Help Our RKMS Student Win a Presentation Contest

Written by Maggie Smith This past June, Justin Choo, a 7th grade student at Rise Kohyang Middle School (RKMS), attended a Life Experience Lesson (LEL) trip to San Francisco with … Continue Reading →


Valor Academy High School Launches New Mentorship Program, M.A.N.E.

Post written by Stacie Santoya, VAHS Connector This year, Valor Academy High School (“VAHS”) partnered with Susan Kozlowski, co-founder of the L.I.F.T. Foundation, to create the M.A.N.E. program. M.A.N.E. stands … Continue Reading →


2014-15 CAASPP Scores Indicate Bright Star Schools is Dramatically Closing the Achievement Gap for Minority and At-Risk Students

Bright Star Schools is closing the achievement gap! At surrounding public schools, only 20 percent of socio-economically disadvantaged students met or exceeded state standards in ELA and only 14 met or exceeded … Continue Reading →


Bright Star’s Students Outperform the District and State on Standardized (CAASPP) Tests

Bright Star Schools (BSS) has outperformed both the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the State of California in the recently released 2014-15 California Assessment of Student Performance and … Continue Reading →


Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy Recognized by Newsweek

Last month, Newsweek published its America’s Top High Schools 2015 list. The schools were selected solely by looking at academic performance without taking additional factors into consideration. Of the top … Continue Reading →


Students Reflect on Their Once-in-a-Lifetime Trip to Manchester, England

Three of our Bright Star Students, Alexi, Vicente, and Haily, were chosen as Chevrolet Mascots this year. These three students have a passion for soccer and were chosen to share … Continue Reading →


Valor MS Parent Reflects on Daughter’s Experience in Manchester, England

Three of our students, Alexi (Lexi), Vicente (Chente), and Haily, were chosen, along with 8 other kids from around the world, to be Chevrolet Mascots for the Manchester United team. … Continue Reading →


8th Grade Reflections

This past Friday, our 8th grade students graduated from middle school and will be moving on to high school next year. We asked four graduating 8th graders to reflect on … Continue Reading →


Rise Kohyang Middle School Receives the Gold Ribbon Schools Award

Our team at Rise Kohyang Middle School (“RKMS”) is proud to announce that we were recently honored with the California Gold Ribbon Schools Award! This prestigious designation is given by … Continue Reading →


The Lady Eagles Soccer Team Makes BSSCA Sports History

Written by Veronica Castro, BSSCA Student and Lady Eagles Team Member My Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (“BSSCA”) girls’ varsity soccer team made school history this 2015 season. Our coaches, … Continue Reading →