High school allows students to earn college credit for free while in high school

HENDERSON, Nev. – Students may be out of school for the summer, but Nevada State High School is already looking toward the 2010-11 school year with the addition of Amy Green, Ph.D., as its new teacher coordinator.

As teacher coordinator, Green’s primary responsibilities focus on helping students transition personally, academically and socially to college through teaching the college transition/study skills class.

“I’m excited to be a part of such a unique learning experience for students,” Green said. “Being around motivated students, such as the ones at Nevada State High School, is perfect for an educator.”

Prior to joining the Nevada State High School team, Green served as an adjunct professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas since 2004 and at the College of Southern Nevada since this spring. Green earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in English at UNLV.

Current sophomores and juniors enrolled at Clark County public and private schools are eligible to apply to NSHS to begin classes fall 2010. Once accepted into the school, NSHS works with students on their college curriculum and personally enrolls students into college courses that work together with their respective CCSD high school coursework in order for students to receive dual credit for both high school and college courses. NSHS also works with students to keep them active in their zoned high school’s extracurricular activities to ensure that students don’t miss out on traditional high school experiences.

Since opening its doors, NSHS has graduated more than 300 students. For more information on Nevada State High School call 702-953-2600 or visit www.earlycollegenv.com.