The STAR Academy provides high school juniors and/or seniors an opportunity to learn about teaching as a career through one-credit courses offered at their high school. The courses give students a glimpse into the teaching profession and provide an opportunity for hands-on experience in classrooms. Students are provided the means and guidance for self-assessment, learning about others, and diversity in the classroom. Students learn about the history and foundations of education and are given the tools to help pursue a career in education.
There are no course requirements prior to enrolling in the STAR Program. However, students applying to participate in the STAR Program must:
Be a junior or senior in high school
Have a GPA/GPR of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. In the case of an applicant whose GPA closely approximates 2.5 and who meets all other requirements, a STAR Review Panel may recommend acceptance based upon consideration of the student’s application.
Submit a completed application packet, including parent/guardian approval, three teacher recommendations, and an essay explaining the reason for choosing to participate in the program