Welcome to North Star Online School

North Star Online SchoolNorth Star Online School is a tuition-free full-time virtual public school providing students with the flexibility to learn with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. North Star serves the residents of Washoe County and the surrounding Northern Nevada area giving your online learner the benefit of a truly global learning experience with the comfort of a local connection—our community and our local instructors with your child’s interests at heart.

North Star Online School provides:

  • Challenging, K–12 curriculum developed by leading education experts.
  • Instruction from highly-qualified, state-certified, local teachers who are experienced in online instruction.
  • Support from a nationally certified counselor, experienced principal, and dedicated administrative staff.
  • Free textbooks and materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment.

Our Mission

Washoe County School District

At North Star Online School, we empower independent learners with an individualized and flexible online learning experience supported by local teachers committed to preparing students for college and/or highly skilled careers.


North Star Online School is provisionally accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), one of six regional accrediting organizations for higher education institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. North Star is also accredited through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 

North Star has partnered with Connections Education, a division of the global education leader, Pearson, which has delivered successful virtual school instruction to hundreds of thousands of students in the last decade. Connections Education is accredited by AdvancED.

North Star Online School, 350 Hunter Lake Drive, Reno, NV 89509, phone 775.333.6100, fax 775.333.5189