Core Curriculum

STAR Prep Academy offers a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum aligned with state standards and is recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The core curriculum is comprised of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies courses; including Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses. STAR Prep’s core curriculum emphasizes higher order thinking skills, academic rigor, hands-on learning, differentiated instruction, and real-life applications.

STAR Prep’s core curriculum is designed to go beyond the requirements set by the California Department of Education. STAR Prep’s graduation requirements are aligned with UC and Cal State admission guidelines, ensuring students exceed required credits and prerequisites. Overall, the core curriculum ensures students are being challenged to reach their highest potential while making learning an exciting and interactive process.

High School Core Classes

Mathematics:

    • Algebra 1

    • Geometry

    • Algebra 2

    • Pre-Calculus

    • Calculus

    • AP Calculus

English Language Arts

    • Language and Composition

    • Comparative Literature

    • AP Language and Composition

    • Yearbook

    • Homework Lab

Sciences:

    • Zoology

    • Biology

    • Chemistry

    • Physics

    • ECO Station

Social Studies/ Civics

    • Geography

    • World History

    • US History (1880 AD - 2000 AD)

    • Honors US History (1880 AD - 2000 AD)

    • Economics

    • Government

    • Psychology

Foreign Language

    • Spanish 1

    • Spanish 2


Middle School Core Classes

Mathematics:

    • Math 6/7

    • Math 7/8

    • Pre Algebra

    • Algebra 1

Social Studies/ Civics

    • Ancient History

    • Medieval History

    • US History

English Language Arts

    • Language and Composition

    • Comparative Literature

    • Yearbook

    • Homework Lab

Foreign Language

    • Spanish 1

Sciences:

    • Earth Science

    • Life Science

    • Physical Science

    • Physics

Electives

Elective courses were designed, based on the idea, that all students should be encouraged to follow their passions and be a lifelong learner. STAR Prep Elective courses offer students a variety of courses that help students grow and become experts in their fields of interests. Elective courses are always changing and adapting to meet the needs and desires of a growing student population.

Music:

  • Rock Band

  • Advanced Rock Band

  • Jazz Band

  • Recording

  • Music Improv

  • Music Writing

  • Music Theory

Creative Arts

  • Art Studio

  • Advanced Art Studio

  • Fashion Design

  • Fashion Illustration

  • Cosplay

  • Photography

  • T-Shirt Making

Performing Arts

  • Film Production

  • Film Festival

  • Beginning Acting

  • Theatre

Technology

  • Basic Electronics

  • 3D Printing

  • Coding/ Programming

  • AR/ VR Programming

PE

Physical Education Program: The STAR Prep Physical Education program is designed to address the needs of the whole child; including experiences that focus on the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the community. The PE program follows a rotation schedule, where students rotate through different classes every 8 weeks. STAR Prep constantly seeks new opportunities and experiences for our students. Our programs are routinely updated. Some of our rotations have included:

  • Gym

  • Yoga

  • Fencing

  • Stage Combat

  • Self-Defense

  • Capoeira

  • Ping Pong

  • Health