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(Student Teacher Achievement Recognition)

The Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Georgia’s highest-achieving high school seniors and the teachers most instrumental in their academic development. Since its creation in 1958 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR program has honored more than 29,000 students. In the mid-1990s, the PAGE Foundation was asked to assume responsibility for the oversight, administration and promotion of the statewide STAR program. Every accredited high school in Georgia is eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition.

How to become a STAR.

Students from every accredited high school in Georgia are eligible to participate in this preeminent student/teacher academic recognition. To be nominated as a STAR, Georgia high school students meet several criteria, including having the highest SAT score at their schools on any single test date through November of their senior year and being in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average. 

High school STAR Students are asked to name their STAR Teachers, who continue with their STAR Students at every level of the program. The educator the students chooses may be any Pre-K through 12 classroom teacher in good standing in an accredited Georgia school system or private school.

2023 PAGE STAR Student Region winners

Meet the STARS.

Join PAGE and many of the STAR Student and STAR Teacher winners as we celebrate their achievement with a photo journey back to the 2023 PAGE State STAR competition and banquet.

2023 Region STAR Winners

State STAR Winners 1959 to Present

2023 Local STAR Winners

Region STAR Winners 1959 to Present


STAR State Winners

STAR Timeline and Awards

Student and Teacher Guidelines and Qualifications

STAR Banquet and Selection of Winners

STAR Regions By School System


Get in Touch with PAGE STAR

770-216-8555 (option 3)

800-334-6468 (option 3)

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