NOVA Academy Early College High School was recently recognized by the Orange County Register as a BRONZE medal recipient high school with an Overall Ranking of #11 and an Academic Ranking of #2. NOVA Academy Early College High School is a charter school whose mission is to provide a collegiate environment for underrepresented students with academically rigorous, blended high school and college curriculum. Students attending NOVA Academy Early College High School have the opportunity for dual enrollment in both high school and college classes. Currently, students are attending Santa Ana College and University of Irvine college classes. The school’s culture and guiding principles are high expectations, persistence, responsibility, compassion and a class called “family.” The small learning environment centers on each student’s individual success. The administration, teachers and staff are not only concerned about the academic success of each student, but on how they are preparing students to be successful in life.