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."

School will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Monday November 23rd through Friday, November 27th. School will resume on Monday, November 30th.


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. 


PHASE 4 Parent Update

Phase Four Parent Update


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


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.



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.

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COVID - 19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Please click on the link to view this document.


covid-19 preparedness and response plan


Board Meeting Info


Board Meeting Schedule 2020-21



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Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • 14 Jan
    • PTO Meeting 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Jan 14
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar
  • 11 Feb
    • PTO Meeting 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      PTO Meeting
      Date: Feb 11
      Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: North Central Academy Calendar


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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Welcome Mr. Wodierski! Mr. Devin Woiderski is excited to be back at NCA as a Paraprofessional after subbing last year. he is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a degree in History. He is an avid basketball fan and paintball player who loves to be outdoors. Please welcome Devin to the team!
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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 calkinsj@northcentralacademy.net 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!
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!


Remote Learning
Monday Memo Change

In an effort to streamline information and continue our clear communication at NCA, we are excited to announce that grades 7-12 teachers will now be uploading class assignments, homework, and upcoming tests onto PowerSchool by Monday each week.  By logging into your student's PowerSchool portal, you will be able to see all upcoming assignments, descriptions, and due dates.  This will replace our Monday Memos from this week moving forward.  Please contact Anne Wendling at wendlinga@northcentralacademy.net if you need your login for PowerSchool or if you have any questions.

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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.  

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