Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs



The purpose of MAAP Stars is to help students:

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The Minnesota chapter of STARS holds three statewide events each year:

Many of our MAAP regions and individual programs hold other STARS activities throughout the year.

More on MAAP STARS Events

Thinking About Starting a New MAAP STARS Chapter?

A MAAP STARS chapter is a wonderful addition to any program. Here are some documents that will help you figure the process that you need to follow, and any associated costs:

Click on this link to see an excellent presentation by Northwest Passage High School on how to incorporate STARS into your program:

Northwest Passage High Presentation on STARS

Here is a video that shows the activity at the Leadership conference last fall.

New MAAP STARS Brochure

Please check out the new MAAP STARS Brochure. This brochure highlights all the wonderful features of the MAAP STARS program, and ways that you can help assure the future of this program.



There is an annual fee to become a chapter member to cover the cost of mailings and event manuals. For more information on costs and MAAP STARS events and activities, download a copy of the MAAP STARS Manual.

To join MAAP STARS, please email our MAAP STARS Committee Chair Patti Haasch at pjhaasch@yahoo.com

You can also contact her here:

Patti Haasch, STARS Chair

MAAP STARS 2016-17 Officers

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Front Row (L to R)
Anahi Rodriguez (Worthington Area Learning Center)
Daisah Var (Jennings Community School)
Peyton Dean (Voyageurs Expeditionary High School)
Back Row (L to R)
Jeffery Carter (Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School)
Desiree Henry (Osseo Area Learning Center)
Carl Fisher (Paladin Career & Technical High School)

Here is a list of past MAAP STARS officers, and a document that describes the responsibility of the officers:


Click here to download a copy of the Events Manual
This has been updated for 2016-2017

Click here to download a copy of the Chapter Manual

News and Events

The 2017 Spring Conference will be held on April 26th and 27th at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. Details are now on the website.

Here are the documents that list the criteria for Advisor of the Year and Student of the Year awards, as well as the nomination forms for both awards:

MAAP STARS Advisor of the Year Criteria
MAAP STARS Advisor of the Year Nomination Form
MAAP STARS Student of the Year Criteria
MAAP STARS Student of the Year Nomination Form

Here is a video of the great work that was done at this conference: 2016 MAAP STARS Conference Revisited


Here are some examples of the excellent speeches that our STARS students gave at a recent conference:

Aaron's Speech
Jocelynn's Speech
Sam's Speech
Taylor's Speech
Jessenia's Speech