“Since its inception seven years ago, Stars has become an important component in supporting our students’ needs. This program is an essential link in connecting academic achievement and afterschool activity.”
– Randolph Community Middle School Principal
Stars has four programs coordinated with the Weymouth and Randolph Public Schools and mainly funded by a Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center’s grant. With a goal of improving students’ school achievement, we innovatively integrate academic support with art activities and sports at Randolph Community Middle School and at JFK Elementary and Chapman Middle schools in Weymouth. The Randolph High School Stars program, including Youth in Motion (YIM) incorporates a community service learning model to promote social growth, civic responsibility, self esteem and leadership skills.
Our RCMS, JFK, Chapman and RHS Stars programs:
- Focus on developing strong, caring, supportive adult/youth relationships
- Emphasize healthy social/emotional development
- Integrate school curriculum and MA Frameworks into activities
- Promote student participation in planning, action and reflection
- Involve students in determining program structure, goals and activities
- Create strong linkages between students’ school day and out-of-school time
- Use a culturally responsive approach
- In 2016, received the highest level rating (“demonstration status”) as a U.S. Dept. of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center
- Three, 11 week cycles operate 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday)
- Hours 3:15 – 6:15 pm
- 3:15 – 4:15 Homework Hour
- 4:15 – 5:15 Project-based Math Clubs
- 5:15 – 6:15 Enrichment Activities
Robotics, Digital Media Arts, Double Dutch Science, Drama, “Girlfriends” Group, Fantasy Baseball/Statistics, Martial Arts, Dance
Congratulations to our Robotics Club students who competed in the Regional Robotics Tournament!
Check out our video scrapbook of the 21st Century Learning Centers Southeast Regional Collaborative Robotics Tournament, shot and edited by a Randolph High School Youth in Motion student and his instructor!
During our six-week Summer Stars program, students entering 7th through 9th grade participate in a hands-on math/science/language arts curriculum in the mornings and spend afternoons in supervised outdoor recreation and team building activities including rock-climbing, orienteering, hiking and environmental awareness projects.