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The Novus Academy is a creative, supportive, and innovative learning environment where all students have the opportunity to find success.

We believe in creating experiences and a culture that inspires our students to have an unquenchable thirst and love for lifelong learning.

"Having spent time in schools across America, my first impression upon entering The Novus Academy was its electric feel—the school felt alive—not only was the environment elegant and compelling, but the people inside equally manifested a spirit of joy and learning that was contagious."


John W. Gasko, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education

University of North Texas at Dallas


All students deserve, and we will provide, a healthy, safe and secure learning environment.


To be the world-class learning community that helps every child in our country to reach their full potential and leave the world a better place. We set the new standard for education in our country.


Provide innovative, creative, and experiential educational programming within a culture that inspires confidence, respect, and self-worth.

Remain a creative, innovative, vibrant, independent school for bright students with learning differences, high achieving students with cognitive difficulties, and students with high cognitive abilities and above average academic performance.

Transform the lives of students, their families, and their communities by preparing them to be self-advocates and problem-solvers through innovative learning programs, supportive interactions with faculty, staff, and students, exemplary scholarship, and purposeful service to others.

Prepare and empower students to apply their acquired skills and knowledge, to rely on their personal attributes to confidently lead productive lives, and to become contributing members of the global community.


The Novus Academy is Regionally Accredited by Cognia, (formally AdvancED) the parent organization of the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI, and the Northwest Accrediting Commission. Click here to view our accreditation profile.

But, you may ask, “How does Cognia Accreditation benefit my child?” Each one of Cognia’s exceptional standards directly affect the education your child receives. Choosing a Cognia accredited school means you have chosen a program that will create a world of opportunities for your learner. 


The Novus Academy is a State of Texas recognized, accredited middle and high school. The Novus Academy High School Diploma is recognized by the State of Texas and Texas Colleges and Universities. The Novus Academy's assigned school ID# is 220-115-001. Click here to view our TEPSAC accreditation profile.

The Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC) helps ensure quality in private schools by monitoring and approving organizations that accredit the various non-public elementary and secondary educational institutions in the state of Texas.



NAPA (Novus Academy Parent Association) supports school staff, students and families throughout the year. They sponsor activities such as welcoming new families, various classroom parties, fundraisers, book fairs, holiday and other events, and teacher appreciation activities. NAPA also assists families and staff members during unforeseen circumstances and times of need.

Learn more about NAPA and how to get involved.



The Novus Academy board of directors works together to make goals, determine policies, set budgets, and move the school continually forward. Each school board member plays their part as a team member and an advocate for Novus Academy's mission.