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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


Valor Academy’s New Home

Valor Academy Middle School, located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, has been successfully serving its community for over six years. As of 2015, it can proudly … Continue Reading →


Exploring Physics Outside the Classroom

On January 21st, Mr. Virtusio and three students from his Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy (“BSSCA”) Physics classes attended a presentation by Dr. Edward Stone (former Director of NASA’s Jet … Continue Reading →