Middle & High School Programs

South Shore Stars has three longstanding and proven programs that collaborate with Randolph Public Schools (RPS). These programs are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant as well as private donations. To ensure access for all eligible students, these programs are free for students referred by Randolph Public School Educators and Staff.

Stars high school and middle school 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide academic, emotional and social supports during and after the traditional school day. Our program capitalizes on project-based learning experiences that provide academic activities with targeted social emotional learning skills as well as executive functioning skills.

These skills may include:

  • Self-management skills
  • Self-awareness skills
  • Social awareness skills
  • Relationship skills
  • Responsible decision-making skills

Our programs emphasize:

A focus on developing strong, caring, supportive adult/youth relationships

Healthy social emotional development

Real world activities that integrate RPS curriculum based on the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

Promoting student participation in planning, action, and reflection

Involving students in determining program structure, goals, and activities

Creating connection between students’ school day and out-of-school time

Professional collaboration with South Shore Stars Educational Staff and RPS Staff

Using a culturally responsive approach that integrates a differentiated, equitable and inclusionary lens for all students, families, and stakeholders that we interact with

“Since its inception, Stars has become an important component in supporting our students’ needs.  This program is an essential link in connecting academic achievement and afterschool activity.”

Principal, Randolph Community Middle School

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South Shore Stars older youth programming is designed to work with all kinds of learners.  Our activities are designed to strengthen and enrich academic and social emotional skills in fun, engaging, and rewarding ways.  Our proven project-based learning and service-learning projects provide students opportunities to practice developmentally appropriate skills in relevant, meaningful, and frequently, real life situations. These opportunities engage the students we work with and create deep connections that foster success and long-term engagement for positive impacts.

Randolph Community Middle School Stars

For 6th graders

Three 11-week cycles operate 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday) from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m.

  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Social Time/Snack
  • 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Academic Support
  • 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Enrichment Clubs (Options may include: Robotics, Digital Media Arts, Drama, Dance, Music Production)

Randolph Summer Stars

For entering 7th, 8th and 9th graders, a 6-week session including hands-on math, science and language arts curriculum in the morning and afternoon outdoor recreation.

Randolph High School Stars

For entering 9th graders.  10th, 11th and 12th graders can continue to attend the program and serve as mentors.

Three 11-week cycles operate 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday) from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m.

  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Social Time/Snack
  • 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Academic Support
  • 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Enrichment Clubs (Options may include: Robotics, Digital Media Arts, Drama, Dance, Music Production)

For more information, contact LaCasha Wilburn at LWilburn@southshorestars.org.