It’s Full S-T-E-A-M Ahead at NCA!

 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 innovatienrollnow-ve 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!


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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 is available from Ms. Lokken. You can learn more about GCN, ISE and the Global Learners Grant at GLG press release.

Recent News


The teams traveling overseas to Europe and Thailand this year will be relying heavily on fundraising to help offset the costs of their trip.  THE BUTTER BRAIDS Fundraiser has begun and the cost of each butter braid is $12 and flavors are: cinnamon, blueberry cream cheese, strawberry cream cheese, apple, Bavarian crème, raspberry and caramel roll. Orders will […]


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.  You can learn more about students coming to […]


Cross Country

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 no activities-practice transportation this year as ridership was inconsistent last year and subsequently […]