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Northstar Academy

A fully accredited private online
Christian school for grades 4-12

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NorthStar Academy (NSA) is an online private Christian school that currently offers students in grades 4-12 a complete academic and diploma-granting program. NorthStar Academy was founded to provide quality online education facilitated by godly teachers who are inspired by their faith. By integrating faith and learning through sound curriculum, we partner with students, families, and schools worldwide.

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NSA holds dual accreditation from Cognia through the regional office of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). NSA has maintained accreditation standards since 2005.

CEEB CODE: 252825


Core & Elective Courses in regular and EVP formats
Honors Courses
Dual Credit Courses in partnership with Colorado Christian University
Advanced Placement courses
Students in Grades 4-12
Countries Served
US Students
Students outside of the US

NSA students have the rare opportunity to attend classes and socialize with students around the world. Essentially, the school’s community can exist wherever Internet access is available. Though NorthStar Academy is widespread geographically, a strong majority of the school’s community is American or native-English speaking, with many families being involved in mission or NGO work around the world. NSA has also increased its footprint in the United States both with individual families as well as with small Christian and charter schools. Students enroll at NorthStar Academy for a variety of reasons. Some come for one course while others enroll full-time. NSA has rolling enrollment, so students may enroll and start at designated times each month during the school year. Students have the ability to join The National Honor Society, special interest groups, and be elected to NSA’s Student Council.

  • Growth & Choice – NSA continues to expand, offering over 200 core and elective courses, including 15 Honors courses, 15 dual credit courses in partnership with Colorado Christian University, and 18 Advanced Placement® courses, to over 2,500 students in grades 4-12. NSA also offers a wide-range of NCAA-Approved courses in both regular and EVP formats. Amidst changes and growth, NSA continues its tradition of academic excellence while integrating a Christian worldview.

  • Diploma Options – Students may choose to earn a Standard or Advanced Diploma. NSA also offers required courses for a student to earn the AP® International Diploma.

  • Course Options – NSA offers courses in core subject areas such as language arts, social studies, science, math, and Bible and worldview. Elective courses are available in areas of fine arts, foreign languages, physical education and health, computers and electronics, and college and career preparation.

  • Curriculum Quality – NorthStar’s curriculum is primarily written by our own curriculum and subject-area experts. Course objectives and content are based on national curriculum standards that reflect NorthStar’s mission and expected student outcomes. Courses are developed using a variety of materials and resources to effectively address the learning objectives of each course. Daily lesson activities are intentionally constructed with a biblical worldview focus. In order to maintain standards of excellence, NorthStar operates on a formal curricular review cycle in which all courses are regularly evaluated and revised.




NorthStar has 40+ start dates per year for students to begin courses. Students are provided 52 weeks to complete yearlong courses, which contain 36 weeks of course work. Students are provided 26 weeks to complete semester courses, which contain 18 weeks of course work. NSA uses a 4.0 scale, with Honors courses weighted with (0.5) additional quality point, and AP® courses weighted with (1.0) additional quality point. NorthStar Academy does not rank students. Deciles are provided to seniors only in September and February.

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Below 60



The grade level of a high school student at NSA is determined by the number of credits, not student age or any other factor. Grade level is established by these standards, and students must meet the criteria below by August 1 of each year:

9th Grade: 0-5.5 credits | 10th grade: 6-11.5 credits | 11th grade: 12-17.5 credits | 12th grade: 18+ credits


NorthStar Academy students score above average on the SAT.

2020-2021: EBRW – 638, Math – 605, Total – 1243
2021-2022: EBRW – 601, Math – 580, Total – 1180
2022-2023: EBRW – 614, Math – 613, Total – 1227


Post Secondary choices of students:
2-year includes colleges and specialty schools while “other” refers to military, workforce, etc.

2020-2021: 73% 4-year, 2% 2-year, 25% other
2021-2022: 69% 4-year, 8% 2-year, 23% other
2022-2023: 61% 4-year, 12% 2-year, 27% other


Higher education institutions that have accepted NSA graduates, include, but are not limited to, the following:

Abilene Christian University
Adelphi University
American University of Kuwait (Kuwait)
Anderson University
Appalachian State University
Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Asbury University
Auburn University
Austin Peay State University
Azusa Pacific University
Babson College
Ball State University
Baylor University
Belmont University
Bemidji State University
Berklee School of Music, Online
Berry College
Bethel University
Biola University
Blue Mountain College
Boise State University
Boyce College
Bradley University
Bridgewater College
Butler University
Cairn University
California Baptist University
California Institute of Arts
California North State University
California Polytechnic State University
Calvin College
Campbell University
Carroll University
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Catawba College
Cedarville University
Central Washington University
Chaminade University
Chapman University
Charis Bible College of the UK
Charleston Southern University
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Coe College
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbus State University
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University of Montreal (Canada)
Concordia University Wisconsin
Converse University
Corban University
Cornerstone University
Covenant College
Crandall University (Canada)
Creighton University
Crown College
Dallas Baptist University
Dartmouth College
Delta State University
DePaul University
Drexel University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern New Mexico University
Eastern University
Elmhurst College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Emory & Henry College
Erskine College
Fanshawe College (Canada)
Fashion Ins. of Technology (NY)
Fashion Inst. of Design and Mer. (CA)
Flagler College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Frederick University (Cyprus)
George Fox University
George Mason University
Georgia Southern
Georgian College (Canada)
Gettysburg College
Gordon College
Goucher College
Grand Canyon University
Grand Valley State University
Grove City College
Guilford College
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
Hampden-Sydney College
Harding University
Hardin-Simmons University
Hillsdale College
Hillsong Leadership International College
Hofstra University
Hope College
Houghton College
Huntington University
Illinois State University
Indiana University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Interamericana University (Puerto Rico)
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Jacobs University
James Madison University
John Brown University
Karel De Grote University (Belgium)
Kawartha Lakes Bible College (Canada)
Kennesaw State University
LaSalle University
Lee University
Leeds Arts University, United Kingdom
LeTourneau University
Liberty University
Loyola University
Lynn University
Maastricht University (Netherlands)
Marymount Manhattan College
McDaniel College
McGill University (Canada)
McMaster University (Canada)
Mercer University
Meredith College
Messiah College
Michigan Technological University
Middle Tennessee State University
Midwestern Bible College
Millsaps College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Misericordia University
Mississippi College
Mississippi State University
Mississippi University for Women
Molloy College
Montana State University
Montclair State University
Montreat College
Moody Bible College
Moore College of Art and Design
Morehead State University
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
New England Conservatory
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University
North Carolina State University
North Greenville University
Northeastern University
Northwest Christian University
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest University
Northwestern College
Norwich University
Nossi College of Art
Oakland University
Oglethorpe University
Ohio University
Oklahoma Baptist College
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Oral Roberts University
Oregon State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pace University
Patrick Henry College
Pennsylvania State University
Pensacola Christian College
Pepperdine University
Plymouth State University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Park University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Queens University (Canada)
Queens University of Charlotte
Quest University (Canada)
Radford University
Ravensbourne University (UK)
Regent University
Regis University
Richmond – the American International University in London (UK)
Rider University
Ripon College
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University
Ryerson University (Canada)
Samford University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seattle Pacific University
Seminole State College
Sewanee University of the South
Shepherd University
Shippensburg University
Simpson University
Sophia University of Japan
South Dakota School of Mines/Tech
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southeastern University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Methodist University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southwest Baptist University
St Louis University
St. Andrews Presbyterian College
St. Bonaventure University
St. Norbert College
St. Olaf College
Stetson University
Stockholm University (Sweden)
Summit Pacific College (Canada)
Susquehanna University
Taylor University
Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico)
Tennessee Technological University
Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
The Art Institute of Houston
The Citadel, The Military School of South Carolina
The College at Southeastern
The George Washington University
The Juilliard School
The New School
The University of Sunderland (England)
Toccoa Falls College
Trinity Christian College
Trinity Western University
Troy University
Truett McConnell University
UAM College (Nicaragua)
Union University
Universidad Autonoma de Baja California (Mexico)
Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain)
Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de América Latina (Peru)
University American College Skopje (Macedonia)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama
University of Albany
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of Buckingham (UK)
University of Central Florida
University of Central Missouri
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Cincinnati Clermont
University of Colorado
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Florida
University of Hartford
University of Hawaii
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois-Springfield
University of Kentucky
University of London (UK)
University of Louisiana Lafayette
University of Maine Farmington
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Memphis
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Montana Western
University of Montreal (Canada)
University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska Lincoln
University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire
University of North Carolina
University of North Florida
University of North Georgia
University of North Texas
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portsmouth (England)
University of Rhode Island
University of South Africa
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina Upstate
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Tennessee
University of Texas, Arlington
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Texas, San Antonio
University of Toledo
University of Toronto, RC (Canada)
University of Utah
University of Valley Forge
University of Washington
University of Waterloo (Canada)
University of West Florida
University of Winnipeg (Canada)
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
US Air Force Academy
US Military Academy at West Point
US Naval Academy
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Washington and Lee University
Wayland Baptist University
Weber State University
West Chester University
West Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Carolina University
Western Michigan University
Western University (Canada)
Wheaton College
Wilfred Laurier University (Canada)
Willamette University
William Carey University
Wilson College
Wofford College
Young Harris College
Zhejiang University (China)
ZUYD University (The Netherlands)