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Choosing a school for your child is one of the most impactful decisions that a parent will make during their lifetime. The schooling your child receives in elementary and middle school will form the foundation for becoming a lifelong learner.

In this age of school choice, parents have many options. These include neighborhood schools, private schools, home schools, online schools as well as public charter schools like North Star Academy.

At North Star Academy, you can expect the following:

  • A culture that is safe and nurturing
  • A leadership team that is supportive of a quality education
  • A community that is engaged and connected
  • Traditions that foster healthy interactions
  • Licensed and highly-qualified teachers dedicated to the education of the students.
  • A well-defined curriculum using the Core Knowledge sequence taught in a structured, and sequential fashion.
  • Saxon Math taught one grade level ahead of age level (i.e. Kindergarten students take 1st grade math).
  • Daily content-related Spanish instruction beginning in Kindergarten.
  • A character education program that integrates meaningful and relevant community service projects
  • Technology in every classroom.
  • An opportunity to experience art, music and physical education.
  • Uniforms that distinguish NSA students and give them a sense of pride.
  • Discipline that reinforces our NSA Code of Conduct.

If this sounds like a good fit for your child, we encourage you to browse through our website for additional information. 

We look forward to welcoming your family to North Star Academy!

Warm regards,

Kendra Hossfeld
NSA Principal

Douglas County School District
Nondiscrimination Notice: The Douglas County School District does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status,
genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for
special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or
employment in educational programs or activities. The School Principal is
Kendra Hossfeld, 16700 Keystone Boulevard, Parker, Colorado 80134.

khossfeld@nstaracademy.org   720-851-7827.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and
members of the public.

Special Education and Services for Special Populations at North Star Academy

Like all charter schools, North Star Academy, is a public school. North Star Academy serves students with

disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law.

Charter schools are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting

discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin,

religion, ancestry, need for special education services, and certain other grounds. Laws applicable to

students with disabilities include the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of

the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at North Star Academy. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed in a different program or

location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team. Under IDEA, students with disabilities are

entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).

The services a student requires under IDEA are described in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Under Colorado law, the provision of FAPE and specific services required by a student’s IEP are a joint

responsibility of the charter school and their authorizer, in most cases the local school district.

Applicants to North Star Academy are not required to identify whether the applicant has an IEP and the

school admits students without considering a student’s disability. After a student with an IEP is initially

enrolled in the school, an IEP team meeting may be required to determine whether this school is an

appropriate placement for the student based on their needs. In most cases, the services required by a

student’s IEP can be provided at North Star Academy. In some circumstances, a student’s individual

needs require that they be placed in a different program or location. For more information on our

programs and services please contact khossfeld@nstaracademy.org  720-851-7827 .