To support students in a college environment with personal, academic, and social skills
Who We Are
Every Student College-Ready
Uphold Our Proven Process
About Nevada State High School
Unique to the state of Nevada, Nevada State High School (NSHS) is a tuition-free public charter school. At this state-funded high school, juniors and seniors take real college courses with real college professors on real college and university campuses in Nevada. These courses count for both high school and college credit, making it possible for our students to earn their high school diplomas while getting a head start on their college degrees.
The best part about it? Attending NSHS is absolutely free. The school’s financial plan maximizes the use of public dollars to cover two years of college tuition and fees for each of our students. At NSHS, you will not only attend college courses, but also learn how to excel in them and in your career. With a focus on career and college readiness, we are preparing our students for the future.
After 14 years of helping more than 2,700 graduates attend and succeed in college, we are proud to be accomplishing our mission to support students in a college environment with personal, academic, and social skills — and our work in college readiness doesn’t go unrecognized. NSHS has received continuous Exemplary or five-star AYP ratings from the State of Nevada, has been acknowledged by U.S. News & World Report as a Bronze recipient for America’s Best High Schools and a Silver recipient for Most Connected Classrooms, and has been rated one of Newsweek‘s top 100 schools in the country.
Students who are responsible, show integrity, and are motivated to get ahead in their education will find what they are looking for at NSHS. Contact us if you have any questions, or get one step closer to your future by submitting your registration form today.
In 2004, the founding members created NSHS to provide motivated high school students with a choice in their education. This choice would give students the opportunity to attend real college classes with the support of the school, which would help them better transition from high school to college.
NSHS was developed as a small school concept that directly linked expectations to performance. To accomplish this, NSHS has an established structure, college readiness curriculum, monitoring process, and reporting system that keeps parents informed and students engaged in their own learning. The graphic above outlines NSHS’s process for getting students ready for college.
The founding members of Nevada State High School would like to recognize the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and their efforts and research on the early college initiative.