help get every student college-ready personally, academically, and socially making the mid-year transfer more than worth it. Below are three reasons to transfer to Nevada State High School.
Reasons to Transfer to Nevada State High School
1. Free College Credits
Do you know how you are going to pay for college? As the cost of attending college continuingly increases, one of the best ways to make college more affordable to you is by getting free college credits by attending Nevada State High School.
Our program is an early college program. Our students take real college classes taught by real college professors and are guaranteed a real college experience. These classes count for high school and college credit allowing our students to earn their high school diploma while getting a head start in college. The best part about it? Attending NSHS is free! We pay for college tuition and fees for every student up to five classes per semester. Our students save anywhere from $5,000-$80,000 in college tuition!
Unsure you can handle college coursework? Don’t be. Students at NSHS traditionally earn the grades they were receiving when taking courses in high school. Students who were not committed in high school find it difficult to focus in college, too. However, some students take the initiative to receive extra support that NSHS provides, and these students show great improvement in their academics by being committed!
2. Proven Process for College into Career Readiness
NSHS was developed as a small school concept that directly linked expectations to performance. To accomplish this, NSHS has an established structure, college readiness curriculum, monitoring process, and reporting system that keeps parents informed and students engaged in their own learning.
After over 14 years of helping more than 1,800 graduates attend and succeed in college, we are proud to be accomplishing our mission to support students in a college environment with personal, academic, and social skills — and our work in college readiness doesn’t go unrecognized. 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.
NSHS believes student involvement in school activities and sports is important for students when it comes to their personal and social development. To help them develop well-rounded interests and strong resumes, the school requires all first-year students to participate in 20 hours of volunteer service. Students must also participate in activities and events (hosted by NSHS) to make sure they are prepared socially to make the transition to college.
3. You Still Get a High School Experience
NSHS offers several activities for students to participate in: The Student Union of Nevada State High School (student government), the prom committee, and the yearbook committee. As college students, NSHS students can participate in college activities and clubs as well. Throughout the year, social events are planned to bring students together, such as the school prom, trips to amusement parks, movie nights, bowling excursions, location get-togethers, and more.
You can still play the sport you love while attending NSHS, even though we don’t have any team. Per Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 386.560, students may participate in sports and other activities at their zoned school if the sport or activity is not offered at their charter school.
We asked Sura Ghyasi, an NSHS graduate, about her experience playing soccer for Durango High School while attending NSHS.
“Being able to play sports while being in this program at Nevada State is a fun and also challenging opportunity. When I first started this program, I was very nervous that the school work and study time would interfere with me being at practice or games, but it was the opposite. I was able to manage my time wisely, taking online classes and choosing classes in person that would work with my schedule, and I’m beyond blessed to have gotten this opportunity to get a head start on college while still being in high school and playing sports.”
Ready to start your college career now? Register for the Spring Semester at Nevada State High School today!