Impact throughout the year
STAR House teachers always keep an eye out for students in their classrooms who can benefit from our programs. Those teachers know academic success starts with a strong foundation and grows with consistent, supportive progress monitoring. The earlier a child’s need for assistance is identified, the more likely the child will succeed in school.
STAR House programs are currently available in three Title I Public Schools:
Esther Jackson Elementary School, Mimosa Elementary School, and Vickery Mill Elementary School.
The early elementary years are particularly important ones in children’s schooling. Children have the potential to acquire new skills and knowledge rapidly during these years. Research shows that average annual learning gains for children in grades K-2 are dramatically greater than those for subsequent years of school. Moreover, the outcomes of early elementary education, particularly whether or not a child can read proficiently by third grade, are a powerful predictor of later school and life outcomes. Elementary education is the first step we take in life; we will never run if we don’t learn to walk first.
Summer Camp Program
Our Summer Camp Program bridges the gap between the school year and summer. We provide a supportive environment that helps academically at-risk children set new goals and develop self-confidence, responsibility and leadership. Each week we feature new activities and invite the community to interact with our kids in fun, educational ways which foster an atmosphere of excitement and variety throughout the summer. Each camp year includes a field trip to a museum, aquarium, cultural performance or other special place or event.