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Graduation Season!

We want to focus on graduation season — a time to reflect on the past year, to celebrate our students’ accomplishments and successes, and to start planning the ways that we’re going to make next year even better.

This is our favorite time of year at Star Academy. As a business, we work day in and day out with dedicated educators and administrators, always seeking new ways to help students succeed. And we’re incredibly proud of this year’s crop of Star Academy grads who are getting the most out of what they’ve learned from our award-winning, STEM-focused, standards-based program, and using it every day as they transition into colleges and careers.

As we watch them move their tassels from right to left at their graduation ceremonies, we reflect on how far they’ve come. Many students who have benefited from the Star Academy started out disengaged, academically vulnerable, and in danger of dropping out. But by taking advantage of our program’s rigorous, kinesthetic, project-based instructional approach, they learn the academic and interpersonal skills they need to succeed in the next phases of their lives.

Star Student Spotlight

We’re particularly proud of Austin N Johnson, who recently completed the Star Academy Program at George County High School in Lucedale, Mississippi. To support him as he heads to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to pursue a petroleum engineering degree, we are proud to award him with a $500 scholarship.

“Star Academy, to me, was the best part of my school career,” says Austin. “It was a chance for me to be successful in school. I learned new ways to learn and the hands-on teaching helped me a lot. The biggest impact Star Academy had on me was that my class was more of a family than just regular people I went to school with. I looked forward to going to school with my friends every day!”

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Austin. We look forward to sharing more stories with you in a couple of weeks. To learn more about how Star Academy is helping students achieve lasting success, please visit our website, or contact us.

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