|Q. What makes
G-Star so different from the high school my child is zoned to attend
G-Star is the largest Film, TV Production, and Acting high school in
the nation; and the only high school in the world with its own
motion picture studios where students work on multi-million dollar
feature films as interns with the cast & crew. G-Star is unique
in a number of ways that may appeal to certain students. First,
there is a creative, small-school atmosphere with opportunities for
students and faculty to work as a community of inquiry toward common
goals. Second, the curriculum is infused with television and film
production topics and projects. Students may be making documentaries
in social studies class or instructional programs in science class.
Conversely, students may be honing their writing skills by writing
screenplays in their TV production classes. A lighting project for a
TV show might entail some geometry, as students design lighting
angles. Third, there are production companies working on campus in
the Motion Picture Studios, thus providing qualified upperclassmen
opportunities to pursue on-the-job training or internships in the
film, television and recording industries.
Q. Is G-Star a public high school?
G-Star is a public charter high school approved by the State of
Florida and sponsored by the School Board of Palm Beach County.
G-Star has its own governing board and an executive director, who
function in a similar capacity to the school board and
superintendent, respectively. There is no charge to attend the
Q. Where is the school located?
G-Star School is located at 2030 S. Congress Avenue in West Palm
Beach. It is three blocks south of Forest Hill Boulevard on the east
side of the road (across the street from the YMCA). The School\'s
mailing address is 2065 Prairie Rd., Bldg. J, West Palm Beach, FL
Q. The film, TV production, and Acting
aspects of the school sound great, but what about academics?
G-Star offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes, honors classes, and
dual enrollment with FAU, PBCC, and Lynn University. As a public
charter high school, G-Star offers academic courses required by the
State of Florida for high school graduation: four credits of
English, three credits of social studies, three credits of science,
three credits of mathematics, one-half credit of life management
skills, one-half credit of personal fitness, and one-half credit of
physical education. As part of our college-preparatory program,
foreign language is also offered. As the school grows and student
needs arise, academic courses will be added to the course roster.
Q. What about sports?
G-Star students who wish to participate in high school sports may do
so at their home school. All sports, plus cheerleading and marching
band, are available.
Q. How many students are enrolled in the
The total enrollment in grades 9-12 equals 1130 students.
Q. What are the admission requirements?
G-Star has guidelines only. Students of all levels are admitted.
Applicants should have a 2.5 grade point average in core academic
subjects (English, math, science, social studies), a score of at
least 300 on the FCAT SSS or 60th percentile on the FCAT NRT, good
conduct, good attendance, and students may provide optional positive
recommendations from their English and mathematics instructors.
Q. Should I apply even if I don't meet all
of the requirements?
If you meet MOST of the requirements, you should go ahead and apply.
Also, you have time during the third nine weeks of your eighth grade
year to bring up your grades and improve your conduct and
Q. How do I get an application packet?
You can get an application packet by clicking here to download one
from our website.
Q. Is transportation provided?
G-Star School contracts with the School Board of Palm Beach
County\'s transportation department to provide transportation. That
transportation takes the form of school buses, Tri-Rail, or Palm
Tran bus. The same parameters that apply to magnet school and career
academy transportation will apply. Bus schedules are listed on this
website. Students attend from Jupiter to Boca Raton to Loxahatchee.