NorthStar Programs for 2020-2021
We are pleased to announce that NorthStar Academy will continue to offer parent-directed Home
Education, teacher-directed Online and Print Based programs, and the Shared Responsibility
(Blended) program for the 2020-2021 school year. There will be a few changes in a couple of areas
that we would like to share with you.
Senior High online and print-based courses - we can provide programming for students who do 30 or
more credits or for students who take five credits or less.
• Distance education schools are now funded on a per student basis for grade 10-12 students
rather than by the number of courses they take.
• Students taking 30 or more credits are fully funded.
• Students taking less than 30 courses are partially funded.
Shared Responsibility (Blended) students from grade 1-9 will be able to take one teacher-directed
course. For example, a student would be able to do Mathematics as online or print based (teacher
directed) with the remainder of their program being parent-directed . Reimbursement to parents
for qualifying home education expenses will be available and Northstar will provide the print-based
resources for the teacher-directed course selected .
Home Education (parent-directed) program -we anticipate no changes- a support teacher will be
assigned to assist parents in developing an education plan and to evaluate the student's progress.
$850 will be available for reimbursement of qualifying expenses.
Distance Education students in grades 1-9 (teacher-directed Online and Print-based) -
students/parents may choose online courses, print-based courses where there is a choice of
resources to select from, or a combination of both. We anticipate no significant changes to this
If you would like more information or assistance in enrolling your child please feel free to
• 1 866 335 9587
Randell P. Wood