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 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade 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.
- Marine Science 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: You’ll learn coding, discover basic principles of programming common to a number of different programming languages, and develop your first programs using Snap! - a language developed at University of California Berkley.
- Robotics Camp for Girls: We pair these together so you can take Coding, Robotics or both. This is the place to learn more about building and programming VEX robots. Robots will be a big part of your future -- now is the time to start learning about them!