Northstar Academy

NorthStar Academy is a private online 4th-12th grade diploma granting school.
NSA is dual accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) through AdvancED. NSA was the first online accredited Christian school in the US and is currently ranked #1 by three different organizations.
NSA is staffed by highly qualified certified Christian educators with a passion for student discipleship.
NorthStar offers more than 200 courses including 19 advanced placement courses.
NSA also has a thriving student body with clubs, activities, student government and more. Come see why we are ranked number one!.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 1,316 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,615
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Placements

Northstar Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 4-12
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
1,316 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Northstar Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
47:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
11 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
Average SAT score
1300

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
1%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$500
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Megan Carpenter

School Notes

  • As a fully accredited school with almost 20 years pioneering online Christian education, you can be sure that you are getting the best online education possible. 
  • You will immediately notice a different at NorthStar Academy from the very first interaction with our office and support staff to your child's classroom experience.  Our mission at NorthStar is to personally invest in our students and families so that we can show them Jesus while at the same time providing them a high-quality college preparatory education.  At part of the Network of International Christian Schools, our teachers see themselves as more than just graders, they are disciple makers.
  • That is not the only thing that makes us different than other online schools.  At NorthStar Academy, more than 85% of the courses are written by our own teachers.  That means that your child is being taught by the teacher who wrote the course.  This creates a more genuine experience for each student as they move from teacher to teacher experiencing the uniqueness of each teacher's style preventing boardom from setting in when every class looks and feels the same.  It also means that the teachers are intimately aware of their course and can therefore be more responsive to student needs as well as adjust the course as needed.   
  •  You will find the office and technical support staff at NSA to be highly reponsive and engaged in the process of making sure that you and your child are on boarded well, and they are always standing by ready and willing to help!
  • All of that teacher and support staff commitment to excellence means that your child will succeed.  NSA's students are accepted to colleges and universities all over the US and around the world.  A list of universities that our graduates have been accepted to is available in the school profile at www.northstar-academy.org
  •  The NorthStar team is confident that from first contact through graduation you will notice the NorthStar difference!

School Reviews

Endorse Northstar Academy. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

What A Teacher Does
What A Teacher Does
A teacher wears many hats. Here's a look at her duties and responsibilities.
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
How Diverse Are Private Schools?
Decades ago private schools could have been accused of being elitist. You had to have money to attend. The student populations were fairly homogeneous. Fortunately that has changed.
Private School Job Searching 101
Private School Job Searching 101
Here is a guide for teachers and administrators seeking employment in private schools. Think of it as a roadmap for the job search process.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • School Type: Alternative School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 1,316 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,615
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,376 for elementary schools and $6,101 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Quick Links