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NSA Systems

NorthStar Academy operates seamlessly through 3 systems: Genius, Buzz, and FirstClass.

Please take a moment to look over the information below about each system. There are also helpful videos for you as well. If you have any questions about how these systems work, please contact us.


Genius is our Student Information System (SIS). This is where supervisors will create their accounts, register students, enroll in courses, and make payments. You are also able to add new courses, submit drop requests, and edit student information.


NorthStar Academy delivers media-rich lessons to students through its learning management system, Buzz. With Buzz, students can access all of their courses, adjust their own pacing, and check their grades. Supervisors will also have access to Buzz, where they can monitor and track student progress.


FirstClass serves as NorthStar’s emailing system, as well as the social arena for our students and supervisors. Here, students can engage in many social and spiritual activities. They can get to know one another through chats, contests, and many interest areas, all in a safe, secure environment. This is also where supervisors will have access to passwords needed for student tests and quizzes.