NorthStar Academy Canada is a Canadian Evangelical Christian community of learners working and studying in an online context. We use the internet to offer high quality education from an Evangelical Christian perspective. Our students are learners who may be studying at home, either overseas or within Canada, or at a Christian school anywhere in the world.
At NorthStar Academy Canada we have a passion to see all children and youth develop a Biblical worldview and to become skilled servants of Jesus Christ. We are particularly concerned that they develop a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that they make Him the Lord of all their life and learning, and that they develop the skills to be able to maximize their impact for Jesus Christ in this world.
NorthStar Academy Canada uses the internet to link local students with other students worldwide and with Alberta certified teachers who provide the students' instruction and marking. As a result, students receive full Alberta credit for their courses and can receive an Alberta High School Diploma after completing Grade 12 and meeting Alberta Learning requirements.
As well as our students and teachers, supervisors (usually parents) are very important members of our learning community. They represent a key element to the success of the NorthStar Academy Canada program. On-line education opens up a much greater opportunity (and responsibility) for parents to partner with teachers in the Christian education of their children. Students perform best when supervisors are present throughout the school day.
Visitors may use the Guest Login to check out the online portion of our program.
NorthStar Academy Canada provides each student with the following:
- Conferencing (client) software called "FirstClass" produced by OpenText.
- NorthStar resource CD that contains all of the needed shareware and freeware software.
- All lessons and assignments
- Technical support for installing NorthStar related software.
Students require an environment free from distraction during a structured workday of about 5 to 7 hours. The computer workstation should be centrally located so that the supervisor can readily monitor the student's on-line and computer time.