About VA STAR

The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is a state-wide program that teaches students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts in need. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning industry-standard certifications from companies such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle, which paves the way for both higher education and well-paying jobs.

Virginia STAR is currently in 55 schools spanning 35 school districts throughout the Commonwealth. The program is maintained and coordinated through the SPARK Education Foundation of Prince William County Public Schools, primarily from the model-site at Forest Park High School.