What is a Star Sub?

As a Swing Substitute, you have the chance to become a Star Sub!

Swing Star subs:

  • Arrive on time ready to teach
  • Never no-show for a request
  • Rarely cancel requests at the last minute
  • Represent Swing with the utmost professionalism, and, for each assignment, strive to put their best foot forward
  • Receive positive feedback

Benefits of being a Star Sub:

Swing Education gives extra benefits to our most reliable substitutes such as:

  • A “Star Sub” icon is visible to schools on your substitute profile.
  • Priority for filling long-term requests.
  • Priority for assignments with new school partners.
  • As one of our best subs, you are notified of requests before it goes out to the general pool of subs. 

How can I see my status?

  • If you are a Star Sub, you receive a star badge on your profile which is visible to schools.
  • If you do not see the star badge, then you are likely on your way to becoming a Star.
    • Each assignment without a negative event will either bring you closer to Star Status or maintain your status. It’s important to have excellent reliability and to build relationships with administrators. 

How to become a Star Sub:


  1. Get positive feedback! Schools have the option to leave feedback, so do good work, get a positive review, and avoid negative feedback.
  2. See our Best Practices and Resources Articles and review the Code of Conduct for a detailed list of expectations.
  3. Get preferred! Create great relationships with schools so they request you as a preferred sub.
  4. Pick up a lot of assignments. The more you work, without a negative event, the better your standing will be.


  1. Don’t no-show. No-shows strain school resources and negatively affect your status.
  2. Don’t cancel at the last minute. Make sure you’re mindful of what you sign up for and don’t cancel within 24 hours of the assignment start time.

Please note that we take any negative events and reliability very seriously, and it can lead to removal from the platform.