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Welcome to North Central Academy

We are a tuition-free K-12 public charter school created for a quality education. 


"Actions Over Words, Service Over Self."

February 4th and 7th are scheduled mid-winter break days. There will be no school for students on those days. Staff will have a Professional Development day on Monday, January 7th.


North Central Academy is taking enrollments for the 2021-22 school year.  Please fill out the online enrollment form to let us know of your interest.   For more information, please call or text Jill Kettlewell at 231-495-1115 and set up a personalized tour. 


2021-22 School Supply List


Updated Bus Schedule Effective 12-6-2021


COVID Protocols


Now that school has resumed, please read about the protocols that we have put in place to keep NCA safe and open.

2021-22 COVID Communication

COVID Protocols

masked student reading


COVID-19 Busing Policies


Due to the Covid-19 and the bus seating arrangements, students may not switch between the buses.  As you know, safety is our number one priority.  We have seating charts in place for contact tracing purposes in the unfortunate event that we would ever need to use them.  If your student wants to go home with another student who rides a different bus, they will need to be picked up at the school.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.  Please contact Jill Kettlewell at 231-495-1115 with any questions.




NCA Students Automatically Receive Scholarships to Lake Superior State University

Click on the link below to find out about this amazing opportunity for NCA students!

Hands-On Learning and Character Education

Students at NCA learn academics through creative, hands-on projects.  

Our Great Expectations character education program teaches them life-long social skills.

hunter hands on


Charter Contract Extended with Lake Superior State University

Lake Superior State University has renewed its Charter Contract with the Bay City Academy District through June 30, 2023.  We are proud and happy to be able to continue to serve our NCA families far into the future!  Click the link below to read the letter.


LSSU Charter Extension Letter 2/10/2021


COVID - 19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Please click on the link to view this document.

COVID-19 Dashboard 2021-22

covid-19 preparedness and response plan

Public Act 48 Information


Board Meeting Info

Board Member Information

2021-2022 Board Meeting Calendar

August 17, 2021 Cancellation Notice




Teacher and Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Info

COVID-19 Grant Information



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Upcoming Events

  • 10 Jan
    thru Jan 28
    • NWEA Testing Window
      Date: Jan 10 - Jan 28
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 26 Jan
    • Ski/Snowboarding Club 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Ski/Snowboarding Club
      Date: Jan 26
      Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 28 Jan
    thru Jan 29
    • 7th-12th Grade Lock In 5:15 PM to 8:00 AM
      7th-12th Grade Lock In
      Date: Jan 28 - Jan 29
      Time: 5:15 PM to 8:00 AM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 4 Feb
  • 7 Feb
  • 9 Feb


D.A.R.E Graduation Mrs. Hoogerhyde's 5th grade students graduated from the D.A.R.E. program this past week. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is a free program sponsored by the Antrim County Sheriff's department.
students in a concert
2021 Christmas Concert K-6 grade students had a great time performing for friends and family at the Christmas Concert.
veteran with students
Veteran's Day at NCA Students welcomed and honored veterans with a program and a special breakfast.
Trunk or Treat! NCA students and staff had a great time Trunk or Treating!
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Welcome Mr. Pichan! NCA welcomes a new art teacher, Mr. Pichan. We are so excited to have him on our team!
Vehicle Career Day K-6 students had a great time checking out various vehicles that were on site which represented careers.
Seven kinder children in grad gear
Kindergarten Grads The class of 2033 took a big step and graduated from Kindergarten! Congrats to NCA's smallest grads!
The Class of 2021 The Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation on May 25th. NCA wishes them all the best of luck in their future endeavors!
children who won the penny war
Penny War Winners Ms. Variot's class won a free dress day on Friday, April 9th because they raised the most money for ODAC in the recent Penny War. Congrats to Ms. Variot's 3rd and 4th grade class!
Dress alikes in seuss hat
Dr. Seuss Spirit Week K-6 Students and staff enjoyed the Dr. Seuss Spirit week which highlighted reading and having some fun!
NCA Welcomes New Staff Member Nadine Bowman is NCA's new 1st/2nd grade teacher. She has nine years of teaching experience and graduated in 2011 from Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with emphasis on Reading and Social Studies. She grew up in Holly, Michigan. She is a HUGE Michigan State fan. She is excited to start working with everyone at NCA!
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Staff Spotlight NCA Has a Counselor Mr. Jeff Calkins has joined NCA as a counselor and he will be available on Mondays and Fridays to help students navigate the world. Mr. Calkins has a dog named Chico and loves to spend time with friends and family outdoors. He is currently working on his Master's Degree in Social Work. To contact him via email, send him a note at Welcome Mr. C!
CTC Student of the Quarter Congrats to Senior Nick North who was chosen as the Student of the Quarter in the Career Tech Centers Business Careers Program.
Winter Concert The Winter Concert was a great success!
Into the Woods Jr. Students put on a fabulous production of Into the Woods Jr. - the twisted fairytale entertained audiences on two separate occasions!
CTC Student of the Quarter NCA's own Tyrone Shetler was named as the TBA Career Tech Center's student of the Quarter for the first quarter. Ty is enrolled in the Information Technology class where he learns how to network, build PC's and do the good kind of hacking. Please Congratulate Ty on a job well done!
Ms. Johnstone Has a New Role at NCA Ms. Johnstone will be our new Behavior Interventionist. She will work directly with students and parents to help support any behavioral needs that may occur during the school day.
Graduation 2019
Rotary Student of the Month for May The May Rotary Student of the Month is our very own Etta Cole. Etta always has a smile on her face and a great attitude for learning that will take her places. She recently participated in two Forensic Competitions at the state level. She said it was a challenging experience, but could tell that she and Lizzy were new to Forensics. She looks forward to competing again next year! Congrats are well deserved for Miss Cole!


Welcome Ms. Brandt!

Ms. Cherry Ann Brandt has joined the NCA team as a Title One Paraprofessional.  

Please give her a warm NCA welcome!


A New Year Greeting from Mr. Lynch and Mrs. Long

Service Projects

NCA students held a variety of service projects to help others in the community.  Hats, mittens, dog food, cat food and thanksgiving dinners were all collected and distributed.  THese projects helped students understand the concept of "Service over Self.".

students at shelter


Silent Auction Benefits Bergey Family


A successful silent auction netted over $900 for the Bergey Family.

NCA would like to thank those who came out to support this great cause!

Welcome Ms. Sigafoose!

Ms. Julie Sigafoose has joined the NCA team as a Social Studies Teacher for grades 7-12.  She just moved from Virginia and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  


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