News Archive

Student Achievement on the Rise in Golden Hills

For Immediate Release - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2016-2017 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “Our focus is students who are gaining the skills to become strong collaborative critical thinkers, problem solvers, innovators an...

Results for the 2017 School Board of Trustee Election

For Immediate Release - Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Golden Hills School Division is pleased to announce the Board Trustees Ward 1 Three Hills, Torrington, Huxley, Trochu and Area – Barry Kletke – Incumbent - Acclaimed Ward 2 Acme, Carbon, Linden and area –  James Northcott - Acclaimed Ward 3 Drumheller – Justin Bolin -Elected - Unofficial Results until 12:00 noon October 20, 2...

OCT 2 is A Day Registration

October 2 starting at 9 AM our Activities will open for registration.  Please watch your email for instructions on how to register for the first term.  Mrs. O and Mrs. Johnson will be in the office to accept your registrations. 

NSA Welcomes Angela Paine.

NorthStar Academy is pleased to welcome Angela Paine to our staff.  Mrs. Paine will be teaching both online and Teacher directed students and facilitating some of our Traditional Students as well.  She comes to us with lots of home school experience both as a teacher and a Mom who has  home schooling her own children.

Registration Open Until September 30th!

Registration with NorthStar Academy is open until  September 29 th. To register for our Online Program, please click here. To register for our Teacher-Directed program, please click here. To register for our Traditional Home School Program, please click here.

SCHOOL STARTS TODAY

NorthStar is now officially open for the 2017-2018 school year.  All of our students now should have access to Moodle.  If you are struggling to gain access please call our office at 1 877 335 1171 and talk to our friendly office staff who will be more than happy to help you.  If you have not registered yet - call us and let us get you going on the path to success in your education. 

BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ

NorthStar's annual Back to School BBQ will be happening on Sept 16 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm.  Once again this is a great chance to come out and meet your teachers and other families.  This event is FREE to all NorthStar students and their families.  We will have bouncy houses, bumper balls, outside sports, hot dogs, chips, balloon twisting and new this year Glitter Tattoos.  To register please...

Registration is Open for the 2017/2018 school year.

NorthStar Academy is  open for registration for the 2017/2018 school year.  We are accepting registrations to all programs to all grade levels.  To register now go to the big blue button at the top of this page that says ENROLL NOW and register.  

Kids Plus Accident Insurance

For your convenience, we’ve made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc (iA Financial Group). Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents and is especially valuable for fa...

Government of Alberta Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey

Direct link Government of Alberta  Fall 2016 Online Provincial Curriculum Survey:  http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca.   Parents/Guardians: Have a say in the future of your children’s education We want to give all students the best possible start in life so that they can meet the demands of living in the 21st century. Alberta Education is moving forward in the development of...

Math Tutoring

Three of NSA's Math teachers will be here in the Didsbury Office on October 12 2016 at 1 pm.  They will be here to help with your Math problems - come armed with your math curriculum and pencils.  They will be here to help you through your math problems.  Parents - Kimberley Brown will be here to hold our Parent Support Group.  If you would like to connect with other homeschool parents or have...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

NorthStar Academy is in the office today.  Our Teachers are NOT on line today and students have the option of taking the day or working on their lessons but teachers will not be responding to emails today.  Monday Oct 10 is Thanksgiving and our teachers and office will be off for the day.  Enjoy your day with family and friends. 

Limitless Youth Group - Laser Tag

NorthStar academy has a Youth Group that meets quarterly to get to know each other and have a great time together.  Limitless will be meeting for Laser Tag in Calgary AB on Oct 1.  This event is for all NSA high school students and is FREE to them.  To register email activityday@nsaschool.ca or call 1 877 335 1171 

Activity Day Registration

NorthStar Academy's Activity Day and Field Trip Registration opens OCTOBER  3 at 9 AM.  Please check the Activity Schedule for full instructions on how to register.  if you are unsure of how it will work please call the office or email activityday@nsaschool.ca 

NSA teacher emails are changing!!

NorthStar Academy's email is being moved to a new server.  During this transition our teachers email will be changing from: firstname.lastname@myghsd.ca  TO   firstname.lastname@nsaschool.ca   Please be patient during this time - teachers will be respond but it might take a little bit. In the mean time all office email:  office@nsaschool.ca  & michelle@nsaschool.ca  & barb.johnson@...

Moodle Training Sessions

If you are new to online learning, we are having some Moodle Training Sessions on the following dates. To register, please email office@nsaschool.ca, or call 1-877-335-1171. In these Moodle Training Sessions, we will show you how to login to your online account, how to navigate your courses, and for parents, how to use the Parent Portal. Training Dates: Tuesday, August 23 from 1:00 p.m. -...

Two NEW Jr. High Options!

We have two NEW option courses to offer for Jr. High Students (Gr. -9): Learning with Minecraft 10+ Apps Every Student Needs For questions, or to register for a Jr. High option course, please call 1-877-335-1171. A list of all courses can be found here.

Summer School Registration Now Open!

NorthStar Academy provides an online summer school program for Grade 10-12 students. See below a list of this summer's courses. To register, please click here. Summer school will run from July 4 - 29, 2016. Please submit your registration by June 24, 2016. Please note: There is a limit of one summer school course per student. Students are also required to have Microsoft Office for any online...

Edmonton Information Session

Join us tonight, Monday, May 30, at 7:00 p.m. in Edmonton for an information session! Come learn about the programs NorthStar Academy has to offer to help educate your children at home. The session will be held at the West Edmonton Christian Assembly (WECA): 6315 - 199 St. NW, Edmonton, AB. For more information, please call 1-877-335-1171. 

Medicine Hat Information Session

Join us Tuesday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m. in Medicine Hat for an information session! Come learn about the programs NorthStar Academy has to offer to help educate your children at home. The session will be held at the Medicine Hat Leisure Centre (2000 Division Ave. N, Medicine Hat, AB). For more information, please call 1-877-335-1171. 

South Calgary Information Session

Join us Tuesday May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in South Calgary for an information session! Come learn about the programs NorthStar Academy has to offer to help educate your children at home. The session will be held at the Bonavista Evangelical Church (1509 Lake Ontario Drive SE, Calgary). For more information, please call 1-877-335-1171. 

High River Information Session

Join us Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. in High River for an information session! Come learn about the programs NorthStar Academy has to offer to help educate your children at home. The session will be held at the High River Alliance Church (1318 - 9 Ave. SE, High River). For more information, please call 1-877-335-1171. 

NSA Curriculum Day May 10th

Join us on Tuesday, May 10th for an open house curriculum day from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. To register for this day, please email office@nsaschool.ca or call 1-877-335-1171. No children please, as space is limited. Learn about the resources we offer and recommend for our homeschooling programs. 

Strathmore Information Session

NorthStar Academy is Hosting an Information Session Wednesday May  at 7 pm at the Aquatic Centre Come and see what programs we have to offer and ask your homeschool questions. 

SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

NorthStar Academy is now accepting Summer School Registrations.  Please go to our enroll now button and enroll your student today. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL

NorthStar Academy is now accepting registrations for ALL of our programs for the Fall of 2016.  Please click on the blue button above on the right that says ENROLL NOW.  

Central Alberta Family Exp

NorthStar will be exhibiting at the Westerner in Red Deer this week end March 19 & 20.  We will be happy to answer your questions about educating your children at home.  

Leduc Recreational Centre Activity Day

NorthStar Academy will be hosting an Activity Day at Leduc Recreational Centre on January 22 2016 between 10 am and 3 pm.  OUr students will spend the day swimming, skating and doing other sports.  It will be loads of fun and a great way to meet other home school students.  This is FREE to ALL NSA students and their families.   To register please call 1 877 335 1171 or email:  activtyday@n...

Workshop Wednesday

NorthStar will be hosting a Workshop in our Didsbury office led my Mrs. Leismeister.  She will be teaching the art of doing the proper research for a paper.  This afternoon will be aimed at Grade 7 - 12.  To register call 1 877 335 1171 or email: activityday@nsaschool 

Second Semester Registrations

NorthStar Academy is now accepting registrations for second semester courses.  This is for High School students only.  You may register by downloading the appropriate registration form and sending it to our office at: office@nsaschool.ca or if you have questions please call 1 877 335 1171 

Welcome Back Mrs. Fluney

NorthStar Academy is please to welcome back Mrs. Jennifer Fluney.  She has been away on Maternity Leave and re joining our staff on December 1.  Mrs. Fluney will be teaching Bible 5/6, 7, 8, 9 ; Math 5 & 6; PE 5, 6,7; Science 5 - 9 & Sci 14 & 24 

Golden Hills Sees Continued Improvement in Student Achievement

Press Release - Golden Hills sees continued Improvement in Student Achievement ----- Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and continue to improve in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2014-2015 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We are very pleased to see continued increases again in this year’s student achievement resul...

Welcome Aboard

We would like to welcome two new teachers to the NSA team.   Mrs. Sue Cullum and Miss Shaylene Machacek.  Both ladies will be working as Support Teachers, Online Teachers and helping out at our Acitivty Days.  Please make sure to introduce yourselves to them when you meet them at an Activity Day. 

GHSD Report to the Community - June 2015

We are pleased to share our Report to the Community & Interim Education Plan with all of our parents, staff, students and communities. Please click here for the link to the document.  Enjoy!

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTATIONS

NORTHSTAR ACADMEY IS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL UNTIL JUNE 25.  CLICK ON THE TAB ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS

Important Letter to Parents About Measles

Measles Information - As spring holidays approach, we know that many families have vacations planned, both within and outside of Canada. Travelling increases your family’s risk of exposure to many different diseases, including measles. Measles is a very real threat in many parts of the world, including as close to home as California, where a measles outbreak is currently ongoing. It is al...

Grade 3 Student Learning Assessment Pilot

Grade 3 students participated in the pilot administration of the Student Learning Assessment. The primary purpose of the Student Learning Assessment is to improve student learning. The SLA is also intended to enhance instruction and assure Albertans the education system meets the needs of the students and achieves the outcomes of the Ministerial Order on Student Learning. While every effort wa...

Golden Hills Sees Growth in Student Achievement

October 9, 2014 PRESS RELEASE - Students in the Golden Hills School Division are performing well and are improving in many areas according to the most recent results on the 2013-2014 Provincial Achievement Test and Diploma Examinations. “We provide students with the tools they need to be successful 21st century learners” said Bevan Daverne, Superintendent of Schools. “This is made p...

New Principal Appointed

Randy Wood has been appointed as principal of NorthStar Academy. Teaching Experience: Mr. Wood has been a school administrator for 17 years and has been Principal of Prairie Christian Academy since 2004 and with Golden Hills School Division since 1992. Education: Bachelor of Religious Education, Bachelor of Education and has just completed his Master of Arts in Leadership from Trinity W...