• Ladera STARS Academy

    [Science, Technology, Arts, Rigorous Scholarship]

    Vision Statement:
    Students inspired to reach for the STARS through explorations in Science, Technology, Arts and Rigorous Scholarship.

    Mission Statement:
    Ladera’s STARS Academy is dedicated to providing students with innovative, engaging academic experiences featuring STEAM elements (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).  We promote a community of cooperation and compassion that values every student and encourages students to take academic risks. Students grow as confident scholars through rigorous integrated curriculum that builds on their natural curiosity and creativity. The Next Generation Science Standards and themes drive the authentic, collaborative practices that create problem solvers and motivate students.  We believe in every student’s ability to succeed and are committed to making STARS Academy a challenging and inspiring place for student learning -- every day!

    Project Based Learning:
    Our students engage in a process of inquiry to answer relevant complex questions, problems and challenges.  Through “voice and choice” students plan, design and create rigorous projects to demonstrate their understanding of academic standards.  Students own their learning through a process that includes discovery, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity and innovation.