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Enrolling at North Star

How do I enroll my student at North Star?

Enrollment is temporarily closed. North Star evaluates available openings once per quarter and will post any available openings on: November 26th; February 4th; and May 6th. 

 
Do you have a waiting list?
We do not keep a waiting list, but the following is our policy:

North Star exists to support the instruction of students receiving part of their educational instruction at home.In alignment with our goal of facilitating competency-based learning as opposed to contact time for students, we have the following enrollment criteria:
  1. First, siblings of currently enrolled North Star students will be placed at the top of the enrollment list, whether they are in or out of district, on a first come-first serve basis (date enrollment paperwork is received). 
  2. Second, in-district students will be enrolled on a first come-first serve basis.
  3. The final group to be accepted will be new, out of district families, on a first come-first serve basis.
  4. High school students entering after the beginning of school in the fall, will first meet with our principal, Bruce Olgard, at the Five Mile School, (509) 465-7700 for an interview.  High school students enrolling in the spring can skip this step.
2nd Quarter

    11/26  Available openings posted: (There are currently no openings. 11/26/2018)
                  (High school students must schedule appointment with principal, Bruce Olgard 465-7700)

  12/3-7  Enrollment paperwork accepted starting at 9am (cancelled-no openings)

   12/13  New Family Tour 10 am; interviews by appointment (cancelled-no openings)

   12/14  New Family Orientation 10-11 am (cancelled-no openings)

   12/19  New Family WSLPs (cancelled-no openings)

 

3rd Quarter

       2/4 Available openings will be posted 
                (High school students must schedule appointment with principal, Bruce Olgard 465-7700)
2/11-15 Enrollment paperwork accepted starting at 9am
     2/21 New Family Tour 10 am; interviews by appointment

     2/22 New Family Orientation 10-11 am

     2/28 New Family WSLPs

 

4th Quarter 

  5/6 Available openings for Fall 2018 will be posted

  5/8 Enrollment paperwork accepted for Fall 2018 starting at 9am

5/16 New Family Tour 10 am; interviews by appointment

5/17 New Family Orientation 10-11 am

5/30 New Family WSLPs by appointment

  • Step one: Research our school~ Review the website, especially the pages under "About our Program" Make sure to contact the office if you have any questions that this website does not adequately answer: 509-465-7730. If your child is transferring to North Star from another Mead District school, some of your paperwork is already completed.  Please contact the office.

  • Step two: Paperwork: Pick up enrollment paperwork from the office OR download the enrollment files below: Choose the correct grade level.  Make sure you choose the "in district" or "out of district" forms that apply to your family. Also select the parent contract for the correct grade level. Hand in completed enrollment paperwork during open enrollment window or send them in by mail to: North Star School Mead   Enrollment Forms  10220 N. Nevada  Spokane, WA 99218

  • Step threeTour and Interview~ Arrange you calendar for your child(ren) and at least the teaching parent, to tour our campus and meet with our director.  We will talk and see if this program is a good fit in terms of what North Star requires and what your family needs.  If enrollment is approved, we will schedule a meeting to create a Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP). 

  • Step four: Orientation~ The teaching parent will attend a new family orientation, where we will cover:  the rules, practices, and routines of North Star; how to complete curriculum orders; understanding requirements and laws; the requirements for a learning plan.
 
  • Step five: WSLP & club registration~ The teaching parent and child(ren) will attend a WSLP meeting to select curriculum and determine learning goals for your child(ren). When this is complete, your students can be registered for clubs.Students began registering for our first semester clubs in late August and our second semester clubs in the middle of January. However, we enroll students all year long until May. Although your students may not get their first choice of club activities, when their enrollment is complete, they will be able to pick from the classes that are not full. 

 

If you plan to independently homeschool until you enroll at North Star, you will need to fill out a Declaration of Intent to homeschool. We have copies in our office and a downloadable version below. 

 

Enrollment Paperwork
 
All Families:
  • Parent Contract (for each child)
  • Food allergy form if your child has allergies
  • Secondary student contract (for students in grades 7-12)
 
Families who live WITHIN the Mead School District:
  • In-district Elementary or Secondary form 
 
Families who live OUTSIDE the Mead School District
  • Out-of-district Elementary or Secondary form