Nittany Valley Charter School (NVCS) is a K-6 charter school with 48 students located in State College, PA. Prior to receiving their charter in 1998, NVCS had operated as a private school, Nittany Valley Academy serving just 24 students. When Act 22 was passed in 1997, the staff and families of Nittany Valley Academy decided that reorganizing as a charter school would enable the school to share its unique learning opportunities with more families. They formed a founding coalition that spent long hours completing the charter school application and meeting with the State College Area School District to convince them that they should be approved. NVCS opened its doors in September of 1998 and increased from 24 to 48 students.