Principal's Message

Principal Tim BraceNorth State Aspire Academy (NSAA) is a unique school that exists to resolve behavioral issues that initially appear in the regular classroom, the source of which was not able to be identified or successfully addressed in the general classroom setting. NSAA’s small class sizes allow the highly skilled and trained teachers and staff to get to know the student, find patterns in behaviors, isolate and address the triggers that cause the behaviors, and empower the student to use the tool they need to achieve academic and social success. Many have preconceived thoughts that this is the school for the “bad kids'' but that is not true. This is the school for the students who need a tool they have not yet found.

While this process takes place, students are learning just like the students in our other schools and classrooms, focusing on English-Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, so they are able to maintain pacing with their peers.

Once students have mastered the tools to maintain self-control and are ready to adjust back to their school of residence, a transition meeting is held to discuss the practical specifics – how soon, how quickly, what hindrances might they experience, all in an effort to ensure their ongoing success.

I look forward to meeting you! I will happily give you a tour and let you see firsthand the peaceful atmosphere, the amazing changes, and the outstanding staff we have here at NSAA.