Proven Success

Program Completion Rate

  • Completed
  • Not Completed

83% Completed

N=4,211 stabilized enrollment; 107 cohorts

Star Academy Results

2005-16 Comprehensive Program Completion Information

N=3,585 ending enrollment; 84 cohorts

This information is self-reported by 107 program cohorts from 2005-2016 and combined into a comprehensive data set. Based on stabilized enrollment, 83% of the participants completed the program. Of those, 74% (2,668) accelerated two grade levels; 22% (801) advanced one grade; and 3% (116) were retained in their original grade.

Classroom Design

The Star Academy program is designed to be a comprehensive school-within-a-school. Five classrooms are used for Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies.

Transformed Learning Environment

Star Academy transforms existing classrooms into new learning environments. The academy includes computers for every student, all project equipment, and custom furniture workstations that provide appropriate workspace for all of the program’s curriculum activities.

Design

With great attention to detail, Nola Education has partnered with experts in architectural design to create an innovative, functional learning environment for every academy classroom.

URBAN

RURAL

Urban

MOBILE, AL

• 60,000 Students District
• Alternative Site, only Star Students
• Overage 8th & 9th Grade students, Typical Design
• Long-term, with Expansion (5yrs)
• Application process

Rural

GEORGE COUNTY, MS

• 4500 Students in District
• School within a School
• Custom design
• At Risk, 7th & 8th Graders
• High SPED population
• Also used for Advanced Students 6th & 7th

Urban

MOBILE, AL

• 60,000 Students District
• Alternative Site, only Star Students
• Overage 8th & 9th Grade students, Typical Design
• Long-term, with Expansion (5yrs)
• Application process

Rural

GEORGE COUNTY, MS

• 4500 Students in District
• School within a School
• Custom design
• At Risk, 7th & 8th Graders
• High SPED population
• Also used for Advanced Students 6th & 7th

Star Academy – Dropout Intervention

George County, MS

2015-2016 GRADUATION COHORT 
  • 82%  of the STAR students completed their 1st year of High School

  • 64% of the STAR students have passed 3 or more state tests

  • 74% of the students are still enrolled in GCSD

  • The other 26% have transferred to another school district or home school

  • 60% of the STAR students have earned enough credits to be considered a Junior

2016-2017 GRADUATION COHORT
  • 31 out of 40 students passed the Algebra I test

  • 35 out of 40 students transitioned to the High School with 5 or more credits

  • 88% of the students transitioned to the High School classified as a 10th grade student

  • 78% of the STAR students are involved in sports, CTE or ROTC

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