SMCA 5th and 6th Graders Participate in Beach Cleanup

Written by Paola C., 6th grade student at Stella Middle Charter Academy On Friday November 4th we went to the beach. We worked with students from Calvary Christian School to … Continue Reading →


VAHS Senior Published by the LA Times

Alexis Gonzalez, a senior at Valor Academy High School, wrote an article about anti-semitism on college campuses that was published in the LA Times.  Her story can be read here. Alexis … Continue Reading →


RKMS Receives Walt Disney Foundation Motif Award for Youth Advocacy

Written by Caleb Ro, 8th grade student at RKMS Congratulations RKMS! We received the Motif Award on September 11th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall! Thank you teachers for helping … Continue Reading →


Bright Star Has Successful First Day of School

Bright Star Schools is celebrating another successful start of a school year. In 2016-17 Bright Star will serve nearly 2,700 students in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade across 7 network … Continue Reading →


BSSCA Alumni Awarded $10,000 Grant to Start Social Justice Arts Program in Los Angeles

Kelly Hernandez, BSSCA Class of 2014 alumni and Millennium Gates Scholar, has been selected to receive a grant from Davis Projects for Peace. This grant awards $10,000 to students who … Continue Reading →


Supplies Needed for Valor Academy High School’s Music Program

Written by Mr. Aguilar, Music Appreciation Teacher at Valor Academy High School My Music Class My aim is to give students a meaningful experience and provide quality music education. My … Continue Reading →


VAHS Physics Students Build a Hydraulic Pump Using Renewable Energy

Written by Ms. Patel, Physics Teacher at Valor Academy High School (VAHS) About the Physics Project VAHS Physics students were given a unique opportunity to build an operating device on a … Continue Reading →


Three BSSCA Students Receive Posse Scholarships

Written by Ms. Mirna Palacios, 12th Grade Connector, Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy Posse is a college access and youth leadership development program that identifies, recruits and selects student leaders … Continue Reading →


BSSCA Senior Accompanies Coldplay at Super Bowl 50

Written by Maggie Smith, Bright Star Schools Communications Associate Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (BSSCA) senior Iza Salazar had the amazing opportunity to play violin at Super Bowl 50 this February, … Continue Reading →


SMCA Student Finishes LA Marathon

Written by Norma Garcia, 8th Grader at SMCA My name is Norma Garcia. I am 13 years old and currently an eighth-grade student enrolled at Stella Middle Charter Academy (SMCA). … Continue Reading →