the star academy at riverhead high school
The RHS STAR Academy is a small learning academy. STAR is an acronym for the Academy's motto: "Start Today, Achieve Results". The goal of the program is to offer students an atmosphere that will promote academic success, while addressing individual needs and learning styles. The program has been designed to focus on its students' positive attributes and to empower students to become productive, contributing members of society. The STAR Academy seeks to help its students develop their unique gifts and potential and provides a learning environment that fosters five STAR goals: good attendance, a positive attitude, academic success, the ability to be self-motivated, and good citizenship skills.
STAR ACADEMY TEACHER FACILITATOR
English teacher Emily Puccio is the Teacher Facilitator for the STAR Academy. Collaboration is interwoven into the team-building exercises that are part of the STAR Academy's foundation. The teachers and staff maintain open-lines of communication with the high school, parents and the community.
FEATURES OF THE STAR PROGRAM
Small class size
Student support services
Integration with the high school for specials and electives
Focus on individual student needs and learning styles
Classroom environments wherein students are actively engaged in learning