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Programs

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
6
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
4
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Orchestra
Rock band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
German
Spanish
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Business
Environmental
Foreign languages
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Social justice
Technology
Visual arts
Vocational education
Writing
Academic themes / Areas of focus (misc.) Peace Making
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Classical
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Honors track
Independent study
Individually guided instruction
Internships
Montessori
Multi-aged classrooms
Outdoor / Farm-based
Project-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Teacher-run
Virtual school
Waldorf
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Yes
Bi-lingual or language immersion languages Mandarin
French
Spanish
Special schedule Year-round
Extended / longer school day
Block scheduling
Part-time study
Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

Support

22
Facilities
including: Music room
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Level of ESL/ELL programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Vocational or skills-based training Business management
Computer programming
Culinary
IT support
Pre-law
Engineering
Facilities Access to farm or natural area
Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Computer lab
College / career center
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Learning lab
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 70% 43%
White 17% 42%
Black 8% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 47%
Female 53% 49%
Male 47% 51%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
9
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
20
Clubs
including: Gardening
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Flag football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports (misc.) Yoga,
Girls sports (misc.) Yoga
Clubs - dance Ballroom and hiphop
Clubs Boy Scouts
Chess club
Cooking club
Community service
Dance club
DECA
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Gardening
Literary magazine
Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
Math club
Model Congress
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
After school end time 5:00 PM
Before school start time 3:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement (misc.) We love parents to be involved
Dress code Uniforms
Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Monitor the playground
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Bullying / cyber bullying policy Yes
Students typically come from these schools Camelback High School
  Arcadia High School
  Creighton Schools
Students typically continue on to these schools Phoenix Community College
  Scottsdale Community College
  Arizona State University

Awards

Community service award Governor's Volunteer Award
Year received 2011
Community service award Gardening & Nutrition
Year received 2012
Academic award National Honor Society
Year received 2012
Academic award AdvancEd International Accreditation Award
Year received 2012
Academic award Phoenix Music Awards
Year received 2009

Teachers

23
Staff
including: Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher
Gifted Specialist
Instructional aide / coach
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Robotics / Technology specialist
School social worker / counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor
World languages spoken by staff Cantonese
Mandarin
French
German
Japanese
Russian

Neighborhood

Transportation options Passes / tokens provided for public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Macy's
Partner website Www.macys.com
Partner ASU Skysong Innovation Center
Partner website Skysong.asu.edu/
Partner Stanford FABLAB
Partner website Tltl.stanford.edu/projects/fablabschool
Partner Joe Foss Institute Patriotism
Partner website Www.joefoss.com/
Partner United Nations Global Teaching and Learning
Partner website Cyberschoolbus.un.org/aboutus.html

Enrollment

Learn more Www.starshineacademy.org
Application or enrollment process Yes
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 650
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 520
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012