- Star of the North
- Application Process
Application ProcessStar of the North Secondary School is a public school of choice. Any student who is eligible to attend grades 9-12 in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District may submit an application through the Centralized Application Portal. Enrollment at Star of the North is limited at each grade level. Grades 9 & 10 have a maximum enrollment of 20 students each, while grades 11 & 12 have a maximum enrollment of 25 students each.
A lottery will be held each spring to help determine enrollment for the following year. Applicants will be selected through a random, computerized process and will then be contacted according to their spot on the list. At that time, they'll be offered the opportunity to interview with our staff to determine if Star of the North will be a good fit for their needs. Seats will be offered to students based on their interviews and their spot on the randomized list. Once all seats are filled, any additional students will be populated to a wait list for their particular grade.
- Staff Preference: Children of FEA & ESSA staff who are employed at Star of the North are permitted to attend Star of the North regardless of lottery outcome in accordance with current negotiated agreements.
- Sibling Preference: Siblings of current Star of the North Students will be awarded preference in the lottery process.
Once the Spring Lottery has been run and all applicants have been awarded seats or placed on their respective wait lists, we will re-open the application process for late applications. Late applications will populate directly to our wait lists in the highest available spot for their grade in the order in which they are received.
- Example: If the Spring Lottery has filled all available 9th grade seats and added three applicants to the 9th grade wait list, then the first Late Application for 9th grade would fill the fourth spot on the wait list.
Applicants will be contacted according to their spot on the wait list as new seats become available throughout the school year. These applicants will still need to complete the interview process before being formally accepted into Star of the North.
Once accepted through the Spring Lottery/Late Application process and enrolled at Star of the North, students remain enrolled in subsequent years dependent upon attendance and adherence to the contractual agreement.
If a student withdraws from Star of the North to attend another school or homeschool, they must again be selected through the Spring Lottery or Late Application process in order to return.
Please feel free to contact us at 907-490-9025 if you have any questions or require assistance with the Spring Lottery or Late Application process.
Submit an Application: Centralized Application Portal