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About NCA

Welcome to Accelerated Learning!

North Cedar Academy (NCA) is a dual enrollment private high school situated on ninety-six acres along the Flambeau River in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. NCA offers motivated and committed American 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 – Eau Claire: Barron County (UWEC-BC) and high school diploma simultaneously. To achieve this, students don’t do twice the work, they simply receive both high school and college credit for each successful college course they complete.

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 complete the Blugold Guaranteed Transfer Program are guaranteed admission into the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire to finish their Bachelors degree. Students are also guaranteed transfer into any of the University of Wisconsin campuses – including the renowned UW-Madison campus – ranked the 25th best in the world. College credits are also transferable to other colleges and universities.

High standards are communicated during the application process, as NCA engages students in rigorous, in-depth academic work requiring intellectual inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking. While NCA is best suited for students who seek the challenge of rigorous curricula and college-level study, the NCA model is equally focused on developing outstanding young men and women committed to personal excellence, community involvement and global awareness. NCA graduates are tomorrow’s leaders.

As a private high school, NCA strives to reflect cultural and ethnic diversity. NCA students will be living and learning with equally committed students from around the world, developing lifelong friendships, and working as a team to solve problems. NCA is about reaching your potential, and helping others reach theirs.


NCA Values



Promoting academic achievement and personal development in anticipation of tomorrow’s challenges.


Introspection, critical thinking and concern for others develop a balanced awareness of one’s self in a global society.


As NCA cares deeply for the well-being of each student, so does each student care for each other and the community.