About Starlight Academy
The school is funded by wealthy gifted persons, governments who want to recruit gifted person, and individuals who are sending their children to the Academy. The Headmistress herself is nearly infinitely wealthy, and funds the majority. Clean dormitories, quality school lunches, and the finest of education make Starlight Academy a beacon of hope in a world of discrimination. In the modern world, gifted persons are often discriminated by society, feared by their family and friends and rejected for their strange appearances and abilities. However, their powers are useful, and those in higher government and stature recognize it and desire that power for themselves.
To protect gifted persons from both society and exploitation, Starlight Academy is a shield that allows a safe environment that develops individuals into adults that can speak and decide for themselves. The Headmistress hires a great amount of a work force who dedicates themselves to finding gifted persons and inviting them to the Islands. They search by scanning the news, sensing power use, and using other means, and once they find a gifted person they give them the invitational letter.
On the surface, the Academy buildings appear old and castle-like, with elaborate architecture and spiraling towers. Inside features beautifully designed wooden flowers, arches, and stain glass windows. However, the school features elaborate technology and hidden enchantments. Classrooms usually feature a “universal language” enchantment that allows teachers and students to understand each other no matter where they come from.
Cordelia Moor always felt that she was different from everyone else. Growing up as an orphan, she had no family to rely on, but when she began to summon spirits she was ostracized and threatened to be thrown out if she pursued her abilities. However, Cordelia believe her ability was special and valuable. She began to wonder if there were others in the world that were like her. Unique and gifted. Often she would meditate, seeking out the answer as to what she should do with this gift.
When she turned thirteen, Cordelia received a letter in the mail from distant relatives. Without her ever knowing, her mother and father had passed away when a cruiser boat was lost at sea. Their legacy had left her a fortune, and Cordelia was immediately drowning in wealth. And that's when it all began.
Immediately she put a large portion of the money into savings, multiplying the portions as much as possible within the next several years. Using the remaining amounts of money, she began to seek out others who were gifted. Others who were like her.
She proposed to them an idea. An education system for those who were gifted. A safe haven for the unwanted. A hidden paradise. By the late 1800s, her dream came true. After years and years of hard work, research, funding and private donations, she opened up Starlight Academy and became Headmistress Moor.
Starlight Academy's uniforms are unique in that they are magical. They are able to fit any size, adjust to any appendages (wings, etc), and dissolve when a shapeshifter changes form. They are mandatory for students that are in Kindergarten through High School when attending classes on weekdays. Students who fully in animal or inhuman form are not required to wear the uniform. College students are able to dress how they wish, though same may use the uniform if they prefer.
Students are expected to meet basic body hygiene, but aside from that they are very lenient. Colored hair, piercings, tattoos, jewelry and the like are all allowed on Academy grounds.
Every student wears an emblem on their uniform. The emblems of the lower school students are light blue while the emblems of upper school students are dark blue. Above every emblem is an empty bar filled by a level of stars. Six stars indicate that the student is in the oldest year of their particular level while a single star indicates the opposite. To clarify, lower school consists of grades first to sixth while upper school consists of grade seven to the last year of high school.