Recognitions & Testimonials

Outstanding student performance and achievement are an educator’s greatest reward. At Star International Academy, we are gratified and proud that our students outperform students in traditional schools on Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) tests in math and language arts , and 100% of SIA graduates are accepted into college.

We are also honored by the recognition and awards that distinguish SIA from its peers and underscore our commitment to excellence, including:

  • U.S. News & World Report Top American High Schools (2008)
  • Michigan School of Excellence Award finalist (2007)
  • Michigan Charter Teacher of the Year finalist (2007): Qazime Muftari (Pre-K)
  • Title I Distinguished School of the Year (2010)
  • Oakland University Compliance Award (annually since award inception in 2007): Star International Academy and Universal Academy
  • Time magazine article, “Detroit’s Unlikely Saviors” featuring Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent
  • Michigan Charter School Administrator of the Year (2007): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent
  • Arab American Chamber of Commerce, Arab American Professional of the Year in the field of education (2010): Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent
  • Lebanese American Heritage Club Outstanding Leadership and Service in Education Award (2010):  Mrs. Nawal Hamadeh, Superintendent