WELCOME TO NEW CENTURY CHARTER SCHOOL
New Century School (NCS) offers a vibrant school community. We are proud of our students, families, and staff members teaming together to advance all students’ learning to their fullest potential.
It has been an NCS tradition for learners to participate in an environmental and science-based curriculum which promotes enhanced critical thinking skills through various hands-on, project-based lessons. We expect to enhance those efforts with an exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) lessons and activities this school year. It is not uncommon for learning to take place outside in our school garden, walking to local ponds, streams, prairies, etc., or taking local field trips for additional environmental studies.
New Century has been organized in a multi-age configuration with two classrooms of Kindergarten/1st graders, 2nd/3rd graders, and 4th/5th graders learning together. Typically, each of the six classrooms has about 20-21 students. We find that younger students benefit from the positive role modeling older students can provide and older students benefit from the additional leadership opportunities.
NCS is governed by an active Site Council comprised primarily of parent volunteers. We are entering a re-chartering year. Please stay alert for opportunities to support these efforts and the everyday operations at NCS.
Thank you for exploring our new web site. We hope to add information and photos as the year unfolds. Please do not hesitate to visit us in person or contact us through phone or email if you have any other questions.
NCS is a great place to learn!
Jim Ruder, NCS Director
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