National University Academy




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California Gold Ribbon School

California Gold Ribbon School

National University Academy was presented a California Gold Ribbon School award by the California Department of Education in May 2015.

Our Mission

Our Mission

National University Academy is dedicated to creating K-12 learning opportunities which are accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students.

How NUA Works

How NUA Works

Our academic programs include authentic work-based learning experiences and are designed to prepare you for college and a career in high growth fields.

Academics

Academics

National University Academy offers a unique combination of online and site-based coursework that provides a comprehensive educational experience.

Quality

Quality

All National University Academy courses are designed to meet the California Content Standards for public schools and are taught by highly qualified teachers who are specially trained to provide high quality online instruction.

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National University Academy (NUA) consists of three public, tuition-free K-12 charter schools in San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Fresno, and Sacramento counties All of the schools provide a rigorous independent study curriculum with the benefit of onsite and online programs that lead to a high school diploma.

National University Academy serves students in 12 locations throughout central, southern, and northern California. A 2015 recipient of the California Gold Ribbon School award and the California Department of Education’s Title I Academic Achievement Award, NUA is a tuition-free, WASC-accredited, K-12 public charter school offering elementary, middle, and high school programs. The schools’ programs provide K-12 students with a diverse array of programs, including 1001 S.T.E.A.M., Dual Language Institute, Sparrow (Waldorf inspired), Home School, and Independent Study. All programs are accessible, challenging, and relevant for today’s students and prepare them for the future. All programs are accessible, challenging, and relevant for today’s students and prepare them for the future.

NUA’s 1001 S.T.E.A.M. Program helps students build skills for the 21st century. Offered for grades 6-12, 1001 S.T.E.A.M provides an academically rigorous Common Core Standards-based curriculum while integrating a science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics focus. Students receive direct instruction and participate in engaging, project-based learning activities using 21st century skills to apply their knowledge and solve real-world problems.

The K-8 Dual Language program fosters multicultural and multilingual education by providing an academic experience that facilitates competence in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and Spanish. Students receive direct instruction, participate in cooperative learning activities, projects, and individual learning assignments while mastering both the English and Spanish languages.

National University Academy offers a K-6 Waldorf inspired Sparrow program. Sparrow’s approach to education features an integrated curriculum that is developmentally appropriate work and focuses on social inclusion; non-punitive discipline; and experiential learning. In the Sparrow Program, students learn to be compassionate, creative, eco-literate citizens able to act responsibly and thoughtfully.

The NUA K-8 Homeschool Program which provides a wide range of resources and valuable opportunities to customize a student’s learning experience through Homeschool instruction. Parents and students work with a California Credentialed Teacher to facilitate student learning and achievement

NUA’s Independent Study Program features coursework adapted to children’s unique learning styles, providing them with the knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond. Available online and on site in Fresno, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego, Independent Study students enjoy small class sizes, the latest technology, field trips, and community service opportunities. As a member of the San Diego Division of the California Intercollegiate Federation, student athletes can participate in various competitive sports.

National University Academy operates 12 learning centers and serves just under 1,000 K-12 students.

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moreIntroductory Video

Introductory Video

Introductory Video

View a 30 second video to learn more about the online and on-campus high school curriculum offerings.