Frequently Asked Questions
What is STAR Academy?
STAR- (Science, Technology, Art and Robotics) Academy is Maryland’s new STEM and technology focused training center, based in Timonium. We offer programs in Robotics, Drones, 3D Printing, and Video Game Design. The training center is more than 16,000 square feet with training labs and practice space for each activity. Memberships, courses, camps, and activities are available every week to inspire hope and imagination, developing skills and experience for the careers of tomorrow!
How old do I, or my child, have to be to participate in programs at STAR Academy?
STAR Academy generally offers programs for students ages 10 and up. However, We sometimes make exceptions for particularly talented or interested individuals, or for our summer programs (Ages 9 & Up), so don’t be afraid to ask!
Do you offer any after school programs?
Yes! STAR Academy offers an after-school program up to 5 days a week from 3-6pm with transportation from 13 area schools included! For more information, or to sign up, visit our After-School page here!
I’m really interested in drones, do you offer any drone programs outside of classes?
Definitely! Other than classes, we offer Drone Clubs every weekend as well as a Drone Racing League here every Friday from 6-9pm. You don’t have to be a professional to join our league, in fact most of us are new, so feel free to take your shot at racing! Its costs $20 to enter the race, but most of that goes to prizes anyway.
Do I need a Drone in order to take a Drone Class?
No; You do not need to bring your own drone! STAR Academy provides a variety of rental drones for $10-$20 per session. Insurance is also available for an additional $5. (Cost of repairs or replacement is the responsibility of the participant for uninsured drones.) If you would like to bring your own drone to learn on, you are more than welcome to do so!
Are there any long-term commitments or cancelation fees?
Of course not! We sell our Memberships on a 12-month basis, but you can cancel anytime with a 2-week notice for any reason.
What if a class is cancelled or I miss a session?
Don’t worry if a class is cancelled or you miss a session. If we cancel on you we’ll let you know via e-mail or text message and offer you a chance to reschedule or receive a credit on your account. In the event you miss a class we’ll do our best to get you in our next available session; space permitting.