Current class competition systems, used by many schools, result in older students competing against younger students. Often, the number of students in each grade level can vary by hundreds.
In the Harry Potter books, made famous by JK Rolling, students at Hogwarts were separated into 4 different houses. Gryfindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. This allowed the school to organize students of all different ages, genders and talents to be together on the same team.
This type of "house" system has been used at schools and universities in England for quite some time. In the US, Harvard and other Ivy league schools also have a deep tradition of school houses.
5-Star Students is excited to offer schools the ability to organize students into houses (or groups). This allows the separation of students by something other than just grade level. Points and involvement data can be viewed by group, providing insights into group success.