The diverse student body at Daystar is one of our strengths. Students come to Daystar from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Our goal is to build a school community that reflects the diversity of God’s Kingdom. The 2012-2013 student body is 35% African American, 11% Asian, 35% Caucasian, 7% Hispanic, and 12% Muliti-ethnic. Over 50% of the students receive financial grants ranging from 20%—80% of tuition. These grants are awarded to students at all grade levels and are determined on the basis of need and the availability of funds.
Most students commute to the school from the various neighborhoods of the city (approx. 36 zip codes). A few, whose parents work in the city, live in the suburbs. The students worship at 50 different churches throughout the city. Each student benefits from learning in a place where differences among people are recognized, appreciated, and celebrated.
Daystar is also much more than a collection of individual classrooms. Specific programs, such as Worship, Team Time, and multi-classroom unit studies give students the opportunity to work and interact across grade levels. Students learn in multi-age classrooms where adjustments for acceleration or remediation are made through projects, tiered assignments, independent challenges, learning enters, flexible grouping, and adapted assignments. The students work in an environment that fosters a sense of community and caring where they learn from each other.