High School and Early College Students
The College of Southern Nevada provides opportunities for students attending high school to enroll in classes and earn college credit at CSN.
Participation requirements vary for each program. Learn more about each High School Program offered at CSN below.
High School Programs are offered at participating high schools only.
CSN High School is a dual credit program designed to provide a smooth transition from high school to college. CSN High School provides a combination of high school and college credits through an agreement between the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). There is a CSN High School location on all three CSN main campuses- Henderson (South), North Las Vegas (East), and Charleston (West).
The CTE College Credit Program awards free college credit for high school classes. Eligible high school classes are a part of a CTE high school program which is generally three years of high school classes (Level 1-3). There are over 45 CTE programs offered through Nevada, which have been approved for college credit at CSN. High school students can apply as early as their junior year if they are in the third-level course.
This program is a partnership between CSN and the Nevada Department of Education and includes all high schools throughout Nevada. For more information, call (702) 651-3521 or visit csn.edu/cte.
CSN's Dual Enrollment Program is an opportunity for high school students from participating high schools to enroll in college courses at CSN. Participating high schools collaborate with CSN to align students' academic plans and provide access to college courses at a CSN campus taught by CSN faculty.
The Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program partners with the Clark County School District (CCSD), charter, and private local high schools to allow freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior high school students to enroll in college-level courses for a reduced fee to "jumpstart" their college careers. Classes are held at the high school campus and are taught by high school teachers who have been certified by CSN academic departments.
For more information call (702) 651-3179 or visit www.csn.edu/jumpstart.
Programs are offered to all high school students with certain qualification requirements.
Early Studies allows high school students age 16 or older to enroll in courses at CSN in addition to their high school class load to receive college credit.
For more information on Early Studies visit www.csn.edu/early-studies
The Gifted & Talented Minor Student Program allows minor high school students under the age of 16 to enroll in courses at CSN in addition to their high school class load to receive college credit.
For more information visit www.csn.edu/admissions/minors
Your Educational Success (YES) is designed to help 11th and 12th-grade students with disabilities make the transition from high school to a post-secondary educational setting. The YES program is a partnership between the Clark County School District (CCSD) and the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). Students who attend the YES program will have the opportunity to earn three CSN credits and one-half CCSD high school elective credit.
For more information visit the YES Program webpage
Welcome to the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) where our mission is to empower our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper. One way we do that is through our High School and Early College Programs, where we partner with area high schools and the Nevada Department of Education to provide opportunities for high school students to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously.
CSN's High School and Early College Programs provide a variety of options for high school students to excel academically in a challenging yet supportive environment. The college experience for some students can begin as early as the ninth grade, allowing students to get a jump start toward reaching their higher education goals sooner.
I invite you to take some time to explore our High School and Early College Programs website to learn more about all the exciting opportunities for high school students to advance their knowledge and strengthen their competitive edge.
No matter your chosen pathway, CSN is here to serve. Thank you for visiting!
Dr. Federico Zaragoza
President, College of Southern Nevada