High School Academy

The S.T.A.R.S High School (HS) Academy will:

  1. Assist students in grades 9-12 every Saturday. The student-to-teacher ratio will be 10-1, and the student-to-tutor ratio will be 2-1.
  2. Be located at the Ivory Baker Center and will run 22 Saturdays.
  3. Follow the S.T.A.R.S. Saturday Academy curriculum. It will focus on academic enrichment, one-on-one tutoring, and soft skills development.

Academic Enrichment Subjects

  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Essay Writing
  • Math I, II, III and IV
  1. Include soft skills development that will focus on preparing our students to become 21st century thinkers. Some of the discussion topics will be creative writing, note-taking, study skills, resume building, preparing for college interviews and money management.
  2. Follow a college preparatory curriculum.
    1. The main goal of the S.T.A.R.S. HS Academy is to help students prepare, finance and finish college.
    2. The S.T.A.R.S. management staff will work with a HS guidance counselor to ensure our HS students are taking the correct classes to get accepted into college, are academically prepared for college rigor, and be college and career ready.
    3. Yearly financial aid and scholarship workshops will aid our parents in the college application experience.
  3. Offer Boot Camps to prepare students for state End-Of-Course (EOC) tests and SAT exams.
  4. Be proactive in addressing every student’s academic deficiencies. Parents will be required to check
  5. PowerSchool weekly to get updated grades.
  6. Provide Saturday tutors to offer more personal assistance. Our aspiration is for each student to maintain at least a 3.2 GPA. As we know, the high school years are critical for future growth, so we must be conscientious in providing resources effectively so that students are successful.
  7. Help students find summer internships and possible careers. Career exploration will be a key component of the HS academy. Field trips to different companies will be a part of the curriculum. 

Areas of Focus