City Honors School is a public, grade 5-12, theme-based magnet school. Established to bring together students of diverse backgrounds throughout the city, CHS fosters lessons in understanding, cooperation and leadership for the benefit of future generations. For this reason, STARS (STudents with Autism Rising to Success) has become an important part of the school’s mission and identity. The STARS program provides students with autism a tailored instructional experience with support from a team of educators specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Through interaction, both students in the STARS program and those in the traditional education program at City Honors learn and grow from their experiences with one another. The STARS program now includes ten homebased classrooms at CHS. Students with Aspergers Syndrome comprise about a third of the population serviced by the STARS program.