• Literacy Grant Recipients

    CONGRATULATIONS TO LITERACY GRANT RECIPIENTS Great news! All schools within the Choice network have been awarded the Early Literacy Grant! ​​​​​​​A huge thank you goes out to all of the Literacy Coaches and Carrie Paddock for their hard work to meet the grant deadline. What does this mean for you and your school? It means […]

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  • #We Are Thankful

    We Are Thankful!

    #WeAreThankful “We are thankful for all the staff. How much each teacher helps out the children. How the staff works with special needs children. The programs in place to help the children.” Click here to read more NBCSA comments.

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  • Environmental Science Class – Weather

    Younger grades made a cloud mural after learning about the main types of clouds. All grade levels took a walk outside to see the NBCA weather station that’s been in place for several years. The information such as temperature, wind speed, and wind direction is sent to the weather bug display near the gym entrance. […]

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  • BeNice Campaign

    New Branches Charter Academy learned what it means to be nice with the help of the Mental Health Foundation’s BeNice campaign. Click here to watch NBCA’s video on the BeNice Campaign.

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  • Environmental Science Class – School Garden

    Students helped prepare the school garden for the upcoming winter season. 1st graders harvested some green bean seeds. 6th graders harvested a 5-gallon bucket full of marigold flower seed heads (wow!). All these seeds will be dried and stored in a cold place over winter for spring planting. 7th graders helped tear out leftover plants […]

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  • Environmental Science Class – Seed Dispersal Challenge

    Seed dispersal challenge: students designed and constructed seed carriers from various materials to see which prototype carried the “seed” (wooden bead) farthest away from the “parent plant” (playground tower). Seeds were modeled after nature’s designs of helicopter propellers like maple tree seeds or parachutes like dandelion and milkweed seeds. Grades 3rd -7th were informal challenges. […]

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  • Free GSRP Preschool

    Still looking for a preschool? The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) offers free, high quality, preschool for qualifying 4-year-old children. Many programs still have openings throughout Kent County. Call 616-447-2409 to enroll today!

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  • Student Success with M-Step Testing

    This past spring, students at New Branches Charter Academy (NBCA) participated in Michigan’s standardized test, known as the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Students in grades 3 through 8 were tested in the subject areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. DEMOGRAPHICS Of the students attending NBCA, 94.6% are students […]

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