The choice between private, public and charter schools can be overwhelming. From curriculum to mission, enrichment activities to tuition, the seemingly endless options for personalization can make narrowing down your decision even more difficult. 

If you are new to charter schools, we’d like to take this opportunity to demystify the charter school choice and illuminate the incredible tuition-free education available for 9th-12th grade students in Gardena, California at New Millennium Secondary School (NMSS).

School Choice Made Easy

As a tuition-free public 9th-12th grade high school, NMSS champions school choice and the freedom to provide an education that serves our students. 

When you choose our Gardena, California public high school, you are choosing individualized attention, caring teachers, and a high-quality academic environment in a close-knit setting. You can feel confident that you are setting yourself up for success because we support you all the way.

Learning at our engaged school is both student-centered and customized. We value each student’s individual learning styles, interests, and personalities. We’re here to meet you where you are, giving you guidance for college applications, a new club you want to create, or a little extra equation exploration if that’s what you need.

Two NMSS students with baseball caps on sit at a classroom table smiling and one giving a thumbs up.

What Can a Charter School Offer? 

Charter schools are usually centered on the needs of the student, often through a personalized curriculum or specialized offerings. Free to choose their best path to success, charters can be an exciting hub of innovation and creativity. Highly qualified teachers are often attracted to work at charter schools for a chance to teach in a less restrictive way, with greater creative freedom, or with like-minded teachers and staff. 

Tuition-free NMSS offers opportunities that just can’t be found at bigger schools: 

– Personalized learning with academic support from specialists and paraprofessionals

– Student leadership & clubs

– Free Summer Program

– College and career tours in our community

Community Service projects

– Standards based education including California’s A-G requirements

– Incoming Orientation Week for freshman and new students

College Credit for every student- you choose the class

Gardena High CIF sports like football, basketball, tennis, & track

– Time for fun and field trips like the beach, Turkey Bowl, and Senior Week

– Advisor for every student

– College & financial aid application support

– Teaching good study habits and time management strategies

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

NMSS hires certified, experienced teachers, who are the heart and soul of our school. Our scholars never feel like a number here. We get to know our students, providing care and support on their educational journey. 

How Do I Enroll in a Charter School? 

Enrolling at our tuition-free charter school is EASY. Click on “Enroll now” at the top of our homepage and fill out a one page form. Hit submit. You’ll need to submit some necessary paperwork but we’re happy to help! Call us at 310-999-6162 or email us. Easier to come to campus? Contact us and we’ll hook you up, we’d love to meet you! Really, we’re happy to do what it takes to get you set up, that’s how we roll.

The week before school starts, we host an orientation for new students so you can meet teachers, sign up for clubs and figure out where lockers are. If you’re enrolling during the school year, no sweat, we’ll show you around and get you settled in so you feel comfortable. 

In a sea of large schools and endless options, our small, student-centered high school feels like the perfect place to call home. Ready to choose a charter school for your 9-12th grade high school experience? We’re enrolling and can’t wait to welcome you. 

Join our NMSS family for strong academics and great support for you now and for your future. 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.