A Typical S.T.A.R. DayThe following is an example of what may occur during a typical day at a S.T.A.R. facility. Realize
that each S.T.A.R. Program is slightly different in order to better address the needs of each individual community.
Instructors perform phone checks and
home visits with the students throughout the week. Community service is often performed on Saturdays.
- 5:00am S.T.A.R. Instructor arrives at facility (located on school campus) to prepare for student's
- 5:30am S.T.A.R. Students report to the facility and begin the morning routine. Physical training
and military-style marching are often performed.
- 7:45am Students shower, eat breakfast and report to their regular school classes. S.T.A.R. Students
wear a uniform consisting of a sweat suit which identifies them as S.T.A.R. Students.
- 8-11:30am S.T.A..R. Instructors patrol school halls supervising students, responding to
disturbances and enforcing school policies.
- 12-12:45pm Instructors gather students and eat lunch with them.
- 1-3:00pm Instructors again patrol halls and prepare for afternoon activities.
- 3-6:30pm Students report to S.T.A.R. facility for study hall and counseling. Each student presents
an "assignment sheet" with teachers notes on behavior and homework assignments to the
Instructors. All homework is completed during afternoon study hall.
- 6:30pm Students are released to their parents to go home.
The day described above is thirteen hours long; notice that eleven of those hours is spent on education. Education
is an important component of the S.T.A.R. program.
". . . great juvenile program. I am very pleased with the results."--The Honorable William McIntosh,
Juvenile Court Judge, Colquitt County, Georgia