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 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: certified copy of birth certificate, current immunization records, proof of residency (drivers license or utility bill). Proof of family relationship may also be required for verification.
Kindergartners must be age five on or before September 1, 2020 and first graders must be six on or before Sept. 1, 2020. (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.
2020- 2021 APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Applications for the 2020- 2021 lottery drawing will be available online from January 6th through February 28th, 2020 @ 4:30 pm. The lottery drawing will be held on March 10th @ 4:15 pm.
2019-2020 POST- Lottery Applications
The 2019-2020 Lottery drawing was held on Thursday, March 7th, 2019.
POST-Lottery applications (for the current school year) are available until March 1st, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.
When a POST-Lottery application is received for a grade level that is full, the applicant will be placed on the wait list in the tier which they fall under.
- Tier A – Returning Students
- Tier B – Founding Families and Children of Staff.
- Tier C – Students of Siblings that are currently enrolled at North Star.
- Tier D – Incoming freshman from a K-8 public charter school.
- Tier E – *(Within Boundary) – Students living within the boundaries of North Star Charter School
- Tier F – (Outside of Boundary) – Students living outside of these boundaries.
If seats become open during the school year, they will be filled from the wait list in the order of the the tiers.
*NORTH STAR BOUNDARIES:
North of Ustick Road, South of Beacon Light (includes Hillsdale Sub Division), East of Star Rd, West of Highway 55/Five Mile.