Results That Matter
A program is only as good as its results, and for 15+ years, Star Academy’s programming has yielded impressive, measurable results for at-risk students. Star Academy was designed to serve the “whole-student,” which is why both academic and social-emotional objectives are infused in each day’s work.
Awards and Recognition
National Dropout Prevention Center
The mission of the National Dropout Prevention Center is to serve as a research center and resource network for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to reshape school and community environments to meet the needs of youth in at-risk situations so these students receive the quality education and services necessary to succeed academically and graduate from high school.
The purpose of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) Crystal Star Awards of Excellence in Dropout Recovery, Intervention, and Prevention is to identify and bring national recognition to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the mission of the NDPC.
Pickens County, SC in 2008
Pickens County Star Academy progressively improved its success rate, advancing 73%, 76%, and 90% of at-risk eighth and ninth grade students to 10th grade in one year.
Richland County, SC in 2010
Olympia Learning Center Star Academy in Richland County, SC, had an excellent record of student program completion of 73%, 82%, and 100% during its first three years.
Berkeley County, SC in 2012
Berkeley County Star Academy consistently has 89% or higher completion rates and accelerates 96% to 100% of students each year.
District of Distinction
Districts of Distinction is a national recognition program created by District Administration magazine to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work. In July of 2018, District Administration named Berkeley County, South Carolina its District of Distinction under the program category of At-risk/ELL.
Since implementing the Star Academy program, the district of approximately 33,000 students attributed the increase in its graduation rate from 67.3% to 83.5% to the program. They also reported that Star Academy students miss an average of only 3.5 days per year, while discipline infractions were reduced by 75%.
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