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 →


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 →


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 →