The new home of Northridge Academy is just 4.4 miles from its previous location on W. Pierson Road, but those few miles have made a world of difference. The academy’s water is now provided by the Mt. Morris water system, and water tests completed prior to purchase indicate the water is clean and safe.
“Knowing that we are providing our students and families with clean, safe drinking water at school has allowed us to refocus our efforts and resources to helping families in other ways,” shared Latricia Brown, school leader. The school is planning monthly outreach events as part of its commitment to the greater Flint community.
Northridge Academy is taking additional steps to help protect students from health concerns linked to the Flint water crisis. Nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch and supper are served to all Northridge Academy students each school day. Meals are provided free of charge.
"We're prepared to do what we need to do on our end," said Brown. The school’s early intervention strategies and personalized instruction, combined with on-staff special education teachers and paraeducators, provide the support and monitoring needed to ensure students receive the individualized help they need to succeed academically.
Northridge Academy is already well-known in Flint for high standards and meeting the needs of its families. The school offers free transportation, after-school enrichment, tutoring and a quality, proven curriculum. Now located in a rural setting, the campus offers more green space and a safer environment. The facility has a beautiful gymnasium for physical education and athletics programs, and additional classroom space to meet its growing enrollment needs.