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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 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

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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I see how the students interact with them. Based on that i believe the teachers are doing something right


Develops character: Strongly agree


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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



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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.



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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.


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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
Posted May 24, 2016

Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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I really have no idea and feel sorry for anyone stuck in their job with Trich McCarty

Develops character: Disagree


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Not honest and does not show any integrity. Does not care and won't return phone calls.




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Starshine Academy has filed BANKRUPTCY. This school has is owned by a self center woman that only cares about herself. NEVER returns phone calls. Don't think they'll be around much longer. The state needs to have better screening processes before they give out charters to just anyone.



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My child is currently attending this school. I can honestly say that this is the worse school I ever put my child in. I will be removing my child from this terrible school. My child also have been in a classroom and experience two of here teachers leaving in just 4 months. The students can do whatever they want. Some are bullies and no one does anything about it. The best teachers are gone and this school is frankly a mess. I dislike this school along with former teachers and parents. This school needs to be shut down. I could open and operate a school better than Starshine Academy any day.

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Last modified Starshine Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12
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