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Enrolling at North Star

How do I enroll my student at North Star?

Enrollment is currently open for Fall 2019. We are not full for the 2019-2020 school year at this time.  

Tours for prospective families: 

August 20th at 10:00-11:00 am (...in time for club registration on Aug. 22)

August 30th at 10:00-11:00 am (...will be able to register for clubs that still have openings)

 

North Star evaluates available openings once per quarter and will post any available openings on the following dates:

  • August 19, 2019 
  • November 1, 2019
  • January 17,  2020  
  • April 17, 2020 Openings posted for fall
 
The office will be closed as of Friday, June 14th, but will reopen on Monday, August 19th.  The district office will be open all summer.  We will be offering a tour for interested families on August 20th. 
 

4th Quarter 2019

Enrollment paperwork accepted for Fall 2019-2020 now 

 

Steps to Enrollment at North Star (details below)

  1. Research our school
  2. Come to a tour:
  3. Schedule and complete interview
  4. Complete enrollment packet
  5. Schedule and attend WSLP and access materials
  6. Register for clubs
     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.

 

    • Come to a tour:
    •  Arrange your calendar for your child(ren) and at least the teaching parent, to tour our campus and meet with our director. 
    • Sign background release of information

      August 20th at 10:00-11:00 am (...in time for club registration on Aug. 22)

      August 30th at 10:00-11:00 am (...will be able to register for clubs that still have openings)


    • Schedule and complete interview
    • 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, you may begin the paperwork.

    • Complete enrollment packet
    • Complete enrollment paperwork detailed below. District forms are completed online. North Star required documents can be downloaded below. Please print them out and hand in the hard copies at :
           North Star School Mead   
           Enrollment Forms 
           10220 N. Nevada  
           Spokane, WA 99218

    • Schedule and attend WSLP
    • Schedule a meeting to create a Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP). It requires about 1 hour per child. The teaching parent and child(ren) will attend a WSLP meeting. 

    • Attend 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 of a WSLP and more.

August 21st  at 9 am (...in time for club registration on Aug. 22)

September 4th at 2:30 pm (...will be able to register for clubs that still have openings)

    • Register for clubs
    • 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, WA State requires a "Declaration of Intent" to homeschool. We have copies in our office and a downloadable version below. 

 

Enrollment Paperwork
  • Coming from a Mead school district school? You may skip the online Mead District Enrollment Paperwork.
    Go directly to the required North Star documents attached below
 
  • First time enrolling in a Mead District school? First, fill out the Mead District Enrollment Paperwork online at this link.
      Then fill out the required North Star documents attached below.
 
North Star documents (attached below)
Which documents do I need to fill out?
All Families (for each child):
  • Health Emergency Form Form
  • Network Contract
  • Letter to Instructor
  • Records Request
  • Parent Contract Elementary (for each student K-6)
  • Parent Contract Secondary (for each student 7-12)
  • Food allergy form if your child has allergies
  • Secondary student contract (for students in grades 7-12)
  • Statement of Understanding 
 
Families who live WITHIN the Mead School District:
  • In-district Elementary Transfer or Secondary Transfer form 
 
Families who live OUTSIDE the Mead School District
  • OODT 19-20 (Out-of-district Elementary or Secondary form)
  • North Star Choice Transfer Request
 
Families who plan to independently homeschool until they enroll at North Star
  • Declaration of intent to provide home-based education.

 

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

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 reside in or out of the 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 at the Five Mile School, (509) 465-7700 for an interview.  High school students enrolling in the spring can skip this step.