Q: What is a charter high school?
A: Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. Because they are public schools, charter schools:
Q: Does my family need to live in Santa Ana to attend NOVA Academy?
A: No. Because we are a charter school, NOVA Academy accepts all students, regardless of the city in which they live. Currently, students enrolled at NOVA Academy are from a number of surrounding communities, including Anaheim, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Orange, Tustin, and Westminster; as well as Santa Ana.
Q: What is an early college high school?
A: An early college high school blends high school and college work to enable students to graduate with a high school diploma and earn college credit hours toward an A.A. degree
Q: Is there a fee to attend NOVA Academy?
A: No. NOVA Academy is a public school so there are no tuition fees. College courses (including books) are also provided free of charge.
Q: What grades does NOVA Academy offer?
Q: Can students transfer to NOVA Academy at any grade level or must they start as freshmen?
A: Students can transfer at any time.
Q: Can my student transfer to NOVA Academy in the middle of the school year?
A: Yes, if space permits.
Q: Are NOVA’s students “problem children?”
A: No. Students attend a charter school by choice, not because they are in trouble. By attending, students at NOVA Academy have committed to a rigorous, college culture that focuses on high expectations and diverse academic experiences.
NOVA is a tight-knit community that focuses on the success of its students academically.
NOVA offers countless college classes and ensures that every child reaches their fullest potential.
You can see that the teachers and administrators care about the students.
College courses and the tutorial program help me learn new, interesting things.
This school offers an atmosphere where you can be close to your teachers and peers as if you were family.
The culture of the school is positive and focuses the kids on succeeding in life.
It is a small school filled with teachers who care.
The smaller class size and emphasis on a family environment has renewed a sense of hope and a "I can do this" spirit.
I’m very pleased to know that there’s a high school that actually focuses on my kids’ academic education.
NOVA helps us be prepared for college not just as students, but as a friend, peer, and person.