High School Access
Many K-12 schools focus on preparing scholars for college and the workforce. These are valuable, important goals, but succeeding in high school is a necessary first step before scholars can get into college or apply for most of the jobs they aspire to have.
High School Access is the commitment to helping all scholars understand the importance of high school, investigate which high schools best support their goals, and gain admission to the high schools that support their goals.
Below is an overview of what high school access looks like at NV Prep Charter School.
In 3rd - 7th grade, Nevada Prep teachers talk frequently about high school. Teachers help scholars build a strong foundation of academic skills and habits that will contribute to success in high school. Scholars learn about high school role models and take field trips to high schools so they start to visualize themselves as successful high school scholars.
In 8th grade, scholars participate in a high school access to make final decisions about which high schools to apply to. They work with Ms. Hines to submit excellent applications and gain admission to selective high schools. They also work with Ms. Hines to develop a plan to excel and graduate from high school.
After scholars move on to high school, they still receive support from Nevada Prep and Ms. Hines. For example, scholars are invited back to Nevada Prep for quarterly alumni events and check-ins.
We are proud of our first and second classed of Nevada Prep Alumni. The vast majority of scholars who completed 8th grade at NV Prep are now enrolled in selective magnets schools or a private high school. Scholars from the founding class are attending some of the highest-performing high schools in Nevada and have secured over $500,000 in private high school scholarships. We are eager to see these alumni excel in college, the workforce, and beyond.