NorthStar Academy Canada taught me more than skills. My experience and
education became more than paper writing, trigonometry and Old Testament
dates. I learned how to learn, how to manage my time, how to communicate
with a variety of different nationalities, how to express myself well
over email (a huge asset in this day in age), how to complete tasks
professionally, but most of all, I learned that it is possible to
minister, and be ministered too, even while in highschool. My
relationships with my teachers and staff has extended well beyond my
senior year, and the knowledge and I pray that my experiences from NSA
will never be taken for granted.
I have home schooled my children the entire length of their education.
I used the traditional style for 9 years, and it is a gift from God to have
it available. My son has always been strong in math and the sciences so
as he got closer to high school we continued to pray for a diploma option
that was based in Christian Education, that would still allow us to home
school. His post-secondary interests do not lean well to a portfolio
option, and there is such a great variety of post-secondary institutions
in this city (Calgary), we and he wanted him to have the option of still
living at home while he finished all of his education. He is now three
quarters of the way through his grade 10 year and is fully online with
Northstar Academy. I was quite apprehensive at the beginning or the
year, for a variety of reasons, but I am pleased beyond what words
can express! I do not feel that I handed over my sons education to
someone else, on the contrary, I feel that I became part of an expanded
team! The staff at NSA are phenomenal! They are God fearing
individuals that love the Lord Jesus Christ with all their heart!
They are excellent educators that are teaching the students to 'learn
to discern' and perfect their skills in every subject. They share
the same value system that we as a family cling so tightly to.
The Principal and Teachers at North Star Academy have done
a great job at helping my girls and I adjust to online classes.
Whenever we had questions, they were more than happy to help us!
We really appreciate the teacherís quick responses in correcting
assignments and many times with a smile or words of encouragement.
It is also good to see their desire to get the students to
think through different issues from a Biblical point of view.
NSAís Education Assistant is fun and full of ideas. If she
doesnít know about something within a day or two, she will be
back with an answer for you. God has truly given her a love
for children and a comfortable way with parents. I would
definitely recommend NSA if you are looking for online courses.
Over the last years we have had our two sons enrolled
with Northstar Academy Canada. We have been very impressed with
the high academic standards and the commitment of the teachers
in all the subjects. We are living overseas and NSA has been
very flexible to accommodate our boys needs. Our oldest son has
now entered an international boarding school, where he is excelling.
NSA has largely prepared him for this transition. The teachers
have been excellent, we feel that our facilitator has been
especially caring and supportive in every way possible. We
highly recommend Northstar Academy.