"At NOVA, we think what is different about students is what makes them special."
- Stephanie Pope, M.Ed.
Chief Academic Officer
NOVA's learning model was created by Dr. Damian Corbin Jenkins at the University of Santa Barbara. Her dissertation serves as the foundation of how NOVA was built.
NOVA's learning model creates an entirely new way to think and complete school.
NOVA offer students a strengths based approach to learning and growing skills. Pathways are selected by the student to spark or develop passion driven connectedness in Exploratory, Math/Science, the Arts, or World Languages.
No one belongs at NOVA more than your child. While at NOVA, students will be connected with caring Instructors who are experts in their field and create interactive online curriculum. Students will join a community of learners and will contribute as they develop active decision making skills. Students will be provided the space and time to express themselves creativity.
NOVA is here to make your life easier. We'll help you and your student to develop a healthy balance of school at home and life. Students will "Plug into NOVA" to have a seamless experience by having flexibility to complete course work, easy ways to communicate with instructors, and much more.
NOVA offers a completely new way for students to experience and engage in their learning. Based on the learning model, NOVA curriculum is created by expert Content Developers leveraging interactivity, engagement, and choice.
NOVA is fully committed to offer students courses that reflect our innate ability to be creative. Students can lean into the creative outlet that sparks them!
NOVA is working diligently to create courses specially designed for the Arts.
NOVA was created from the research base of Dr. Damian Corbin Jenkins. NOVA continues to work in the field of educational research to support our development and growth.
NOVA believes that we have a responsibility to make better schooling decisions for middle school students so that they can be happy, productive members of their families and of society. NOVA's learning model addresses these concerns with real solutions to reduce stress.
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