NorthStar Academy

NorthStar Academy is a community of learners in a diploma-granting online school. The NorthStar program uses the Internet to link students with other students and certified teachers who provide 100% of the students’ instruction and marking. The program is open to learners of all ages, including home schooled students and adults. NorthStar is a religion-based program, and enrolling students are required to sign a statement of faith prior to beginning their courses.

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Fee Structure: By the course
Tuition Cost: $525-$575/1 credit year-long course
Student Type: Both teens and adults
Program Type: Combination
Offers Diploma: Yes
Accredited: Yes
Accreditation: North Central Association (NCA), Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)

About NorthStar Academy

NorthStar Academy provides a high-quality high school education, with interaction and communication between teachers and students. The program’s course offerings are current, relevant, and prepared by qualified teachers. Through the conferencing software called FirstClass, teachers send their lessons and assignments over the Internet, lead group discussions, evaluate students’ assignments, and engage in most of the same teacher-student interactions that occur in traditional classrooms. Completed assignments and exams are sent to teachers for marking and then returned to the students via e-mail.

NorthStar Academy is an excellent complement to the education needs of homeschooling and international families, as it offers students the choice of taking individual courses or an entire grade-level program to meet individual academic needs. Students can register for full year or semester only courses at any time throughout the year. NorthStar does not have “due dates” in the traditional sense of the term, except in the case of Advanced Placement courses. Rather, students have suggested turn-in dates to help them gauge their pace so that they may finish their year-long class within the traditional 9-month schedule and within the respective time frame for the classes.

NorthStar Academy Accreditation

NorthStar Academy is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).

NorthStar Academy Programs

NorthStar Academy offers the core classes of English, math, science, social studies, and health, while offering elective courses such as foreign languages, computer applications, and Christian foundations. NorthStar Academy uses resource materials from publishers such as Apologia, Saxon, Prentice Hall, Glencoe, Canon Press, Thomson, Addison-Wesley and A Beka. NorthStar students purchase their own class materials from either the online bookstore or from bookstores or distributors of their own choosing.

NorthStar Academy Admissions

NorthStar Academy offers start dates each month, and students may apply for admission online at any time of the year. For more information on the school’s admission requirements, contact NorthStar directly.

Contact Person: Joey Beeson
Toll-free Number: 888-464-6280
Phone: 662-892-4380
Fax: 662-892-4320

NorthStar Academy Tuition Cost

Tuition at NorthStar is charged by the course. A one-semester 0.5 credit class is $320, a year-long 1.0 credit class is $525, a one-semester 0.5 credit Advanced Placement class $345, and a year-long 1.0 credit Advanced Placement class is $575. Tuition does not include the cost of curriculum. NorthStar offers discounts for families enrolling more than one learner.

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