Graduation

Diploma Requirements

Credit Requirements

  • English – 4 credits
  • Math – 3 credits, including Algebra I or higher
  • Science – 2 credits
  • Social Studies* – 3 credits, including American government, American history, and world history
  • Physical Education – 2 credits
  • College & Career Ready Flex Credit-2 credits
  • Health Education – .5 credits
  • Computers** – .5 credits
  • Electives – 6 credits

*Starting with the class of 2023 students will need to show 0.05 American Government credit and .5 Economics

**Students who show proof of .5 credits of successful completion of Computers in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are not required to take the Computers course of study in high school.

Additional Requirements

  • Take the ACT (with writing)
  • Pass NSHS Study Skills or meet exemption requirements – .5 credits for each semester enrolled
  • Pass NSHS Transitions – .5 credits for each semester enrolled in their first year at NSHS
  • Pass NSHS COMPASS – No credit given, but passing is required for NSHS graduation!
  • Take Civics Exam

Credit Requirements

  • English – 4 credits
  • Math – 4 credits, including Algebra I or higher
  • Science – 3 credits, including two laboratory classes
  • Social Studies* – 3 credits, including American government, American history, and world history
  • Physical Education – 2 credits
  • Health Education – .5 credits
  • Computers** – .5 credits
  • Electives – 6 credits, plus 1 credit of Arts/Humanities or Career and Technical Education

*Starting with the class of 2023 students will need to show 0.05 American Government credit and .5 Economics

**Students who show proof of .5 credits of successful completion of Computers in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are not required to take the Computers course of study in high school.

Additional Requirements

  • Maintain a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Take the ACT (with writing)
  • Pass NSHS Study Skills or meet exemption requirements – .5 credits for each semester enrolled
  • Pass NSHS Transitions – .5 credits for each semester enrolled in their first year at NSHS
  • Pass NSHS COMPASS – No credit given, but passing is required for NSHS graduation!
  • Take Civics Exam

In 2017, the State Legislature created a College and Career Readiness Diploma. The specific requirements of this diploma that differ from the Advanced Diploma are italicized below.

Credit Requirements

  • English – 4 credits
  • Math – 4 credits, including Algebra II or higher
  • Science – 3 credits, including two laboratory classes
  • Social Studies* – 3 credits, including American government, American history, and world history
  • Physical Education – 2 credits
  • Health Education – .5 credits
  • Computers** – .5 credits
  • Electives – Electives – 6 credits, plus 1 credit of Arts/Humanities or Career and Technical Education
  • 2 or more credits in:
    • Dual-credit courses
    • Career and technical education (CTE) courses

*Starting with the class of 2023 students will need to show 0.05 American Government credit and .5 Economics

**Students who show proof of .5 credits of successful completion of Computers in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are not required to take the Computers course of study in high school.

Additional Requirements

  • Must obtain one or both of the following endorsements:
    • College-Ready Endorsement
      • Successfully complete a college readiness assessment prescribed by the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada; and
      • Score above the minimum for initial (non-remedial) placement into college-level English and mathematics courses.
    • Career-Ready Endorsement
  • Maintain a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
  • Take the ACT (with writing)
  • Pass NSHS Study Skills or meet exemption requirements – .5 credits for each semester enrolled
  • Pass NSHS Transitions – .5 credits for each semester enrolled in their first year at NSHS
  • Pass NSHS COMPASS – No credit given, but passing is required for NSHS graduation
  • Take Civics Exam

Nevada State High School’s Regents Diploma is the highest diploma that can be earned at NSHS. It acknowledges the commitment of NSHS students who are prepared for college through development of their personal, academic, and social skills.

IMPORTANT: To be valedictorian or salutatorian, candidates must receive the Regents Diploma.

Credit Requirements (same as Advanced Diploma)

  • English – 4 credits
  • Math – 4 credits, including Algebra I or higher
  • Science – 3 credits, including two laboratory classes
  • Social Studies* – 3 credits, including American government, American history, and world history
  • Physical Education – 2 credits
  • Health Education – .5 credits
  • Computers** – .5 credits
  • Electives – 6 credits, plus 1 credit of Arts/Humanities or Career and Technical Education

*Starting with the class of 2023 students will need to show 0.05 American Government credit and .5 Economics

**Students who show proof of .5 credits of successful completion of Computers in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade are not required to take the Computers course of study in high school.

Additional Requirements

  • Earn college credits for an average of 4 classes each semester that are 3 or more credits
  • Earn an 80% or better on the Regents Portfolio (see requirements below)
  • Maintain a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Take the ACT (with writing)
  • Pass NSHS Study Skills or meet exemption requirements – .5 credits for each semester enrolled
  • Pass NSHS Transitions – .5 credits for each semester enrolled in their first year at NSHS
  • Pass NSHS COMPASS – No credit given, but passing is required for NSHS graduation!
  • Take Civics Exam
  • Gold Level WorkKeys

NSHS Regents Portfolio Requirements

The Regents Portfolio must include the following documents submitted in a three-ring binder for verification.

  • Updated Resume (All)
  • Interview scores for the Pre-interview (fall) (All)
  • Post-interview scores (spring) (All)
  • 40+ hours of non-profit volunteer or high school or college club/activity or sport (All)
  • Letters of recommendation (Recommended)
  • List of references (Recommended)
  • Work experience (Recommended)
  • Personal awards or honors (Recommended)
    • Scholarships (recommended)
    • Community/organization awards (recommended)
    • Special certificates or trainings (recommended)
  • An updated high school academic plan that aligns to college plan (All)
  • College academic plan for the transferring college up to a Bachelor’s degree (All)
  • 3 college research form (All)
  • College admittance verification or CSN Major Declaration (for seniors)
  • FAFSA application verification (for seniors) or hard copy mock form (for juniors)
  • 5 college scholarship applications templates or submission proof (All)
  • All or most recent ACT test scores (include SAT if available) (All)
  • ACT Engage or NCIS Proof (results, degree, summary of position, and average salary)
  • WorkKeys assessment scores (Level of Gold Required for Regent’s Diploma) (All)
  • Updated or current high school transcript (Advanced Diploma Required for Regent’s) (All)
  • Updated or current college transcript (average of 12 credits for Regent’s)
    • Showing completion of remedial requirements courses with C or better (All)
  • Syllabi for all college classes
  • Black 1 inch binder
  • Has appropriate tabs
  • Documents in correct order
  • Professional/organized appearance

Class of 2022 Information

Southern Nevada Graduation

Seniors: please review the graduation information below.

  • Venue: UNLV Thomas & Mack Center
  • Date: Saturday May 21, 2022
  • Ceremony Time: 10:00 AM
  • Tickets: Students will receive 3 free tickets at Grad Practice on Thurs. May 19th. Additional tickets will be available for purchase from UNLV Tickets mid-April. Additional tickets are $10 each (plus processing fees).

Grad Packets: The Grad Packet includes your cap, gown, tassel, special NSHS medal, certificate, and diploma cover. Sales will begin on March 1st on Moodle.

Grad Practice: Graduation practice is MANDATORY for all students who are graduating. You MUST make arrangements to attend. This is the only day cap/gowns and free tickets will be distributed for graduation. Students will get important graduation information. Be sure to bring your grade proofs with you. All NSHS graduates must attend grad practice even if they are not “walking” in the ceremony. If you are not graduating, please do not come to this event, and notify your DSA. Please check Moodle for details regarding graduation practice for your campus.

Southern Nevada Grad Practice: Thursday May 19th, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I pick up my cap/gown early? No. Materials will be distributed at Grad Practice.
  • How many guests can attend? Students receive 3 free tickets and can purchase unlimited additional tickets from UNLV while supplies last.
  • What diploma am I eligible for? Review the diploma requirements here: https://earlycollegenv.com/graduation/

Keep checking Moodle for updates as the semester progresses. Please send a help ticket if you have further questions.

 

 

Northern Nevada Graduation

Seniors: please review the graduation information below.

  • Venue: The Atlantis Casino Resort
  • Date: Tuesday May 24, 2022
  • Ceremony Time: 1:00 PM
  • Tickets: Students will receive 10 free tickets at Grad Practice on Friday May 20th.

Grad Packets: The Grad Packet includes your cap, gown, tassel, special NSHS medal, certificate, and diploma cover. Sales will begin on March 1st on Moodle.

Grad Practice: Graduation practice is MANDATORY for all students who are graduating. You MUST make arrangements to attend. This is the only day cap/gowns and free tickets will be distributed for graduation. Students will get important graduation information. Be sure to bring your grade proofs with you. All NSHS graduates must attend grad practice even if they are not “walking” in the ceremony. If you are not graduating, please do not come to this event, and notify your DSA. Please check Moodle for details regarding graduation practice for your campus.

Northern Nevada Grad Practice: Friday May 20th, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I pick up my cap/gown early? No. Materials will be distributed at Grad Practice.
  • How many guests can attend? Students receive 3 free tickets and can purchase unlimited additional tickets from UNLV while supplies last.
  • What diploma am I eligible for? Review the diploma requirements here: https://earlycollegenv.com/graduation/

Keep checking Moodle for updates as the semester progresses. Please send a help ticket if you have further questions.

Grad Packets Now Available!
Order Grad Packets & Cords Today

The Grad Packet includes: cap, gown, tassel, special NSHS medal, diploma certificate, and diploma cover. Packets (excluding the certificate and cover) will be distributed at graduation practice in May. Current packet price is $60 and prices will increase to $75 on April 1st! Grad Packets are required for all graduates who are participating in the graduation ceremony. Information regarding graduation tickets will be shared later this month.

Order here: https://nshs.regfox.com/2022-grad-packets

Cords: You can always order your NSHS cords at a later date once you are 100% sure what you qualify for, as the price for cords will not increase from $10. Students can also buy cords with cash at Grad Practice. To view cord and diploma qualifications, visit https://earlycollegenv.com/graduation/ or refer to the Student Handbook. Students who qualify for the Regents Diploma can get the Regents sash, but not the sash and the Advanced cord, as students only get one diploma type.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.

Grad Practice is MANDATORY for all students who are graduating. You MUST make arrangements to attend. This is the only day cap and gowns will be distributed for graduation. Students will get important graduation information. Be sure to bring your grade proofs with you. All NSHS graduates must attend grad practice even if they are not “walking” in the ceremony. If you are not graduating, please do not come to this event, and notify your DSA.

 

Southern Nevada Graduation Practice: Thursday, May 19th

  • LV Downtown – 9:00 AM
  • Southwest – 9:00 AM
  • Sunrise – 11:00 AM
  • Northwest – 11:30 AM
  • Downtown Henderson – 2:00 PM
  • Summerlin – 2:30 PM
  • Henderson Flagship – 3:30 PM

Northern Nevada Graduation Practice: Monday, May 23rd

  • Meadowwood Campus – 9:00 AM