The mission of STARS Academy is to successfully educate all students through deep academic inquiry and creativity of the arts (musical theater integration) through flexible mixed-age groupings. Through small group, standards-based instruction (at students' individualized levels), we are able to ensure students are mastering concepts before moving on to new ones. Through STARS Academy’s model, students will develop positive self-esteem, respect, empathy, and respect for cultural diversity as they learn in a child-centered environment led by highly-qualified educators. Through our social-emotional focus, we foster a safe learning environment where we instill intrinsic motivation rather than external rewards. We provide students with the opportunity to problem-solve, self-express, be autonomous, and we empower them to take initiative and play an active role in their learning experience.
OUR CORE VALUES
STARS Academy believes that infusing the arts into an engaging, coherent, relevant, diversely-accessible, and rigorous standards-based curriculum provides students with the academic, social, and technical skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Our goal is to inspire a love of learning for students through cooperation, critical thinking, and self-direction, while simultaneously empowering our learners to evaluate, organize, and produce solutions to be successful in a complex technological and artistic world. STARS Academy students strive to be better versions of themselves.