The Star Academy is an effective, award-winning dropout prevention solution. Designed to serve at-risk students, the Star Academy ensures that each student has the opportunity to experience success. This solution provides an accelerated program of core instruction for overage students who are at a high risk of dropping out of school, enabling them to earn up to two years of credits in a single year and giving them an opportunity to rejoin their peers and get back on track to graduate from high school. The Star Academy Program effectively reengages students through a rigorous progression of instruction that incorporates hands-on learning, individualized instruction, cooperative learning, team-based instruction, and real-world career connections. Students achieve academic success, develop leadership and communication skills, and ultimately experience a positive change in attitude toward themselves and their future.