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X-STEM School Program

USA Science & Engineering Festival_NewLogo-1In partnership with the USA Science & Engineering Festival, STARS is proud to be an X-STEM School. See our page here: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/x-stem-schools/1082-stars-springfield-teaching-and-resource-services-stars-science-team-.html.

We are proud to announce our participating in the Nifty Fifty program. Updates coming soon!

Free Education Seminar

August 15, 2013 – 5:30 to 9:00 pm. 

Help for your struggling students and the homework wars that disrupt your homeschool.  You are invited to this important event sponsored by the Springfield Teaching and Resource Services (STARS). Veteran homeschool parents will share their experiences overcoming educational challenges due to visual and auditory processing delays, problems with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger’s, and learning styles that are problematic in the classroom environment.

 

We will also have Dr. Chris Ogilvie discuss the role of nutrition in the struggling learner.  

Dr. Tod Davis will discuss visual processing and the importance of the eyes working together with the brain for learning.

Al Nestor will share his wisdom with us on how to develop well-rounded, healthy adults from his many years of counseling.  

 

Where:

West Springfield Government Center,  6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152, between the post office and West Springfield High School.

Please RSVP to Clara (703) 939-0556 or email nova.stars@outlook.com. Please invite your friends and share this post via email and Facebook. Please make other arrangements for childcare, as there will be none available at the location. No food is allowed in the room.

Open House/Late Registration

Interested parents and teens are welcome to attend our open house Tuesday, August 27th at 7pm, Springfield Church of Christ, 7512 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Virginia. Meet the tutors, preview class materials, and interact with current students!

STARS features inspired instruction from top teachers in the metro area with decades of homeschooling experience to motivate your students and spark that love of learning.  Our rigorous courses include Apologia science curriculum with intensive lab work, including Physical Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, Nutrition, Chemistry, and Physics – Saxon Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math, and Jacobs Geometry – Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, World Literature, Essay Writing with SAT Prep – American History – Spanish and German language instruction – Art and Graphic Design – Knitting and Sewing – Classical Guitar and Guitar ensemble.  Tutoring is available as well in selected subjects.

STARS also organizes field trips, such as to Kennedy Center fine arts education programs and for instruction at a renowned and/or Ivy League college for a day, as well as seasonal extra-curricular events and parent support activities.

Please email Anne-Marie Mingo at nova.stars@outlook.com with questions and/or  to RSVP (appreciated but not required!).

Open House: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Interested parents and teens are welcome to attend our open house May 9th at 7pm, Springfield Church of Christ, 7512 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, Virginia. Meet the tutors, preview class materials, and interact with current students!

STARS features inspired instruction from top teachers in the metro area with decades of homeschooling experience to motivate your students and spark that love of learning.  Our rigorous courses include Apologia science curriculum with intensive lab work, including Physical Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, Nutrition, Chemistry, and Physics – Saxon Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math, and Jacobs Geometry – Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, World Literature, Essay Writing with SAT Prep – American History – Spanish and German language instruction – Art and Graphic Design – Knitting and Sewing – Classical Guitar and Guitar ensemble.  Tutoring is available as well in selected subjects.

STARS also organizes field trips, such as to Kennedy Center fine arts education programs and for instruction at a renowned and/or Ivy League college for a day, as well as seasonal extra-curricular events and parent support activities.

Please email Anne-Marie Mingo at nova.stars@outlook.com with questions and/or  to RSVP (appreciated but not required!).

Under Construction

Please forgive our mess! This website is under construction until the end of May, and everything is subject to change. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information.

Class Visits

Come for a sneak peek of our classes! Interested parents and teens are welcome to schedule a visit on Tuesday, April 16 and/or Thursday, April 18 and sit in on classes they would like to know better. Meet the tutors, preview class materials, and interact with current students. Please contact Anne-Marie Mingo at nova.stars@outlook.com for available classes.

We are located at Springfield Church of Christ, 7512 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA.

Class Schedules 2013-2014

Note: While these schedules are current as of this posting, they are still subject to change as we plan out next year’s classes. Please contact Anne-Marie Mingo for the most current information.

—schedules updated April 4th—

—schedules updated April 3rd—

Our schedule of Tuesday classes can be seen here: Tuesday Class Schedule PDF.

Our schedule of Thursday classes can be seen here: Thursday Class Schedule PDF.

Introduction

STARS features inspired instruction from top teachers in the metro area with decades of homeschooling experience to motivate your students and spark that love of learning.

Our rigorous, Christ-centered courses include Apologia science curriculum with intensive lab work, including General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, Nutrition, Chemistry, and Physics – Saxon Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math, and Jacobs Geometry – Introduction to Literature, Creative Writing, World Literature, Essay Writing with SAT Prep – American History – Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and German language instruction – Art and Graphic Design, Photojournalism – Biblical Worldview – Classical Guitar and Guitar ensemble. Tutoring is available as well in selected subjects.

STARS also sponsors Trail Life Troop 2215 and American Heritage Girls Troop 1920. We organize field trips, such as to Kennedy Center fine arts education programs and for instruction at a renowned and/or Ivy League college for a day (check out our M.I.T. information from our March trip and Yale plans for next spring), as well as seasonal extra-curricular events, and parent support activities. Please email our staff at nova.starsloveslearning@gmail.com with questions.

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