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Our courses will meet from October to December and include:
  • Forensics for 6th graders.
  • Explore Our Shore for 6th and 7th graders.
  • Olympics of the Mind for 7th and 8th graders.
  • Coding and Robotics for 7th and 8th graders.

Sign up for Fall Course Now
Our courses will meet from October to December and include:

  • Forensics for 6th graders.
  • Explore Our Shore for 6th and 7th graders.
  • Olympics of the Mind for 7th and 8th graders.
  • Coding and Robotics for 7th and 8th graders.

 
Deadlines, News, Events
Now Accepting Applications for Fall Semester (8-1-18)
Now Accepting Applications for Winter Semester (11-2-17)
New Stars Challenge Executive Director (8-1-16)

More Information
Learn a Language, but Not a Human One - WSJ (pdf)
Where Non-Techies Can Get With the Programming - The New York Times (4-6-16) (pdf)
Learning to Think Like a Computer - The New York Times (4-6-16) (pdf)
What you study is much more important than where you go to college (3-21-15)
Time Magazine Article on Girls in Computing (8-27-14) (pdf)
View our Video Gallery

What is Stars Challenge?

The application deadline of September 21 for fall semester is extended.

The Stars Challenge is a science enrichment program for 6th through 9th graders that is held primarily at High Technology High School. Our goal is to get more top students -- students who can become innovators -- involved in science and technology and ultimately to maintain America's historical lead in technology and innovation.


We start with excellent teachers. Then we focus on real-world problems where students can work in small groups to create innovative solutions. We want to stimulate and nurture the students' passion and curiosity about science. We want our students to understand how they can use science and technology to make a positive impact on society

High Tech is the best STEM high school (science, technology, engineering and math) in the country.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know Monmouth County's outstanding high school!

We offer four programs:

  • Our Fall and Winter Science Courses are our flagship program for top middle school students.  Courses are taught primarily at High Tech High School in the evening during fall and winter semesters.   We began our 12th academic year this fall; so far, we've taught over 100 courses with over 1,570 students from over 60 schools. Check out our courses offerings at Fall and Winter Science Courses.  Take a look at pictures from our previous courses in our Gallery.
     
  • Summer Camp at Sandy Hook is a one-week marine science program that is located on Sandy Hook and is hosted by The Marine Academy of Science and Technology.  This is a hands-on course with both lab and field work that explores the marine life and habitat of Sandy Hook's beaches and estuaries. All our instructors are from MAST. For more information, see Summer Camp at Sandy Hook.
     
  • Coding Camp For Girls -- called Code Secrets -- is a one-week program that combines coding with applications in science.  This is a hands-on course that teaches the basics of coding along with the use of sensors in other areas of science.  It is taught by Mr. Michael T. Roche at High Technology High School.  For more information, see Coding Camp For Girls and our brochure (pdf).
  • Coding And Robotics Camp For Boys is a one-week program that combines coding with applications in science.  This program will be  a hands on adventure into the worlds of computer science and robotics.  It is taught by Mr. Chris Hanas at High Technology High School.  For more information, see Coding And Robotics Camp For Boys and our brochure (pdf).


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The Stars Challenge admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.