National University Virtual High School

National University Virtual High School Photo #1 - As a classical dancer with a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do, NUVHS student Ananya enjoys the flexible schedule learning online provides.
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 University of California "a-g" and NCAA approved online courses at any time and are also provided with 24/7 technical support.
NUVHS students work at a flexible course completion pace, taking one or multiple semester-length courses at a time with 5-16 weeks to complete each class.
All NUVHS courses are written to Common Core State Standards.
Courses are taught by credentialed, highly-qualified subject area teachers who are specially trained to provide online instruction.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 2,763 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $310
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
2,763 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
National University Virtual High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Language and Composition A/B, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Economics (Macro), AP European History A/B, AP French Language and Culture, AP Government, AP Human Geography, AP Literature and Composition A/B, AP Psychology A/B, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics A/B, AP US History A/B, AP World History A/B
Classroom Dress Code
(All courses are offered online )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Current tuition rates for the 2020-21 academic year are $310 per semester course; $395 per semester Advanced Placement (AP) course. Some courses require a $60 materials fee. There is a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $60.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Darren Smith
Admissions Associate
Summer Willey


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
Mobile Apps Club, Photography 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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 2,763 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $310
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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