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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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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 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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We are new to NOVA and optimistic about the school despite of the past issues we read/heard in the media.


Develops character: Disagree


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NOVA's administration does not provide a good example of being honest. Parents have been and continue to be the best role models for truth and honesty.



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As a parent of three NOVA students for over 10 years, I caution parents considering sending their children to NOVA.  Many positive reviews state much of what was true from the start of NOVA until about 2013.   A large problem is that NOVA built a new school facility. Because of increased operating costs NOVA was forced to increase the number of students entering NOVA & to accept lateral transfers in the upper school.  High performing classical schools (Eagle Ridge, Colorado Springs) do not accept lateral transfers due to the difficulty of getting those students to do well in classes such as Latin.  There is a small but growing group of liberal parents among these newer families who seek out NOVA only because of our high test scores.  These parents  are not interested in classical education but are well versed in catch phrases. The high test scores are the direct result of parent involvement & the parents being the primary educators.  The board of directors in 15'-16' removed direct parent involvement in selecting curriculum materials and placed this power in the hands of a few board members who are social justice warriors.  Several families that were at NOVA from the start have now left or preparing to leave at great emotional and financial cost.  NOVA has replaced their original reading program for a less rigorous one, removed Singapore Math from the upper school, and removed the instruction of logic from the school of logic (6-8 grade). Logical?  The dumbing down of NOVA has begun. Like most ordinary public schools, the values of parents take a back seat to organized movements advocating social change by targeting our youth.

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