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February 26, 2019 

STARS Accelerated High School 25th Anniversary

STARS Accelerated High School celebrated its 25th anniversary on February 25, 2019. 

An alternative academic high school that is part of Granbury ISD, the school was founded on February 28, 1994, as STARS Academy. 

Among guests at the reception were former GISD school board trustees Linda LaMarca and Claudia Southern, who helped found the alternative high school.  Also attending were former principal Edwin Young and former secretaries Vicki McCann, Candy Tatum, and Kim Wyatt. 

Now located next to Decker Field in a former GISD school campus most recently used for district administration offices, STARS provides an optional setting with flexibility and personalized self-paced courses for high school students whose needs are not met in the traditional school.  The acronym stands for Self-Motivated Teens Achieving Responsibility and Success.  

Over one thousands students have graduated and received high school diplomas from STARS since its founding. 

Pictured at the reception are (left to right) science teacher Greg Brown, social studies teacher Rhonda Naylor, and GISD school board president Mark Jackson.