It wouldn’t be a new school year at Nevada State High School without some of our hallmark back-to-school events! This summer, we kicked off the social event calendar with our Summer College Tour! Following our tour, our students who were enrolled in the Introduction to College course participated in the biggest social event of the year—our Annual Car Wash. Read on to learn about these exciting events.
Summer College Tour
This year, our Summer College Tour included guided tours of California State University, Fullerton. Fifty students took a bus down to Cal State Fullerton to see its beautiful campus and learn about the programs of study the university offers. Seasoned tour guides let our Renegades through the student center, gymnasium, academic and financial services buildings, and past some of their newly renovated dorms and apartments. Students learned about the Fullerton study abroad programs, incredible lecture opportunities, course options and more. When it comes to student life, tour guides gave their best tips and tricks—including which Starbucks had the best baristas on campus.
After completing the fun and informative tour (which also provided a good leg stretch after the long bus ride to California), it was time to head to Knott’s Berry Farm! Our Renegades spent all night riding rides and eating funnel cakes at one of the best theme parks on the West Coast. Our Summer College Tour tickets include entry to the park and a meal voucher for students to get dinner. Knott’s Berry Farm also had a plethora of live musical performances and shops to enjoy when taking a break from the massive roller coasters and thrill rides.
After a long day of learning and fun, our Renegades headed back to Las Vegas! If you are interested in participating in next summer’s college tour, be sure to check Canvas for details! Tickets are posted for sale in July.
Annual Car Wash
Our Annual Car Wash is the largest social event of the school year! New students participating in the Introduction to College orientation course get car wash tickets to sell on the first day of school. All proceeds from the car wash go towards the Nevada State High School Student Activities Budget to fund prom, Grad Nite, and other amazing student events and opportunities throughout the school year.
The 2022 Car Wash was held on Saturday, August 13th in Southern Nevada and Reno! Students signed up to work different stations, including washing, rinsing, buckets, and sign duty. Renegades had a blast washing cars and jamming out to the live DJ who kept the energy going throughout the event. Mrs. Porter, Nevada State High School’s Student Engagement Coordinator, states, “The car wash is a lot of work, but it is also tons of fun! It is a great opportunity for students to meet others from different campuses and celebrate completing the first half of the Intro to College course. It also allows us to fundraise and keep prices low for other exciting opportunities, such as our annual Zion Trip, throughout the school year.”
A Real College Experience + Student Engagement
When Nevada State High School Renegades return to school, they get to look forward to real college classes and exciting student events. The Summer College Tour and Annual Car Wash are only two of the 60+ events scheduled for Fall 2022! If you are interested in learning more about our program, visit earlycollegenv.com.