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NorthStar Academy Profile


NorthStar Academy
Pam Horneck

Provide a concise statement that describes your organization:
NorthStar is a fully online international school serving students in 4-12 grades. Courses include all core classes, many electives, 5 foreign languages, and 21 AP courses.

Accreditation - list any accreditation attained:
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS-CASI) Many courses have NCAA approval.

Describe the pre-service and in-service training in online methodology provided to your organization’s teachers:
The principal of NorthStar received her Master Online Educator certification from the University of Illinois. Several teachers are members of iNACOL. Training is an ongoing part of NSA, through extensive pre-service training, monthly training, conferences, and resources made available by administration. Six hours of personal development is required yearly but most far exceed this.

Briefly describe the course offerings available from your organization:
All core subjects are written by NorthStar writers and teachers. Some electives such as most foreign languages use outside vendors. Students can find an elective in most any field of interest. A strong Latin program is being built, beginning in the middle grades.

Provide any additional data such as teacher to student ratios, course completion rates, or course pass rates that you would like included in your organization’s profile:
Teacher to student ration is 1:27.