College Classes

Students may begin taking college courses second semester of their freshman year, upon meeting eligibility requirements. NOVA Academy covers the cost of tuition, books, and fees so that our students may enroll in these courses free of charge. This saves students both time and money as they begin creating pathways to college and career success—while still in high school.

CollegeMinimum GPALocation of Class
Santa Ana College2.7All classes at SAC, except CNSL 116 (held at NOVA Academy)
Concordia University3.3NOVA Academy
UC Irvine3.3NOVA Academy

Here are some of the college classes taken recently by students at NOVA Academy:

FALL 2019

American Political Thought; Analytic Geometry and Calculus; Argumentation and Debate; Astronomy Laboratory; Beginning Pharmacy Calculation; Beginning Voice; CAD I – Computer and Drafting; Career/Life Planning and Personal Exploration; Child Growth and Development; Class Piano I; Class Piano II; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Biology Laboratory; Healthful Living; History of Film to 1945; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Introduction to Chicano Studies; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Deaf Studies; Introduction to Digital Media Arts; Introduction to Education; Introduction to Engineering; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in Political Science; Introduction to Sociology; Introduction to the Stars and Galaxies; Introduction to Theatre; Introduction to Women’s Studies; Legal Aspects of Evidence; Library Research Fundamentals; Music Appreciation; Physical Geography; Principles of Marketing; Principles in the Social Sciences; Science Fiction and Science Fact; Visual Basic Programming; Wedding and Quinceañera Photography; World Civilization to the 16th Century; World Civilizations Since the 16th Century; Writing and Research

SUMMER 2019

American Sign Language I, Astronomy Laboratory; Beginning Photography; Beginning Swimming; Brain Development and Learning; ​Calculus; Child, Family, and Community; Child Growth and Development; Class Piano 1; Electronic Fundamentals; Elementary Spanish 1; Fundamentals of Biology; ​Fundamentals of Biology Lab; Fundamentals of Business; General Human Anatomy; ​History of Film from 1945 to Present; History of Photography; Introduction to American Governments, Introduction to Anthropology; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Child Psychology; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Engineering; Introduction to Interpersonal Communication; ​Introduction to Media Arts; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to the Solar System; Introduction to Theatre; Marriage, Family, and Relationships; Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers; Microsoft Excel; Musicianship; Principles of Management; Theatre History 1

SPRING 2019

A+ Essentials Hardware; A+ Essentials Software; American Sign Language I; Beginning Intramural Basketball; Beginning Painting; Beginning Photography; Beginning Self-Defense; Career/Life Planning and Personal Exploration; Child Growth and Development; Child, Family, and Community; Cinematography; College Algebra; Commercial Photography; Community Interaction; Cultural and International Business – Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands; Cultural Geography; Dance History and Appreciation; Earth Sciences for Education; Elementary French; Elementary Spanish; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Business; General Human Anatomy; Healthful Living; Hip Hop Dance I; Introduction to American Governments; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Drawing; Introduction to Legal Studies; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Introduction to Stars and Galaxies; Introduction to Theatre; Introduction to Visual Communications; Legal Terminology; Music Appreciation; Negotiating – Getting to a Win; Nutrition and Fitness; Personal Fitness Training; Physical Geography; Public Speaking; Themes in Literature; Watercolor Painting; Women in America: Work, Family, Self

FALL 2018

American Sign Language I; American Sign Language II; Argumentation and Debate; Basic Blueprint Reading; Beginning and Intermediate Algebra; Beginning Sewing; Biology; California and Federal Taxes; Career/Life Planning and Exploration; Child Growth and Development; CNC Program Reading; Concepts of Criminal Law; Cultural Geography; Drug Abuse and Criminal Justice; Elementary French; Elementary Spanish; Elementary Vietnamese; Food Sanitation and Safety; Intro to American Governments; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Digital Media Arts; Introduction to Hip-Hop Dance; Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship​; Introduction to International Business; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Psychology; Introductory Logic; Introductory Sociology; Liberal Arts Math; Personal Finance; Principles in the Social Sciences; Public Speaking; Science Fiction and Science Fact; Training Academy Preparation; Trigonometry; World Regional Geography; Writing and Research