I have to admit now, though I probably wouldn't have when I was there, it was a place where everyone overcame their 'awkward' stages. The teachers were great, especially Ms. Ring and Ms. Gullekson and then there were the occassional annoying dumb teachers, who left students wondering how she got hired. Star doesnt have that highschool drama, though at times students would wish there was. Even though most of the time Star picked out your classes and had seemingly ridiculous requirements, they were helpful in the long run. I took Arabic from 6th-10th grade, and now my HS transcript shows that I have 5 years of a foreign language! Yes, I know the lunches were gross, having classes with the same people got annoying,and walking in the same hallway every year was stupid, but you have to admit, there was something about that school. It was a famliy. Aisha <3
I have been to this school before and I put my child in it. The only thing I don't like about it is that it is too big and you could easily get lost. I think it deserves a 4 of 5
Star International Academy s staff members are real team players! We share the same goal, which is to meet the instructional needs of all students No excuses!
Star International Academy is a school for global learning and cultural diversity!
The school is all about continuous improvement and change; the theme for 2009-10 is to *dream*imagine*re-imagine*change as presented by the superintendent, founder & ceo - Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh who advised staff to 'transform & discover the wonders of your wisdom, strength & powers' and to 'get out of your comfort zone & keep on going - do not quit'!
Star International Academy focuses on global awareness. We promote cultural sensitivity. We are devoted to academics. We are an IB school and promote hands-on learning where the student takes the lead to be successful. We promote safety and kindness and we are a respectful to each other. We strive to have 100% success rate with our students.
Our School is focused on our childrens present and future as we gear to the 21st century era!
Because it cares about the individual and welcomes you as part of a family and not just a faceless object in the crowd.
So far so good. This is the 6th school i've put my four beautiful children in. So i know of what i speak. I'm happy with the organization we are finding at the school. Its only oct. 11 2009 So i'm keeping my fingers crossed. But the vibe is that they are very serious about academics and discipline.
i was a student at star and i loved it and would do anything just to go back it really isnt like other schools everyone knew each other and we all acted as an family whether we were black white lebanese iraqi people who i still have close relationships with now. And the teachers were great too i loved Mrs. Boussi nd Mrs. Carni Mrs. Hassan Mr. Morueh Ms. Chehab Mr.Abdullah and many many more all wonderful people........D'Marco Willingham wrote this
as a parent, i believe star is the only good choice in dearborn heights. your children will be in great hands. dispite having all grades in one school, star acts as a family. everyone knows each other, and not much of that high school drama is found. now, it has created awosme programs that will absolutley help your child enter the collidge of their choice. of the many programs are the MYP and IBO program. it may seem to be left out of the american type schools, but believe me, it is one of the greatest schools around.
I taught at the school for 2 years and did not have a good experience. My classes were out of control and there was no support from the administration. I would send kids out of the room and they would be sent back ten minutes later without so much as an apology. The high school students kick down doors and fight each other on a regular basis. There are some really good teachers, but they are not allowed to reach their full potential because of the restrictions placed on them and the lack of support. The classrooms were overcrowded, there is no outside play time for the elementary children, and the curriculum is not comparable to public and private schools.
I have a second grader at Star International Academy who is in Ms. Bazzi's class. I need to express my deep appreciation for Ms. Bazzi. She is an amazing teacher who cares so much for her students to meet their potentials and excel. She is truly passionate about her job, as I have observed her when volunteering in her class, from her notes to me and from the activities she puts together to keep her students motivated and loving school. Her style is free spirited, but serious. Her students know just how much she expects of them, and just how much she cares for them. As a parent of 3 other school children, I can really say that this teacher stands out. I think I can speak for other parents when I say thank you for everything you do... we are lucky to have you - and so is Star.
I previously taught at Star and it was one of the worse schools I have ever worked at. The principal has no idea of what is appropriate behavior or expectations of elementary aged children. The students are not held responsible for their actions either academically or behavioral. The teachers are held at fault when a child is failing because they refuse to do any work even if letters have been sent home and conferences have been arranged with parents. The students are not held accountable for any of their actions. Bullies are not punished for their actions. Students will be suspended time and time again, allowed to make up their missing work, and no further action will be taken. If a child does not turn in their work they are allowed to make it up at anytime with no penalty. There is no accountability for students at all.
As a parent who is also an educator, I recognize the great accomplishments and rewards Star International has to offer it's students. This year I'm particularly greatful for the A.C.E program that is offered to those students who need additional support. The staff, curriculum and over all environment is encouraging and challenging. Keep up the excellent job!!
Great school with great principal. Mydaughter loves going to school in the morning and is even happy to stay late for the free tutoring program!
i just wanna say i am a student who graduated in 2004 from that school (98-04), and i thought they dis an excellent job teaching me, and i didnt realize it until i went to tke the placement test in college, and placed in calculus, which was amazing. i passed it with an a on my first semester, and now i have bachelor in bio, and i'm heading to pharmacy school, thnakyou star, and specail thanks to Paul Davidson (math teach), couldnt have done it without him. overall great school that really pushes hard for u to getur education, keep up the good job man.
Teachers have very little experience. Some of them have any at all experience. Not enough programs for the students.Students have no respect for the teachers.More support..... needed
my children are in the school . over all school is good. Some teachers are really very nice in every field but my daughter's teacher is not good I am very disappointed with the teacher.
my children went to start international academy. after review and examined the school policy and all the academic. as far as my concern and opinion. i think the school is to strict being too strict. both the teacher and and staff do
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