R Star Education by R School


R School, a Florida not-for-profit K-8 independent school, was created in 2015 by a group of innovative educators, administrators, parents, and community members to design and implement developmentally appropriate, adaptable, and accessible educational alternatives to the standard public, private, and homeschool environments. R School creates student-centered, innovative educational programs that are designed to meet students where they are, academically and geographically. 

R Star Education

In response to the unique needs of athletes, musicians, artists, and other specialists, R School offers R Star Education, which was created to bring exceptional academics to students in an adaptive, personalized format. This flexible framework allows students with complex training or practice schedules to remain enrolled in school full-time and still pursue their non-academic passions without compromising their education or their extra-curricular activities.


Teachers, students, coaches, mentors, community members, and parents work collaboratively to create the ideal academic and athletic/non-curricular program for each student. R Star Education allows students to achieve their full potential in an environment structured around their special interests, and when education is designed to best meet the needs of the students, students are effectively engaged and learn most effectively. 

5th-8th Grade Curriculum

Students in grades 5-8 will receive 540 hours (4 academic credits) of core English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Additionally, students may receive up to 135 hours of Leadership Training or Civic Engagement (1 academic credit), and 135 academic hours of Health, Fitness, or Team Sports (1 academic credit).  Students may choose from various electives for their remaining academic hours for an additional academic credit each year.

Academic Courses # Units Approximate
Hrs / Week
English Language Arts 1 3.75 135 hours
Social Studies 1 3.75 135 hours
Science 1 3.75 135 hours
Mathematics 1 3.75 135 hours
Leadership* 1 3.75 ~135 hours
Physical Education / Health* 1 3.75 ~135 hours
Elective* 1 3.75 ~135 hours
Total Academic Credits / Hours 7 25-30 900-945 hours

R Star Faculty & Staff

R Star teachers are highly qualified in the subject matter they teach, communicate regularly with families and coaches, and offer flexible academic support to ensure each student reaches his or her academic potential.

R Star Education is a project of R School, a not-for-profit K-12 independent school, registered with the State of Florida Department of Education (8554).