Meet Our Counseling Staff!

Maria Chelko

Maria Chelko

9-12 High School Counselor

  • 1st year at North Star; 22 years total as a school counselor
  • Enjoys hanging out with her husband and three dogs
  • Focus: Getting to know students and helping them reach their
  • high school and post-secondary goals
Aspen Holland

Aspen Holland

6th-8th grade School Counselor

Mrs. Holland is super excited to begin another year at North Star as the school counselor for our amazing middle school students! She strives to have an open door and welcoming space where students feel seen, heard, and valued, as they navigate the fun (and inevitably challenging) middle school years. She also loves the connections she gets to make with the families of our students. It takes a village and she is so thankful to be part of this one! 

Mrs. Holland is mom to three awesome kiddos and married to her best friend! Two of her kids are in elementary at NSCS and one is beginning high school this year. When they aren’t running between practices and games, Mrs. Holland lives to adventure outdoors with her family and friends.

Danica Holladay

Danica Holladay

K-5 School Counselor


  • Starting her 8th year at North Star
  • Married to Mr.Holladay
  • Goal of being in each classroom 20 times this year.


North Star Charter School (NSCS) is a K-12 public charter school located in Eagle, Idaho. Founded in 2003, NSCS provides students a world-class education characterized by a safe, supportive and structured learning climate that encourages high academic achievement, intellectual confidence, leadership and virtuous citizenship. The school’s charter articulates the vision of its founders to think critically and to become virtuous citizen leaders in our local and world community.

We Look Forward to Getting to Know Your Family!

Our main admission entry points are kindergarten, sixth,  and ninth grades. Applications for other grade-levels are fully considered, but admission is solely based on space availability due to student attrition.


NSCS is committed to improving student achievement through high expectations for student engagement and meaningful preparation for postsecondary education and careers. Explore our Elementary, Middle and High School divisions.


North Star athletics is committed to developing our student-athletes in an educational-based environment. Through a positive coaching atmosphere, student-athletes will be encouraged to expand their athletic abilities. 


Our students receive an exceptional learning experience enabling them to reach their full potential and discover their place in a world of possibilities.

208-939-9600 (Main Office)
208-939-9645 (Attendance Line)
FAX: 208-939-6090

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