As an online high school, NUVHS completed a two-step process for UC approval of a-g coursework. The school was first approved as an online course provider in 2008, allowing part-time students to complete coursework with NUVHS and transfer courses to their primary high schools in order to meet a-g requirements. The second step involved submitting each individual course for approval. NUVHS has received a-g approval for 39 semester courses and has re-submitted coursework each year for additional approvals. Meeting a-g requirements ensures that students are academically prepared for college-level coursework and have a strong foundation across all subject areas.