Staff Spotlighting Staff: Landon Bell K-8 STEAM Educator And Technology Coordinator

October 27, 2020
Mr. Landon Bell was nominated by Mrs. Larkin as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Landon is starting his fourth year at New Branches and currently serves as the K-8 STEAM Educator and Technology Coordinator. “Landon always goes above…

Backpack Donations

October 1, 2020
Each week, we are going to announce 10 backpack winners from a random drawing. The backpacks where donated by Grandville Baptist Church and were filled with school supplies! Here’s our in-person winners for this week and we’re waiting for our…

Staff Spotlighting Staff: Vonda Karnazes, ELL Coordinator

September 21, 2020
This photo was taken during the 19/20 school year. Mrs. Vonda Karnazes was nominated by Mrs. Larkin as Choice Schools Associates’ Staff Spotlighting Staff feature! Vonda is starting her 14th year at New Branches and currently serves as the ELL…

We Achieved Green Schools’ Evergreen Status for the Third Year in a Row!

August 11, 2020
We have been intentional about dedicating our efforts to ensure our students are doing their part for our planet. In order to become a Michigan Green School, a school and its students must perform a required number of activities to…

A Message from Our Principals

July 21, 2020
Keep a lookout for a survey from Principal Larkin and Vice Principal Crawford next week with more information about returning to school in the fall.

Mentorship Programs – Grades K-8th

June 19, 2020
New Branches Charter Academy is proud to offer mentorship programs to our K-8 students! This fall, both the Better Wiser Stronger program (for males) and the Mirror Me program (for females) will be available for our students. Both programs were…

Computer Donation from PADNOS

April 22, 2020
PADNOS, a local recycling company, just donated 50 Dell Venue laptops to New Branches! We are so grateful to for their donation. This will allow even more of our students to continue their learning online. “We are proud to be…

A letter from Pogona

April 2, 2020
Dear Students, Pogona misses all of you and hopes all is well with each of you. She would like to provide you with a helpful, fun tip for the day: Spend some time outside each day for fresh air and…

An Interactive Sensory Pathway Comes To New Branches Charter Academy

February 21, 2020
Ten students from Grand Rapids Community College’s Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA Club) designed, created, and sought-out community partners to bring an interactive sensory pathway to New Branches Charter Academy. “When we discussed the idea of installing a sensory hallway…

The Spirit of Giving

December 19, 2019
The New Branches school community has a genuine spirit of giving this year and the staff has been instrumental in teaching students what this truly means. It is truly remarkable to see the outpouring of compassion from the entire school…