Who We Are


To support students in a college environment with personal, academic, and social skills


Every Student College-Ready

Core Values

Own It
Uphold Our Proven Process
Continually Improve



About Nevada State High School

Our History

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.

Founding Members

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.

Founding Members

Dr. John Hawk, Chief Operations Officer

Nevada State High School

Dr. Wendi Hawk, Chief Academic Officer

Nevada State High School

Valerie Bringle, Teacher

Clark County School District

Scott Carls, Human Resources

Convention and Visitor Authority

Judy Gugino, Teacher

Clark County School District

Noelle Kahn, Counselor

Nevada Family Services

Sherian McGlothen, Administrator

Clark County School District