TMCC High School is a 10-12th grade middle college high school, where students work
toward an associate degree or technical certificate while earning a high school diploma.
The application for the fall semester of the upcoming school year will be available in December. Please check the application page of our website.
As a freshman, you can attend your zoned school, a Signature Academy, online, or charter school. The decision is up to you. These are the preferred courses you should take as a freshman:
Computer Literacy (Computer Science & Applications – 1 semester) – ½ credit
Health (1 semester) – ½ credit
PE (both semesters) – 1 credit
Biology (both semesters) - 1 credit (a must)
The Washoe County School District will pay your tuition and fees. You are responsible for your college books. Students can apply for textbook assistance, which is awarded based on availability of funding. There are also yearly school fees. Please refer to the parent/student handbook for the fee schedule.
WCSD does not provide transportation to TMCC High School. Students are transported by parents or purchase a reduced price student RTC pass.
The calendar for TMCC High School starts with WCSD and then follows the college schedule with no fall break, longer winter break, one week spring break, and the school ends in May. You can find the calendar at
I am considering going to TMCC, what classes should I take at my zoned school to prepare me for TMCC
We recommend students complete PE and Computer Science prior to enrolling at TMCC. While we do have options if students do not take these courses prior to enrollment, our current options are limited.
Currently, the TMCC PE classes do not transfer as PE credits that are required for graduation. Students are required to earn 2 credits (4 semesters) to earn a WCSD diploma. Students can take 1 credit (2 semesters) of PE through the online platform Edgenuity. Students may also obtain athletic waivers through athletic participation. Students may also investigate options offered through Extended Studies. There are also options offered through BYU. Your counselor will help you navigate the best option for you.
Students should contact their teachers and counselor to notify them about their desire to attend TMCC HS. Students will provide the following TMCC High School Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form link via email. The forms will automatically be sent to TMCC High School.
Students do not take the Accuplacer until round 2. Students must receive conditional acceptance from TMCC HS prior to taking the college Accuplacer.
Below is a description of what occurs in each round:
-Complete an application to TMCC High School (due February 28th)
-Review criteria include grades, attendance, credit attainment, writing sample and teacher recommendations
-GPA is 3.5-4.0, one core (English, Math, or Science) teacher recommendation; the counselor recommendation is optional.
-GPA is 3.5 and lower, two core teacher recommendations and one counselor recommendation
-Submit two core (English, Math, or Science) teacher recommendations and one counselor recommendation.
ROUND 2 (Must receive conditional acceptance to proceed to round 2)
-Receive notification of conditional acceptance (March 15th)
-Apply to TMCC (College) (due April 11th)
-Register and take Next Generation Accuplacer exam in Math and English (due April 18th)
- Quantitative reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (263 or higher)
- Reading (228 or higher)
-TMCC HS Staff will schedule a student interview
ROUND 3 (Must receive formal notification of acceptance)
-Receive formal notification of acceptance
-Attend New Student Orientation
-Schedule an academic advising appointment with our counselor to develop an academic plan
With very few exceptions (human sexuality courses, religion courses, non-credit-bearing courses), students have access to the entire TMCC College course catalog. Courses must be part of the student’s approved academic plan.
Sophomores are cohosted and required to take the following college courses: Nutrition 121, Chemistry 100, EPY 101, and Communications 113.
Common College Courses for TMCC HS Students include:
Math 126, 127, etc.
English 101, 102
Art classes (drawing, pottery, etc.)
Auto tech classes
American Sign Language
Sciences (Chem, Physics, etc.)
Economics 102, 103
Check out the Courses offered at TMCC Courses offered at TMCC
- Pass all of your classes, take biology, stay on track, and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Prepare for the Accuplacer (college placement test for Math and English)
- Practice at ACCUPLACER Study App! https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice
Students are required to have a personal technology device (laptop, iPad, tablet, etc.) to participate fully in high school and college courses. If a student does not have a device, TMCC HS works with the college to check a laptop out to the student. TMCC HS does not recommend a specific type of device, it comes down to user preference.
You can participate in activities (including sports) at your zoned school, with permission from zoned school principal and if class schedule allows.