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. We also provide transportation! This saves students both time and money as they begin creating pathways to college and career success—while still in high school.

NOVA Academy’s College Opportunity Program offers two avenues for participation in dual enrollment programming: 1) University-Transfer Pathways and 2) Career Education Pathways.

CollegeMinimum GPALocation of Class
Santa Ana College2.0 (For students enrolling only in approved Career Education courses.)All classes at SAC, except CNSL 116 (held at NOVA Academy)
Santa Ana College2.7 (For students enrolling in any college courses other than the approved Career Education classes.)All classes at SAC, except CNSL 116 (held at NOVA Academy)
Concordia University3.3NOVA Academy
UC Irvine3.3NOVA Academy

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

FALL 2020

American Sign Language I; Automotive Mechanical Operation; Career/Life Planning and Exploration; College Learning Skills; Elementary French I; Elementary Japanese I; Elementary Spanish II; Elementary Vietnamese I; Dance History and Appreciation; Financial Reporting; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Business; Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Children; History of Film from 1945 to Present; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Chicano Studies; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Introduction to Earth Science; Introduction to Engineering; Introduction to Fashion; Introduction to Keyboarding; Introduction to Kinesiology; Introduction to Philosophy; Introduction to Physical Anthropology Lab; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Stars and Galaxies; Jazz in America; Landscape Photography; Legal Environment of Business; Principles of Finance; Principles of Management; Principles of Marketing; Sports Psychology; Theatre History I; Visual Communications; Women’s Health Issues; World Civilizations Since the 16th Century; World Civilizations to the 16th Century

SUMMER 2020

Abnormal Psychology; American Sign Language I; Career/Life Planning & Personal Exploration; Child Growth and Development; Concepts of Criminal Law; Food Sanitation and Safety; Financial Accounting; Introduction to American Governments; Introduction to Chicana/o Studies; Introduction to the Solar System; Introduction to Theatre; Jazz in America; Legal Environment of Business; Nutrition & Fitness; Statistics for Behavioral Science; Theatre History

SPRING 2020

A+ Essentials Hardware; American Sign Language I; Beginning Photography; Career/Life Planning and Personal Exploration; Child, Family, and Community; Child Growth and Development; Class Piano II; Class Piano III; College Algebra; College Learning Skills; Concepts of Criminal Law; Creating Music with MIDI; Criminal Investigation Principles; Cultural Geography; Culture and International Business; Elementary Chinese I; Fashion Draping; Financial Accounting; Fundamentals of Biology; Fundamentals of Biology Laboratory; Fundamentals of Business; Healthful Living; Hip Hop Dance; History of Animation; History of Film to 1945; Humanities Through the Arts; Intermediate Techniques of MIDI; Introduction to American Governments; Introduction to Art Concepts; Introduction to Chicano Studies; Introduction to Criminal Justice; Introduction to Drawing; Introduction to E-Commerce; Introduction to Engineering; Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Introduction to Interpersonal Communications; Introduction to Physical Anthropology; Introduction to Programming; Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Introduction to the Solar System; Introduction to the Stars and Galaxies; Introduction to Theatre; Legal Environment of Business; Mexican-American History in the United States; Musical Theatre History; Personal Fitness Training; Portrait Photography; Street Gangs; Themes in Literature; Understanding Consumer Behavior; Women’s Health Issues; World Civilizations Since the 16th Century; World Civilizations to the 16th Century; World Regional Geography

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