North Central Academy is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school created for quality — with an emphasis on project-based learning.

NCA serves Mancelona's elementary students with the proven best practices in education, melding together brain science, character education and effective instruction. Our students not only learn to appreciate the arts, but have rich opportunities to actively participate in creative work and learn relationship building. We develop students' minds and bodies, the complete person. We promote development through the arts, such as body movement through dance, language development through poetry, auditory and visual development, and more. North Central Academy provides brain-based learning through the arts.

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