STARBASE is a Department of Defense initiated/funded program with the goal of inspiring fifth graders across the state of South Dakota. STARBASE intends to “spark” the student’s interest in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) career.  The goal is just that!

Twenty five hours of fun participation in experiments in all STEM areas. Team building and community foundation is a vital aspect of the STARBASE curriculum. STARBASE meets and exceeds the national and state standards for the core curriculum for fifth graders.

STARBASE of South Dakota has four sites, serving the following schools: [View map]

SOUTH DAKOTA

RAPID CITY
STARBASE NOVA Honor

  • Custer School District 16-1
    • Custer Elementary School
    • Hermosa School
  • Eagle Butte School District 20-1
    • Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School
  • Faith School District 46-2
    • Faith School
  • Hot Springs School District 23-2
    • Hot Springs Elementary School
  • Kadoka Area School District 35-2
    • Kadoka School
  • Lyman School District 52-4
    • Lyman County School
  • McIntosh School District 15-1
    • McIntosh School
  • Meade School District 46-1
    • Piedmont Elementary School
    • Sturgis Elementary School
    • Whitewood School
  • New Underwood School District 51-3
    • New Underwood School
  • Non-Public School 07301
    • St. Joseph’s Indian School
  • Non-Public School 65301
    • Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School
    • Red Cloud Indian School
  • Shannon County School District 65-1
    • Batesland Elementary School
    • Red Shirt Indian School
    • Wolf Creek Elementary School
  • Stanley County School District 57.1
    • Stanley County School
  • Tribal/BIE School 32301
    • Pierre Indian Learning Center
  • Tribal/BIE School 65311
    • Pine Ridge Indian Elementary School

RAPID CITY

  • Douglas School District 51-1
    • Vandenberg Elementary School
  • Rapid City Area Schools 51-4
    • Black Hawk Elementary School
    • Canyon Lake Elementary School
    • General Beadle Elementary
    • Horace Mann Elementary School
    • Knollwood Heights Elementary School
    • Rapid Valley Elementary School
    • Robbinsdale Elementary School
    • South Park Elementary School
    • Valley View Elementary School
  • Non-Public School 51304
    • Zion Lutheran Church and School

SIOUX FALLS
STARBASE NOVA Courage

  • Big Stone
    • Big Stone City School
  • Browns Valley
    • Browns Valley Elementary School
  • Garretson
    • Garretson Elementary School
  • Huron School District
    • Huron Elementary
  • Rosebud County
    • Rosebud Elementary School
    • Sisseton
    • Sisseton Westside Elementary School
  • Todd County
    • HeDog Elementary School
    • Klien Elementary School
    • Lakeview Elementary School
    • Littleburg Elementary School
    • Norris Elementary School
    • Okreek Elementary School
    • South Elementary School
  • Wagner
    • Wagner Elementary School

SIOUX FALLS
STARBASE Sioux Falls

  • Cleveland Elementary School
  • Eugene Field Elementary School
  • Garfield Elementary School
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Hayward Elementary School
  • Hoarce Mann Elementary School
  • Laura B Anderson
  • Longfellow Elementary School
  • Lowell Elementary School
  • Renberg
  • Robert Frost Elementary School
  • St. Lambert Elementary School
  • Terry Redlin Elementary School
  • All City Elementary School

STARBASE serves approximately 35%-40% of all fifth grade students in South Dakota.

There is no cost for the participating schools except for bussing.