S.T.A.R.S is an acronym for "Super, Terrific, Achieving, Respectful, Scholars." This program was developed to give every scholar the opportunity to be responsible for managing their own behavior and academic success. The S.T.A.R.S. program also reinforces the principles of the Nguzo Saba. The guidelines are set up to encourage Umoja (Unity) in the following school discipline plan.
To motivate the scholars to become self-managers, scholars will earn KUJICHAGULIA RIBBONS WITH MEDALS. The medals will be given after they have met the STAR qualities for 8 weeks. The first 8 weeks is red, 16 weeks is black, 24 weeks is green and the highest honor is purple after 32 weeks! The scholars wearing these symbols have displayed self discipline, academic rigor, and the ability to follow the guidelines outlined in the Kujichagulia Self-Management Program. These scholars meet high expectations and should be praised and acknowledged when wearing their MEDALS.
The following guidelines are designed to help scholars learn to manage their behavior. To earn a medal, the scholars will uphold the following guidelines:
- Show respect and concern for the safety of self and others at ALL times.
- Behave appropriately at ALL times; following classroom/school rules and guidelines.
- Cooperate and participate positively on a daily basis.
- Respect self, fellow scholars, and all school authorities.
- Respect school property and other' s property.
- Show Umoja in working with others.
- Solve problems appropriately by using conflict resolution skills.
- Follow rules:
- on the bus
- in the hallways
- in the cafeteria
- on the playground
- in the classroom (including supportive services-library, music, PE, computers, and art)
- on field trips etc.
- Maintain good attendance ( leaving early and arriving late counts against attendance)
- No excessive tardiness or leaving early
- Stay on task.
- Complete assignments such as class work, homework, and special projects.