Prom Mixer

Come learn some new Swing Dance steps from professional instructors at the Mixer on May 4, 2017, from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.  Only $10 (cash) at the door.  Springfield Church of Christ, 7512 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA.  All High School Homeschoolers welcome, so invite several friends.

Extracurricular Opportunity: NeuroScience with the AAAS

Interested in neuroscience? Check out this free event!

In the words of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), this will be “an event that will address the demographics and sociology of the opioid epidemic, the science of opioid addiction, and treatment options.”

Because this is a catered professional event, students should be 14+ in business casual attire (no small children).  Contact STARS if you would like to know what other students plan on going.

Neuroscience and Society: The Opioid Epidemic

Hosted By: AAAS and The Dana Foundation

May 10, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
AAAS Headquarters
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20005

REGISTER HERE (for organization put S.T.A.R.S.)


STARS Prom 2016

View pictures on Facebook! Link: STARS Prom 2016 


STARS Graduation Ceremony & Reception
Saturday, June 3, 2017  at 2 pm
We will be honoring 4 graduating seniors with a Graduation Ceremony in the Church sanctuary.
A reception will immediately follow.
All of the STARS families are invited!

Prom Mixer

We will be having a PROM MIXER THURSDAY, MAY 4, 7:00-9:00 PM.


STARS Open House 2015-2016

When: Tuesday, September 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Springfield Church of Christ, 7512 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22150

Looking for a Christian homeschool co-op with friendly, wholesome families and rigorous academics?  Come preview STARS 2015-2106 classes and meet teachers, as well, at ourSTARS Fall 2015 Open House!

STARS features instruction for elementary through high school from caring and highly experienced teachers who are gifted at motivating students with a love for learning.  Our critical thinking approach curriculum includes Apologia Physical Science, Biology, Advanced Biology, Nutrition, Chemistry, Saxon Algebra I, Algebra II, Advanced Math, Jacobs Geometry, Intro to Effective Writing, Creative Writing, British Literature, World Literature, Essay Writing with SAT Prep, American History, Spanish, French, Russian, Latin, Art, Classical Guitar and Guitar Ensemble, Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet.  Science classes include intensive lab work. 

Tutoring is available as well in selected subjects.

We love to have fun at STARS!  Special activities include field trips for a day of instruction at renowned universities (MIT Spring 2013, Yale Spring 2014, and Duke Spring 2015), fall festival celebrations at local farms, and tours at area museums.

Want to know more? Check out our website at
Questions? Email Anne-Marie Mingo at with questions.

STARS Prom Mixer #2

A mixer is an evening event that gives people an opportunity to meet the leadership team, make friends, mingle with other attendees, and practice dancing! We will have instruction for beginners and practice for old hats, covering swing, waltz, and salsa. Please bring a friend!
Thursday, May 21
Springfield Church of Christ, 
7512 Old Keene Mill Rd., 
Springfield, VA 22150
We will be having a raffle as part of our fundraising for prom. If you attend this mixer, you’ll get one ticket. If you bring a friend, you’ll get another. We’ll also have a few for sale for a suggested donation of $1 each, as well as pizza and donuts. Prizes will include a Starbucks gift card, Chick-fil-A gift card, and more! 

PROM 2015


With decor inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting, you are invited to an enjoyable evening of traditional dancing, to include waltz, swing, salsa, and some folk dances as well – no previous experience required! This event will take place 8:00-12:00, Thursday, June 4th, 2015, at former 1950’s amusement park and historic site Glen Echo Park. With refreshments provided by a caterer who has worked with the White House and the State Department for decades, it be a night to remember! Mixers to practice dancing and get to know other attendees will be organized prior to the event. See link for details and an FAQ.
For more information, see: or contact Priscilla at

Open House/Registration 2015-2016 School Year

Interested parents and teens are welcome to attend our open house Tuesday, May 12th 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 — Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet.  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 with questions and/or to RSVP (appreciated but not required!).

Correction to ShareNet Ad

STARS would like to invite you, on April 7th and 9th, 2015 between the hours of 10:30-1:30,  to an Open House for students and families to meet our newest tutor, Matt Rogers for instrument demonstrations, direct Q & A with him, as well as signing up for an opportunity to try sax, flute, or clarinet themselves.  Matt will be offering private lessons with STARS on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If you would like to set up free 30 minute trial lesson, email him at  We are so fortunate to have him join us and to have a musician of this caliber teach our students.  Matt has also been asked to be a soloist for the Easter sunrise service at the Lincoln Memorial and will be performing with Michael Tait of the Newsboys.  He would love to meet you and has invited students to come down to the stage afterwards to say hello. 

Below is more information.

We are super excited to add Saxophone, Flute, and Clarinet to our music opportunities.  Victoria has been a big fan of Matt Rogers and we have finally worked out an opportunity for him to join us.  You will find his bio below as well as contact information for him.
Matt Rogers (Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet) holds a degree in Saxophone Performance from George Mason University and has been teaching and performing in the D.C. area for over 20 years.  He has performed with national acts including Roberta Flack, Allen Vizutti, Doc Severinsen, Travis Cottrell, Mandisa, Beth Moore-Living Proof Ministries and other nationally-known ministries.  In addition, he has opened for artists including The Mighty Cloud, Salvador and Jaci Velasquez.  He was the Grand Prize Winner of the Gospel Music Association’s (GMA) National Instrumental Competition in 2000 (Estes Park, CO).  Locally, Mr. Rogers has performed on numerous occasions at McLean Bible Church, The Falls Church Anglican, Truro Anglican Church, as well as many others, including Capital Church, his home church.  Mr. Rogers specializes in all levels and styles of saxophone as well as all styles through an upper-intermediate level in flute and clarinet.  Composition, arranging, & transcription instruction available.  Theory, sight-reading, rhythmic training and technique building are all standard in weekly lessons.  Mr. Rogers is a member of MENC and NVMTA and is VIRTUS trained and certified.
STARS is located at 7512 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA.
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