Each year the Washington Post ranks the best high schools out of 37,000 high schools in the country. In the just-released report G-Star, the largest Film, Acting and Television Production high school in the nation, had one of the highest advances in the rankings by jumping past 315 other top ranked schools.
Four years ago when Mrs. Kim Collins became Principal she implemented a new educational plan working with each department in the school and the school’s administration. In that four year period G-Star achieved full national accreditation from AdvancED, began a new International Baccalaureate World School Program, and installed a new Digital Media Career Path in 3-D animation and film. Today G-Star is an “A” rated school that graduates 99% of its students with 97% going on to college. This past semester 41% of G-Star students have a 3.5 Grade Point Average or above; and 21% have a 4.0 GPA or above. In addition, the Raindance Film Festival, Europe’s largest independent film festival, held in London, UK, named G-Star “The Number One High School for Film in the World”. Also during this time, G-Star built the largest motion picture sound stage in Florida where major film stars, celebrities, and corporate productions (NIKE, Rolex, Abercrombie & Fitch, etc.) work with their students as interns on their sets.
The school is committed to helping young people improve their grades, promote a drug-free lifestyle, open doors to new skills, give them pride in their workmanship, keep them in school and focused on attaining a college education, and to encourage them to explore new career opportunities through the “hands-on” training and expertise they ultimately develop in writing, directing, producing and starring in TV programs and film making – and to help create a film and TV industry here in Palm Beach County for their future employment. Those G-Star students who have good grades and good behavior will receive real-world, hands-on experience working on the sets of multi-million dollar feature films, commercials, music videos and more.
The mission of G-Star is “to prepare and educate students to demonstrate mastery in the arts and academics, to achieve physical, social, emotional, and intellectual wellness and to implement career goals and strategies.”
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