At Nevada State High School, our mission is to successfully transition students personally, academically, and socially into the college environment. We want them to not only be exposed to the college atmosphere, but to excel in it. Before college courses start, students take a mandatory Introduction to College course. This is a graded, .5 credit elective course that takes place off-site at a central conference location, which may include conference rooms at local colleges or casino convention centers pending space availability.
During this course, students get the chance to meet and interact with other new students at the school, collaborate with their peers and professors in a college setting, write college papers, present projects, participate in team-building activities, learn the processes and expectations of NSHS, and much more. This fast-paced course gives students everything they need to know to get started in college and at NSHS.