The mission of NEW Academy Canoga Park is to create an exciting, standards-driven learning environment where students use their talents to contribute positively to the community.
NEW Academy Canoga Park is a K-5 independent charter school, which emphasizes art and science. One of the school’s four core values, Doing Extra Makes a Difference, is seen throughout the year through the efforts of the teachers and the parents to create a more meaningful experience for all Dolphins.
Teachers go out of their way to assist students and have created optional clubs to add an extra layer of fun to NACP. Clubs include Run Club, Yoga Club, Violin Club, Chess Club, the Dancing Dolphins Club, Drama Club, Fourth and Fifth Grade Reading Club, and Photography Club.
Additionally, a resource service provider, speech therapist, and occupational therapist collaborate with teachers and provide services to students who qualify. Parents are encouraged to attend parent meetings and other school events such as the annual Talent Show and the annual Oratorical Event sponsored by the West Hills Optimist Club. Since opening in 2005, NACP has won the Fit and Fun 5K Challenge sponsored by Assembly member Lloyd Levine by having the highest number of students, staff, and parents participate in all schools involved. Winning this annual event each year has garnered additional funds to use towards physical education. The healthy food consistently served in the cafeteria fittingly compliments the attention to the importance of fitness.