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Curriculum

How is the curriculum selected?

Each family will meet with a mentor teacher to develop a personalized Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP). At that time curriculum materials will be identified that are a good fit for your child and family, to meet the goals of the WSLP. Other pages in this section (available to the right) provide an extensive list of district or building approved curriculum in each of the subject areas listed below, with links to the products.
 
  • K-8 Language Arts
  • K-8 Social Studies
  • K-8 Science
  • K-12 Math
  • High School Social Studies
  • High School English/Language Arts
  • High School Science
 
We also have a small library of curriculum materials available for check-out.  
 

Can we use Christian curriculum?

As a public school, do not use any curriculum that is faith-based.

 

How many hours of instruction are required?

Students are required to report on learning for 30 hours as full-time K-12 students. During those hours of instruction, only approved curriculum can be used. Many parents in a partnership program complete far more than the required hours of study. Many use this additional time, family time, to access activities and materials that reflect their family’s unique values and worldview.

 

Some families teach additional courses to their students, outside the required number of hours required by the school. Other families only enroll in our school part-time, and, by law, retain their homeschooling status for the subjects taught outside of our school’s supervision. In these homeschooled classes, parents have much greater freedom and choose any curriculum that is a good fit for their child and family, including faith-based materials. North Star does not supervise or review the learning in homeschool courses. Students must include at least 5 courses on their learning plan to be enrolled: (Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, PE). Students may homeschool any number of additional courses.