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STAR, Inc. (Science â ¢ Theater â ¢ Art â ¢ Recreation) (â STARâ ), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been committed to improving the quality of childrenâ s education since 1986. Our mission is to provide innovative, quality extended education, recreation and enrichment programs to support and enhance school curriculum, boost student achievement and expand the cultural base of all young people.
STAR EDUCATION offers award-winning programs, academic lessons, after-school education, enrichment classes, fieldtrips, assemblies, camps, community events, social services and educational outreach programs targeting at-risk Title 1 (low income) students. In a format designed to Excite, Inspire, and Educate, STAR has a consistent record of significantly raising test scores, enhancing self-confidence, and fostering a life-long enthusiasm for learning. Our unique on campus after-school enrichment programs broaden the amenities that local public schools offer their communities, making schools a one-stop place for families who want to give their children the most effective educational opportunities. In California, 41 school districts choose STAR to provide programs on their school campuses. The staff of STAR continually creates and develops the most innovative educational and enrichment programs, designed around each individual childâ s interests and needs. STAR has been selected as a â Model Education Programâ by the White House and U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) in California, and is a selected statewide provider for No Child Left Behind.