Proven Student Success

Star Academy focuses on standards-based and accountability metrics that yield life-changing results. Data from over 10 years of program use shows that 83% of Star Academy students experienced success, stayed in school, and are continuing in high school.

Results That Matter

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95%
of partners experienced improvement in standardized test scores (student and/or program results)
84%
of partners reported student improvement that resulted in grade level promotions (1 or 2 grades/yr)
75%
reduction in student abenteeism, when averaged across all reporting Star Academy partner programs
72%
reduction in discipline referrals when average across al reporting Star Academy partner programs

Student-Focused, Results-Driven 

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. 

A Nationally Recognized Program

Star Academy’s dedication to dropout prevention earned the program a Crystal Star Award from the National Dropout Prevention Center. This momentous honor is awarded to elite programs that meet stringent dropout prevention best-practices and yield exemplary intervention results.

With Star-Academy, Berrien County Schools experienced impressive standardized test score improvements, as well as a dramatic 71% increase in student attendance rates.

 

The district also proudly announced in 2020 that 98% of its Star Academy completers are still in school and on-track to graduate!

Since 2014, five Star Academy programs in rural Mississippi have seen retention rates rise to 92%, while 84% of enrollees earned 2 grade level promotions in one year!

 

One of those programs (George County Schools – for more information, see video below) experienced tremendous growth in diplomas earned annually. In 2014, 67% of their students graduated high school. By 2020, that number had risen to 95%, earning George County the 4th highest graduation rate in the state.

Believers & Doers

At NOLA Education, we believe every student deserves a second chance, and we’re committed to delivering innovative education solutions that help them pursue a brighter future. Our program includes all of the training, tools, and on-going support needed to implement this model in your school system.


Looking for an additional supplement to complement our program? Needing custom-built curriculum solutions? We’re “Doers” by nature – our team is ready to come alongside you and build a custom solution that meets your goals!

 

Testimonials

The Star Academy is a school-within-a-school 

program for

“Star Academy leads the way when 

hope is not clear, it is a path 

that lights the way in darkness.”

Natasha Overstreet

School Counselor

Let's Connect

We’re passionate about building brighter futures for America’s youth. Let’s connect and chat about how Star Academy could impact your students.

Since 2014, five Star Academy programs in rural Mississippi have seen retention rates rise to 92%, while 84% of enrollees earned 2 grade level promotions in one year!

 

One of those programs (George County Schools – for more information, see video below) experienced tremendous growth in diplomas earned annually. In 2014, 67% of their students graduated high school. By 2020, that number had risen to 95%, earning George County the 4th highest graduation rate in the state.