As a former parent, I have watched important decisions regarding children's safety at Nova be left to parent mob rule instead of letting qualified professionals keep kids safe. The school does not empower their administrators and teachers to take action when needed. A quick google news search will tell you whether this is somewhere you feel comfortable sending your children.
All staff members sacrifice greatly for their students at Nova, as school days often start with meetings at 7am and grading that stops at 10pm each night or later. I know whole weekends where staff has committed to clubs, grading essays rather than "choose the letter" tests, and administrative development.
Educators keep an advanced program while meeting the diverse educational needs of a classroom that is chosen by random lottery. Best efforts are made to accommodate IEPs, and parents who work openly find a willing partner.
Children are taught respect actively rather than left simply to observe passively. Again, this is part of a greater commitment to developing a broad base of values that will serve them well as adults in a wider world.
Even as culture issues occasionally pop up, it is the parents who are in conflict. The children continue to show one another caring and empathy that has been fomented by interaction with each other and the school.
Nova has shown great results through adherence to a Classical model supported with development aimed to produce independent thinking, sound judgment and values. Naturally, some parents have confused/conflated this with religious principles, but most continue to respect the administration and staff and their adherence to state law.