Educators & Advocates
Since 1996 North Star has been working with a diverse population of teens.
The majority of our members come to North Star from a school experience. Some arrive with honor roll grades and excellent school records, but feel bored and limited in school. Others have serious passions, such as art, music, or computer programming, and feel that school is an obstacle to the progress they really want to make. Some come because going to school has been an unpleasant experience socially, and they dread going to school each day. Still other teens have been doing well in school through 7th, 8th, or 9th grade, and now refuse to conform to the requirements of school anymore. Some members arrive with diagnosed learning disabilities and special education plans, but feel that the help they are receiving in school is not useful, or in some cases, frustrating. North Star offers all teens the opportunity to approach their lives and learning in a whole new way.
North Star was a good fit for these teens, and it might be perfect for the teen you know.
Due to the uniqueness of our program, we field a lot of inquiries from all kinds of people wanting to come visit for all kinds of reasons. We strongly encourage them to try to come to an open house, but if that is not possible, there are other ways to visit. If you are unable to come to an open house but would like a tour or meeting with our directors, contact us. See How It Works for more information about our program.