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About Novak Academy

Novak Academy is a small, comprehensive, alternative program designed to meet the needs of nonā€traditional students in a nurturing environment. We understand the traditional classroom/high school may not be an effective means for some students to obtain a high school diploma. Therefore, Novak Academy maintains smaller class sizes as well as provides individualized attention through our student success plans. At Novak, students are able to gain extra credits through an online Apex Learning Program.

Novak Academy uses a variety of methods to engage students in the learning process. Instructional methods include a combination of independent study, teacher-developed lessons and activities, student focused project-based learning, on-line courses, and the use of textbooks, with extensions being career exploration and character education. We currently have 5 teachers who are certified in a wide variety of areas, as well as a Guidance Counselor and Alternative Learning Opportunities Program Specialist. This framework allows Novak Academy the ability to offer support for students to overcome previous barriers toward their success, accommodating a variety of learning styles and skill levels. In order to obtain admission to Novak Academy, students will have to complete an application and assessment testing.

Our Mission

Novak Academy is an alternative high school where knowledgeable staff, in partnership with parents and the community, create a caring, safe, educational environment that focuses on high academic standards and promoting social justice so students obtain the credits they need for high school completion and the skills and character they need to become responsible, productive, and socially engaged citizens prepared to reach their fullest potential.

Who needs Novak Academy?

  • Students who may not be fitting into the "big school" environment.
  • Students who need smaller classrooms and student-teacher ratio.

How does a student get into Novak Academy?

Teachers and Guidance Counselors may recommend Novak to students who might be in need of a different learning environment. Students must then speak with their Guidance Counselors at Central or Centennial to get an application and start the application process.

Who is eligible to attend Novak Academy?

Students who have completed their first year of high school and have been an active Central/Centennial student for at least one semester are eligible to attend. Students must have no severe physical and/or behavioral discipline referrals or out of school suspensions during the previous semester.

Novak Academy is...

  • Culturally Responsive
  • Project-Based
  • Individually Oriented

Novak Academy is not...

The R.E.A.D.Y. Program, ACTIONS (an alternative to suspension program) or a "behavior school".
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