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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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My daughter graduated last year and she has breezed through her freshmen classes due to the foundation Nova gave her. She took a 300 level English class and was the only one to get an A, in great part because she was the only one who would correctly read the prompt and ANSWER it. Same in her science classes. On the minus side, it is a small school. If you fail to find your cohort to hang with, there aren't a lot of options. Still, I believe that generally the students are accepting of kids whatever their quirks or non-quirks. However, if your kid needs 30 friends to feel complete or a hundred extracurriculars to choose from, that will be a tough sell.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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I can think of several instances where the teachers or staff took immediate action involving bullying. Of course, you can't catch everything or convince every student/family but they make a consistent and honest effort.


Effective school leaders: Neutral


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the admin tends to run the school like it's Office Depot or Famous Footwear or "fill the blank in here" business



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My kids are very excited to go to school , they are so happy to share all the things they learn. NOVA!!!



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Our family came to Nova from a different district that was highly regarded and doing well. It was overcrowded, understaffed, and most of the attention went to kids who were struggling. We have been at Nova 4 years. We are very happy. The staff is engaged and challenging. In addition, the expectation around behavior in and out of class is great. Kids are asked to think about their character. Are they fair, kind, and patient? These are life skills. Yes, they have homework every night. Yes, they are still able to have athletics and extracurriculars during the week. These kids are taught how to manage their time. The content of the curriculum is fantastic! My 2nd grader is covering Alice In Wonderland and The Canterbury Tales. I think a lot of people who take the time to review are disgruntled. Nova is certainly imperfect. But, in comparison to what we have experienced, Nova is far better.


Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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My daughter was the only new kid in her grade. At recess, on the 1st day, a kid made a comment about her ears sticking out. Her new classmates told the child that he wasn't making a kind choice. They asked the teacher for help. She felt supported right away. That was the only incident and we have been at school many years.

Supports LD students: Agree


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We felt our son was a more experiential learner and didn't know if Nova would be a good fit. While the classroom is structured, the kids change classes 3 or 4 times a day. This, along with 2 recesses worked out fine. Different teachers teach differently. Multiple approaches.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Character values are a large part of the grammar school and assemblies. Children are acknowledged for making wise choices, for practicing patience, and for being caring friends.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Teachers make the history come alive through music, art, and dramatic presentations. Kids are excited to study each new unit. My daughter felt shy to clarify her reading work. Teachers made themselves available each day after school to meet her needs.

Amount of homework: Agree


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The homework is roughly 15 minutes per grade per night. Sometimes, when something new is introduced, it takes my student longer. Teachers volunteer to stay after school every week to help.

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Last modified Nova Classical Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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