At North Star Academy, students can pursue either their home district diploma or a North Star Academy diploma. Both are fully recognized high school diplomas by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Home district diploma:
- Student must meet all graduation requirements as laid out by the home district school board
- Are eligible to participate in the home district graduation ceremony
- On average, 10% - 20% use this option
NSA charter school diploma:
- As a charter school, the North Star Academy governance board is able to offer its own high school diploma
- Students are only eligible to participate in the North Star Academy graduation ceremony (but it is awesome!).
- Colleges (public/private and Tech/Liberal Arts) fully accept NSA’s diploma as a high school diploma
- Certain branches of the military view charter school diplomas as “tier two” diplomas
- Check with a recruiter for more information