The NCA Winter Festival week kicked off with a bang on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Our art teacher, Ms. Hoffman, lead elementary students in a snow painting activity. It resulted in some fantastic looking snow banks, and lots of happy students!

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Meanwhile, our secondary students and staff hit the slopes at Boyne Mountain for their second annual ski trip. Our participation more than doubled this year, with even non-skiers tagging along to take part in community building activities.

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There are lots of fun and exciting things happening at North Central Academy next week! Remember, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sends out a Friday update email every week. If you aren't receiving them, please contact our office at 231-584-2080 to update your email address so that you don't miss out.

School Wide - All Grades

* The Candy Gram sale runs through Monday, February 13th with Candy grams delivered on February 14th. $1 buys a candy bar with a special message for a special person. All proceeds benefit the K-2 classrooms.

* Our Winter Festival Week begins next week

  • Monday, Feb 13th - Crazy Sock Day with your uniform
  • Tuesday, Feb 14th - Red and Pink Day with your uniform
  • Wednesday, Feb 15th - Winter Hat day with a uniform
  • Thursday, Feb 16th - Crazy sweater Day with Uniform
  • Friday, Feb 17th - Beach day - Tropical shirt with uniform pants.

* Don't forget! February 23 is the grand opening of our newly remodeled auditorium and our Fine Arts Performance. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30pm, followed by the performance at 7 pm.

Elementary - Grades K-6

* Make sure your elementary student bundles up on Tuesday Feb 14th since he/she will be going outside for art class and snow painting!

* Feb 14th is also the 100's day celebration in the elementary classrooms!

Secondary - Grades 7-12

* A Valentine Masquerade Dance will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 6-9 p.m. The dance is open to grades 7 through 12. Dress is semi-formal and the cost is $3 per person with proceeds going to the Student Council. Students in grades 9-12 are allowed to bring one outside guest. All guests must be pre-approved by NCA and their school by February 15th.

* The Secondary Ski trip to Boyne Mountain is on Tuesday, February 14th.

A select group of approximately twenty high school students ventured to the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies earlier this week. The group participated in the Institute's "Advanced Animal Tracking by Ski" program. Over the course of the day, students trekked through the Au Sable Trail system on cross country skis and studied animal habitats, while conducting a wildlife census. A great time was had by all, including Ms. Monroe and Mr. Rutter who oversaw the excursion. To learn more about the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, and the fantastic programs that they offer, visit their website 


Mrs. Hook's first and second graders took an exciting field trip to the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies this week. A fantastic time was had by all as they took part in sledding, snow shoeing and winter hiking activities while learning about mammals. Just look at those smiles! To learn more about the fantastic programs offered at the Au Sable Institute, take a look at their website!

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Students enjoy a cozy igloo.

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Snow shoe adventures.

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Smiles all around!

January 25, 2017

Today, North Central Academy was featured in The Livingston Post due to the outstanding increase in our test scores! Our school made an incredible jump on the state top-to-bottom school rankings list, moving from the 13th percentile, to the 77th. That amount of improvement is, as The Livingson Post puts it, “almost unheard of”. This jump means that North Central Academy is now ranked in the top 25% of all schools in the state. You can read the full article by following this link.

The Livingston Post - North Central Academy jumps an amazing 64 percentile points in state academic rankings

This is truly news to celebrate and share with others! A big kudos goes to our fabulous staff who made this improvement happen. We are proud to have team that is dedicated to ensuring that each and every student receives the individualized instruction that he/she needs. A big round of applause also goes out to our students for exceeding expectations through hard work and diligence.

To see how North Central Academy measured up against other schools in the area, take a look at the MI School Data website.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

One or more students at our school have been diagnosed with strep throat. Please take a few minutes to review the attached letter to familiarize yourself with the symptoms that accompany it. If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, please contact our office at 231-584-2080 inform us.

Strep Throat Letter to Parents and Guardians
Did you know that not all public schools are funded the same? This great article from the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) sheds light on the difference between funding for traditional public schools and public school academies, like North Central Academy. 

Why are There Differences in Michigan Public School Funding?

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