Students must meet the following eligibility requirements to attend Nevada State High School:
- All students registering for the fall must be juniors (entering their 3rd year with 11+ credits) or seniors (entering their 4th year with 17+ credits).
- All students registering for the spring must be juniors (currently in their 3rd year with 14+ credits) or seniors (currently in their 4th year with 20+ credits).
Fall Semester: February 1 to August 1 or until it is no longer possible to gain a college schedule
Spring Semester: November 1 to mid-January or until it is no longer possible to gain a college schedule
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Create an account with SchoolMint and begin the registration process by completing the online application.
Step 2: Review Lottery results.
After applications are submitted, student transcripts are reviewed for eligibility (grade level and number of credits). Students receive an Eligibility Confirmation and are entered into the NSHS Lottery. Our Lottery will take place on the 46th day after registration begins on February 1st each year. On this date, students will either receive an Offer or a seat on the Wait List.
Step 3: Submit all required paperwork.
Once an offer is received, log in to SchoolMint to complete all required forms and upload the necessary documents.
Step 4: Complete the five phases of registration.
Students will need to make multiple visits to NSHS and other college locations to finalize their enrollment. This process is broken into five simple phases and is important to make sure that students are concurrently enrolling in NSHS and local colleges!
Students need to create accounts at local colleges, take college placement tests, develop their schedules, and register for their classes. Below is a brief description of each of these registration phases.
Phase 1: Initial Consultation
Once your paperwork has been verified, NSHS will send you a link to sign up for your initial consultation. This short meeting walks students and parents through the process of applying to local colleges.
Phase 2: Placement Testing
College course selection is dependent upon placement testing, and this phase requires taking required placement exams with the College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, and/or Western Nevada College. Typically, colleges use SAT®’s Accuplacer exam for placement, but ACT® or SAT® scores can also be used and are preferred. If you’ve taken the ACT® or SAT®, bring your scores in at this time. Be sure to take this phase seriously for the best college course placement.
Important Reminder: Brush up on basic math skills before testing! NSHS has no authority or influence over your scores, so it’s up to you to be prepared and do your best. Click the “Prepare for Placement Test” button above to find helpful practice questions and tips.
Phase 3: Scheduling Session
After your placement scores have been received by NSHS, you will learn how to manage the college online student center to create your college schedule.
Phase 4: CAP Form Submission
A Course Approval for Payment (CAP) form is the agreement between you, your parent/guardian, and NSHS to pay for your college classes. Once your college schedule is finalized, you will document which classes you will take in accordance with your individualized NSHS academic plan on the CAP form and submit it with proof of your schedule.
Phase 5: Transcript Submission
The final phase involves submitting your unofficial transcript to show your current semester grades via SchoolMint.
Step 5: Complete your enrollment.
You’re almost there! Once you have completed the five phases, NSHS will verify all of your documents, including checking your college schedule and making sure that your immunizations are up-to-date. When NSHS confirms that you have met all requirements, you may show up on the first day of school to complete your enrollment as an NSHS student.