north star

north star site

self-directed learning for teens.

intro’d by high recommend from Blake.

about north star

North Star is a center for self-directed learning and community-based education functioning like a YMCA or other member-based organization.  Member teens choose from among a wide array of educational options depending on their needs and interests.  Founded in 1996 by two middle school teachers, we are now in our 18th year of serving teenagers who prefer to pursue their educations outside of traditional schooling.


an especially helpful section:

what about college


find/follow north star teen:

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gathering more insight here: documenting unschooling


School is Optional: TEDx Amherst College

Published on Dec 11, 2013

co founder of north star: Ken Danford


and now.. liberated learners.. to help spread the love