Student Stories

– Patricia Hernandez, Class of 2017

“I don’t think I would have committed to finishing college had I not come to NSHS. What I love about this school is that it provides a smooth transition to college readiness, and students have a chance to renew their confidence in their academic abilities. I feel more than ready to start the next school year at UNLV, and I am glad I will be going in with a clear idea of how college works.”

– Ama Tran, Class of 2011

“Thank you for making my transition to college easier and opening up opportunities I would not have had otherwise. I was not doing well in traditional high school due to cultural barriers, and NSHS really helped improve my quality of life.”

– Monique Aviles, Class of 2018

“Choosing to attend NSHS was the best decision I’ve ever made. Because of my dual credits, I’m able to graduate from college in less than three years!”

– Erica Vansteenhuyse, Class of 2007

“Like many other students, public high school opened up some doors for me to potentially go down the wrong path. The traditional high school structure CLEARLY wasn’t working for me, and I was desperately searching for a different way to complete high school. Fortunately, I found your program through family friends, and it literally changed my life.”

– Hannah Guinn, Class of 2014

“From the onset of my time at Nevada State High School, I was encouraged and challenged to develop as a scholar and evolve as a thinker. I was given a unique opportunity to earn college credits while finishing high school, and I mastered skills that have become the foundation of my future success. With over 50 college credits completed at Nevada State High School, I was able to graduate from Chapman University within two years, saving over $80,000. Nevada State High School has been the most valuable academic component in my life, and I am grateful for the outstanding experience I received.”

– Grace Cadavona, Class of 2010

“NSHS has given me the opportunity to help reach my goals at an early age and has prepared me to plan effectively for future goals. I was able to complete my associate’s degree and undergraduate degree in nursing debt-free with no loans, and I would not have this platform I was blessed with if I had not gone to NSHS.”

– Kelsey Hannah, Class of 2013

“I am grateful every day that one of my friends complains about English 102 or CH because I was able to knock those out what feels like forever ago. You seriously changed my life and gave me so many opportunities.”

– Constance Scott, Class of 2006

“Since earning my MAT in Secondary Social Studies Education, I have become a teacher in Tampa, Florida. I am finishing my fourth year in education, and I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for me. Nevada State High School truly prepared me for higher education and my career, and the same expectations you set for us, I now set for my own students.”

– Jordyn Vannavong, Class of 2015

”With your help, I have been able to stay ahead of the curve and take the time to explore my options through education.”

– Cameron Anderson, Class of 2017

“It’s hard to learn responsibility when you’re barely able to drive a car, but I felt comfort from NSHS and achieved one of the most crucial and significant qualities in the world of careers — preparation. Despite my tendency to procrastinate, I do believe I have grown into a student who is prepared for anything, and that is the biggest reward I could ever ask for.”