Chaparral Star Academy (formerly Star Charter School) is an open-enrollment public charter school in Austin, TX servicing grades K – 12 that offers rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum in a compacted 4-hour daily schedule. Students either attend the morning session (7:45 – 11:50) or the afternoon session (12:05 – 4:10), allowing more flexibility for extracurricular activities such as gymnastics, horseback riding, acting, hockey, figure skating or any passion the child may have.
Class sizes are limited to 15 students per class, allowing for a more productive environment. Curriculum is accelerated and compacted across all grades, giving students who are innately interested in pursuing the highest goals a perfect fit.
Please take a look at our Mission Statement.
Chaparral Star Academy has received numerous awards over the years, including:
- Exemplary rating by TEA in 2009, 2010 and 2011
- Recognized rating by TEA in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008
- Over 40 Gold Performance Awards
- A 2007 National Charter School of the Year Recognition by the Center for Education Reform
- 21st statewide ranking in U.S. News & World Report
- 204th nationwide ranking in U.S. New & World Report
- 5-Year Nationally-Ranked NOSB Team
In March 2010, the Austin-American Statesman ran an informative article that explains a bit more about our school.
In April 2013, the Daily Beast ranked Chaparral Star Academy 410th in the nation! Please read here for more information.
Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Chaparral Star Academy (dba Star Charter School) 21st in the state and 240th in the nation!! Please read here for more information.
Children At Risk, a Houston non-profit group, recently awarded Chaparral Star Academy a #1 spot. Please read here for more information.
Chaparral Star Academy is proud to be among the top 2 schools in the area when it comes to fiscal efficiency! Please read here for more information.
You can also view our most recent TEA report card: 2010-11 Star Charter School Report Card.
If you would like to understand more about our humble beginnings, please read The History of Star Charter School.
Tours are given on Thursday mornings and are led by our wonderful parent ambassador, Jennifer Benavides. To schedule a tour, please call the front desk at 512.989.2672.
For more information about admissions, please visit the admissions section of this website or contact the school!
For more information about our charter, feel free to look at the Original Charter Documents
To get a better understanding of our high expectations, feel free to read our Student Handbook 2011-12