• Maranda at NBCA

    Maranda Visits NBCA – Environmental Focus Spotlight

    This week we had the privilege of having Maranda from WoodTV8 visit us to discuss the importance of outdoor learning. She helped us share how we take a different approach to education by teaching our students outside and having them engaged in their environment and in their learning.  Pine Rest also weighed-in on the piece […]

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    Welcome to the 2019/2020 School Year!

    Welcome!  We hope that you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. We are anxiously awaiting your kids’ arrival! This year marks our 25th year of education at New Branches Charter Academy and our promise to you is that it will be a year filled with engaging opportunities for all of […]

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  • New Branches boys running club gathered together before race

    Boys Are on the Run!

    Ten boys and two teachers, Mr. Bell and Mr. Pall, braved running the Brian Diemer 5k Race on Saturday, June 8. They did an excellent job and had fun along the way! The group of boys and teachers call themselves Run United and practiced for the last six weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays to prepare […]

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  • New Branches receives State Grants to improve the safety and security of students!

    New Branches received an $11,754 school security grant! We are one of 20 charter schools in the state to have received the Michigan Competitive School Safety Grant Program from the Michigan State Police. The grant is to be used to improve the safety and security of students, staff and school buildings through the purchase of […]

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  • People of New Branches – Heather Bessinger

    Get to know Ms. Bessinger! She is a first grade teacher, and has been with New Branches for 3 years! Her favorite part about teaching is seeing the “light bulb moments” from her students. #PeopleofNewBranches

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  • Mr. Bell is a Cool Teacher!

      WGVU has recognized excellence in the classroom for over 20 years. One of the ways that they recognize teachers is through the WGVU Cool Teacher Contest. Students from all over the area can submit nominations to be accepted into the contest. Teachers who are nominated for this award are dedicated, creative and resourceful. They […]

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  • People of New Branches – Kate Hasenbank

    Get to know Ms. Hasenbank, our environmental science specialist! She loves her role at New Branches, and having the ability to take the students outside to learn about and appreciate nature and their local environment! #PeopleofNewBranches

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  • Hip Hip Hooray! It’s almost Spring Break!

    Whatever you have planned for spring break, we hope you have a blast. Whether you are relaxing on a beach in Florida or enjoying a staycation, below is a list of ideas to rejuvenate and refresh over the next week!  Take a walk outside and enjoy the fresh air. Read a book. Meet up with […]

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  • A Life-Changing Award!

    This morning our school had the opportunity to celebrate LaShonda Steward, one of our awesome instructional aides. Ms. Steward was awarded $39,000 from Fifth Third Bank through the Fifth Third Momentum sweepstakes! Maranda, from WOODTV 8, and Scott Stenstrom, Regional Marketing Manager from Fifth Third Bank, visited our school to make the announcement and celebrate […]

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  • A life committed to students at New Branches: Mr. Allan Pall

      Allan Pall is what some might call a legend at New Branches Charter School Academy. He is in his 27th year of teaching! He is a champion for students and has impacted thousands of students throughout his tenure. It also is the second career for Pall. He dabbled in accounting following his fathers’ footsteps, […]

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