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  • Section 18 (2) of the Public Act 94 of 1979, The State School Aid Act, has been amended, which requires each school district to post certain information on its website within 15 days after a board adopts its annual operating budget or any subsequent revision to that budget.  The Annual Budget & Transparency Reporting is an opportunity to communicate to our community on how we utilize the resources that are provided to us.


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  • Welcome To North Star Academy

    Successfully preparing our graduates to be contributing members of society.
    • About NSA

      North Star Academy is a public school chartered by Northern Michigan University serving grades Pre-K – 12.

    • Montessori

      North Star Academy is now offering montessori school! Apply today to save your spot!

    • Staff

      Meet the educators that make up North Star Academy!

    • NSA Calendar

      Don’t miss a thing! North Star’s academic calendar will make sure you stay on task.

  • North Star offers parents and students a small, personalized and project based learning environment that is tuition free.

    • Environmental Focused Instruction

      One of the most important things we can teach our children, is to learn from and protect the world we live in.

    • Project Based Learning

      North Star incorporates learning through the process and enjoyment of project building.

    • Independent Schools

      Charter schools are independent public schools that are open to all students, regardless of income, gender, race or religion. Fifty-eight percent of charter school students are minority and 52 percent are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

    • Involvement

      Charter schools hold students, teachers and parents accountable for improving student achievement.

    • Tax Funded

      Charter schools run independently of traditional school districts, yet since they are public schools they are funded by tax-payer money. Charter schools have their own school boards.

    • Students

      North Star has an average of 250 students throughout its DK-12 school.

    • Average Class Size

      Our average class size is 20 students or less, allowing for individual care and attention.

    • Annual Graduates

      An average of 12 students graduate each year from North Star Academy.

  • What We Offer

    North Star is a Pre-K - 12 charter school, now offering Montessori classes and is authorized by Northern Michigan University.
  • North Star Academy is a public school chartered by Northern Michigan University, serving grades Pre-K - 12.

  • Many charter schools are helping to close the achievement gap for low-income and minority students. For many students and parents, charter schools are providing quality options and raising the bar in public education. North Star Academy strives to raise this bar in Marquette and the surrounding area.

    • Montessori
      • Pre-K - 3rd
      • 20
        Class size
    • Elementary School
      • K-6
      • 15-20
        Class size
    • Middle School
      • 7-8
      • 15-20
        Class size
    • High School
      • 9-12
      • 15-20
        Class size
  • We have been educating the students of Marquette and the surrounding area for over fifteen years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

    Charter schools are unique for many reasons, and North Star Academy is no exception. With a charter school you can expect…

    • An Independent public school that is open to all students
    • A School of choice that provides a high quality education option
    • Charter school that exists under a contract with an authoritative public body
    • Funding by tax-payer money like any public school
    • Positive learning environment with small class sizes
    • Learning & Fun

      Project based and service based learning.

    • Healthy Meals

      Lunch meals provided through Lawry’s Pasty Shop.

    • Friendly Place

      Friendly staff that encourage peer respect and care.

    • Children Safety

      Scheduled safety drills and security throughout.

  • Meet Our Staff

    With experience in a vast array of education and community.
  • Our staff consists of twenty teachers and great assistants with experience in education and childhood care.

  • North Star takes great pride in its teachers and staff. Our highly qualified and attentive staff is friendly, full of life, and always looking for ways to enhance the learning experience.

    • Joseph Kukulski
    • Tina McNeely
      Elementary Principal & Montessori Coordinator
    • Andrea Ballard
      Middle School & High School Principal
  • Meet all the staff at North Star!

  • Contact Us

    Get in touch with us.
    • Postal Address

      North Star Academy
      3030 Wright Street
      Marquette, MI 49855

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 906.226.0156
      Fax: 906.226.0167

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8:00 am – 4:30 pm
      Weekend Closed

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