Since 1986, STAR Education has been a leader in educational after school programming for students throughout California. What began twenty-four years ago with one school in West Los Angeles has expanded into a large-scale organization, employing 1000 extraordinary professionals, and servicing an incredible 179 schools in 61 school districts during the 2008-2009 academic year! STAR is dedicated to providing innovative, high-quality programs for children that excite, inspire and educate. Student achievement is illustrated within the classroom through improved academic performance and substantial California State Test (CST) score increases at levels only STAR can boast. Students exhibit developmental gains, with increased self-confidence and social skills, heightened creative abilities and an enhanced approach to the world around them which is both cerebral and unique.
STAR Education offers a wide breadth of services to schools and families before, during and after school hours. Working with superintendents, principals, teachers, parents and other stakeholders, as well as local agencies and community groups, STAR provides exceptional enrichment opportunities, which include art, music, theater, chess, sports & fitness, woodworking, Capoeira, smart games, science, math, literacy and the largest Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) program in California. STAR Enrichment instructors are professionals in their fields, and STAR provides high-quality materials to ensure that students receive the best enrichment classes available.
STAR Education serves children, families, teachers and communities from Sacramento to San Diego. STAR provided over $8 million in scholarship aid during the 2008-2009 school year, and worked in concert with After School Education & Safety (ASES) and 21st Century Learning Community to provide full-service after-school programs to 4,972 students in low-income and Title 1 schools in Los Angeles, Culver City, Watts, and Oxnard school districts, all at no cost to the students or their families.
AT A GLANCE (2008-2009)
Students Served: 78,516
Schools Served: 179
Scholarships Given: $8 million
Districts Served: 61