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Welcome to North Central Academy

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

School will be closed for students on Friday, September 25th for Staff Professional Development.


North Central Academy is still taking enrollments for the 2020-21 school year.  Please fill out the online enrollment form to let us know of your interest.   For more information, please contact Jill Kettlewell at 231-495-1115 and set up a personalized tour. 



COVID Protocols


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

COVID Protocols

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.


COVID - 19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Please click on the link to view this document.


covid-19 preparedness and response plan


Board Meeting Info

September 2020 Board Meeting Information

Revised Board Meeting Calendar 2020-21


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Upcoming Events

  • 6 Oct
  • 8 Oct
    • PTO Meeting 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Oct 8
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 12 Nov
    • PTO Meeting 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Nov 12
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 18 Nov
  • 10 Dec
    • PTO Meeting 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Dec 10
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar


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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!
NCA Masks Mr. Lynch and Mrs, Long handed out some neat swag the other day! Though masks are optional, the NCA ones are hot commodities.
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.
New Staff Member Please welcome Mrs. Julie O'Brien to the NCA staff as the 5/6 teacher. She comes to NCA with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Please stop in and say hello!
STEM Day at NCA Students used their skills to build a bobsled and then did two time trials down the sledding hill!
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!
Boy Scouts on Veterans Day
Veterans Day Program Students came together to sing, recite poetry and tell ths history of Veterans Day. Veterans were invited by students and about 20 were in the audience to be honored on this very important day.
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.
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Raven Hill Field Trip The K-6 students recently took a field trip to Raven Hill Discovery Center where they got to play with amphibians, do lots of hands-on activities and take some great nature walks.
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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!


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Annual Compliance Report - LSSU

Each year we submit hundreds of compliance reports to Lake Superior State University for review.  I am pleased to share our annual report with you based on these compliance requirements. I am very proud of our team and all the hard work they put into making sure BCA is fully compliant and providing the best atmosphere possible for our students. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Long at 989-293-6091.


Thank you!

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Spotlight on Charter Grads

A great article featuring our  very own Special Education Teacher, Lisa Stambaugh.




Please read the communication regarding the school closure.  We will keep you updated on Facebook, email and our webpage as the situation warrants.  

Grades 5 and 6 Visit State Capitol

State Capitol field trip

Students in Mrs. O'Brien's 5th and 6th grade classroom got to tour the State Capitol on Thursday, March 5th and State Representative Tristan Cole helped to show them around!  Students had a great time and enjoyed getting to see the Governor's office, State Supreme Court chambers, and the rotunda.   

NCA Adds Ski Club

NCA recently added an after-school ski club to its list of activities.  Students take the bus to TreeTops Resort in Gaylord and participate in lessons and do some skiing or snowboarding.  Such a great activity!two students on ski hill

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