Why Attend the NASC National Conference?
Attendees are encouraged to wear state t-shirts each day of the conference to demonstrate their home state pride. The t-shirts can be any color and must have the state name prominently displayed either on the front or back of the shirt. We hope you will join us in recognizing all the states represented at this national student leadership event!
To see if your state student council association will be coordinating shirts for the conference, please contact your state student council director at www.nassced.org/directory/
What Does My Registration Fee Include?
Your registration offers nationally recognized leadership training based on a curriculum designed by NASSP and taught by leadership professionals, access to the nation’s top leadership speakers, and a variety of interesting and informative exhibits focused on leadership opportunities and service resources.
In addition, your registration provides:
- Transportation between the official conference hotel and Sunrise Mountain High School during the event (June 22-24)
- Transportation to the airport or the official conference hotel from Sunrise Mountain High School on Monday (June 24) after the closing general session
- All meals starting with lunch on Saturday, June 22 through lunch on Monday, June 24.
The NASC National Conference returns this year with a unique offering of speakers, workshops and events that celebrate and enrich student leadership. Join us in Las Vegas if you are looking for a top-notch, national-level event that offers:
- Essential student leadership training and professional development
- Information on valuable service opportunities and resources
- Numerous settings for collaboration, networking, and idea sharing
- Recognition of excellent student and adviser leadership and service engagement
- Motivation and inspiration for months to come!
Who can attend the NASC National Conference?
The NASC National Conference is open to:
- Any student who is entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the fall of 2013
- Faculty advisers
- School administrators.
Group/state delegations are groups of attendees who travel with their state association or with an adviser or other official adult designee. The group’s state director, adviser, or official designee coordinates payment for the entire group, and attendees submit their registration fees to that individual directly. The state director, adviser or official designee in turn sends payment to NASC. Group/state delegates register on a first-come, first-served basis.
State Officer Delegations
To ensure that each state can bring their state/district officers to participate in the state officer training during the conference, each state association is guaranteed five spaces. The total number of officers attending and payment will be coordinated through the state executive director. The officers will need to register online and send their registration fees to the state director. The state director in turn will send payment to NASC. All delegates outside of the state officer count must register on a first-come, first-served basis.
The high school adviser/student ratio is at least one adviser per 12 students; the middle level adviser/student ratio is one adviser per 10 students. Advisers from one school may take responsibility for students from other schools, as long as the ratio is maintained.
NASC delegates must be members of their school's student council. All students must have an adult adviser directly responsible for them. This adult may be the current council adviser, an adviser from another school, or an official of the state association for Student Council, as long as the individual who is responsible for that student is in attendance onsite throughout the conference and is identified on the delegate's official registration form.
There are no restrictions on the number of students and/or advisers allowed from a school and/or state.
Host School and District Information
Sunrise Mountain High School (SMHS) will have the honor of being the host of this year’s NASC National Conference.
SMHS is among the newest schools in Las Vegas, Nevada–residing in the Clark County School District (CCSD), the fifth largest school district in the US. The fully enclosed, two-story facility provides space for 2500+ students and offers large classrooms, natural lighting and is cooled to beat the Vegas heat. Modern classrooms, unique meeting/performance rooms, and the largest cafeteria in the state stand ready to serve the needs of the 2013 NASC National Conference attendees. Their diverse student population supports a wide variety of co- and extracurricular organizations including Air Force JR ROTC, a “pastry club,” a Varsity Quiz team, and of course–an award-winning student council. Located in the northeast part of the district (and just next to the actual “Sunrise Mountain”), SMHS is very near to Nellis Air Force Base, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and boasts an amazing view of the entire Las Vegas valley.
CCSD is home to over 308,000 students and more than 37,000 full-time employees. It operates 357 schools, 49 of which are comprehensive high schools with more than 2,600 high school students participating in Student Council and Class Committee.
SMHS is an outstanding member of the Nevada Association of Student Councils (also known as NASC). The state association was founded in Ely, NV in 1946 and is part of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA). More than 90% of Nevada high schools are members of the association that is dedicated to unifying the state through effective communication and assisting all Nevada student councils in achieving their goals. Mostly composed of students, the State Board organizes three (3) regional high school conferences, three (3) regional middle school conferences, and the NASC State Conference. Nevada has long been an active partner with the National Association of Student Councils. Nevada NASC boasts the highest number of National Councils of Excellence in the country and is proud to be home to the NASC National Conference for the third time.
We can’t wait to see you, ON THE MOUNTAIN!