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North Central Academy is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school created for quality — with an emphasis on project-based learning.

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North Central Academy creates a loving environment where kids feel safe so they can learn at a higher level.

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At North Central Academy, we teach students to do the right thing, because it is the right thing to do.

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The science behind our model of teaching kids how to learn is based on natural human development and how the brain learns best.

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At North Central Academy, we set the stage for teachers, students and parents to form real relationships that serve as the basis for students' success.

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North Central Academy uses a competency-based grading system to ensure quality work. Students earn an A, B or N ("not yet").

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Veterans Day Celebration: Middle & High School Art Show

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Veterans Day Celebration despite the terrible weather last Thursday. Part of the Celebration was an art show featuring Patriotic works created by our Middle and High School students under the guidance of our art teacher Ms. Jan Hoffman. Clicking the link below will allow you to view the slideshow.

Middle & High School Art Show: Inspired by Our Veterans

Shop Online! Music Program Fundraiser 11/2-11/13

The North Central Academy Music Department is running a K-12 fundraiser with Century Resources. Each student is aiming to sell at least 15 items as they work toward their fundraising goal of $4000. All proceeds will be used towards the purchase of additional instruments and auditorium improvements. Through their online ordering portal, Century Resources has made it easy to share the fundraiser with friends and family who live elsewhere. During the ordering process, the customer can enter a specific student's name and grade and their purchase will be credited to that student. Customers may also choose to order without a student name and their orders will be credited to our overall fundraising goal. Online orders will be shipped directly to customers, eliminating the need for your student to deliver them! To order online, simply follow these four easy steps:

1. Go to
2. Hover over "My Current Fundraisers" and click "Students"
3. Enter your group number 47973 in the box and click on "North Central Academy Band"
4. Enjoy shopping!

You may also follow this direct link to access the online portal:

The fundraiser runs from November 2, 2017 to November 13, 2017. Products will arrive during the week of 12/4-12/8/17. Payment is due when the orders are delivered, and all checks should be made out to NCA.
Century Resources Fundraiser

NCA students excel in state test rankings!

January 25, 2017

Today, North Central Academy was featured in The Livingston Post due to the outstanding increase in our test scores! Our school made an incredible jump on the state top-to-bottom school rankings list, moving from the 13th percentile, to the 77th. That amount of improvement is, as The Livingson Post puts it, “almost unheard of”. This jump means that North Central Academy is now ranked in the top 25% of all schools in the state. You can read the full article by following this link.

The Livingston Post - North Central Academy jumps an amazing 64 percentile points in state academic rankings

This is truly news to celebrate and share with others! A big kudos goes to our fabulous staff who made this improvement happen. We are proud to have team that is dedicated to ensuring that each and every student receives the individualized instruction that he/she needs. A big round of applause also goes out to our students for exceeding expectations through hard work and diligence.

To see how North Central Academy measured up against other schools in the area, take a look at the MI School Data website.

2017-2018 Calendar & Important Dates

As we get closer to the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to highlight these important dates. You can download our full calendar here.
  • November 14: Picture Retake Day
  • November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 22 - January 2: Winter Break
  • February 7: Spring Count Day
  • March 26 - April 2: Spring Break
  • June 13: Last Day of School - pending snow days