New Things Are Happening at NCA

Summer Office Hours:  Tuesday through Thursday 8:00a to 2:30p.  Monday and Friday by appointment
only.

STEAM LOGODo you desire a hands-on and relevant education for your child?  If so, New Century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Academy is a great, free public school choice.  New Century Academy, located in Hutchinson MN, is committed to preparing students for career and college readiness by offering a strong work-based learning program, robust activities options, and technical skill development for the 21st century.  NCA is an innovative school that is committed to small class sizes, personalized learning, problem-based thinking, global participation, and academic achievement.  Please call (320) 234-3660 and ask about NCA’s newly added student transportation options.  We remove the barriers so you can be NCA proud and your child can be career prepared.  Your child’s education is important.  NCA is no longer a secret so come check out our cutting edge education before enrollment is filled.”  New Century S.T.E.A.M. Academy has a spot for you!


PARTICIPATE IN A PARADE AND RECEIVE A FREE S.T.E.A.M. T-SHIRT!
  We are in the Silver Lake Pola-Czesky Days parade on Sunday, August 3rd at 1pm and in the Cokato Corn Carnival parade on Monday, August 11th at 6pm. Students are welcome to walk with us!  Stay tuned for more details.

 

New Century Academy Awarded Global Learners Grant

New Century Academy is excited to announce that we have been awarded a GCN-ISE Global Learners Grant that will provide seven students with an exciting opportunity to participate in a 15-day, cross-cultural volunteer program in Thailand in June 2015! The grant was awarded to NCA by Global Citizens Network (GCN) and Intercultural Student Experiences (ISE), two strategically aligned, Minneapolis-based nonprofit organizations with more than 60 years of combined experience working to increase cross-cultural understanding and cooperation through language and cultural immersion programs.

GCN and ISE will provide NCA with $28,000, which represents 80 percent of the program cost, and each participant will be required to contribute $900 for the remaining balance. Fundraising will be done to help defray the costs. An application and interview process will be used to select the participants, and criteria are currently being developed for that selection process. Students participating in the program will meet regularly to prepare for the trip and meet specific learning objectives centered on academic enrichment, global engagement, and personal growth and maturity. More information about the program and application process will be available at NCA’s Director’s Welcome on August 28. You can learn more about GCN, ISE and the Global Learners Grant at GLG press release.

 

AYUSANew Opportunities To Host an Exchange Student For The 2014-2015 School Year!

AFS and New Century Academy are working together to welcome some amazing international exchange students into our school. Your AFS student will attend NCA and bring his or her cultural perspective into your home and the classroom. Students come from a wide variety of countries and interests. Your family could host a student like Maximiliane from Austria. She will be in the US for the first semester and enjoys horseback riding, dancing and hopes to be a pharmacist. Or, Cedrick from Germany who likes archery and has been elected to student senate for the past three years. You can learn more about Max, Cedrick, and other students coming to Minnesota here http://www.afsusa.org/host-family/our-students/meet-students/.  Detailed profiles with ages, interests and a letter to a potential host family are available from NCA for each of the students waiting to be placed.These are outstanding young people who were selected in their home countries to study in US high schools and are eager to experience what it’s like to live in America. Sharing daily life with a teenager from another country and culture is a rich and rewarding experience and is a wonderful way for you and your family to bring more understanding into the world.  Local AFS volunteers will support you and your hosted student throughout your experience to help you both receive the most from your time together. You provide a bed and meals for your student, but most importantly, you should be eager and excited to share your life and activities while providing the same kind of care, support, and comfort as you would to your own child or family members. AFS welcomes all kinds of families. To learn more about AFS and hosting an exchange student, visit www.afsusa.org or contact Joey Adams at jdanielsenadams@ayusa.org or 763.432.7856.

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Cross Country Student/Parent Meeting August 5th @ 5p

Get Excited About Running! NCA will begin our second year offering cross country for boys and girls grades 7-12.  Ms. Ebbers, our new science teacher, will be the head cross country coach.  We welcome Ms. Ebbers to our staff. There will be a mandatory participant/parent meeting on AUGUST 5, 2014 at 5pm in room 216 […]

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Lacrosse Cooperative Approved

The school board recently approved at the June Board Meeting cooperative sponsorships with ISD# 423 for Boys and Girls Lacrosse beginning the 2014-2015 school year. ISD #423 will become the host school and will manage the program’s eligibility, financial parameters, and personnel for the programs. We are excited for the opportunity to participate in this […]

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$5k Technology Grant Received

New Century Academy was pleasantly surprised to receive a $5,000 grant from Century Link for technology for the robotics classroom!  The grant was written by Ms. Lokken in January and the check was presented to NCA at the May board meeting.