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About STARS Accelerated High School

A School of Choice

STARS Accelerated High School provides an optional setting for high school students whose needs are not met in the traditional school.  This setting is quite different from the traditional high school.  The school’s most  important aspects are its flexibility and personalized self-paced courses. 
When  students successfully complete all the requirements for graduation, they earn a diploma from STARS.  Our students celebrate their success with formal graduation in the fall and  spring.  Over 1000 students have earned their high school diplomas at STARS.


Students at STARS Accelerated High School  are required to complete the same graduation requirements as all students in the state of Texas.  
Our school is accredited by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Classroom Structure

Classes at STARS Accelerated High School are not delineated by grade level.  Students are enrolled in each subject area with a state-certified teacher responsible for multi-course instruction.  Each student works on up to five academic courses at a time.  Students receive specific course outlines (syllabi) when they enroll in a course.  Taught on an individual basis, students are considered to have mastered a course when they have reached 80 percent (minimum passing grade.)  Students are not limited to a specific number of credits each trimester.  As students work at their own pace, they can complete a course in six to nine weeks.  When the requirements for a particular course are completed, students may start another class.

Military-Connected Families

STARS is a great option for military-connected families!

The small class sizes help students adjust to a new community quickly. The accelerated curriculum is also great for students whose credits may not have transferred well from one district to another.

To find out more about Granbury ISD, visit the Military-Connected Families page for the district. 


Students are equipped for life beyond high school:

College/University | Trade School | Military | Workforce
What's next for you?

Is STARS for You?

STARS Accelerated High School is an alternative to the traditional when the traditional does not prove to be a good fit for you.
STARS Accelerated High School might be a place for you if:
  • You are wanting to Graduate Early for whatever reason
  • You need to Recover Credits
  • You thrive in smaller class sizes
  • You are not experiencing success in school
  • You need to balance your family and education and/or work
  • You want to prepare for Higher Education and earn college credits while in school
If you are currently a Granbury High School student, begin your application with your school counselor.  A student who has been out of school for one semester or longer may  apply directly to STARS Accelerated High School.  All completed applications are reviewed at the end of each month, pending openings.  Prospective students are then interviewed.  Students are not enrolled on a “first come, first served” basis.  Students are accepted based on whether STARS Accelerated High School is an appropriate academic environment for them. Students who choose to take advantage of STARS Accelerated High School in a positive and productive manner will be successful. 

Eligibility and Enrollment Procedures

STARS Accelerated High School serves students in grades 9-12 and also those who are beyond high school age ready to earn their diploma.
Before an interview is scheduled, certain requirements must be met.
Application must be completed and turned in with all necessary forms.
  • Current Transcript (copy that includes STAAR scores)
  • Copy of report card
  • Attendance record
  • Discipline Record 
  • Recommendations (additional recommendation for special programs)
Please call (817) 408-4450 if you have any questions or to schedule a tour.