News Archive

Office is Open

NorthStar Academy's NSA's  is open Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM.   We are maintaining Physical Distancing rules so when you come to the office please come only if you do not exhibit signs of COVID 19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.  We will require you to hand sanititze and sign in  Our office address is  #103, 1001-20 Ave Didsbury AB  Phone number is...

Thank You to Parents - Successful Relaunch of School

Dear Parents, I want to thank you as parents for your patience and support as we have made planning adjustments and worked through the many changes in our schools. I also want to acknowledge the hard work of all of our staff in preparing for what has been a very successful school start this year. School staff have worked very hard to make the necessary adjustments to their classrooms...

Screening Tool for Parents, Students and Staff

As we get closer to school start-up, we promised to share more details with you on one of our critical accommodations for our near normal return to school. Family and self-screening will be a very important component in the range of measures we are implementing in order to reduce risks and keep everyone healthy in our schools.  Screening Questionnaire Our Chief Medical Officer has publ...


Registration is now open for the Fall of 2020.  All our programs are taking registrations.   Please call the office if you have any questions or need help choosing a program. Click here to register  or call 1 866 335 9587 to get your questions answered.  

Message From the Golden Hills School Division Board of Trustees

The Motto of the Golden Hills School Division is “Powering Hope and Possibilities” and never has this been more evident than in the past two weeks. As we all struggle to deal with the challenges we are facing, the employees of Golden Hills have focussed their efforts on providing hope and possibilities for our students and parents.  Our board would like to recognize and thank all of the pe...

A Message From our Principal

March 26, 2020 Dear Students & Parents, With the recent directive from the minister of education for brick and mortar schools to suspend classes a lot of students and parents are having their first experiences of education from home.  All of us at NorthStar are old hands at doing school this way so we are largely unaffected.  We have had to suspend all of our Activity Days and Limitless...

Message to Educators from the Minister of Education

Dear Educators,  On behalf of the Government of Alberta, we sincerely thank you for your dedication to your students during this unprecedented time. We know that these are trying circumstances and that you have had to adapt quickly to keep supporting the children and young adults of Alberta.  As the Ministers of Education and Children's Services, we want to draw your attention to a potenti...

Science Centre Field Trips Coming in February

February in Science Centre Month at NorthStar.  We will be hosting field trips to both Telus World of Science in Edmonton and Telus Sparks Science Centre in Calgary.  This event is Free to to all NSA students and their parents.  Additional Family members and friends are welcome providing we have room for a small fee.  Please email Amanda at for more details and to regi...

Today is the official launch of NSA Clubs!

Today is the official launch of NSA Clubs!  We are excited to be offering this new program to our students.  Each NorthStar student is invited to join one club and participate in the activities and challenges in that club.    

Activity Days

NorthStar Academy offers lot's of great field trips and activty clusters for students.  It is a great way to get to know your teachers and other students.  Please call the office 1 866 335 9587 if you are with NSA and would like to see our schedule or email: 



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...


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 or call 1 877 335 1171 

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:  TO   Please be patient during this time - teachers will be respond but it might take a little bit. In the mean time all office email:  &  & 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, 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. 


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


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.  

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: 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 

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. 



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...

NSA Curriculum Day May 8th

Join us on Tuesday, May 8th for an open house curriculum day from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. To register for this day, please email or call 1-877-335-1171.  Learn about the resources we recommend for our educational programs. Our teachers will be here to help you go through resources and answer your questions.