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  • "The reason we love North Star Online School is all work is completed online. My son cannot lose his homework anymore, making him much more successful. The teachers are wonderful and completely committed to the students. My son feels that the teachers really care about him and his learning." -Shannon Rogen, Parent

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  • "This school is meeting the individual needs of each student, it can be a monumental task for teachers although teachers have been available to assist our students. North Star is very important for preparing these students to become active, effective learners for life. North Star has also assisted students with illnesses, my student would be missing over the amount allowed in a regular school setting. North Star allows our children to do assignments from home and this is huge when it comes to equitable access for our students." - North Star Parent

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  • "I love North Star as it has given me another option in education. Without North Star I would miss upwards of 20 days a year due to my anxiety. Thankfully North Star has provided me another option to seek education." -Bryce Wellman, Student

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  • "I love northstar because I can learn at my own pace. The teachers are amazing, and it’s a peaceful and safe environment. I especially love it because of all of the help I’ve been getting and motivation from Ms Hardy. She’s always there to help and to provide what I need. All of the teachers here have been helping so much and I’m thankful that this is my school!" - Emily Geyer, student 

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  • "I love North Star Online School because it is really helping me out with my traveling and I get to ask questions about what I am supposed to be doing." - Orion Wolfe, Student

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  • "I feel more safe, and like I get more out of it. I also get more free time." - Student

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  • "We chose this school because my daughter was having an extremely difficult time at a different high school. This school has 10000% changed our daughter’s life. She went from not wanting to go to school to being back to her normal confident self, who absolutely loves school.  The small environment and personal attention she receives is vital to her well being and success. I wish I could sit down in person and give even more details about how much Northstar has changed her life."- Annalisa Walker, Parent and Principal in WCSD

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  • "I really love North Star, it allows me to complete work at the pace for me, especially if I want to work ahead and get things done! The teachers are also very attentive to their students with great communication! I would never want to go back to a normal school, online has proved to be so much better." -Skylar Underwood, Student

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  • "I want to take a moment and thank the Washoe County School District for having North Star Online School available to us.  The education provided by this school was invaluable to our daughter.  My daughter has been training to be a professional ballet dancer.  Currently she is training in a full time program in Washington, D.C.  Because of this training, she was unable to attend a conventional high school.  She enrolled in North Star Online School for her 11th and 12th grade of high school.  The academics and assistance from the teachers are exceptional!!  My daughter has learned so much, maintaining a high GPA and is currently ranked #1 in her senior class.  She is so thankful that this school was available to her.  Without it, we would not have been able to afford to have her continue her ballet training.  We cannot stress strongly enough the need for WCSD to continue their support and funding for this online school.  After graduation, my daughter plans to continue with her dance training, but thanks to North Star, she will also be attending college!" - North Star Parent

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  • "I love North Star Online School because it gives me the ability to do school the way I want to do it. The teachers at this school are absolutely amazing and will bend over backwards to help any student in need. They always make sure that you understand what you are learning and if you don't, they will make sure that you get there. This school has made me better and smarter in many different ways. It allows me to do what I need to do while still getting the school I need to do done." -Jocelynn Branson, Student

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  • "I love North Star because I can work freely, which is the cliche answer for an online school lol. I feel like I actually learn and am able to fully understand the concepts taught by taking my time in the lesson. I can also babysit my brother so both my parents can work. I honestly love this school so much that the idea of ever-changing schools frightens me. There isn't one teacher that I don't absolutely adore, not one. When I left public school I thought I was going to miss out on was talking to people, but I started going to clubs and now I've got that too! I feel really safe and comfortable right now where I am, thanks to this school." -Alondra M, student

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  • "I love North Star Online School because I have struggled with my mental health so much that past few years. I was sad, lonely and just a very unhappy person before I switched from public to online. North Star has given me the opportunity to become a better person. I am happy now, I have friends, and I love myself. While I still occasionally struggle with mental health here and there, I no longer struggle with anxiety and panic attacks which was a side effect of moving and public school. I am a much healthier person now and I don't know if I would've made the progress without North Star." -North Star Student

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  • "Why I love north star is because I can work a my own pace and create a schedule. Also I can work privately with no one bugging me." -Alexander Driver, Student

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  • "North Star is an amazing school. The teachers are extremely nice and super thoughtful. It allows me to enjoy the rest of the day and to focus on my family. The North Star staff really tries to get students together and have a lot of fun." -Linh Leonard, student

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  • "I chose North Star Online because I had a bad accident a few years ago long story short I have lived in chronic pain and have to take trips to Stanford Medical every month. Ever since NorthStar has been so accommodating with helping me keep on track with my work and the teachers and staff have been so kind and helpful I don't know where I would be without North Star." -Student

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  • "North Star Online School has been an amazing opportunity for me. It is an amazing school with amazing teachers and staff. I've been going to North Star Online School since the end of elementary/beginning of middle school. We decided to go with North Star because it fitted with the way I work, how I work and my schedule. When we were first considering North Star I was in the 6th grade at a brick and mortar school. All through elementary, I was very ahead in my classes and constantly bored because I would finish my work so fast. Teachers were always giving me extra assignments or having me grade papers. Once 6th grade came along it was rough because I was still always bored. This is when we decided to go with North Star Online because I could work at my own pace and do as much school work I wanted one day and maybe take one day to relax and do something fun another. Once I enrolled, they decided to skip me a grade and it was great because then I could really excel and do what I loved at the level I was. Ever since I enrolled at North Star it has really changed my life for the better. It helped with also having a flexible schedule, I am a competitive dancer and a cheerleader so somedays get crazy with practices and out of state competitions but with being at North Star it has helped me manage everything I love to do. All the teachers and staff are great, they are always there when you have a question or need them, they are willing to work with you to help you grow, they are just overall amazing. When I got my concussion last year it was really rough, it couldn't do much of what I could before, it lasted a whole year and through that year the teachers were there for me. They understood what was going on and helped me so that I could continue my classes at that this rough time. With being at a brick and mortar school I wouldn't get to have some of these amazing opportunities that I do now being at North Star Online School." - North Star Student

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  • "I love North Star Online School because it's really flexible. You can work at your own pace like working ahead for another day where you know you'll be busy. The teachers are really nice here too and it's easy to contact them if you have questions. It's also super cool how there are events on campus and some field trips because students get to meet others and make friends." - Norht Star Student

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  • "North Star allows my step son a more flexible schedule. Plus it allows him the opportunity to challenge himself at his level and not the curriculum of a normal class." -Dominick May, Parent

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  • "We love North Star Online School for their wonderful teachers and the flexibility the schools offers.  My daughter was having some issues with her stomach and couldn't sit in a classroom all day long.  With North Star, she was able to choose when she could get her work done based on how she was feeling.  She is also a competitive swimmer and attending North Star has allowed her to have some flexibility to attend morning swim practices and swim meets and at the same time be able to get her school work completed.  All of her teachers she has that are at North Star have been really helpful and always there when she needs to talk to them or get help.  Although it is an online education, it is really nice that she can go to the school and physically talk to her teachers, if needed.  I would highly recommend North Star!" - North Star Parent

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  • "I really like north Star because it's flexible. You can learn at your own pace and if something doesn't get done, you can always catch up on the weekends. I also like how the school isn't too easy or hard. It seems like each lesson is tailored to my level of learning. Also, you don't have to get stuck in a brick-and-mortar school for half a day." -Medoria Brandt, student

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  • "Attending North Star Online School is one of the best choices I've made in my high school experience.  After getting used to the switch from Brick and Mortar schooling, the first thing I thought was why didn't I do this sooner? and why don't more people do the same thing? Well, the reason I didn't attend sooner was because I simply didn't know it existed before I chose to make the switch. However, now that I have been doing this schooling for almost a year, I have really seen the positive effects that it was able to bring among my life in a multitude of ways. Not only does having a more flexible schedule help me and my time, but it also has helped my mothers schedule. Another positive effect North Star has had on me is the responsibility it required from me compared to my old school, Spanish Springs High School. At Spanish Springs, I always had teachers telling me as well as reminding me when and what was due. Whereas North Star doesn't do that because I’m not seeing my teachers everyday. This in which leaves me with the responsibility of knowing on my own what is due and when it is do. This has taught me a lot and has overall helped me grow not only my time availability, but also my learning abilities. Therefor, North star is a companion of mine and I would be overly stressed and struggling without it." - North Star Student

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  • "We love the prompt replies and support from the teachers and the flexibility North Star offers." - North Star Parent

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  • "North Star has changed everything for our family. It gives my autistic child options that might not otherwise be available in the general education classroom. Being able to approach schoolwork without the pressures of sensory overload, social stresses, and anxiety, has made a huge difference. The value of North Star cannot be overstated." -Parent

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  • "I love North Star because the school allows you to work ahead on classes so you can have a break for a day or two. I chose this school because my dad works all over the U.S and we like to visit him while he is not home during his breaks." -Analisse Millsap, student

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  • "North Star is great because you get to know the teachers and staff on a personal level. Each of the staff members genuinely care about you and your learning. North Star is not only a great alternative for all the students, K-12, but it allows the students to make improvements to their own personal life. If North Star was not part of students options, we would see a decrease in the students success rates, life, and even more overcrowding in regular schools. North Star really lets all students, K-12, thrive." - North Star student

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  • "I love North Star because it allows me to take control of my education on my own schedule. Because of North Star I am able to balance school, work, and extracurriculars such as cheer and theater. I would not be able to handle all of it if I was in a traditional brick and mortar school. I chose North Star as my online program because it has local teachers that I can reach out to and connect with." - Alyssa Reichert, student

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  • "I love North Star because of the friendly staff and ability to focus on learning in a relaxed and helpful environment." - north star student

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  • "My child has some learning challenges that would really hold him back in a typical school environment. Working with North Star gives him the opportunity to work on those challenges and still be able to move his education forward. A couple of examples of the way it helps are taking breaks as needed and moving through the information at his pace. North Star is unique by not only offering the online curriculum, but also giving my child the opportunity to interact with other students on campus by attending club meetings or just taking a day to work on campus. We love it!" - North Star Parent

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  • "I chose North Star because the regular brick and mortar school was not letting me succeed in my learning and really taking a toll on my own self. North Star online allows me to succeed in my learning, get good grades, work in the best environment for me, not be in a classroom with 30 plus kids, etc. North Star is amazing because the teachers are great and they actually make me feel like I am an important. They show they care and want you to be successful. North Star really is great."- North Star Student

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  • "I love North Star because of the friendly staff and ability to focus on learning in a relaxed and helpful environment." - North Star Sudent

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  • "One reason I love North Star Online School is because every teacher finds ways to help the whole class or one individual with their needs. Each student can also go on campus any day of the school week and get as much help as needed. Another reason I love North Star is the students can learn at his/her own pace until they fully understand the material." - Tristina Robinson, Student

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  • "North Star Online School has given our daughter the opportunity to pursue her sport of Rodeo with the flexibility of their classes.  The teachers are always available if she has any questions or problems.  We also chose North Star due to the overcrowding at our district high school and believe it is a much safer, less disruptive environment for her to learn in." - North Star Parent

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  • "I've been at North Star Online since my second semester of 8th grade and I'm currently in 10th grade, and since then I've never had any problems with the teachers or fellow students at North Star. I chose North Star Online because of its flexibility to go on campus and do work and interact with others or just stay home and do my work there. North Star Online has also made learning much easier for me than it was before I was attending North star. The teachers are very helpful and supportive, and the school promotes many student clubs and does field trips." - Beck Larsen, Student

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  • "I love the flexibility I have with being able to do my work. All of my teachers are great." -North Star Student

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  • "I love North Star Online School because It has a really flexible schedule and math is easier to understand. Also, North Star has really fun events such as Wolf Pup club." - North Star Student

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  • "North Star has changed my high school education! I started my sophomore year and it would be difficult for me to transfer back to the traditional way of schooling. North Star allows me to follow my passion of rodeo. Rodeo is an extremely athletic and expense demanding sport. I travel all over the country and do schoolwork in hotels and in my truck from many states. Today I leave for Sheridan Wyoming to compete in a college circuit jackpot then I come home Sunday to travel straight to Ogden Utah for a week long International rodeo. Knowing that in advance I can work ahead and finish my school work so I can focus on winning and not worrying about passing my classes to graduate. Along with rodeo I work 3 jobs and hold the president position in 3 different organizations from state and chapter level FFA to Nevada High School Rodeo. This unique way of schooling allows me to do all these things. North Star is a very self motivated education program with helpful teachers that help us through each course. I could not imagine where I would be without North Star Online education. Thank you for your time and consideration of this message :)" - Devin Dixon, student

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  • "I love North Star because it is fun and you learn A LOT :D" - Hunter Hebron, student

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  • "I love North Star because it allows me to do so many different things rather than sitting in a class all day. It allows me to have a job, take college classes, graduate early, and so many more things!  North Star is also a great alternative if you do not like a brick and mortar school. Since you still have a campus to go to, clubs to participate in, and teachers to support you, it really is a great experience! North Star is amazing!" - North Star Student

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  • "I'm a junior currently and are planning to go to college, in order for that to happen I need money and going to Northstar gives the opportunity to work and save up for college while still getting a great education. I can do everything at my own pace as long as I'm not too behind. Going to Northstar provides me with a safe and positive environment that is always supporting me and encouraging me to do better. I never have to worry about kids bullying me like I did when i was in public school. I always have time for a one on one with my teachers that gives me actual learning time that we don't receive in brick and mortar. Northstar does whatever they can to make sure I excel at everything I do." -Autumn Haritos-Student

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  • "I chose North Star because of a surgery that didn’t allow me to go to a regular school. This school, however, allows kids to be themselves and do what love whatever it may be. I love this with all my heart including all the amazing teachers and staff working there. I don’t know where I would be now if I wasn’t going to Northstar." -Mary Christie, stusent

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  • "I chose North Star because my public high school was not providing me what I truly needed to succeed. I love North Star because of the amazing teachers that support me through every class. They truly want me to succeed and will help me out in every aspect of school and life. I love the campus, and I love to be connected with students through our amazing clubs." - Amelia Moler, student

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  • "I love North Star Online School because it makes my schedule flexible. When I first started I found that I had lots of time on my hands. I was also able to still learn things that everyone else would be learning in a brick and mortar school. Another reason why I thought attending this school would be a good choice was because it is still part of the Washoe County District and to still be able to take the tests for the district is important for me." -North Star Student

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  • "I love NorthStar online school because the teachers are ready to help me and if I feel like coming to school and meeting the other students I can. The school building itself is a nice open campus where all the students understand one another because we all chose online learning for some reason whether we were getting bullied at our old school or all the way to just simply learning online is easier for that student of the family." - Student

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  • "I love north star because the teachers here are just the nicest people I've ever met and why we chose this school is because of the curriculum it was the best for our schedule because I do Taekwondo and I am an artist so those are thing I like to do in my spare time with north online school but in a regular school you have to stay tell 3 o clock and then we would have to rush to taekwondo but this place is just amazing here with all the students and the teachers." - Sienna Stites, student

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  • “I love Northstar because I am able to work at my best pace, without having to worry about other students and noise distractions. I love being able to walk onto campus and have a wonderful place to relax and say hi to the amazing teachers and staff. I choose this school because it is a wonderful place to be and an amazing place to learn.”  –Cooper Berry. Student

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  • "It's not your typical school, North Star is incredibly accommodating, regardless of your circumstances, and allows for much more personal relationships with the people involved in education compared withh brick-and-mortar schools. Eliminating the stresses and problems that usually accopany typical bridk-and-mortar schools allows students to focus much more on their goals, as well. North Star is a truly unique experience for anystudent." -Nate Callahan. student

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  • "I love North Star because it allows me to have a flexible schedule to do work and volunteer services while still allowing me to get a full education." -Breanna Lopez, student

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  • "I love North Star because of the flexibility, which helps a lot in my life and passions. If need be I can work as little as a single lesson in every class that week and then catch up later. Or I can get ahead as much as I want and maybe finish the year early. I also love the community North Star has, everyone from the teachers and staff to the students, I haven't found one person there I don't like or couldn't talk to." -Luke Clark, student

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  • "I love North Star because of the amazing learning environment and style that it offers. I enjoy being able to learn at my own pace, not being distracted, rushed, held back, etc by other students or subjects that I don’t understand as well. I also enjoy being able to do my courses at my own time schedule, which really helps with my busy day to day schedule, and with school being more flexible now, I am able to devote more time to my religious service as well as other important aspects of my life that would normally take place during a time in the day I would be in a brick and mortar school, such as the morning. Overall, I really like being a North Star student and I find that I learn the topics and subjects much better here than I would in a traditional brick and mortar school." - Kyle Sheppard, North Star Student

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  • "The teachers are more understanding about my health situation and help make sure I get my work done. I don't have to worry about getting behind." - Lydia Traverso, student

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  • "I love North Star Online School because it gave me the opportunity to get ahead in my studies each year, amazing college scholarship opportunities, flexible schedules to compensate for my annually traveling Culinary Competition teams, 1-on-1 help from teachers, counselors, and other staff, the opportunity to have independent learning, and getting to meet other students through the amazing clubs every week on campus. My education was greatly impacted in the most positive aspect, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything that North Star Online School and Staff have helped me accomplish in my 6 years of attending this school. Thank you North Star! :)" - Laila Noury, student

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  • "North Star Online School is a perfect match for my student.  He needs a quiet environment, a flexible schedule to work at his own pace, and teachers who are available and understand/support his needs and goals.  North Star provides all the above. The teachers and staff are friendly, enthusiastic, and go out of their way to help my child succeed.  I was concerned that the school would be lacking a social element, however that is not the case.  North Star offers clubs and social events, and as a result my student has been able to make solid friendships with several of his peers. I am very grateful this form of education is available for my student and strongly recommend North Star Online School to any student who is highly self-motivated and looking for an alternative to traditional schools." - North Star Parent

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  • "I love North Star online school because all the teachers and staff are truly there to help you and they have a lot more time to help you then traditional school. I chose this school because I wanted to try something new and get a more flexible schedule for working and other things." - Jase Pasieka, student

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  • "I love North Star because everyone is so nice and friendly. Every time I come in I feel super welcomed. I chose North Star because it helps me have more time to do what I love without jeopardizing my education." ~ Grace Gerberry (student)

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  • "North Star gives both of my children flexibility to learn at their own pace. North Star staff is top notch and I love the help my children receive when they need it. I can’t say enough good things! Love, love, love this school so much!" - North Star Parent

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  • "I chose to go to NorthStar at first just simply for the reason that I could control my hectic schedule. I had a lot going on including Karate, horses, 4-H, and soccer. I also liked that I didn’t have the distraction of people anymore. I could focus more on my work and put more attention into it than into people. But I love NorthStar for the teachers too. All of them are amazing and way better than any of the teachers I have ever had before. They are flexible with my schedule as well, if I can’t be at a LiveLesson for an event, I can just make it up and it will still count. I also like all the opportunities for clubs and meeting people. Even though it’s an online school, I feel like the social aspect is there. I love how easy it is to start a club too, all the teachers are really supportive in starting one if the student is willing to put in the effort. I met my best friend at NorthStar, who I would have never met and I have no idea how my life would be if I hadn’t. Plus, most of my friend group is from the Dungeons and Dragons club. NorthStar has been a great school for me since 6th grade, and I could never imagine going back to public school." ~ Jordan Carr (Student)

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