Tag: STAR School

STAR School ready to go from off the grid to online. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| November 11, 2015
STAR School ready to go from off the grid to online. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

After being named one of the top “innovative” schools in the country by the education site Noodle.com, leaders at STAR School hope to keep the school moving forward while staying loyal to traditional roots and approaches.

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Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

| September 16, 2015
Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

A charter school in rural Arizona that serves mostly Native American students is improving high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students who have traditionally lagged their peers.

A recent story by Education Week’s Catherine Gewertz highlighted the STAR School, which serves 130 Navajo students in pre-K-8. Eighty percent of STAR’s 8th grade students graduate high school in four years after leaving STAR, compared to the state average of 61 percent for Native American students, and 70 percent for American Indian students nationwide. Seventy percent of STAR’s graduates attend college within a year of completing high school, compared to 63 percent of all students nationwide.

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Young indigenous filmmakers to showcase their work on April 29

| April 29, 2015
Young indigenous filmmakers to showcase their work on April 29

April 28, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Young indigenous filmmakers will present a free screening of their movies in Flagstaff Wednesday, April 29. This semester, students in the Filmmaking for Social Change class at Northern Arizona University’s School of Communication collaborated with elementary, middle, and high school students from the Kinlani Bordertown […]

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