Passport partners provide tuition scholarships for students and families who cannot pay the full cost of education.
Approximately 60% of Daystar students receive partial tuition help.
One of Daystar's distinctions is the extensive use of Chicago's cultural, academic, business, government, health and natural resources as part of the curriculum. For a complete list click on learning excursions.
– Annual Learning Excursions per classroom (30): $15,000- Individual Learning Excursion: $500
Daystar values the role that visual and performing arts play in the development of students. Students artwork and "drumming" has been recognized by area businesses and organizations as exceptional.
– Music and art equipment and supplies: $8,000
Mobile Learning Lab
The Mobile Learning Lab provides technological tools for students that are essential for living and working in the 21st century.
– Digital Projectors (6): $15,000 - IPods (6): $2,400
Software Technology Program
The Software Technology program supplies educational software to enhance grade specific curriculum. – Educational software: $4,000
YYC! (Yes, You Can!) is a tutoring program designed to provide students with additional direct instruction that they need to succeed.
– Salary and supplies for professional aide: $20,000
Daystar is committed to helping its students maintain good physical fitness. Your gift supply the physical education department with a set of equipment. – Physical Education Equipment: $10,000
Life Event Fund
The Life Event Fund sponsors a student's tuition for one month when a family is experiencing a catastrophic illness or unexpected financial challenges. – Life Event Tuition for one month: $1,000
Daystar Graduation Ceremony
Daystar celebrates the completion of the achievements of its eighth grade class with a graduation ceremony at the end of the school year.– Daystar Annual Graduation Ceremony: $3,000
Executive Functioning Program
The Executive Functioning program provides teacher training and follow-up, parent involvement and student coaching and learning materials.– Executive Functioning program: $2,500
The Living Stone Wall – Each stone: $1,000
Support the education and mission of Daystar School by having a room named in honor of you and your family.
The Music Room - $20,000
The Art Studio - $40,000
The Discovery Zone - $45,000
The Exploratorium - $45,000
The Learning Lab - $45,000
The Celebration Center - $45,000
The Idea Factory - $45,000
The Imagination Post - $20,000
The Great Room/Gymnasium - $75,000