New Century Academy in Hutchinson, Minnesota is a charter school offering a free public education for students in grades 7-12. As a project-based learning academy, New Century Academy encourages innovation and creativity and develops critical thinking and problem solving skills through the real world application of core academic subjects. We foster a strong sense of community and partnerships between parents, teachers and students to improve student achievement. In addition to project-based learning, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Work-Based Learning are new programs which help students explore career options, improve their academic skills and make connections between what is learned at school and in the real workplace. We’re excited about what’s happening at NCA and invite you to check us out!
NCA to Provide Full-Service Student Transportation for 2014-2015
NCA is delighted to announce that full service student-transportation will be provided to and from all directional quadrants beginning next fall, school year 2014-2015. This is made possible by a recent school board decision at the Wednesday, February 19, 2014 board meeting. The decision was to accept ACC Midwest’s bid for service to extend through the 2015-2016 school year with a renewal option. This is great news for the current families and students attending NCA. The purpose of the transportation is two-fold; to provide safe, convenient and reliable student transportation for attending students, and the other reason is to stimulate enrollment growth. Transportation is not required by statute to extend beyond the local school district’s boundaries. If enrollment grows as a result of the service, it is very likely that the board will continue to support such transportation, if however, the enrollment does not increase, the board may face a tougher decision in February of 2016.
Winter E-Terms Spark Enthusiasm at NCA
During the week of March 3-7, students at NCA will enjoy a week of exploratory learning as they participate in either a full-week e-term or two half-week e-terms of their choice. E-terms provide the opportunity to discover new interests or continue to develop a talent or sport with the wide variety of seminars and activities offered in academic areas, the arts, sports and even trips out-of-state to places such as Philadelphia, New York or skiing and snowboarding in Colorado! In the photo to the right, students enjoyed time on the ice during a figure skating e-term taught by Mrs. Haugen.