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The Choice for Better Learning

A tuition-free K-12 public school

  MI_Budget_TransparencyNorth Central Academy is a campus of Bay City Academy 

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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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Safe,Loved,Learning

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

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CharacterthroughEducation

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

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MindfulTeachingModel

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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KnowYourTeacher

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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MakingtheGrade

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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LearningNewSigns

North Central Academy students learn Spanish and Sign Language the same way they learned their primary language, through experience and immersion.

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NCA students excel in state test rankings!

January 25, 2017

Today, North Central Academy was featured in The Livingston Post due 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.

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