Established in 1996, the College of Southern Nevada High School (CSNHS) provides high school students the opportunity to attend high school on a college campus while also taking college courses for dual credit to facilitate the successful transition from high school to post-secondary education. CSNHS is a partnership between the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). CSNHS provides a combination of high school and college credits. CCSD pays up to twelve approved college credits of tuition per semester. Students are offered support services, including counseling, peer support, tutoring, small class sizes, and an accessible, caring staff.
The CSNHS mission is to facilitate the successful transition of students from high school to post-secondary education. The program goals are for students to 1) have the opportunity to attend high school on CSN campuses, 2) take college courses for dual credit, and 3) successfully graduate from high school with college/career readiness skills.
The College of Southern Nevada High School (CSNHS) program has grown from 75 students and 11 graduates in 1996 to 425 students and over 200 graduates in 2016.
- Since 2011, CSNHS has served 1353 students, 27% of whom are Hispanic. The percentage of students served that are Hispanic has grown every year, from 19% in 2011 to 32% in 2015.
- The program has had 100% graduation and proficiency rates for the last four years.
- Student ACT scores are historically above the national average.
- Each year, an average of 7% of CSNHS graduates receive their associate degree prior to high school graduation.
Graduation Year Total Graduates # receiving AA % receiving AA
2012 201 16 8%
2013 196 14 7%
2014 208 12 6%
2015 205 16 8%
- Since 2011, 43 Hispanic students have received their associate degree and six students have a four-year degree. Hispanic students have the second highest ethnicity group degree attainment after White students.
- The three CSNHS programs are frequently part of the handful of Nevada schools to make U.S. News & World Report’s list of U.S. top high schools and recently received five stars from the state Department of Education’s School Performance Framework.
- The 2015 senior class of 205 students earned $6,522,848 in college scholarships.