Learn more about TAX BENEFITS for gifts to NS


Take advantage of the Idaho Education Tax Credit!

Idaho has a unique tax credit opportunity specifically for contributions to schools.  Gifts to North Star Charter may qualify for a 50% tax credit (a reduction in the actual tax you owe).  If you itemize your taxes, a donation to North Star allows income tax deductions on your state and federal returns, plus a 50% Idaho income tax credit.

  • Idaho individuals may take up to 50% of a gift of $1,000 (a tax credit of $500)
  • Idaho married couples may take up to 50% of a gift of $2,000 (a tax credit of $1,000)
  • Idaho corporations may take up to 50% of a gift of $10,000 (a tax credit of $5,000)


Donation to North StarFederal DeductionState DeductionIdaho
Net Tax BenefitNet Cost of Donation

These amounts reflect approximate rates for a joint return of $40,000 taxable income and are based on the taxpayer who itemizes personal deductions.  North Star Charter School, its Board and Administration do not provide any tax advice.  As such, any potential donor should consult with their tax advisor for details and applicability of the Idaho Education Tax Credit.

Additional Resources:  Idaho Statute Title 63 Revenue and Taxation Chapter 30 Income Tax



Corporate Matching Opportunities


Increase the impact of your gift.

Many employers offer matching gift programs as an incentive to encourage charitable contributions from their employees. Your gift could be doubled or perhaps even tripled if you are affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program!

Check with your Human Resources department to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

The paperwork is easy and we can assist you in this process. Please contact our Director of Development,
Joanna O’Donnell jodonnell@northstarcharter.org if you have any questions.

Cheer Meeting

Is your child interested in cheerleading as a sport? Come find out more detailed information from Coach Loos on what the season holds for you! We will discuss cost, practice times, game times, means for communication, uniforms & fundraiser options.
Wednesday, September 20th from 5:15-5:55. (5:55 so you can attend the Booster Meeting with Ms. Francis)
Hope to see you there!! Cheers!

Back-To-School Night

North Star Charter School’s Back-To-School Night Schedule:

  • K – 4th grade is Tuesday, September 5th from 5:15 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • 6th – 12th grade is Wednesday, September 6th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

North Star Cheer Clinic


Join us for a FUN & EXCITING NEW PROGRAM at North Star! We are welcoming students 7th through 12th for a cheerleading clinic. Come find out what cheer is all about and see if it is something you would be interested in doing as a sport this year! You will learn jumps, cheers, basic cheer motions & a routine that will be performed at the Sports Season Kick Off on August 31st!

North Star will have a middle school & high school program lead by Coach Ashley Loos. She has 10 years of coaching experience under her belt and is ready to build a new program at North Star. She, along with one of her previous high school cheerleaders, will be leading this clinic. THis is a great time to get to know her, about the program, her coaching style and make dreams for the team!

Cost: The cost of the camp is $30.00 and includes instruction by Coach Loos and Brianna. Please make checks payable to North Star Charter School. Camp cost will include a cheer shirt!

What to Bring: Please bring workout clothing, tennis shoes, a water bottle and a snack! Hair must be up and out of face and all jewelry removed.

WHEN & WHERE: NORTH STAR GYM ~ SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH ~ 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information: Ashley Loos, Head Coach        aloos@northstarcharter.org

*Family health insurance is needed to participate. Please return all forms to North Star main office or scan and email to Ashley’s email address! Forms are due no later than Tuesday, August 22nd!