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The application deadline for the 2024-2025 school year was March 12, 2024. The lottery drawing was held on March 27, 2024 via Zoom.  All applicants will be notified of the drawing outcome via email within 5 days of the lottery drawing. Please refrain from calling the office, as we will NOT provide this information over the phone. Please ensure to read ALL important information on this page.

Applications submitted after March 12, 2024 are considered POST lottery applicaitons and will be added to the end of the waitlist. Students will be offered seats in the order received as they become available.


If you have any questions after reading all of the information on this page,  please contact us by email at

Enrollment Process

North Star is a tuition-free public charter school that accepts students through public lottery or availability.
All applicants will be given the opportunity to apply regardless of race, color, ethnic origin, gender, religion, social or economic status, or special needs.

Once a student is enrolled at North Star, he/she need not re-apply the next year.


A lottery application must be completed and submitted to North Star Charter School for all students interested in attending NSCS.
The “residence” of a prospective student is defined as where they actually live at the time the application is submitted, not where they will live if they get accepted in the lottery. When a lottery application is received for a grade that is full, the applicant is placed on a “wait list” in a tiered category which applies to their application at the time it is submitted. If seats become open during the school year, they are filled from the wait list in order of the tiers. The wait list consists of the Tiers that are listed in order of their preference.

  • Tier A – Returning Students
  • Tier B – Founding Families / Children of Full-Time Staff.
  • Tier C – Students of Siblings that are currently enrolled at North Star.
  • Tier D – *(Within Boundary) – Students living within the boundaries of North Star Charter School
  • Tier E – (Outside of Boundary) – Students living outside of these boundaries.

By applying this rule objectively and consistently year-over-year, we ensure that the lottery process for our school is fair to all.

East of Can-Ada Rd, South of Beacon Light to include Lanktree Gulch to High Country to Deep Canyon, West of Highway 55 to Eagle Rd, North of Cherry Lane.

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The Idaho Legislature established the lottery process for charter school admission in Idaho Code Statute 33-5206.  Please review this state statute for details regarding the lottery process.

UPON ACCEPTANCE – We will ask you to provide us with the following enrollment documents: Documents due within 5 days of acceptance.

  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residency (utility bill). Proof of family relationship may also be required for verification.
  • Current Immunization records
  • Current Transcripts (grades 8-12 ONLY)
  • Home Language Form
  • Bus Form- Grade 1-12 (if applicable)
  • Kindergarten Bus Form (if applicable)
  • 504 / IEP (if applicable)

Kindergartners must be age five on or before September 1, 2024, and first graders must be six on or before Sept. 1, 2024. (please refer to Idaho Code Statute 33-201)
North Star Charter School does not provide a school-sponsored lunch program or a free/reduced lunch program.

2023-2024 School Year is CLOSED. 

The deadline for the 2023-2024 school year was March 9th, 2023. We are no longer accepting applcations. Applications received after this date were added to the waitlist for the current 2023- 2024 school year. If seats become open during the school year, they will be filled from the waitlist in the order of the tiers.