One minute you’re learning your ABC’s and the next you’re going to high school?! The days are long but the years are short for sure. Luckily, at New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS), our tuition-free high school located in Gardena, California, we make the step up to high school easy!

Orient Yourself

NMSS is ALL about helping students succeed and this starts before school even begins. We realize the transition from middle school to high school is huge and we’re here for you. We host a freshman orientation that introduces you to our school- both the campus and our close-knit culture. It’s a week long and you’re divided into groups so you can get to know the other students before your first day of school. Like our school, this week is entirely free.

During the school orientation we:

– explain California’s A-G requirements

– go over our College Planning Calendar that starts as a freshman

– introduce teachers, advisors, and staff and how they can help you

Here are some important dates to know:

First Day of 2023-2024 School Year: August 15, 2023

Freshman Orientation: week of August 7th 

Date to Register: As soon as possible

Just the Beginning of Your NMSS Warrior Greatness

There may be a lot of changes between middle and high school, but at NMSS, we set you up for greatness starting your first day of school. We teach great study habits and practice ways to achieve. Here are a few more examples of ways NMSS sets students up for success:

– Advisor for every student

– Giving back through Community Service

College Credit for every student

– Introducing communication skills to advocate for what you need

– College & Financial Aid Application Support

– Teaching good study habits and time management strategies

– College and career tours in our community

– Leadership opportunities in our Associated Student Body (ASB)

– Extracurriculars like our Cooking, Music, and Finer Things Club

College Fair

– Personalized education with academic support from specialists and paraprofessionals

– Fun competitions (lip sync battle anyone?!)

– Attention & dedication to different learning styles

– Engagement from inspired teachers who believe in their students

CIF sports opportunities through Gardena High

– Expanding critical thinking skills

Small group of NMSS students hold paper and pencils while listening to two seated people at a long table outside on campus.

We focus on helping you grow from the guided style of learning you had in elementary school to independent learning you need after high school. We do this gently, as partners, meeting you where you are. For help you have an advisor, your teachers and…actually everyone. Have a question and don’t know who to ask? Come by our open office for help with school, life, and/or snack options.

At our tuition free public high school, we are so excited about your future! You are going to great places and we are here supporting you and preparing you for success. Join our NMSS Warrior family and enroll today!

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 today.