Stella Middle Students Explore Catalina Island

Written by Mr. Fitisemanu, PE Teacher Stella Middle Charter Academy (SMCA) students and staff spent a week on Catalina Island at White’s Landing campgrounds for their end-of-the-year life experience lesson. … Continue Reading →


Rise Kohyang High School’s Scholars Serve the Community

Written by Ms. Chae, RKHS Connector One of Rise Kohyang High School’s core values is service to others. Although a mandatory 50 hours of community service per year may seem … Continue Reading →


Bright Star Schools Celebrates Parent Leadership Month

February is Parent Leadership Month, and Bright Star Schools is excited to recognize the many wonderful parents who support our schools. We have parents in leadership roles across our organization. … Continue Reading →


VAMS Builds Girls’ Confidence with Heart & Sole Program

Heart & Sole is a Girls on the Run middle school program that meets the unique needs of girls in 6th-8th grade. The program considers the whole girl – body, brain, … Continue Reading →


Bringing 21st Century Skills into the Classroom: Bright Star’s Technology Initiative

Written by Jaime Hernandez, Director of IT at Bright Star Schools These are incredible and exciting times at Bright Star Schools. We are thrilled to announce that Bright Star was … Continue Reading →


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 →


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 →


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 →