Meet NOVA Academy

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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

NOVA Employee smiling with students

Since 2010, NOVA Academy Early College High School in Coachella, CA, has provided a rigorous yet nurturing learning environment, giving students the unique opportunity to earn college credits while completing high school. Founded on the belief that education opens a door to hope and the development of strong leaders, NOVA Academy offers an individualized approach to helping youth succeed. Our WASC-accredited programs feature academic and personal support designed to equip students for a seamless transition to college.

NOVA Academy has been recognized as a Best High School by U.S. News & World Report annually since 2020. A tuition-free public charter school, NOVA Academy instills a culture of college readiness while sustaining nearly a 100% graduation rate each year.

Our Values

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.