Welcome to Desert Star Community School
Tax Credit Program
The Arizona State Tax Credit Program is a unique opportunity for you to help our public charter school to fund activities that will enhance local children’s education experiences. The Tax Credit Program allows you to put your tax dollars back into your community, towards our future, our children! Your support will make a real difference.
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Friday Dec 2nd
6PM Sedona Tree Lighting- 6th-8th grade sing
Thursday Dec 8th
3:15PM Board Meeting
Friday Dec 9th
5:30PM Spiral Walk
Monday Dec 12th
4th Grade Field Trip
Tuesday Dec 13th
5th Grade Field Trip
Wednesday Dec 14th
5:30PM 3rd Grade Play
Friday Dec 16th
Half Day - Dismissal 11:30AM
Winter Break Dec 19th-Jan 2nd.
School resumes Tuesday January 3rd 2017.
Desert Star Community School offers a curriculum designed to meet Arizona State educational standards through an innovative approach that is experiential, meaningful and imaginative. Desert Star meets the needs of the whole child by engaging on many levels: cognitive, physical, social, emotional as well as the creative-imaginative.
Desert Star's educational program integrates daily curriculum content with multiple art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handwork and woodwork, as well as, movement, drama and music. Effective learning flourishes in an environment which honors and respects the wonder of childhood. In this age of pervasive media and technological influences, Desert Star offers a healthy, balanced approach which draws upon both age-old traditions and cutting edge research to determine how to best teach children and meet their needs.
The Waldorf approach of "head, heart and hands" allows children to integrate and retain what they learn through experiential, multi sensory and emotionally engaging learning experiences. The education methods and curriculum are designed to invigorate the mind intellectually, engage the heart, and encourage children to work actively with the hands and body throughout the day.
Students are prepared to enter adulthood with confidence, self discipline, creative thinking, analytical skills, a joy for learning, reverence and wonder for the world.