North Cedar Academy, Ladysmith, Wisconsin, USA

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North Cedar Academy (NCA) is a dual enrollment private high school situated on forty acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. As a National private school, NCA offers motivated and committed National and International students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to graduate from high school with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from the University of Wisconsin Colleges (UWC) and high school diploma simultaneously.

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About the school

The Dormitory at North Cedar Academy is conveniently located adjacent to academic buildings within the campus’s 40 scenic acres. For students the dorms are more than just a place to study and sleep, it’s their home away from home. They provide students with a place to hang out, play foosball or video games, work on homework, watch television, sit around the bonfire, or just have fun.

The dormitory is a uniquely designed five story building overlooking the beautiful Flambeau River. Each floor is divided into girls and boys wings, with a common area in between for relaxing or studying. The dorm is fully supervised with a resident director’s apartment and office on the main level, and live-in resident assistants on both wings of each floor. Rooms are designed for 1-2 students, with shared bath facilities on every wing. Included in the dorm is a laundry facility, study room, kitchenette and mailbox for each student. All meals are served in the dining hall at NCA – just a short walk up the hill from the dorm.

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Academic life

National collegiate high schools are tremendously successful in accelerating degree attainment. The NCA model allows a student to obtain a Bachelor degree within two years of high school graduation, and a Master degree within four years. All NCA graduates who have successfully completed the AA degree are guaranteed admission into any UW system school. Degree credits are also transferable to other colleges and universities.

The design of NCA reflects best practices found in increasingly robust research literature on school reform, including the successful Early College High School Initiative sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Even though a student can enroll in NCA for just a single year to take advantage of the innovative learning environment and curriculum, the full NCA schedule is achieved in two stages:

Prep Academy – Grade 9 and 10

Beginning in the 9th grade, and accelerating in the 10th grade, students will be intensively fortified for success in dual enrollment courses. Students will be given a Post-secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) to adequately assess the student’s academic skills in mathematics, reading and writing through the delivery of three tests, one for each of these areas. The results of these tests are used to determine placement into appropriate college level courses.

Collegiate Academy – Grades 11 and 12

Due to its size and location, NCA can focus on rigor, relationships and relevance drawn from college resources. Critical thinking is be embedded in the curriculum, enabling students to assess their own thinking in a cognitive way. NCA students will be enrolled in a broad range of dual-credit college classes to satisfy high school diploma and AA requirements.

Additional instructional time will be offered to students in the areas of employability skills, career and college readiness, and post-secondary options based on each student’s ILP. Students will develop requisite skills for post-secondary success while they develop career portfolios using career planning and preparation software. A college advisor with experience in college preparation and evaluation advisement will work closely with students to help prepare the students for a successful post-secondary transition.

UW System Transferability

AA degrees earned at NCA will transfer to all University of Wisconsin system colleges and to most other colleges and universities in the U.S. UW Colleges has developed an Undergraduate Transfer Policy that strives to assure that students transferring between UW System institutions are treated fairly when changing colleges. Among its provisions are policies stating that a General Education requirement at one University of Wisconsin institution be honored at the transfer institution and that the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree (AAS) granted by the UW Colleges meets the institution-wide General Education requirements of a University of Wisconsin Bachelor’s degree (requirements found in all undergraduate degrees offered by the institution).

Sport and culture

North Cedar Academy believes that fitness should a lifetime endeavor.  Exercise is important for people of all ages to maintain a healthy mind and body as well as improve quality of life. We offer a variety of different non-competitive sports for students of all different levels of physical ability to stay active and begin their journey of a lifetime of physical activity. Our scenic campus and the greater forested area around the campus offers the perfect place for students to explore a variety of outdoor sports and activities.

The following are sports and activities available for students: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Soccer, Tennis, Sand Volleyball, Golf, Badminton, Snowshoeing, Cross-country Skiing, Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding

The music opportunities promote a cultural discipline unique to NCA: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Handbell Ensemble, Impromptu, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Lessons, The All School Musical or Play

The following is a list of clubs offered at North Cedar Academy:

Arrive Alive, Art Club, Chess Club, Environmental/BEAR Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Forensics, Future Business Leaders of America, High Mileage Vehicle, HOSA – Health Occupations Students of America, L Club, Mountain Bike Club, Student Life9, National Honors Society, S.T.E.M. Club – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic, Sales and Service Club, Spanish Club, Trident Swim Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Yearbook

NCA’s English Plus Summer Language Immersion Camp will expand each student’s English language skills while developing in them a lifelong love of outdoor recreation. Some of the activities the campers will experience are boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, sports, gokarting, rock climbing, mountain biking, and cookouts. The camp is located on the beautiful, 96 acre North Cedar Academy campus in northern Wisconsin. Up to eight weeks of class provide committed learners the opportunity to significantly improve English reading, writing and speaking ability.


Up to 6 weeks of classes and fun.

Session 1: July8 – July 21, 2018

Session 2: July 22 – August 4, 2018

Session 3: August 5- August 18, 2018


Boys and Girls from 12-18 Years


(2 week minimum)

1st Session: $3,200

Additional Sessions: $2,880

Location Description

North Cedar Academy is situated on ninety-six acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin

1500 Port Arthur Road Ladysmith, WI 54848 WI 54848

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