Summer Teaching to Advance Reading Success 

The goal is to improve student performance by raising confidence and encouraging excellence.


STARS is designed to provide our community's youngest scholars with the head start needed to succeed. STARS addresses the learning needs of regular students who are most in need of attention. Typically, these are students of color, although all eligible students are welcomed. STARS is a part of the regular Summer School program of the Madison Metropolitian School District (MMSD). 


STARS runs each morning for 6-weeks of Summer School, working on improving reading, math, and social skills.


Our teachers and support educators are certified, experienced, and caring. And because parents are students' first and most important teachers, STARS requires parental participation in Parenting Sessions. 

Small Class Sizes

Teacher, Teacher Aides
and Assistants

Individual and Group


Meals Provided 

Field Trips 

Library Card 

Weekly yoga lessons 

Book Loans and Free Books 

Enrichment activities 

Program Features