NCA has hired Ms. Freddie Swinson to teach Secondary Math. She comes to us after two years teaching in Oscoda Area Schools and specializes in individual instruction and lots of hands-on activities that bring mathematics to real life applications. Ms. Swinson received her Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education in Mathematics from Central Michigan University. She is also interested in helping with theater and possibly forming a Forensics and Debate team. When you step into her classroom this fall, be sure to give her a warm NCA welcome!
Have you been looking for a quality alternative to traditional public schools? Do you know someone who has? North Central Academy is currently enrolling students in grades K through 12! To begin the enrollment process simply submit our online enrollment application, call us or stop in at the school. We would love the opportunity to meet your family and showcase all of the great things about NCA!

  • Tuition free
  • Ranked in the top 25% of schools in the State of Michigan
  • Busing from Bellaire, Gaylord, Kalkaska and Mancelona
  • Music, Band, Theater, Art and Physical Education K-12
  • Extracurricular activities: Outdoor Adventure Club (9-12), Track, Cross Country and Football (7-12)
  • A safe, loved and learning family centered environment
It's that time of year...school supply sales are upon us! Our 2017-2018 school supply list is attached below. Please note, there have been a few minor changes to the 5th/6th list that was previously sent out via email.

2017-2018 School Supply List
We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Tina McNeely has accepted the offer to be NCA's new Principal, effective as of August 1, 2017. Mrs. McNeely rose to the top of the 20 candidate interview pool and we feel that she is a wonderful fit for the NCA family. Over the past five years, she has served as the Pre K-6th Elementary Principal and Montessori Program Coordinator at North Star Academy in Marquette, Michigan. In addition, her professional highlights include:

  • Over 18 years of continuous experience in education
  • 13 years of Elementary and Secondary classroom teaching
  • K-12 Public School Discipline Administrator
  • Title 1 experience as both a Teacher and Director
  • K-12 NWEA and MSTEP Testing Coordinator
  • Special Education Plan Administrator
  • High School cross country and volleyball coaching

We are looking forward to the start of the 2017-2018 school year with Mrs. McNeely at the helm!
The fifth graders will graduate from the D.A.R.E. program at 2:30pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Parents and relatives are cordially invited to join us to celebrate their graduation. We hope to see all of you all there! 
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Join us at the 1st Annual Exhibition, K-12 Culminating Event to celebrate the accomplishments and growth of our students throughout the year. Collect at least (5) teacher signatures by visiting individual exhibits to be entered to win a $50 uniform gift certificate! This event is open to the community. If you know someone who is interested in attending NCA, bring them with you! This is a great opportunity to see all of the great things that happen at North Central Academy. We hope to see you all there!


1:30pm-3:00pm Secondary Awards Ceremony
Join us in the auditorium to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our 7th through 12th grade students. Students will be recognized with subject matter awards and the coveted H.A.W.K.S. awards. The ceremony will be attended by students and staff from grades 6 through 12.

2:45pm-4:00pm Ice Cream Social
Grab a sweet treat in the cafeteria while you're here exploring the student exhibits. Ice cream donated by Shetler Family Dairy in Kalkaska. 

3:00pm-4:00pm Classroom Exhibits Open
Teachers and students will present some of their best work from the year. Collect at least (5) signatures as you explore the exhibits an be entered to win at $50 uniform gift certificate! Please note: Secondary and Specials exhibits will open when the awards ceremony is finished, please be patient.

3:45pm-4:30pm Girls on the Run-A-Thon
Come cheer on the members of Girls on the Run as the run laps to raise money for With A Little Help From My Friends' Pet Crisis Center in Bellaire. Would you like to donate to the cause? See Mrs. Bartnick or Mrs. Hook for details! The girls will be logging laps in the bus loop.

North Central Academy would like to extend a heartfelt "Thank You" to all of the First Responder's who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our luncheon. The event was a big success with representatives from Star Township Fire and Rescue, Otsego County EMS, Antrim County Ambulance Authority, Antrim County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, Mancelona Fire and Rescue, and South Torch Lake Fire and Rescue joining us for the afternoon. The NCA Advanced Choir treated everyone in attendance to a special performance of "Say Something" and an acapella rendition of "Mr. Sandman". A great time was had by all in attendance and we look forward to hosting the event again during the 2017-2018 school year!
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