Rise Kohyang Middle School Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success

At Bright Star Schools, we’re thrilled to announce that Rise Kohyang Middle School (RKMS) has been selected as one of 1,866 public schools in California to receive the title of … 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 →


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 →


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 Writes about Preparing for LA Marathon

Written by Viri, 8th Grade Student at Stella Middle Charter Academy Students Run LA is an organization in which students run races that will prepare them for the LA marathon. … Continue Reading →


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 →