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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."

Thanksgiving Break will be from Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th. School will be back in session on Monday, November 29th.


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


Bus Schedule Effective 10-22-21


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

  • 2 Dec
    • Picture Retakes
      Date: Dec 2
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  • 6 Dec
    • PTO Santa Shop
      Date: Dec 6
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 7 Dec
    • PTO Santa Shop
      Date: Dec 7
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  • 8 Dec
    • PTO Santa Shop
      Date: Dec 8
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  • 9 Dec
    • PTO Santa Shop
      Date: Dec 9
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 10 Dec
    • PTO Santa Shop
      Date: Dec 10
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar


Trunk or Treat! NCA students and staff had a great time Trunk or Treating!
Picture of Mr. Pichan
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!
two students in front of a student council table
Culminating Event a Success! The Culminating Event which took place on Thursday, April 22nd showcased all the great things that happen at NCA each and every day!
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!
CTC Student of the Quarter CTC Student of the Quarter NCA Junior, Ritter Hudson, has been chosen as Student of the Quarter for the second Quarter in the Construction Trades program at the Career Tech Center. Ritter's positive, can-do attitude and steady contributions to the program helped him gain this honor. Congratulations Ritter! We are so proud of you!
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!
student with writing about MLK
NCA Celebrates MLK Students at NCA celebrated Martin Luther King Day by finding out a bit more about his dream. Students in grades one and two were asked to write about what they could do to realize MLK's dream.
Welcome Mr. Gray! Mr. Jay Gray is NCA's newest staff addition. He will be taking over the K-12 Physical Education program and we are excited to have him. He attended Eastern Michigan University and has a degree is in K-12 Physical Education and Health. He loves being active and is excited to now call "Up North" home. In his free time he likes to run and mountain bike with friends. Please give him a warm NCA welcome!
PTO Santa Shop The PTO Santa Shop was a huge success and students enjoyed picking out gifts for their loved ones!
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!


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.  


Picture of Julie Sigafoose


High School Students Visit LSSU

9th - 12th grade students took a trip to Lake Superior State University this week to check out the campus.  

Since LSSU offers automatic admission to NCA graduates, we hope that some of our students show an interest in attending!

First Week of School A Success!

NCA's first week of school was a success!  We love having our students back in the building!

Grades K-3 Take a Fantastic Field Trip

K-2 field trip to dunes photo

Ms. France and Ms. Bowman had a great time with their students as they explored the Sleeping Bear Dunes and then ate pizza and went to Moomer's for ice cream!  What a great day for our students!