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    Hands on learning reinforces concepts taught
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    Volunteers play a huge role in our success.
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    Sports emphasize teamwork
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    A Bridge Magazine Academic State Champ District: 2014
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    Chromebooks enhance the curriculum
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    NCA Elementary ranks 2nd in the UP! NCA MS/HS ranks 1st in the UP!
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    4th Graders learn Michigan History on Mackinac Island
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    5th Grade Green Bay Trip
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    Providing activities to round out
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Welcome to NCA

Home of the State Champion JETS! 



photo:  Johnny Kane, Fox Sports Networks

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North Central Area Schools, Home of the “JETS”, is a rural school in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Students from the towns of Hermansville, Powers, Spalding, surrounding townships, and schools of choice students make up the student body. Our entire school family is committed to providing quality programs and a positive environment that is conducive to learning.

North Central is on a Trimester Schedule. For more information on Trimesters please contact Mr. Bruce Tapio – Superintendent/Jr.-Sr. High School Principal at  (906) 497-5226 or Mr. Tony Adams – Elementary Principal (906) 498-7737

Our Mission

The staff of the North Central Area School District believes that in order to provide a quality education for all children, we must have the cooperation of school personnel with community support. Together we shall provide the skills necessary for developing students intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. By establishing and maintaining high standards, we hope to develop responsible, productive citizens who will be prepared to meet the challenges of the future.



NCA Elementary is a  GSRP School GSRP LOGO
These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.