North Star Academy (NSA) enrolls at-risk students in grades 9-12 from the Barron, Cameron, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, and Turtle Lake School Districts. As a charter school, North Star Academy serves students at-risk of not graduating in a highly flexible educational setting with a differentiated curriculum and student services that provide opportunities for students to integrate and apply knowledge and skills to the workplace and real-life situations.
NSA defines at-risk as “Any child who is unlikely to graduate, on schedule, with both the skills and self-esteem necessary to exercise meaningful options in the areas of work, leisure, culture, civic affairs, and inter/intra personal relationships.”1
1Sagor, Richard, and Jonas Cox. At-Risk Students: Reaching and Teaching Them. 2nd ed. Larmount, New York: Eye on Education, 2004.