Student Stories

Nevada State High School
– Priscilla Heckenlively, Class of 2022

“Nevada State High School socially provided me with activities that help get me out of the house and talk with other students.  I was able to volunteer and go to social point activities that helped me open up more and talk to more people than I normally would had I been in a normal high school.“

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– Giamarie Bustos, Class of 2022

“Nevada State High School personally provided me with experiencing a college environment as well as associating myself with finance. It led to me having much responsibility on myself as a college student and as an individual. I got to learn many new things during my Nevada State High School years that helped me learn and improve myself.”

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John Mark Kokowsky, Class of 2022

“NSHS personally provided me with the want to strive in my academics and social life of school. Through emails and remind messages, I’m constantly reminded to keep pushing forward and overcome the challenges. This has helped me personally grow in ways I would have never imagined.”

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– Nevada State High School Graduate

“Hello to my favorite NV State Campus Staff ever! Just wanted to give you all an update and say thank you! I’ve been living in Cali for almost a month now! Today was the first day of school, and man oh man, am I thankful for Nevada State’s program! I am more than ready for this next chapter of college. You all TOTALLY prepared me for this and I am not overwhelmed or scared at all. I feel so confident in myself and my abilities and Its safe to say I am COLLEGE READY! Thank you for all that you do! It truly does not go unnoticed. The students will realize how beneficial this is to them in time! You guys are the best; I would not be where I am today without any of you! So, for that, THANK YOU!”

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– Darren Roybal, Class of 2021

“This school has been the best thing for me and my education! I am so thankful that someone told me about NSHS. The school really put me on the right track in life and ahead of all of my friends! If you want to do college the right way, start by going to Nevada State!”

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– Abigail Ganze, Class of 2021

“It was a good experience with its ups and downs. I would say that it was helpful in getting me prepared for college by pushing me to get things going early rather than waiting. It was also nice to get an idea of college classes and professors and how to handle the work and studying. “

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– Kaleb Bekele, Class of 2021

“My experience at NSHS was nothing short of wonderful. The staff was always helpful and welcoming. Although the course was demanding it was as rewarding and if I’d honestly do it again if I had the chance. “

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– Meghan Coleman, Class of 2021

“This was one of the most rewarding, and beneficial opportunities of my life. At first I was hesitate about transferring from my public zoned school to NSHS, but boy was it the best decision! I have flourished and sprouted under NSHS’s tender care and I wish everyone nothing but the best in the future!”

– Jasmine Avolio

I attended Nevada State High School all junior and senior year and this program did so much for me! This is a perfect transition from high school to college and students are given so many opportunities! I am so grateful for this program and everyone who made my last two years of high school so memorable.

– Brenna

Nevada State High School for students who want to get a head start on their early college/career! The administration wants everyone to succeed and have fun while attending NSHS.

– Carmela P.

Nevada State High School has given me and countless other students the opportunity to get ahead in our education and take college courses for free. As a former AP student, the freedom and flexibility this school provides as well as the money it saves me is amazing.

– Julia S.

I am a Junior attending NSHS this year, and I can honestly say that this is the first year of my high school life that I have actually learned things that I will be able to take with me in my future. I’ve learned things like how to make a resume to apply for jobs, how to earn scholarships, and how to manage a college life.

– Lauren D.

This school is amazing! The staff members are very friendly and very helpful. I was able to take college classes early and the colleges were amazing as well. I definitely recommend going to this school if you know what you want to be; if you already have a career in mind, they will help get you there.

– Kaetochi O.

“I wish I’d found them sooner. I was able to get 9 college credits in one semester while still in high school. Super convenient and really friendly and supportive staff. Cool and diverse student body as well.”

– Kelvin L.

“I was able to receive college credit and I am currently on track to receive an Associate of Business by the time I graduate senior year in high school. This program is saving me tons of time and money as it will also allow me to acquire my Bachelors Degree.”

– Dominic Bertz

“It may be a little challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s an amazing experience. The staff are very friendly and only want to see you succeed. I would definitely recommend attending Nevada State High School.”

– Carmela Pilande

“Nevada State High School has given me and countless other students the opportunity to get ahead in our education and take college courses for free. As a former AP student, the freedom and flexibility this school provides as well as the money it saves me is amazing. The majority of complaints about Nevada State result because people do not keep up with the deadlines, paperwork, or the outgoing information. The staff here is incredibly supportive, willing to listen, and will work with you personally to give you a great college experience. I have never had any regrets about my decision to move to Nevada State.”

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– 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.”

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– 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.”

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– 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.”

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– 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.”

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– 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.”