Meet NOVA Academy

Since 2005, NOVA Academy Early College High School has provided a rigorous yet nurturing learning environment, giving students the unique opportunity to earn college credits while completing high school. A tuition-free charter school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), NOVA Academy instills a culture of college readiness while sustaining nearly a 100% graduation rate each year.

NOVA Academy proudly serves approximately 600 students annually through campus locations in Santa Ana and Coachella, CA, after expanding to the desert in 2010. Founded on the belief that education opens a door to hope and the development of strong leaders, we offer a personalized approach to helping students succeed, both academically and in life.


To provide students access to an academically rigorous, blended high school/college curriculum.


NOVA Academy will inspire, educate, and prepare all students to be successful in college, career, and in life.


NOVA faculty and staff believe in creating a friendly, family environment to help ensure every student feels a sense of belonging and personal support. Students even participate in a class called “Family,” which other schools have replicated.

The Whole Child
A holistic approach to education centers on the development of each student’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being.

Early College High School
Early college access gives students a head start on their college dreams while fueling confidence and long-term success.

Academic Excellence
Learning in a rigorous yet nurturing environment promotes a love of ideas while encouraging discovery, creativity, and engagement.

Seeing through the lens of compassion gives hope, builds bridges, and develops a community of caring individuals.