Details overview

Hours 7:45 AM - 3:30 AM
School leader Martha H. Kasper
District Colorado Springs School District 11
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Extended / longer school day

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Humanities
Science
Technology
Instructional / curriculum models used Classical
Individually guided instruction
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Gifted / High performing

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Sculpture
2
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Choir / Chorus
Vocal lessons / coaching
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught Spanish

Support

7
Facilities
including: Art room
Facilities Art room
Computer lab
Kitchen
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 45% 32%
White 28% 56%
Black 18% 5%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 45% 49%
N/A 55% 51%
Male 55% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 41%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Track
3
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
5
Clubs
including: Art club
Girls sports Basketball
Soccer
Track
Boys sports Basketball
Soccer
Track
Clubs Art club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Robotics club
Science club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom

Teachers

8
Staff
including: Music teacher
Staff Art teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Music teacher
PE instructor
Robotics / Technology specialist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Mandarin
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Space Foundation
Partner website Www.SpaceFoundation.org

Enrollment

Learn more Www.staracademycolorado.org
Type of application deadline One deadline
Application deadline 10/01/2012

Sources

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