Students enrolled 360
School leader MARSHA HAGIN

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14046 Summit Drive
Austin, TX 78728

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4 stars
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November 12, 2014
I'm so thrilled to have found this school. At our neighborhood school it seemed the teachers were too busy trying to maintain control of unruly classes to actually teach the students. My daughter was frustrated and depressed with the "system". We heard about Star from a friend and took a tour. It's a small community, but it's bursting at the seams with professionalism. The priorities of the school are what we need for our daughter. I feel confident that my daughter is in the best school available. I do want to say, though, that I don't appreciate the families that keep their child at Star, knowing that it is an academically challenging school, and then complain about it being hard or saying the homework load is too much. I am also a bit frustrated the there are a few boys in my child's class that are clearly not there to learn. When others steal from my child's learning because they refuse to focus and actually work, it is annoying. I suppose the only way to avoid all negatives would be to homeschool, but that introduces its own set of problems. So saying, Star is the best school out there! It's much like private school, but it's FREE!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2014
This is an excellent school if you have a child in the elementary or middle school. Once your child hits high school RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!! The board does not support the high school students and allows disadvantages to their own student body. There are little to no honors, pre-AP and AP classes and when asked about them they will tell you "all our classes are on honors levels" but the kids get no credit for such. Very disappointing school and school board. Not an elite school at all.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2014
CSA is NOT a good fit for you if... > You want a personalized curriculum. It s a traditional public school education, complete with TEKS/standardized testing, condensed into 4 hrs. If you want alternative educational options, check altedaustin.com. >You seek a strong sense of community at events. Parent involvement is low and it s usually the same parents. >You expect stellar teachers across the board. As with any school, there are a handful of fantastic educators, a handful you wish weren't there, and a lot who fall somewhere in between. CSA might be a good fit for you if >Parents are willing to be co-educators. A condensed 4 hour school day means increased responsibility at home. >You easily fall into line with expectations/rules. Admin is cordial but usually unwavering when it comes to issues. You often hear "As a K-12 school, we face a challenge with <insert concern> because..." >You value school rankings & awards. CSA earns many of them but exemplary awards don't mean the curriculum is superior. Students who don't perform well in this environment often transfer out, leaving only those who excel in this type of education model. That can skew performance indicators.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
We are happy with the school after our child's first year in kinder. The main pro is small class size (15), which allows for individualized attention. My child reads well and the teacher was proactive in making sure she stays challenged. There seem to be few/no issues with bullying. The con is that as a charter school, Star does not receive as much funding as the local school. It shows in the facilities (lack of a library, playground, greenspace). Teachers have said they appreciate how much less bureaucracy they have to deal with here vs. at a regular public school. The half day allows us extra time to pursue music & sports w/o tiring out our child or running into weekends. Other notes: does not feel like a traditional school. It is in an office building; entrance is cold & concrete. There are dogs onsite. It is very religiously diverse, so they are careful not to celebrate certain holidays. The school feels very "family" where kids know other kids across grades. The families seem to be less well-off than the suburban area where we live but committed to their kids' education and on the whole, people we like to be associated with.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
Chaparral Star Academy is an excellent school. The leadership, staff and teachers go out of their way to provide a great education. The Principal is driving this school in a direction that enhances the students future. We have a daughter in Kindergarten who enjoys going to school everyday. She is challenged with homework that will enhance her future in reading ,writing and math. The Kindergarten program evaluates each student sets out a curriculum to improve the students skills. My daughter is advanced and she was provided with a curriculum to improve her skills further. The school program is challenging. The kids who are behind are not pushed ahead, they are provided just as much attention as any other student. The advanced kids are challenged so that they are not bored. We also enrolled our daughter in the Round Rock Library Reading program . Combining the Library resources with the school has provided great results. Chaparral Star Academy provides an excellent education curriculum. The focus is on education. Thank you to the Principal, Staff and Teachers for creating a simple, challenging, and focused school.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
It is probably better to just keeping homeschooling than to send your kids to this school. Kids get a quite a bit of homework and usually need a lot of help from parents in order to keep up with their grades.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
This school is outstanding. Three of my kids attend / attended this school with great success in achieving the academic goals from the higher level of learner and focus. My oldest has graduated and had four plus colleges after her with full scholarships. Chaparral Star Academy has provided my kids the confidence, the ability to achieve more than what the public schools had to offer. This school and the quality teachers are directly responsible for making me feel my kids will be all they can be and more. Now in saying this and having been in the corporate world for over 20 years, no corporation, company or institution exists that has not had some issues/problems. There have been some teachers in the past that did not seem on board with Chaparral Star Academy, its core beliefs and structure. They are now gone and I see from other posts that it may not have been by their choice (but that's none of our business). I am proud of the school for making its stand on the behalf of the students. That is what it should be about, the future of the school and its students. I would recommend and refer anyone who is looking for a higher level of education for their kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
I completely agree with the review below. This school did start out with solid purpose and good intentions, but over time bureaucracy has run amuck. You can survive at this place if your child is quick, compliant, and not affected by verbal abuse. "Star is not for everyone" means "we only want students that will help us maintain our exemplary rating." They hide behind having "compact, accelerated" schooldays to keep only the best and brightest, and then take away resource after resource from teachers knowing that due to the half-day schedule there's near 100% stay-at-home parent involvement, and those parents will pick up the slack wherever the school falls short. Toward the end, my husband and I did literally ask ourselves what we were sending the kids to school at all for anymore since I was practically homeschooling anyway. There were some fabulous teachers who had gotten very proficient at teaching without resources, and they didn't get their contracts renewed for "not fitting with the vision and direction of the school" which is a major compliment. Please save yourself the life lesson and look elsewhere for your child's education.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
This school is just wonderful! I have 2 kids who have been at CSA, one is a Sr. this year & 1 a Sr in college. The 1st year my older son was at CSA there were 11 students in his class -- we received and continue to receive a private school caliber education for our public school dollars. The small class size and non-acceptance of disciplinary issues from transfer students are a huge part of being able to do more educating in less time. The parents who are leaving negative reviews are upset over some staff leaving -- no teacher has tenure at this school, you must be asked back every year. The school board & administrative staff are bound BY LAW to not discuss issues involving personnel. It is one thing to support your child's teacher and another thing entirely to show up at a board meeting with the pitchforks & torches (figuratively). The school does not present itself as being "one size fits all", & states quite clearly the type of student that will benefit most from attending. We now have activities like pep-squad and Jr/Sr trips, speaking to the fact that the faculty & staff support one another. The principal rocks, from parking lot duty to dressing up for book fair!!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
We have been a part of the Chaparral Star Academy family for over 4 years. It is a great school. The classes are small and the teachers are able to get to know their students and their abilities and they work to get the best out of each and every student. The standards and expectations are high and the students work for their grades so that they actually mean something and aren't just handed out for showing up, but for the work the student does. It is only a 4 hour school day and a lot has to be covered, so homework is definitely a part of the package. It has to be. The school was designed for kids that are self motivated and can work independently which is clearly stated on the website. We are thrilled with the education our child is receiving and highly recommend this school to students that are motivated and willing to work.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
I will be a senior this year at CSA. I love this school and feel I have gotten a great education and that I will be ready for college next year. The faculty is great at giving one on one time and making sure that we understand the material. It is challenging, but a good education should be. Most of the people that complain and leave, don't want to work hard. We have some great extracurricular opportunities and I will be thrilled to be a CSA graduate.

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2013
I appreciate that our principal is in charge and doesn't cower to parents demanding the outrageous. A school that caters to the parents instead of the students is certainly headed for disaster. CSA is definitely looking out for the best interest of its students. Rules are clearly communicated and I get frustrated when families won't follow them. The front office is cordial and accommodating. I appreciate that the CSA teachers take their jobs seriously and do their best to prepare their students for success in all areas, not just school. I wish all schools could operate with the professionalism CSA exhibits. I feel my child gets the best education possible and I have nothing to complain about.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
This school is certainly not for all children. When they say to you, "this model does not fit everyone" they mean: special ed or even kids who work slowly or your child will be run out by threat of failing or being told you need full day program. But they will take your tax money, thanks. Also, this school is not for children who are "gifted and talented" though they would like for to believe that they attract the top echelon of learners. They refuse to provide appropriate materials for kids who can excel or train the teachers to teach them. Last year, this school refused to buy readers for my child's top level reading group, instead giving my child's teacher textbooks from the 1970's. This request was finally met in April, after most of my child's opportunity to learn for the year had elapsed. The school library, used to supplement my younger daughter's reading material last year when there were no textbooks available for her, was removed at the end of last year as though it was not a crucial resource. This was done without parent input. The school's motto is "to be the best school in the world" which about sums up the experience. Grandiosity without anything to merit the claim.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
I recently graduated from Chaparral Star Academy after spending 8 years there and am getting ready to head off to college in a couple days now. Because of Star I couldn't feel more ready and prepared for college than I do right now. The teachers at Star are amazing and I'm so lucky to have had a good portion of them at some time. The school is definitely advanced paced and hard but as a student, and I'm not speaking for all students, just myself, it is something that I came to appreciate so much. Had the school not been harder I don't think I would be nearly as prepared and confident to start my college experience as I am. My last year at Star was incredible and CSA has become a second family to me. Even though I feel so ready to continue my adventure through life it's hard for me to think that I won't be going back to Star as a student. Star pushes its students to be their best and I have Star to thank for helping me get to that point myself. I noticed that there weren't many reviews from students and I wanted to make sure people see how grateful I am to Star for being the awesome school that it is. 2013 Chaparral Star Academy Graduate

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2013
There are a number of issues with this school. First, there is simply not enough time to adequately teach the subjects, and still meet the state's non-academic requirements (such as PE). As a result, much is demanded of parents in order to prepare the students. Frankly, it would be easier to home school. Second, membership on the board is determined by the sitting members of the board. This allows the board to completely ignore the voices of parents and teachers. Third, the administration is completely focused on performing well on standardized tests. Under-performing students are not encouraged to excel, but rather encouraged to find a new school. Finally, the administration seems much more interested in attempting to direct traffic on public roads than interested in improving the performance of students. This is not a joke. The principal regularly screams at parents in the drop-off line. If your only criterion for a school is that it be a half-day program, then you might wish to consider Chaparral Star Academy.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
The school has been such a blessing for myself and so many families. I inquired about the new crop of elementary teachers coming in, and they seem amazing! One of them was nominated as teacher of the year in a previous school district! The environment has been wonderful with so many fantastic students, parents and staff. A strong community that has both an academic push and love for kids. It is a half day school so you are warned, up front, that they fit more into the day than a typical school and to be prepared for homework. In the end, the education they get is well worth it and surpasses what you see in most schools.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2012
As a long-time parent of this school, I receive an email notice anytime a review is posted about CSA. I'm intelligent enough to form my own opinion about the practices of this school and I certainly suspect that any parent whom blatantly posts such negative comments (referring to the negative comment from 9-7-12) must have broken rules and just doesn't like being asked to follow reasonable processes. The most wonderful thing about CSA is that you are not stuck with it as your only alternative. If it is not a good fit for your family, you can choose something else. Simple as that. It's been my experience that, no matter what school you attend, the registrar is required to seek a reason for the tardy and no age is exempt from supplying the "why". How ridiculous for a parent to act as if that is wrong. If you don't like your children being asked why they are tardy......get your kids to school on time. Simple as that. As far as the other comments from this parent.....they have no value with me. The comments about tardies are proof enough this parent has a skewed idea about the way things SHOULD be. Thank you CSA! I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2012
My daughter has attended Star for 2 years and loves it. The smaller class size and individual attention it affords are fabulous. It is definitely not the school for everyone however if your child is highly involved in a sport and is self motivated and disciplined- it may be a perfect fit. For my child, it has worked very well- she goes to school, comes home and eats a healthy lunch and then does homework for 3-4 hours. When she is done, she goes to her sport training classes. When she was in public school, she would go straight from school to training and had to eat and do homework in the car- definitely not ideal. Now, my child is learning and thriving at Star. I also think the condensed schedule is a nice preparation for college- you go to class lectures and learn for a small portion of your day, get your assignments and then have to budget your time to complete your work and succeed. No place is right for everyone but Star has certainly been a great fit for our family.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
Perfect school for us! Chaparral Star Academy is not for everyone, we have met lots of people that it doesn't work for. What we love: No fluff- all those things I hated at public school, we don't have to worry about here. No cafeteria headaches (they do not eat lunch at school), no wasted time lining up in the hall to be shuttled to another class (and yelled at by the teachers while doing so), no "dead time" during class, no recess. Zero tolerance for discipline issues. It is such a relief to not have to worry about your child one bit when sending him to school each day. Instead of him coming home with stories of who got in trouble that day and what they did to whom, he has only stories about what they learned and discovered. Love having the same teachers for several years in a row, I feel that they really get to know my child's strengths and weaknesses and we don't have to spend half the year getting to know a new teachers' way of doing things. What's not to love about a 4 hour school day! He's happy, we're happy!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
Good school. Students are only limited by their own initiative and motivation. ISDs do not compare.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
My daughter is doing so well at Star. I've watched Star grow for the past 10 years and have to say, it is better now than it has ever been. It seems the only people unhappy with Star are the ones who fail to realize that Star is simply not for everyone. It's a demanding school suited for serious students. Any struggling student is better off at a school that does not have such a rigorous model. For students and families looking for a college prep academy, look no further than Chaparral Star Academy. I'm so glad Star has an administration interested in consistent improvement and professionalism.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
My daughter came from another Charter School. We LOVE Star. The teachers are amazing, loving and committed. Both Mrs. Hagin (the Principal) and Mr. Barnett (the Asst. Principal) are dedicated to the school the represent and the students. They are both outside during drop-off and pick-up supervising the students they care so much about. You can actually tell by the way they "protect" the children crossing the parking lot that the children are their priority. The teachers are just as wonderful as the administrative staff. I honestly can't say one bad thing about the school, the principals or the staff. Highly recommend. Students are encouraged to go above and beyond. WONDERFUL!!

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2010
There are some great advantages being at Star - small class sizes, K-12th grade curriculum, very involved parents, and a few amazing teachers. It's a great school for parents who can put forth the amount of time needed to help their student(s) with homework, etc because that is the only way for a child to be successful at this school. However, the atmosphere is less than desirable. The many involved parents are entitled and demanding and, among the teachers, there are very few who go above and beyond what they consider their "duties" to students (in other words not many "invested" teachers), especially among the much younger grade levels. It's a disconnected feeling you notice when you are there but a place great for that homeschooling family looking for a little more. Just don't expect to be "wow"ed - other than with the new school building.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
My daughters have been attending Star Charter School for 4 years. We love Mr. Simon and Mrs. Richardson. They have been very instrumental in my girls learning. I hope to see my kids graduate from SCS in the future. I hope they NEVER open up the class sizes, because that is where things will change.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2010
I am a new parent that just enrolled my child in star (he was previously homeschooled). I found that I really enjoyed the feel and friendliness of the campus when we visited. You don't feel the need to dress your child in expensive clothes in order to fit in. The school is exemplary, but my son has been far ahead academically so we do supplement at home. So far it has been an enjoyable experience and we love the afternoon session.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2010
We have been highly disappointed in this school so far this year. We will not be sending our son here next year. I am not even sure if we will continue until the end of this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2009
Star is great for challenging yourself. If you know you need harder classes, or just want to try to better your education then Star is the place for you.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2009
Star is an educational gem, which allows teachers to teach the students instead of just drilling them with TAKS test items. The faculty is happy, which is a great sign of 'strong bones'. The administration, captained by a wonderful Texas dynamo, has injected integrity and professionalism into a wonderful learning community that lacked strong leadership in the past. The campus, which will soon be moving to a new building, promotes a small, close-knit community of learners. The students are respectful and hard-working. Teachers are kind, supportive, and determined to see their students succeed. The only downside is that the current campus is 'less than desirable'. However, the principal demands a secure setting for the students, leaving me confident that my children are in good hands. A brand-new school building is in the works and should open by next fall. Star's TEA 'Exemplary' rating speaks for itself.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 11, 2009
I have mixed emotions on Star. My child has been going there for many years, I'm concerned about some of the highschool teachers. Mrs. Hall is new, and my daughter loved her, she did a great job teaching algebra. My child did very well on the TAKS test thanks to her help and wonderful teaching skills! Dr. Domel is another good teacher who has been a big blessing to us! I'm concerned about some of the other teachers temperments. I don't know if I'm going to leave my child in this year or not. We'll just have to see!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
When it's only a few weeks to summer break and the kids start complaining that they don't want school to end, you know you have them at the right place! The principal is serious about keeping Star shining bright. The teachers are upbeat and inspiring. The student body consists of the best groups of kids I've ever seen. And, the new school building is due to open in October. I couldn't be more pleased!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2009
This school has been such a blessing to our family. Our son, while getting burned out in a public school, now embraces learning. The educators are top-notch. The Principal is professional and taking the school to a higher level. I find some of the negative views interesting....example-the classrooms are capped at 15 kids per class. That can not change when we move to a new building. It's part of our charter!

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
My husband and I could not be happier with the school, the teachers, the administration, or the excellent education our boys are receiving. Our kids have been there for 4 years and they are learning and loving it. The teachers all care about their students, current and past, and are always willing to help them. The change in administration has been wonderful. Changes have been made that were necessary, and sometimes it takes stepping back and looking at the whole picture to fullu understand and appreciate why the changes were made. The new school is a wonderful facility that can provide more opportunities for students as well as for parents who may wish to volunteer. The larger school does not change the teacher/student ratio, there will still only be a maximum of fifteen students per class. Star has been a blessing to our family.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
The new leadership is providing what Star Charter has needed for years...Leadership. There have been parents and faculty that have fallen under the false assumption that they are at a private school that they run. In many cases in recent years that has been sadly true. That chaff is being blown to wind. The new building will be a blessing and a magnet to draw students and educators to this excellent program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
The school's principal is not providing the leadership that is needed. Teachers are ruling the school. Some teaches are good, but others do whatever they want and are not good role models for the students. The principal is not responsive to parents's concerns.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
Very disappointed in this school. The principal could care less about the safety of the children. There are a few great teachers and a few terrible teachers. I would rather homeschool my kids then have them attend this school. It's dirty and nothing what I expected.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2008
Star is going down hill fast. The new principal is changing the schools mission. Also they are planning to open into a new, much larger building and start taking in a lot more students next year. This is going to be our last year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 08, 2008
Star is an outstanding school with staff and teachers that care about the children. The new principal has come under a lot of fire because she has made decisions that have been needed for a long time. For example, parents expressed safety as a #1 priority and then some were hostile towards the administration when new safety practices were put into place because it forced them to make an effort to socialize with their friends. Star is a high achieving academic school that is designed to prepare their students for a successful future. As Star grows, it will change, but one thing will always remain the same - high standards will be taught to and held with the utmost regard!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
My experience has been that the new principal is nice until you go to her with issues or concerns, and she seemingly does not do what is in the best interest of the students or families. I no longer believe my children are safe at Star Charter.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2008
Dr. Rue Domel is a shining example of what a great educator should be. Her experience as a classroom educator, administrator, parent, and student must be the reason she is able to reach and teach every student who crosses her path. Every student - regardless of academic ability - every student. My daughter and son have her personal cellular phone number so that they can phone her anytime they encounter difficulties in math or science. My daughter phoned her just last night. They spend 30 minutes on the phone -geometry!! Would your daughter's teacher do that? She sets and expects a high level of achievement for her students and herself. Incredible woman.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
I was one the original 5 students that started this school in 1995 when I was in fifth grade. I graduated from here in May of 2004 and I can honestly say that if it had not been for this school, I probably never would have made the honor roll my senior year. Students are treated with respect and given every opportunity to excel in whatever they set their minds to. Dr. Domel was ready and willing to help you with any problems, whether you were in her classes or not. Ms Green (now Mrs. Bennet) was always finding new ways to engage students and make sure that we were responsible. Ms. Hamid (now Mrs. Greenwell) was an inspiring teacher somehow finding ways to make the most boring subjects interesting. Mr. Barnetts passion for math made class easy, even for the math challenged like me.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
Mixed bag with teachers this year - one of my students has a great teacher and the other one has a poor teacher. Small class size is nice.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2006
Great school. Your child will enjoy students who actually want to go to school. Entry is limited.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 10, 2006
Great school ! Excellent teachers and staff. My children have learned so much and they just do it in half a day! The school has two sessions,8am-11:45,and 12pm -4pm. This can be challenging for some working parents maybe,but the children seem to thrive on the shorter schoolday. The school does not accept any problem children,which makes it easier for the teacher to actually teach and not just babysit and discipline. The academics are the main focus ,but I hope they extend the hours to include some extracurricular activities also.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
Great school, great environment, concerned teachers! Not enough extracurricular activites, but they are always growing!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Great school. Great environment. Definitely my choice.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2005
This is one of the worst schools our child has had to experience in his year as a junior. We a very dissapointed with the curriculum, the teachers a rude. Their is really a need for all parents to be on high alert against this school.If you value your childs education do not put him or her in this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2004
I entered my daughter in Star in Sept. of this yr. We had just moved here from OK. and between her age and the move she was having a horrible time. I am more then grateful to the staff at the star school. Especially the teachers that my daughter has. I can't tell you how much they have done not only to her self esteem... But how her grades have improved. The most important thing I find also is that they except each student for who they are, not for how they dress, look. There seems to be no judgement on the students. My daughter actually loves to go to school, where before its always been a fight. I am so grateful to this school. My thanks to each and every one of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
We homeschooled our four children before sending them to this school in 2001. As parents we love the flexibility of the schedules for either morning or afternoon classes and the intimate classroom setting. We have been greatly blessed by the one-on-one all our children have been able to receive because of the small classes. Their teachers have been able to meet their individual needs and so our children have been successful in their studies. The only downfall to the school,in our estimation, is the fact there is no kindergarden for our 5 year old. She is looking forward to attending when she reaches the first grade. Thank you Star Charter for making our transition from homeschooling to public school a pleasant one.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
Star Charter School is a great school if you want your child to learn somthing. The teachers are outstanding. Especialy one Dr. Rue Domel she help if your don't understand and she makes learning fun. My daughter said that because of her the year flew by and it wasn't bland and boring. Star has an exalent learning curiculum. Its a wonderful place your child only goes for 4 hours but they learn more and because the classes are smaller than regular public schools the children get more help and more one on one contact with the teacher. To make sure they understand that year that my daughter was at Star it helped her alot her grades significantly improved especialy my sons. They did wonders with him he is not good at English his grades went from F's to B's. Star Charter is a wonderful school. Take a chance get in!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
Star Charter School (SCS) is unique. They get more education done in 4 hours than the public schools get done in 7 1/2 hours. If your child wants to learn, they are given every opportunity otherwise, they can get by as in the public system. There aren't the usual clicks that appear in public school either. I also like the fact that all grade levels mix a little. I don't think the public system address sociability with any success. Even the little 1'st graders know some of the 12th graders. Sure some of the teachers are better than others, but most of them really love their job here. You can tell by the bonding that goes on between the student and teachers. Best of all, poor behavior is not tolerated. Far too much time is wasted with poor behavior in public schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
Star Charter is one of the best schools I ever sent my kids to. They are doing 10 times better than they did at Westview Middle and Deloco primary. The staff is nice and the classes are short not draged out so your kid losses there state of mind. My kids are always talking about how there day was and I would like to tell you some of the teachers names Dr.Domle, Mrs. Pickle, and Mr. Wells these are my childs teachers and he loves them.

- submitted by a student
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Chaparral Star Academy
14046 Summit Drive, Austin, TX  78728
(512) 989-2672
Last modified Chaparral Star Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chaparral Star Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top