Results & Recognition

At NOVA Academy, success is measured by the accomplishments of our students. Here are some recent results from our campus:

9 consecutive years named Best High School nationally by U.S. News & World Report
122 different college courses taken in 2023
19 years serving students in Orange County
100% of college courses are chosen by students at NOVA Academy
1 of 32 charter schools in CA to meet “gap-busting” criteria for reducing opportunity gaps*
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College Readiness

NOVA Academy students have been accepted to a number of prestigious institutions, including:
  • Arizona State University
  • Biola University
  • Brown University
  • California Baptist University
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Chapman University
  • Concordia University
  • California State University Dominguez Hills
  • California State University Fullerton
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Los Angeles
  • California State University San Francisco
  • California State University San Marcos
  • Denison University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Princeton University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Jose State University
  • Santa Ana College
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Maine at Farmington
  • USC
  • Vanguard University
  • Yale University

NOVA Academy takes great pride in upholding meticulous standards of quality and accountability. For example, WASC accreditation validates the integrity of NOVA’s programs and UCOP approval of NOVA’s core courses supports our students’ admission into UC schools and other colleges. This diligence results in a proven record of academic excellence that promotes our students’ success, now and into the future.

*In 2023, Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), one of the most respected and prestigious research entities in the U.S., recognized NOVA Academy as one of just 32 charter schools in the state that met CREDO’s “gap-busting” criteria for reducing opportunity gaps and proving that California charter schools are outperforming traditional public schools. CREDO’s recognition upholds NOVA Academy’s belief that all students can succeed through a holistic approach to education that centers on the development of their individual social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being.

Accreditations and Approvals


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Badge High Schools National Year 2023-2024
Badge High Schools National Year 2022
Badge High Schools National Year 2021
Badge High Schools National Year 2020
Badge High Schools National Year 2019
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silver best high schools 2017
2016 silver best high schools
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