Star Academy: Open House for Post-High School (Ages 18-22)

Jan 15, 2021 10:00amFeb 11, 2021 10:00amMar 12, 2021 10:00am
Open Houses, Tours & Info Sessions
San Rafael, North Bay
Teens, Young Adults, Adults


Learn about Star Academy's unique Post-High School program that coordinates with College of Marin. You'll hear from Head of School Sheila Reilly and Transition Coordinator Sarah Bessing. 

For parents and students alike, transition out of high school can be an anxious time.  However, with the appropriate support system, students with learning differences can attend college, discover their interests, and find meaningful employment. 

In partnership with the College of Marin, Star Academy's Post-High School program is designed to support students ages 18 to 22 with learning differences in the areas of education, employment and life skills.  The program is open to graduates from Star Academy and other area high schools.

Our program is located at the College of Marin’s campus and is staffed by a team that includes a Speech and Language Pathologist, and Occupational Therapist specialists; as well as a Transitions Counselor, and teaching assistants.  Students also work closely with the College of Marin’s Student Accessibility Services (SAS) counseling team.

Highlights of the program include:​

  • Supported College Experience at College of Marin
  • Assistive Technology
  • Speech and Occupational Therapy support
  • Counseling and Case Management
  • Transition Preparation
  • Community Training
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Linkage to outside agencies for vocational support and training

 The program runs throughout the school year, following the College of Marin schedule. Students and their families are responsible for transportation to and from the College and home. RVSP here.

Sarah Bessing
sarah.bessing [at]