Frequently Asked Questions


When was Star Academy founded?

1990 - Celebrating 29 years!

Where is Star Academy located?

San Rafael, Marin County, California

Who does Star Academy serve?

We are certified to serve students in grades 2 through 12 and post-high school with learning differences from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

What is the typical class size?

The teacher-to-student ratio is 1:4, 1:5 or 1:6, depending on age and class composition.

What is Star Academy's curriculum like?

Each student's curriculum is individualized and based on their remediation needs. No two student programs are the same.

What enrichment programs does Star Academy offer?

Star offers music, drama, physical education, electives (such as digital arts) and extracurricular activities like:

     *Sports teams

     *Life skills

     *Supported college experience


Is Star Academy WASC accredited?

Yes. Star Academy is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Is Star Academy state certified?

Yes. Star Academy is certified by the California Department of Special Education.

What is the average student tenure at Star Academy?

3 years.

How do students transition out of Star Academy?

Students leave Star when they are ready for their next phase, which may include mainstream or special education programs in private or public schools. The typical tenure at Star Academy is three years.

Do Star alumni go to college?

Yes. We are currently piloting a dual enrollment program at College of Marin with some of our high school and post-high school students.

What else to Star alumni pursue?

They engage in full and part-time work, enter job training programs, attend technical and trade schools, join the military and pursue other worthy interests.

Does Star Academy offer educational events for the community?

Yes. Star hosts educational events that are open to the public. These events are sponsored by Star and/or other LD organizations and serve hundreds of people annually.

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