High School and Early College Programs


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 and Early College Program offered at CSN below.
 
By participating in some of our High School and Early College Programs, you'll be able to receive some great benefits including:
 
Earn transferable college credits from an accredited institution.
 
Reduce the number of college classes you'll have to take after high school graduation.
 
Access to free college resources and services, including the library, computer and academic labs, and tutoring services.
 
Savings on tuition towards a college certificate or degree.

 

High School & Early College Programs Admissions Application


The following High School and Early College Programs are offered at participating high schools only. Please check with your high school to verify your acceptance or eligibility in the program before completing the application. 

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CSN High School

 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).

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CTE College Credit

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

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Dual Credit Program

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. 

For more information email Contact Us.

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Jumpstart Program

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.      

 

The following programs are offered to all high school students with certain qualification requirements.
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Early Studies 

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.

 

 

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Gifted & Talented Minor Students

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. 

 

 

 

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Your Educational Success (YES)

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.