The Native American Community Academy (NACA) is a tuition-free public charter school for grades 6 to 12, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NACA's students represent more than 37 different tribes.
The NACA curriculum integrates culture, wellness, native languages, community, families and college preparation into each child's education. The school's philosophy is guided by Native American traditional values, and a rigorous, modern approach to college-preparatory education.
Our Work for this Client
In 2010, Upleaf was tasked with making NACA's community of students and parents come alive online. Working in tandem with a professional photographer and videographer, Upleaf designed an interactive website to capture the vibrancy and uniqueness of this Native charter school.
In addition to developing copy to present the school's unique curriculum and philosophy, Upleaf created a custom section of the website for students (with yearbooks, student calendar, awards and photo albums) and another section for parents (permission forms, bus schedules, key contacts, parent calendar). The website includes a host of fun features like photo galleries, an art gallery, a map with the origin of NACA students, a calendar, and prominent links to NACA's rich social media communities.
In 2013, Upleaf added a new section for educators to highlight NACA's unique program to license Native teachers and promote the creation of new Native charter schools across the country.