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7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304

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STARS Academy educates all students through deep academic discussions accompanied by an exploration of the arts through flexible, mixed-aged groupings.

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OUR MISSION

The mission of STARS Academy is to successfully educate all students through meaningful academic inquiry guided by the influence of the arts (musical theater integration) at a rigor that is tailored to meet the needs of each unique learner. Through individualized, small-group, standards-based instruction, we work towards mastery of concepts. Within the STARS Academy model, students develop positive self-esteem, respect, empathy, and understanding of diversity led by caring educators. We foster a safe learning environment in which we instill intrinsic motivation rather than external rewards. STARS provides students with the opportunity to problem solve, self express, be autonomous, and empower them to take initiative in their learning experience.

STARS ACADEMY SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES

All STARS Academy curriculum and campus culture strives to guide students into:

CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKERS

SELF-REFLECTIVE LEARNERS

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

EMPOWERED INDIVIDUALS

STARS ACADEMY SCHOOLWIDE LEARNING OUTCOMES

All STARS Academy curriculum and campus culture strives to guide students into:

CRITICAL AND CREATIVE THINKERS

SELF-REFLECTIVE LEARNERS

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

EMPOWERED INDIVIDUALS

OUR VISION

STARS Academy believes that infusing the arts into an engaging, relevant, accessible, and rigorous standards-based curriculum provides students with the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Our goal is to inspire a love of learning for students through cooperation, critical thinking, and self-reflection. STARS Academy students strive to be better versions of themselves

our Vision

WE EMPOWER OUR LEARNERS TO EVALUATE, ORGANIZE, AND PRODUCE SOLUTIONS IN A COMPLEX TECHNOLOGICAL AND ARTISTIC WORLD

WE WELCOME students from all backgrounds and experiences to create an inclusive learning community where students, parents, and professionals appreciate and value diversity.

WE BELIEVE that infusing the arts into an engaging yet rigorous curriculum provides students with the academic, social, and technical skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

OUR STUDENTS develop positive self-esteem, empathy, pro-social values, and respect for cultural diversity as they learn in a child-centered environment led by highly-qualified educators.

STARS Academy was founded based on the principles of STARS (Shayna Turk’s Academy of Rising STARS) children’s musical theater program. After nearly two decades of the program’s success, STARS Academy was born to mirror similar principles, all while integrating the learning of the performing arts into a rich academic program.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

We inspire our student’s love of learning through cooperation, critical thinking, and self-direction, while simultaneously empowering our learners to evaluate, organize, and produce solutions to be successful in a complex technological and artistic world. By including advanced academics, social-emotional learning, and musical theater, we empower students to take action in their learning.

We build students who can understand, participate, and help in the world around them.

We empower self-driven learning. Students are encouraged to become independent thinkers and to take responsibility for their educational achievements. With the assistance of STARS Academy teachers, students get an opportunity to become kids who love learning.

WHERE THE ARTS MEET THE MIND

Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County, STARS Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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