Supervisor's Role & Fees

Supervisor's Role

Although NorthStar teachers provide all instructions, lessons, tests, etc., the parent(s) or supervisor is needed to do the following:

  1. proctor school quizzes and tests
  2. help the student(s) develop a daily schedule for learning and completing work, and to hold the student(s) accountable to this schedule.

Our program is not a “turn-key” solution to education. Parents or an adult supervisor must be involved with the student's learning process to provide accountability and encouragement.

This should be viewed as an exciting opportunity, rather than a chore, for parents to partner with teachers in the Christian education of their children.

For Alberta Residents

Registration fee:

  • Grades 5 or 6 no fees for most courses
  • Grades 7-9 no fees for most courses
  • Grades 10-12 no fees for most courses 

Where Applicable: Consumable workbooks

Shipping of textbooks and materials 

Students are responsible for returning the books to NSA by August 1 or when they withdraw from the school.

For Non-Alberta Residents

The following fee schedule is applicable to students living anywhere in Canada (except Alberta).


  • Grade 5 — 9, $650.00 CAD per course (Math, Language, Social, Science)
  • Grade 5 — 9, $325.00 CAD (PE/Health or Bible)
  • Grade 10 — 12, $130.00 CAD  per one credit course  $650 CAD (5 credit class)

Shipping of textbooks and materials at cost 

$50 for each Diploma Exam (taken in grade 12 core classes, non-refundable)

Students are responsible for returning the books to NSA by August 1 or when they withdraw from the school.

Refund Policy

  • No charge, if the student withdraws and has not started the class but a $50.00 processing fee will be charged if the student is not also in another NSA class.
  • 20% charge, if withdrawing during the first three weeks after registering
  • 50% charge, if withdrawing during the fourth week after registering
  • 75% charge, if withdrawing during the fifth week after registering
  • 100% charge, during or after the sixth week after registering

Missionary Families

NorthStar Academy was created to assist you, as a parent on the mission field, in educating your children.  Regardless of the option you choose, we are here to support you as you seek to raise your children to follow God. 

We offer the following features to meet these needs:

  • Courses are designed to work on five-year-old computer equipment and software.
  • Students keep in touch with their home country and other “third culture kids” around the world.
  • Asynchronous (not real time) delivery of courses allows for flexibility in working around local holidays and disrupted schedules due to moving and traveling.
  • For students whose parents are ordinarily residents of Alberta, government funding significantly reduces the fees. 

We have caring, certified teachers who will guide you through the educational process.  They are here to answer your questions and to make sure that you and your children have the best educational experience.  Together we will enable your children to succeed in their education, empowering them to live the life God has set out for them.

We count it a privilege to be able to serve you and your family by offering you a way to educate your children while you are serving God in the mission field.