21st Century Stars Program

STARS is a community-driven after-school program that provides expanded learning opportunities for students.

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Program Director

Ms. Staples

Program activities include:

  • Academic skill building and homework assistance
  • Sports & recreation
  • Exploration of special interests such as technology, crafts, games, etc.
  • Cultural activities
  • College & career exploration
  • Kindergarten through 8th grade students are eligible to attend the 21st Century STARS Academy after-school program. K-8 students may also attend a before school program running 7:00-8:00 a.m. each school day.
  • After-school activities begin at the end of the regular school day dismissal at 3:00 p.m. and continue until the buses load and depart at 5:30 p.m.
  • (Notifications will be made for rare exceptions or changes to dismissal times.)
  • Parent information meetings will be held throughout the year covering child safety & community information at 5:30 p.m. on dates to be announced.
  • For more information, please contact Program Director Susan Staples at or call 618-244-8064 x2257