If you're looking for the autonomy homeschooling provides and the quality education of a private academy, you've come to the right place.
Here at All-Star Academy, we partner with parents who are looking for the freedom-of-choice in safety concerns and curriculum as well the benefits of small classes, certified teachers, and a tight-knit community.
Our mission is to drive a new era of education where parents are able to direct their child’s education (under homeschooling laws) to inspire and develop that young mind to their fullest potential while in accordance with family values and individual interests.
Based in Preston, we are a Homeschool Academy and a member of the Washington Federation of Independent Schools, Cognia Global Accreditation and Improvement Network, and University of Washington's Work-Study program. We provide holistic education, after-school enrichment, and seasonal camps for children 4-12 years old.
HOW WE OPERATE
All-Star Academy parents are legally responsible for the health and education of their child. All-Star parents dictate their child’s safety precautions (masking, vaccinations, etc.) and the classes their child participates in, including optional specialist classes (Bible Studies, mindfulness, etc.).
We believe that education at its best should extend whole child development. As such, we offer optional Bible Studies and mindfulness classes. We use individual cognitive and academic data as well as the Montessori Method and project-based learning. Further, we offer mixed-age classrooms.
Our teachers are dedicated, inspiring, skillful and compassionate educators. They have been selected as role models of acceptance, unwavering kindness, self-motivation, and good citizenship.
HOW WE STARTED
Our Director, Brandy Simison, grew up in a small town and experienced the benefits of small classroom sizes and a tight-knit community. After training as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, she saw that public and private school classrooms often hosted 25 kids to a single teacher. Children with emotional or behavioral challenges and/or exceptionalities often did not get the support or attention they needed. Parents were displeased with how they had to fight for extra support or felt obligated to have their child undergo indoctrination or education they were uncertain was beneficial or in line with their family values.
All-Star Academy is an entirely different kind of environment. We are designed to promote a child’s holistic development under the direction of their parents/guardians. We offer an 8:1 student to teacher ratio with plenty of individual attention as well as customized learning plans designed around a specific profile. We offer unique learning experiences that help build connection to the natural world, including husbandry.
In 2018, we started All-Star Academy to provide this type of education experience for parents. We are one of the fastest-growing education providers in the country, with a 100% satisfaction rate consistently recorded from the parents we serve.
Come Meet Us!
From the Director:
I am so pleased you found us! Our objective is to drive a new era of education where parents are in control and their children have the chance to develop into their fullest potential. Our teachers are unified by this objective. They are dedicated, inspiring, skillful and compassionate educators. Each of our teachers role-model leadership, acceptance, listening, unwavering kindness, appreciation, self-esteem, self-motivation, and good citizenship. Read below to learn more about them!
Brandy Simison, Director
Child Behavior Specialist
Ms. Emily Good is a Masters-level teacher with 7 years of experience. She our lead teacher and educates 6-8 year olds in our 1st/2nd grade classroom. She is a Restorative Correction trained teacher and is known for her impeccable balance of being kind yet firm. Parents and students alike adore and respect Ms. Emily for her professionalism, kind heart, and most notably, the incredible development each of her students make in her classroom.
Ms. Emily Good, Lead Teacher,
1st/2nd grade Teacher
Ms. Camille Turner is our PreK/Kindergarten teacher. She specializes in educating pre-kindergarten and kindergarten level students. She is trained in Restorative Correction and has been an early childhood educator for 3 years. Ms. Camille also leads our optional Bible Studies class and has a background in Pastoral Studies. She is most known for instilling a growth mindset and coming up with creative ways to educate her students. Parents appreciate her personable demeanor and focus on steady improvement.
Ms. Camille Turner, PreK/Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Natasha Migliacio is our 3rd/4th grade teacher. She specializes in teaching elementary technology computer skills as well as core educational instruction for 3rd and 4th grade level students. Natasha has 7 years teaching experience. She is known for her cheerful demeanor and being able to "reach" kids to form a meaningful relationship that bodes impactful learning. Parents appreciate how excited their children are to go to Ms. Natasha's class and how eager they are to share what they learned in class.