Applying to Noorthoek Academy is easy:


  1. You are 18 years old or older (there is no maximum age limit)
  2. You are able to read and write (exceptions for visual impairment)
  3. You are motivated to learn
  4. You have socially acceptable behavior
  5. You have successfully completed 4 years of high school


$250 per semester is nonrefundable and due before start of the first class. If you sign up for an additional class, such as Computer 100, use the discounted rate of $150 to register for the second class in addition to the $250 for the first class for a total of $400.


Noorthoek Academy may be able to assist you with a financial need. It is our policy that only those students who are highly motivated and would otherwise be unable to attend will qualify for our limited scholarship funds. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Registration – For Parents/Caregivers

  1. Potential student or representative makes initial inquiry through phone, e-mail, or mail.
  2. Sandy, the Director of Education will contact you by phone to gather personal information such as past school experiences, educational successes and struggles, as well as student goals.
  3. Names of other contacts such as caseworkers, and former teachers are also requested. If appropriate, the Director of Education will attempt to contact these additional names in order to further assess the prospective student’s academic and social skills.
  4. If time allows, the prospective student is invited to visit a class. This allows both student and staff the opportunity to interact in a classroom setting.
  5. If student is unable to visit a class, a face-to-face meeting will be requested on the campus of GRCC.
  6. If eligible, an application will be provided.
  7. Once admitted, there will be a final registration form to complete.

Registration – For Students

  1. Contact Noorthoek Academy and express interest in being a student. Call us at (616) 234-2123, send us an email or write a letter to Noorthoek Academy, Grand Rapids Community College, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.
  2. Sandy, Director of Education will call and gather your information.
  3. You may be invited to visit a class or have a face-to-face meeting at GRCC.
  4. If you are eligible, an application will be provided to complete.
  5. Once admitted, there will be a final registration form to complete.