Institution
College of Southern Nevada
Academic Level
Issue Area(s)
Key Personnel
College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
United States

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. 

Goal/Mission

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. 

Outcome

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.
Program Focus
Dual degree/Dual credit/Early College High School