Top 10 Reasons to Enroll at NCA

  1. Learning How to Learn Through the Arts and Sciences: North Central Academy is a tuition-free K-12 public charter school created for quality — with an emphasis on project-based learning. We promote educational development through the arts and sciences, teaching our students to be lifelong learners.

  2. Safe, Loved & Learning: NCA creates a loving environment where kids feel safe and learn social skills that lead to strong character. Proper culture opens the door to learning. When students love and respect their teachers and peers, learning happens naturally.

  3. Mastering Academics: NCA uses a competency-based grading system at the elementary level to ensure quality work. Students in grades K-6 earn an A, B or N ("not yet"). Students demonstrate they understand a concept before progressing to the next level. Secondary students are graded using a traditional grade scale. Relevant and useful projects naturally boost enthusiasm while developing vital life skills and applying core academic skills.

  4. First Class Fine Arts Program: At NCA the fine arts are woven through the academic curriculum to further enhance the educational experience. Unique fine arts experiences are incorporated through vocal music, band, art and theater. The fine arts curriculum compliments brain development and visual thinking.

  5. Brain-Based Education: Our academic program is based on the proven best practices in education, melding brain science, character education and effective instruction. Children are naturally exquisite learners. The science behind our model of teaching kids how to learn is based on natural human development and how the brain learns best.

  6. Student-Teacher Relationships: We have small, multi-age classrooms and utilize cross-grade collaboration to build student-teacher relationships. Learning is more efficient when the student is connected to his or her teachers. Cross-grade collaboration allows students to develop relationships with all members of our teaching staff, helping to aleviate any anxiety about switching grade levels. 

  7. Extracurriculars: Our students enjoy many unique extracurricular opportunities including athletics, theater, percussion and ODAC (Outdoor Adventure Club).

  8. Career Tech Center: We partner with TBAISD to offer career learning opportunities at the TBAISD Career Tech Center for High School Juniors and Seniors.

  9. No Problem Discipline: At NCA, we have one rule for all students and adults: "Do the right thing because it's the right thing to do." Our primary goal is to prevent discipline problems by developing good relationships with our students and creating classrooms that are need-fulfilling. Our students also wear uniforms every day to promote a unified environment of good behavior and discipline.

  10. Uniforms: At North Central Academy, our focus is on learning and getting along. Research clearly shows that schools with uniforms have fewer disciplinary problems and a greater sense of unity.