Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Trish McCart/ Todd Peapenburg Principal
District Starshine Academy
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Block scheduling
Extended / longer school day
Part-time study
Year-round
Day or Boarding offered Boarding and day school
Type of school Career and Tech (vocational)
College preparatory
Montessori
STEM
Teacher-run
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Children naturally love to learn. Many children and adults have suffered times in school where their enthusiasm was discouraged, where they were bored, or where they were given messages that they weren’t smart or capable. Somehave had traumatic experiences that made the learning process painful. We are dedicated to bringing joy back into education by providing a rich variety of hands-on learning experiences and creative opportunities. We expect students to participate whole-heartedly.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Business
Career and Tech (vocational)
Environmental
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Social justice
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Painting
6
Music
including: Rock band
10
AP Classes
including: Physics 1: Algebra-Based
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
Career and Tech programs Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business Management & Administration
Education & Training
Government & Public Administration
Hospitality & Tourism
Marketing
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
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
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered Mandarin
French
Spanish
AP classes offered Art History
Biology
Calculus AB
Environmental Science
Music Theory
Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Spanish Language and Culture
United States Government and Politics
United States History
World History

Support

18
Facilities
including: Garden / Greenhouse
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Outdoor learning lab
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details StarShine believes all students are capable of learning. We offer special education programs to those students needing extra help.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Special education resource room
English Language Learner program details StarShine honors our student diversity and cultural learning. Many of our students do not speak English properly or as a first language, therefore we offer additional learning assistance for students needing more help with English..
English Language Learner programs Dual language programs
Integrated group classrooms
Self-contained ELL classrooms

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 4 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 67% 44%
Black 17% 5%
White 8% 41%
American Indian/Alaska Native 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 52% 49%
Male 48% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 90% N/A
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
9
Boys Sports
including: Baseball
20
Clubs
including: Student newspaper
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 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
Before school start time 03:00 PM
After school end time 05:00 PM

Culture

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
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

13
Staff
including: Speech therapist(s)
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Cantonese
Mandarin
French
German
Japanese
Russian
Staff details Teachers at StarShine are also called Learning Leaders and help the students to grow into leaders. Every teacher believes in the importance of every students' ability to grow into a fine human being. StarShine believes in the 3 Rs: Relationship, Respect and Responsibility.

Neighborhood

Transportation options Paid 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

Application/ enrollment process details STARSHINE ACADEMY K-12 school is a public charter school and provides a free public education and does not charge tuition. Enrollment is open to anyone regardless of gender, race, or disability, provided that there is space. When the number of students who wish to enroll exceeds capacity for a classroom, a lottery will be established for enrollment. When openings become available, students who have brothers or sisters already enrolled are given preference for enrollment when space is available.
Learn more Www.starshineacademy.org
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application
Type of application deadline Rolling
Application submission begins 05/01/2016
# of applications received 650
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 520
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2013-2014
Students by group NCES, 2013-2014