By Melanie Canales
NSHS is still accepting new student registrations as they have shifted the registration process to be 100% virtual during the COVID-19 school closures. Fall 2020 registration is open for current 10th and 11th graders, and I highly recommend for you and your family to get ahead in the process now.
Nevada State High School continues to give students A Real College Experience… Virtually. NSHS staff have not only made it easy for the current students to take classes online during these challenging times, but they have also made the registration process painless to complete.
Here are four reasons why now is the perfect time to register and be prepared for this upcoming school year!
Now is a great time to get ahead in the NSHS registration process. When I first enrolled myself, I registered for NSHS really early in the year. This gave me a huge advantage in getting all my required documents in on time and I became aware of what was expected for the upcoming school year. After completing the online application, you and your family will be able to finalize the enrollment and have sufficient time to take college placements tests, create academic plans, develop college schedules, and register for classes!
Time to Prepare for Placement Tests
Taking placement tests can be stressful, but with practice you will feel more confident and prepared to succeed. I used a curriculum offered by NSHS called EdReady that prepared me for the tests. EdReady quizzes your readiness for college English and Math, then creates a study plan for you to study in the areas you need it most before you take the placement tests. The earlier you register, the longer you will have to study for the placement tests. Be sure to take this phase seriously as it will determine what classes the colleges will allow you to register for!
Be Prepared to Enroll
NSHS students take real college classes at real colleges and enrolling in college classes is very different than enrolling in classes at a traditional high school. Registering now will put in the best position to get all the classes you need/prefer once your enrollment period opens for the colleges. NSHS Staff are always there to guide you through the enrollment and degree planning.
Take a Summer Class to Get Ahead
During the registration process, NSHS staff work with you to create an academic plan that lays out the classes you should take to achieve your educational goals. Registering early gives you the opportunity to build this plan before summer classes start. If you’re in the position, NSHS staff can help advise you on what class may be best to take during the summer. Taking summer courses will be extremely beneficial as they will typically put you on a path with a higher chance of earning an associate degree with your high school diploma during your time at NSHS.
Virtual Open Houses Offered
For more information on how to register or if you are interested in joining a virtual open house, visit https://earlycollegenv.com/. The school is hosting open house informational meetings virtually using Zoom, a video conferencing app, until further notice.