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Dear Parents and Visitors, StarShine welcomes you. We believe each and every child has the ability to do something unique and wonderful to make the world better. We believe all schools and teachers should bring out the best in every student and to teach them not only academics but how to live and make good choices in body, mind, spirit, health, wealth and happiness. Our teachers exemplify excellence and our school is a way for others to follow. Our focus is 100% on each child. Test scores and grades do not tell much about what a child should know and master. It is time to revolutionize schools, so they work for everyone, including parents. Thank you for caring for your child, they are our future. Sincerely, Trish McCarty
May 24, 2016

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Starshine Academy 5

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
StarShine is an extremely unique school where in the same day a student can play basketball in a beautiful new gym, work on a high tech project on their individual tablet computer in the innovation center, work in the on campus garden, play soccer on the soccer field and learn to care for goats and chickens in the on-campus pet area. Students follow individual learning plans that are specially designed to meet their academic needs while emphasizing areas in which the student displays interest and aptitude. Teachers are all committed to working with the "whole student" and not just treat the student as another test score. A great rapport exists between the student and facility because the students recognize that their teachers really care about helping them achieve their goals. The schools curriculum revolves around a set of 15 guiding principles that help the student and teachers learn to live a better life. StarShine stands as a shining beacon of light in a inner city neighborhood that is often devoid of hope and expectation. It stands as a true example of how charter schools can bring quality education and facilities to neighborhoods that are otherwise filled with blight

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
Every teacher on campus for going above and beyond daily and making the world a better place for these students


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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
I see how the students interact with them. Based on that i believe the teachers are doing something right

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Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
Many of these students come from very challenging backgrounds. The fact that they show up everyday despite the challenges they face prove the school is doing something right

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Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
Students appear respectful to me when I visit campus. Its refreshing to seen theses young adults showing respect


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Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
The school operates along 15 guiding principles. Students are exposed to these principles every day with various reminders around campus. These characteristics are woven into these principles

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted May 25, 2016
- a community member
Whenever I visit the campus, students look me in the eye and shake my hand. Its refreshing to have conversations with these students who have an awareness of what is going on in the world

Starshine Academy 5

Posted May 25, 2016
- a parent
I am a parent of an 8th grade girl and we couldn't be happier. She has not only learned the core academics - but she has enjoyed the enrichment programs like music and gardening. the teachers are great and caring and dedicated. . . .so happy this charter school is an option.


Starshine Academy 5

Posted May 24, 2016
- a teacher
I have learned that every school has difficulties, yet StarShine Academy has helped many students achieve their goals in gaining an education both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting. Without StarShine Academy, many many students would not have the opportunity to succeed in life. StarShine Academy has been around for 13 years now, and will continue at least another 13 years.

Message to families
SCHOOL LEADER
Dear Parents and Visitors, StarShine welcomes you. We believe each and every child has the ability to do something unique and wonderful to make the world better. We believe all schools and teachers should bring out the best in every student and to teach them not only academics but how to live and make good choices in body, mind, spirit, health, wealth and happiness. Our teachers exemplify excellence and our school is a way for others to follow. Our focus is 100% on each child. Test scores and grades do not tell much about what a child should know and master. It is time to revolutionize schools, so they work for everyone, including parents. Thank you for caring for your child, they are our future. Sincerely, Trish McCarty
Posted May 24, 2016

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Starshine Academy
3535 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85008
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 131 reviews. (602) 957-9557
Last modified Starshine Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12
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