Online Program FAQs

Frequently asked questions about NorthStar’s Online Program

Q: What grade levels does the Online program cover?

A: Our Online program covers Gr. 5-12


Q: What is the registration fee to enroll in the Online program?

A: There is no cost to register in our Online program for Alberta residents. The only costs you may incur are shipping (if we mail books) or consumable workbook fees (depending on the course).  For non-Alberta residents, tuition will be charged (please email for more info).


Q: Is the Online program a teacher-directed program?

A: Yes, our Online program is teacher-directed.  Teachers are responsible for the planning, instruction and assessment of a student’s learning.  


Q: Do students enrolled in the Online program have to follow the Alberta Education outcomes?

A: Yes, students in our Online program follow the Alberta Education outcomes.


Q: Is there flexibility in what resources I choose in the Online program?

A: No, in our Online program, the resources used are chosen by the teacher.


Q: How many hours per day is my child going to spend on their schooling?

A: Most students require about 5 to 7 hours per day (25–35 hours per week) for 36 weeks a year to complete our Online program. 


Q: Do I have to be involved as a parent?

A: Yes, our Online program opens up a much greater opportunity (and responsibility) for parents to partner with teachers in the education of their children. Students perform best when a parent or supervisor is present throughout the school day and using regular check-ins and ongoing communication to keep their student accountable to their schedule and goals.  


Q: Are report cards issued in the Online program?

A: Yes, in our online program, report cards are issued for every term and at the end of the year.


Q: Are teachers online every day, Monday - Friday?

A: Yes, full time teachers are online Monday - Friday during regular school hours (9 am - 3 pm). 


Q: Do I need to have a good Internet connection to be in the online program?

A: Yes, a steady and reliable Internet connection is important in our Online program.


Q: Do you offer Activity Days?

A: Yes! We offer a wide range of activity days for our students.


Q: Do you offer funding within the Online program?

A: Northstar Academy provide students in our Online program with the resources needed for the courses they register for. There is no additional funding.

  1. Is there a course withdrawal deadline?
  1. Yes,  NorthStar’s withdrawal deadlines are
  • Semester 1 - September 27, 2024
    • Full-year - September 27, 2024
  • Semester 2 - February 28, 2025


After this date there is a $225 withdrawal fee per course.