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Model Overview

Program Overview

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6 - 12
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School Overview

The STAR Prep Academy (STAR Prep) is a private middle and high school for students who seek an individualized approach to learning, based on their desired areas of specialization. Founded in Culver City, California in 2003, the school serves 40 students in grades 6-12. Its practical, interactive, and self-motivated structure nurtures analytical thinking, encourages exploration and discovery, and prepares students for college, career, and life-long success. STAR Prep is located within the internationally award-winning STAR ECO Station, an environmental science museum and exotic wildlife rescue center. STAR Prep students are exposed to a wide range of hands-on opportunities not afforded any other students in the Los Angeles area: environmental science classes, animal husbandry, international retreats, an exciting array of foreign language courses and more. In 2008, Paul Rotaru, a math teacher at STAR Prep noticed that his students were missing the same problems over and over again on their homework and were exhibiting negative attitudes toward math. Rotaru created a flex model in his classroom where students could work at their own pace via online courses and he could work as coach with the aid of computerized reports to help students avoid making the same mistakes repeatedly. This model has vastly improved both student attitude and student performance.

School Contact

STAR Prep Academy
1518 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, California
United States

Telephone: (310) 842-8808

STAR Prep Academy's Website


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Blended Program Launched 2008