Captivate. Motivate. Accelerate.

A comprehensive program for re-engaging and advancing students who have fallen behind.

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What is Star Academy?

Star Academy is a proven “school-within-a-school” program for students who have become disengaged and fallen behind. It uses a hands-on, project-based, STEM-inspired model to re-engage learners, advancing them up to two grade levels in a single year. The core curriculum aligns with local, district and state standards. Star Academy also exposes students to employment possibilities, relating their learning to potential careers so they understand its relevance to their success in life.

Our History

In 2004, a team of expert educators and researchers set out to create a program of supportive education for over-aged students, with the goal of keeping them in school, advancing them to their appropriate grade levels, exposing them to career possibilities, and engendering social skills that would help them throughout their lives.

Since that time, Star Academy’s “school-within-a-school” has become a natonwide program for motivating and accelerating students who have fallen behind.

15 Years. 70+ Schools. Over 20,000 Students.

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Success Stories Around the Nation

It’s All About Results

Star Academy is a proven solution for getting students re-engaged, caught up and on track to graduate. The program has achieved a 95% retention rate among students who have failed one or more grades, among whom 90% were expected to drop out. Star Academy students advance up to two grade levels in a single year. They experience dramatic improvements in both grades and standardized testing. Students also become invested in their learning and excited about career possibilities, while gaining social skills that will help them throughout their lives. Read more about results here.

Peek Inside a Classroom

Star Academy’s all-inclusive program includes a complete design and furnishing package. Star Academy’s Education Services team will visit your campus and help you re-imagine a pod of five classrooms. They’ll then create a completely transformed multimedia learning environment, arranging for all furnishings, technologies, and equipment to be delivered to your campus and installed.

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What Students and Educators are Saying About Star Academy

“Attendance has improved, disciplinary referrals have dropped, scores are improving. Star Academy is bringing noticeable changes.”

Lockwood Bonin, Assistant Principal, Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, LA

“It is hands-on and you get help when you want it. There are no distractions, the classes are smaller, and everyone is working on their own thing.”

Caleb, Explore Academy, Pine Bluff, AR

“Star Academy addresses the whole student, and equipped me with the tools I need to reach them where they’re at – both academically and behaviorally.”

Melissa Harris, Science Teacher, Mobile County Schools

“My experience with Star Academy is fantastic. I love doing experiments every day that show you how it is in the real world.”

Student, Franklin Junior High School, Franklin, LA

“You should see the joy on the faces of students when they are completing the science experiments.”

Administrator, Explore Academy, Pine Bluff, AR

“Star Academy is a life changer and I’m glad I did it. I encourage any student who needs to get back on track to be part of it.”

Dylan Lawrence, Former Student, George County Schools

“One of the main things parents say is that it gave them hope, and continues to give them hope, for their child’s future.”

Robert Goler, Principal, Mobile County Schools

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We’re passionate about building brighter futures for America’s youth. Let’s connect and discuss your program’s needs and how Star Academy could help create a positive impact in the lives of your students!