Learn More about Pivot Academies

PivotGradIn order to even further individualize our program for high school students, we have created separate academies in which students will enroll based on their goals and interests.

UPREP Academy

The University Preparatory Academy requires the student to complete 220 credits to graduate. These graduation requirements are aligned to Cal State Universities and the University of California A-G minimum requirements for acceptance. Graduating from the UPREP Academy does not guarantee acceptance into any UC or CSU school. The student who graduates from the UPREP academy will have met the minimum acceptance criteria. Students are encouraged to take classes above the minimum requirements for entry into the University of California or Cal State schools and are also encouraged to take Advanced Placement courses. UPREP students will continue to work in the Apex Learning curriculum.

Liberal Arts Academy

The Liberal Arts Academy also requires the student to complete 220 credits to graduate. The course requirements are NOT aligned to the University of CA or CSU requirements for admissions. Students who graduate from the Liberal Arts Academy will still be eligible to attend many other four and two year colleges and Universities in CA and throughout the country. The primary difference from the University Preparatory Academy is that since the focus is not on completing the University of California A-G course requirements, students have more flexibility of which courses will meet their high school diploma requirements. For example, all Pivot students must finish 2 years of science in order to receive a diploma; one year of physical science and one in an earth science. University Prep students must take Biology, Chemistry and sometimes Physics. Liberal Arts Academy students can substitute different courses to fulfill their science requirements by taking rigorous courses such as Marine Biology or Paleontology. Liberal Arts Academy students will continue to work in the Apex Learning curriculum.

All students in both academies are encouraged to take concurrent enrollment in community colleges.


Pivot Charter School, North Valley is a tuition-free, public middle and high school. Pivot provides an online curriculum blended with resources center support to allow students the flexibility that a traditional, structured classroom environment cannot offer.

  • Pivot provides instruction to students through a robust, standards-based, online curriculum supported by class offerings at our resource center, tutoring, strong oversight and academic support.
  • Pivot offers 11+ Advanced Placement and college level courses (both online and in our resource center), as well as an intervention curriculum to improve basic skills.
  • The online curriculum allows teachers to focus their time one-on-one with each student; all the support students receive is catered to their individual needs.
  • Pivot teachers are California-credentialed professionals. Pivot is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Pivot is now enrolling. Tell us the best way to reach you, and one of our friendly staff members will contact you personally to discuss why Pivot is a better option for you.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes