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Academic Year Calendar

The academic year consists of four quarters and two three-week intersession terms. The three-week terms take place in January and July and the July term is optional

Calendar for 2018-2019

  • Term 1:

    9/4 - 10/26

  • Term 2:

    10/29 - 12/21

  • Winter Break:

    12/22 - 1/6

  • Winter Term:

    1/7 - 1/25

  • Term 3:

    1/28 - 3/29

  • Spring Break:

    4/1 - 4/5

  • Term 4:

    4/8 - 6/7

  • Summer Term:

    Dates for Summer Term 2019 to be announced.


The School Day

Doors open at 8:00AM. Class begins at 9:00AM. Between 8:00AM and 9:00AM students can get to work on projects or grab breakfast and get ready for the day. Doors close at 4:30PM but the last 90 minutes of the day are devoted to electives and project work and allow students to receive additional support. Students playing sports or engaged in internships can arrange alternative schedules provided they are in good standing. Because the NGL Academy is not lecture based, it is much easier to accommodate students needing special adjustments to their schedules than in a traditional school.

NGL Academy Schedule

NGL Academy follows an A-BC-BC block schedule, in which Mondays are A-days, Tuesdays and Thursdays are B-days, and Wednesday and Friday are C-days. On A-days all classes periods meet for shorter periods while on B and C days, only half the classes meet, but they meet for longer periods. Core academics take place during periods 1 to 4 and electives take place during periods 5 and 6. Periods do not rotate. This approach allows kids/families more flexibility for outside pursuits.

Flexibility Beyond the School Day

NGL Academy allows students who are in good standing to take time away from the academy to engage in alternative learning activities including internships and travel. This flexibility not only allows for travel absence but it also allows students who live further away from NGL Academy to arrange to attend school on a three-day a week model working from home on the other days. Students wishing to do this must receive permission from their mentors and the NGL Academy Director, and must demonstrate that they are continuing to make progress in their learning.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for 2018-19 is $14,500. Through the Ricketts Family Scholarships, NGL Academy provides financial support to students based on a comprehensive assessment of financial need, merit, and potential.

Ricketts Family Scholarships

The Ricketts Family Scholarships are substantial scholarships offered to students with significant financial need and the drive and determination to pursue academic and career success.


Admissions Schedule

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Application available online

Monday, December 4, 2017

Early Decision Deadline

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Early Decision Notifications Sent

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Priority Decision Deadline

Thursday, March 4, 2018

Priority Decision Notifications Sent

Applications submitted after the priority application deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Information about Open Houses, Campus Tours, and other Events can be found here: ngla.me/AdmissionsCalendar.

Questions, or to tour the campus, please contact apply@ngl.academy.