Upper School

Upper School Overview | Preparation for Life

NVCA’s upper school offers a unique, distinctive, and exceptional 21st century program of private, Christian education – which incorporates the whole student – mind, body, and spirit. The exceptional, college prep, academic curriculum is joined with strong and diverse art, music, STEM and athletic programs.

Passionate teachers at NVCA head small classes within state-of-the-art facilities, and inspire students to build Christ-centered self-esteem, while challenging them to think independently, critically, and creatively. The focus is on preparing students to lead and serve in a fast-changing, global community.

Distinctive to NVCA is that it we are an active “global school”. NVCA partners with a variety of different schools around the world – creating an integrated “learning community,” connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, and technology. NVCA looks forward to opportunities for students to study abroad and experience the diversity of life and culture.

NVCA is a unique, close community. To keep our community strong and vibrant and to maximize learning in small classes, our total campus enrollment will be limited to 620. As you can see, the unique purpose of an NVCA education is to prepare Christ-centered leaders for all of life – not just for the next level of education. NVCA students are ready to share Jesus and lead in the 21st century.

High School

Curriculum Overview

Theology Department

  • Theology 1 – Exploring the Faith
  • Theology 2 – Old Testament and Church History (2018)
  • Theology 3 – Christian Ethics and Comparative World Religions (2019)
  • Theology 4 – Marriage and Family, Apologetics (2020)

English Department

  • English 1/2 – Literature, Composition, Grammar
  • English 3/4 – Literature, Composition, Grammar
  • English 5/6 – Literature, Composition, Grammar (2018)
  • English 7/8 (2019)

History and Social Studies Department

  • History 1 – Cultural Geography
  • History 2 – World History (2018)
  • History 3 – US History (2019)
  • History 4 – US Government and Economics (2019)

Mathematics Department

  • Algebra 1/2
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 3/4 (2018)
  • Pre-Calculus (2019)
  • Calculus 1, 2 (2020)
  • Intro to College Math – Elective (Dual Enrollment)
  • Intro to Business Math – Elective (Dual Enrollment)

Language Department

Rosetta Stone:

  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • French

Science Department

  • Biology 1, 2 + Lab (2019)
  • Chemistry + Lab (2019)
  • Physics + Lab (2020)
  • Physical Science + Lab
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology – Elective (Dual Enrollment)
  • STEM Robotics 1, 2 – Elective
  • STEM Workshop 1, 2 – Elective
  • STEM Engineering 1, 2 – Elective

Performing Arts Department

  • Theatre Arts 1, 2
  • Dance 1, 2
  • Choir
  • Band
  • Instrument – Piano, Guitar, Other…

Visual Arts Department

  • Ceramics 1, 2
  • Drawing and Painting 1, 2
  • Film and Video
  • Sculpture
  • Art Studio – Elective

Communications and Technology Department

  • Academic Technology (required)
  • Coding 1, 2
  • Broadcast News and Video Production
  • Computer Science
  • Journalism
  • Speech and Debate
  • Yearbook and Publication
  • Graphic Design and Communication

Health and Human Development Department

  • Relationships, Life, and Finance Skills
  • Physical Education 1 and 2
  • Health Science – Elective
  • PE – Interscholastic Athletics – Elective

Participating on one of the numerous team or individual sports may qualify for PE credit.