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OUR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

OUR DIFFERENCE
 
STARS Academy's High School Program mirrors the same philosophy and principles of STARS Academy's K-8 program. From Kindergarten through grade 8, STARS Academy's program equips your child to rethink education and become an active learner.

We will be expanding our high school in the year 2022-23 and start with a 9th grade class. In the 2023-24 year, we will have a 9th and 10th grade class, and by 2025-26, our full high school will be in effect.

After completion of our High School, our students are able to use their well-earned academic and personal confidence to launch them into college, career, and life beyond.

Our problem-solving, self-expression, autonomous, student-centered , question-driven philosophy fosters both independent thinking and productive collaboration so your child consistently transforms original ideas into real solutions. All the while, your child comes to deeply know and respect their own interests and capabilities and those of others.

While our students may choose different future paths, in the first few years, we will be collaborating with a part-time College Counselor so that are students are prepared for their future plans. Our College Counselor will individually get to know our students so that they can steer them towards a 4 year college. Our students will participate in PSAT prep at school and our students with have one on one assistance on their college application.

We invite you to find out more about our High School. Please consider our school curriculum and schedule a High School tour.


 
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to graduate from STARS Academy School, the school requires that a student fulfills the following requirements:
  • Meet or exceed all academic requirements
  • Complete all community service requirements
  • Be recommended by the faculty as a student of good character and integrity
  • Be approved for graduation by the school administration
  • In addition, parents/guardians must meet all financial obligations to the school before any student is eligible to graduate.
     
Course Requirements for High School
The standard course requirements for STARS Academy far exceed the standards set by the University of California and the State of California. Moreover, the available academic offerings allow a student to create a program suitable for entrance to any four-year college in the United States.

A student at STARS Academy must be enrolled in a minimum of 7 classes per semester. The following briefly summarizes the requirements for a STARS Academy diploma:

Foreign Language        3 years, 4 recommended
Humanities                   Integrated Curriculum
                                         (History - 4 years),
                                         (English - 4 years)
Mathematics                 3 years, 4 recommended
                                         (including successful
                                         completion of Algebra 2 /
                                         Intermediate Algebra)
Physical Education       2 years
Service Learning           9th Grade – 10 hours total
                                         10th Grade – 10 hours total
                                         11th Grade - 26 hours total
                                         12th Grade - 26 hours total
Science                           3 years (9-11), 4 recommended
Student Portfolio        Final draft and delivery
Visual & Performing Arts    
                                       1 year of a UC approved Visual
                                       and Performing Arts (VPA)
                                       course

Additional academic courses are available beyond what is listed above. Please see the complete course listing in the Curriculum Guide.

For transfer students, we will evaluate on a case by case basis units completed in comparison to units required for our graduation as they pertain to the sequence of courses. If we do not offer a course that a student is interested in, we will help to coordinate them completing it at a local community college.

 
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