The STAR program helps freshmen acclimate themselves to the college preparatory environment. Students are identified following the successful completion of the MUHS summer school program as a condition for admission.
These students are then scheduled in the STAR program. The STAR program is made up of two sections of World History and two sections of English. Student enrollment in each section is limited to approximately 16 students. The content of the courses is equivalent to all other sections, using the same textbooks and covering essentially the same material. The intent is academic support not remedial learning. Teachers offer support to students by focusing on study skills and on writing, reading and speech development. In addition, assistance in basic math and algebra is provided. The goal is to offer more individualized attention to students identified through entrance scores and summer school performance. STAR students are assimilated into the larger student population in all other academic areas.