2014 Student Information
Guidelines and Qualifications
The online PAGE STAR Nomination Form must be completed by an appropriate school official, usually the senior counselor, and submitted by the specified deadline date. In September, counselors and principals are mailed the website address and instructions for entering STAR Student and STAR Teacher nominations.
2014 STAR student nominees must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- Be a legally enrolled senior in an accredited Georgia public or private high school. The school must be accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and/or the Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC).
- A legally enrolled senior is a student who has registered – and been accepted – as a student in the school and will graduate with the 2014 senior class. Seniors who are jointly enrolled in high school and college are eligible for STAR honors if all other requirements are met. (College and high school grades are averaged to determine rank.)
- Seniors who complete graduation requirements prior to the end of the school year and who will graduate with the current year's graduating class are eligible for STAR honors if they meet other requirements.
- NOTE: The STAR Program is designed to recognize high school seniors who have the highest SAT score in their graduating class and meet all the other program requirements. How many classes a student takes off campus or how involved the student is with extra-curricular activities at the school are irrelevant in determining the STAR Student.
- Take the three-part SAT any year on any national testing date through and including November 2, 2013. Important: November 2, 2013, is the last acceptable SAT test date for the 2014 PAGE STAR program.
- Score highest on a single test date (scores may not be combined from two or more test dates) on the three-part SAT among qualified seniors in the school. Nominees' SAT scores must be equal to or higher than the latest available national average on the math, critical reading and writing sections. The national averages for 2014 are: Critical Reading 496, Math 514, Writing 488.
- Be in the top 10 percent or be among the top 10 students numerically, whichever category provides the largest number of eligible students in the school.
A student must meet the "top 10" requirement based on cumulative high school (grades 9 through 11) grade average numerically computed by utilizing the system normally utilized by the school. Calculation should be on cumulative grades through the junior year.
If the student with the highest SAT score does not meet the top 10 criterion, the student with the next highest SAT score who does meet the criterion becomes the nominee.
- Private school winners will compete in the public school system in which the private school is geographically located.
- Ties at the high school, system and region levels are permitted. For example, if two or more students in a high school, system or region have identical SAT scores and meet all other requirements, all are STAR students for that school, system or region.
- High School STAR Students compete for system titles.
- System STAR Students in turn compete for region-wide honors in the 12 STAR Regions.
- Region STAR students compete for State PAGE STAR Student.
- STAR Teachers move up in the competition with their STAR Student.