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).