National University Virtual High School

11355 N. Torrey Pines Road,
La Jolla, CA, 92037
     Tel: (866)366-8847
Grades: 6 - 12 | 3273 students
National University Virtual High School (NUVHS) offers the premier online learning experience and strives to provide students with an opportunity to achieve academic excellence through an active, engaging and cooperative online learning environment.
NUVHS is a private, nonprofit online secondary school that enrolls both full time students and those who prefer to attend our school part-time to supplement their onsite middle or high school program.
Through our open enrollment format, students may start classes at any time throughout the year.
Students may log into courses at any time where they have Internet access and are also provided with 24/7 technical support.
NUVHS students work at flexible course completion paces, taking one or multiple semester-length courses at a time with 4-16 weeks to complete each class.
All NUVHS courses are written to California Content Standards and National Content Area Standards, when available.
All courses are taught by credentialed, highly-qualified subject area teachers who are specially trained to provide online instruction.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2004

Student Body

Total Students 3273 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade National University Virtual High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 106:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 62%
Average Class Size 25 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Language and Composition A/B, AP Biology A/B, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Chemistry A/B, AP Economics (Macro), AP European History A/B, AP Government, AP Literature and Composition A/B, AP US History A/B, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(All courses are offered online )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $295
Tuition Notes Current tuition rates for the 2013-14 academic year are $295 per semester course; $375 per semester Advanced Placement (AP) course. There is a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $60. Partial, need-based scholarships are available for math and sci
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Darren Smith
Admissions Associate Heather Piedrahita


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Photography Club, Mobile Apps Club, Sports & Fitness Club Photography Club,
Mobile Apps Club,
Sports & Fitness Club,

School Notes:

  • As an affiliate of National University, NUVHS can offer academically strong students the opportunity to get a jump start on college by earning dual credit when they take classes through National University while still in middle or high school. Additionally, all NUVHS students have access to the University’s Writing Center and Math Center tutors, the Career Center, and the National University Library, one of the nation’s largest online libraries, with over 84,000 e-books and 16,500 periodicals.
  • NUVHS enrolls students throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Profile last updated: 08/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is La Jolla Country Day School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Institute Of San Diego (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gluck Child Care Center (0.4 miles away)
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