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. 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.