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 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 (utility bill). Proof of family relationship may also be required for verification. Documents due within 5 days of notification.

Kindergartners must be age five on or before September 1, 2021, and first graders must be six on or before Sept. 1, 2021. (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.

2021- 2022 Lottery

The deadline to apply for the 2021-2022 school year was March, 5th, 2021. The lottery drawing was held on March 16th, 2021. All applicants will be notified of the drawing outcome within 5 days of drawing. 


2021-2022 POST- Lottery Applications

Post-Lottery Application

When a POST-Lottery application is received for a grade level that is full, the applicant will be placed on the waitlist 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 waitlist in the order of the tiers.


North of Ustick Road, South of Beacon Light (includes Hillsdale Sub Division), East of Star Rd, West of Highway 55/Five Mile.