Mission Statement
North Star Academy provides a Core Knowledge education with an integrated Spanish language program that challenges students to meet their highest potential through differentiated academic instruction and rich social and cultural experiences within a safe, orderly and nurturing environment.


Founding Principles
The founders of North Star Academy spent over two years researching and developing the school's multi-faceted programs, taking into account parent and community feedback, community survey results as well as input from other charter schools and industry professionals. The key ideas from this research culminated into the following principles that continue to serve as the foundation for the school's educational program today:

  1. To offer a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to achieve at their highest potential

  2. To provide an opportunity for children to learn a foreign language at an early age and be more respectful of other cultures, languages and traditions

  3. To develop a program that effectively teaches students to be respectful and responsible participants in the school and community

  4. To ensure that parents feel welcome at their child's school and have an opportunity to be actively involved in their child's education


History
The vision of North Star Academy was created during the summer of 2004 by a group of Highlands Ranch parents with a strong desire to create a more challenging and meaningful educational program for their children and the community at large.


Our founding team was comprised of many wonderful parents, teachers and community members with diverse backgrounds who shared a common educational vision for the school. Our founders were responsible for putting the foundation of the school in place, researching and writing the charter application, working with consultants, securing startup grant funds, marketing and enrollment, locating a temporary short-term facility and hiring our Founding Principal.


Today, many individuals from our founding team remain active within the school by serving on the governing Board of Directors, participating in committees, and volunteering for many other projects critical to the success of the school.