It’s been proven again and again: the way to help students is to raise them up, not put them down, and here at New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), a public high school in Gardena, we couldn’t agree more!

NMSS student in red baseball hat, mask, and black tshirt and jacket sits in classroom while teacher behind him gives instruction.

PB & Me

At our tuition-free public high school, we use Positive Behavior & Support (PBIS) Intervention, a team-based process that focuses on systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach that creates a safe and productive learning environment, where teachers can teach and all students can learn. 

As part of our PBIS process at NMSS, teachers and other staff members use research-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To help students meet expectations in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior: 

  • Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations. 
  • Provide students with more praise than correction. 
  • Talk to students with respect. 
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction. 
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach. 
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.

Great Expectations

At our small, close-knit high school, we seek out ways to sing our students’ praises, especially when they meet and exceed our expectations! 

Our teachers and staff give praise in-person and also use social media to recognize student greatness, either as individuals who have gone above and beyond, or for a group effort. Our teachers understand new concepts can be challenging, but are quick to celebrate effort and mastery, like Ms. Peet giving a shout-out to her Spanish 3 class for using a new verb structure flawlessly (way to go!). Other recognitions include students asking for additional work and for staying curious by asking follow-up questions. You rock!

We especially like to set reasonable expectations that set you up for success- like stressing timeliness. It might seem like no big deal but being prompt in the classroom means you won’t miss a thing. Speaking of missing out, attendance is emphasized as showing up is the gateway to learning at our small public high school.

We strongly believe in respect for yourself and others, and respect for education at NMSS and we are always looking for ways to shout out your achievements. Rise and grind Warriors!

 NMSS student sits at a school desk with a mask on and an open red backpack next to her.

Feeling Safe & Secure Leads to Great Outcomes

We can’t say this enough: at NMSS, we’re here for you and want you to do your best. We meet you where you are, cheering you on as you meet your goals and helping you however we can. We also take time to play together at school to keep our connections strong and positive and maybe a little wet if our recent Water Bowl is any indication (but also refreshing, right?). 

We care deeply about you which is why we support you, a hundred percent, because we know you can do this, you are amazing!

Learn more about ways we keep it positive at our dynamic tuition-free public high school.  Call us at 310-999-6162 and talk to one of our friendly staff, or fill out an application and join our Warrior team. We can’t wait to meet you! 

About NMSS

The New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS) is a charter high school in Gardena, CA committed to preparing students to become life-long learners and dynamic leaders in the competitive 21st century.  NMSS was created to address the rising global competitive environment for talent. Our students enjoy a small school education with big school sports and accredited community college classes. Enroll your student today.