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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2004
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students2,763 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade National University Virtual High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 CodeCasual
(All courses are offered online )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$310
Tuition NotesCurrent 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 DirectorDarren Smith
Admissions AssociateSummer Willey


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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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  • San Diego
    Grades: 9-12 | 1628 students
    24.1 miles
    5555 Del Mar Heights Rd
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 523-4000
    24.1 9-12
  • Chula Vista
    Grades: PK-12 | 352 students
    6.4 miles
    1771 E Palomar Street
    Chula Vista, CA 91913
    (619) 591-2260
    6.4 PK-12
  • Burbank
    Providence High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 434 students
    127.5 miles
    511 S Buena Vista Street
    Burbank, CA 91505
    (818) 846-8141
    127.5 9-12
  • Burbank
    Grades: 9-12 | 275 students
    128.5 miles
    465 E Olive Avenue
    Burbank, CA 91501
    (818) 972-1400
    128.5 9-12
  • Carlsbad
    Grades: 7-12 | 626 students
    34.8 miles
    6269 El Fuerte St
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 448-9820
    34.8 7-12

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