Because the student body is rarely together in the same place, student to student bullying isn't a problem. The bigger problem is administrators bullying students. Because the school doesn't follow the traditional hierarchy, there's nobody to turn to for support.
The only good thing about this school is free college but it's not worth the pain of dealing with the administration who honestly, shouldn't be allowed to work with kids. Administrators rely on the college for instruction, but try to motivate (abuse) kids into behaving and making good grades so the school looks good. It's a constant barrage of threats.
The high school classes that are required, (and yes, there are some required that they won't tell you about until you've already committed) are full of busy work.
As good as this school is in theory, I would not recommend it. My child came to NSHS as a senior, and is graduating. If she was a junior, she would not be returning next year. It's been too frustrating for both of us.
The professors at CSN and Great Basin, the two colleges that service the school, are top notch! However, the actual teachers at NSHS are officious and don't have great skills for dealing with teenagers. Sadly, the students' lives are impacted by them more than you'd imagine.
This school has a U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights complaint with 6 charges against the school for discrimination and retaliation. This school doesn't care about the health and safety of its students they will not abide by state or federal laws. Do not send you children to this school. Great concept but the Principal and Administrator should not be in charge of children!
This school seems great. Remember nothing is free! The price to attend this school, and have them pay for your college classes, is their "tough love" policy which will only have you and your student questioning your sanity! Over the two years my child attended there were CONSTANT papers missing on their end, guessing games, and total lack of organization and clear roles of staff members. They love to shuffle responsibility to avoid answering what should be a simple question. Got so bad we started printing every response to collect a paper trail of anything we needed. Tough love does not mean giving a person the run around, losing important documents on a regular basis, failing to upload changed information in their system MULTIPLE times only to have you feel like an idiot. They need an overhaul and a clear/followed structure. Say what you mean - mean what you say!!!!!!
Nevada State High School is an opportunity. Nevada is the second lowest state in the whole nation on the regards of education. The public schools here have lowered their educational standards to allow all students graduate. The quality of education within Nevada has dwindled to a point of true inferiority. Nevada State High School is an opportunity to escape this failed educational system. Nevada State High School allows for a student to reach out of the boundaries of public education and achieve the greatest form of learning possible. Students are tested for their capabilities and understanding of all areas of education and are placed in classes accordingly within college. I guarantee that all bad reviews of this school delve from irresponsibility. Not all students are prepared for this boundary change and increase in responsibility. It is important to remember that if you attend this school there will be difficulties. I personally make a promise to any future students, that as long as you put effort and work into your associations with this school, you will achieve great things.