Handbooks & Policies

School, Governance Board and District Policies

Stargate is independently managed by a Governance board with the autonomy to pursue the school's educational objectives. As the governing entity, the Board is charged with developing school policies and setting goals and expectations. The school's leadership staff, including its Executive Directors, are tasked with implementing the Board’s policies and carrying out the school’s academic and operational programs on a day-to-day basis.

School / Operational Policies

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School policies are provided in this reference guide for parents, students and staff. Community members are asked to read all parts of the document and discuss them with your student so that you may be fully informed of any/all changes and applicable district policies.

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Communicating with Kindness & Empathy - Meaningful communication - whether written or oral - is essential for our students' success.  This document outlines expectations for mutually respectful dialogue as well as the most effective vehicles for outreach.

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Dialogue is important. Stargate is very interested in ideas and comments from our community. If you have a classroom or child-related concern or problem, please review the Stargate Communication Pathways. 

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Translating values into expectations for action  - The Stargate experience we want to create for our students starts with our mission. This document translates that mission into powerful belief statements and action-oriented student outcomes.  

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Stargate recognizes that some gifted children may benefit academically, socially and/or emotionally from content-based, single subject acceleration. This outlines the policy and process for K-8 placement and acceleration in mathematics and English language arts.

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Interschool athletics are a valuable part of the total school program at Stargate. This policy details the framework for athletics. 

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Academic Programs Decision Making Process - work in progress to formalize feedback opportunities for staff and parents during the school's regular review of curriculum and academic programs, including timing for communications and levels of engagement. 2021-22 recommendation from the School Accountability Committee (SAC)

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Stargate is chartered by the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. Unless otherwise indicated by a Stargate-specific policy, Stargate follows district policies.   

Governance Policies 

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Stargate, like other charter schools, operates within a framework of laws, contracts, policies, agreements and best practices to ensure that it is executing its mission responsibly. When combined, these elements create a core foundation for governance.

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3 main categories: 

Formal record of policies is maintained in the minutes of the Board of Directors. The Board typically reviews its policy manual at least annually. For more information about Stargate governing documents and Board policies, email governance@stargateschool.org.

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The Election Policy outlines procedures concerning elected positions including voter / candidate eligibility, terms, etc. This policy and others set by the Board can be found via the Board Policies folder link on this page. 

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Additional Resources

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Quick links to additional frequently requested information including:

Note: School policies are reviewed annually. Stargate reserves the right to modify, supplement, rescind or revise any provision, benefit or policy from time to time as it deems necessary or appropriate. 

Can't find what you're looking for on this page? Email info@stargateschool.org with questions.