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Carson High SenatorsThe Carson High School education branch, a 250-square-foot branch located inside the high school, opened in 1996. It is designed to give students the opportunity to receive real-world job experience, earn class credit, and learn about managing money.

The students who work inside the education branch first participate in a banking class and undergo two weeks of training at Greater Nevada. Many of the students who have worked at the education branch have gone on to careers at Greater Nevada Credit Union and other financial institutions in Northern Nevada.

The branch is open during the school year from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school year and is available to all Greater Nevada members for conducting transactions, opening new accounts, or obtaining financial information.

Learn more about how GNCU supports the high school and the various benefits student can receive, such as free student checking, by clicking on the various tabs.

The Senator Debit Card

Carson High GNCU Debit CardThe Senator debit card was designed by Carson High School students exclusively for Carson High School students. This card was the winner of our debit card design contest, the collaborative efforts of our top three student entries.

For information about how to get this card, visit the Carson High Education Branch, or contact us. Make sure you check out the free Student Cash Back Checking account while you're at it. With no minimum balance requirement, no monthly service service charge, and the ability to earn cash back*, this account is the perfect fit for those starting out their financial lives.

An Affordable Way to Pay for College or Continued Education

New from GNCU are our student loans**! Greater Nevada Credit Union makes the process easy, manageable and affordable, so that you can meet your academic goals as well as your financial ones. Click here to learn more about our student loan options.

GNCU also offers the Smart Option Student Loan by Sallie Mae which gives students multiple in-school repayment options with a choice of competitive fixed and variable interest rates, plus no origination fees and no prepayment penalty. Learn more here.

*For Student Cash Back Checking, in order to receive up to $10 in cash back monthly based on 1% cash back on all signature and pin based swipes on the first $1,000 in point of sales transactions per month, the monthly qualifications are 6 debit card purchases must post and clear and account statements must be delivered via eStatements.
**All loans are subject to credit approval by Greater Nevada Credit Union.

Supporting Carson High School

In addition to the financial education and work experience provided to students at the Carson High branch, Greater Nevada supports many of the school’s programs and events through sponsorships, fundraising, contests and volunteerism. Those include: 
Fundraising for the CHS Band
  • Various athletic programs such as football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball as well as cheer.
  • Arts and educational programs including choir, culinary, green house, business and band.
  • Student events such as Career Expo, Big Blue Welcome, Safe Grad, Senior Projects, and Prom.
  • And more!

Financial Education Video Series

In taking the banking internship class, the students decided to take what they have learned along with what they hear other students asking about, to create a web series of financial education videos. 

Watch these short videos to learn about various financial topics. 

CHS Banking Internship Class 2016-2017

Basics of Banking

CHS Banking Internship Class of 2015-2016

Building Good Credit

Wants Vs Needs

Building Your Savings

Age to Obtain a Loan