The MAAP STARS Chapter Manual is an excellent resource giving you much direction, suggestions, and ideas of "how to begin". The MAAP STARS Spring Events Manual outlines the events that are held at the Spring Events Conference. It does provide an overview of what MAAP STARS is, but each of the events they can participate in at the Spring Conference are outlined for the bulk of the Manual.
After reviewing these two manuals, you will see that MAAP STARS is as much work as you want to make it. As usual, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. There are three main events throughout the year:
Most schools start with something simple. They may start an after school program, and enter a few individual events. Or they may enter one team event. After getting their feet wet, they may enter more events. Some schools are able to set up a MAAP STARS class. Review the MAAP STARS Event Manual to get an idea of what events are held at the Spring Confernce.
Here are some videos from people who have MAAP STARS programs, how they got started, and how they run their programs.
Jennings Community School
Academic Arts ALC
Paladin Career and Technical High School
Students Perspective on Why to Start a MAAP STARS Chapter
Everything we do is for the benefit of the students. Here are some comments from students about what MAAP STARS means to them:
MAAP STARS Documentation
Here are all the documents that you will need to start and maintain your MAAP STARS chapter.
Here is the information and files that was necessary to register your programs for the 2018 MAAP STARS Conference. More details are available on the MAAP STARS Spring Conference webpage. Please read the Registration Information carefully.
(Note: These are 2017 forms. 2018 forms will be posted when available. Use these to see what information is needed.)
A key to a successful conferences is the quality and quantity of our judges. Please consider voluntering for this important job. It is a great way to get introduced to MAAP STARS and the wonderful work it does.
Here is a link to the Google Doc that you can complete can complete to become a judge: