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Your Future is Bright!

In Bright Star’s free, public, and joyful schools, we provide students with strong academics, holistic and inclusive support, and rich life opportunities beyond the classroom so they thrive in kindergarten through 12th grade … and far beyond!
Strong Academics
Strong Academics

From their first day at a Bright Star school, our students are prepared for success.

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Strong Academics
Strong Academics
Talented Teachers
Talented Teachers

Our talented, dedicated teachers prioritize strong relationships with our students.

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Talented Teachers
Talented Teachers
Dedicated Counselors
Dedicated Counselors

Every Bright Star student has a counselor who knows them and their dreams.

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Dedicated Counselors
Dedicated Counselors
Inclusive (Special) Education
Inclusive (Special) Education

All students of all abilities are welcome, and our inclusive education program ensures they thrive.

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Inclusive (Special) Education
Inclusive (Special) Education
Rich Life Experiences
Rich Life Experiences

Through our “Life Experience Lessons” students travel nationwide and see limitless possibilities for their lives.

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Rich Life Experiences
Rich Life Experiences
Higher Education Access & Support
Higher Education Access & Support

We provide up to 6 years of support for our alumni to succeed in higher education.

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Higher Education Access & Support
Higher Education Access & Support

Our Impact

Our Schools

In the Los Angeles communities of West Adams/Baldwin Village and South Los Angeles, Koreatown, and the San Fernando Valley, we operate joyful, high-quality, tuition-free charter public elementary, middle, and high schools that serve over 3,600 students from transitional kindergarten through 12th grade.

West Adams/Baldwin Village

Koreatown Schools

San Fernando Valley

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Our Values

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Integridad

means we need to be the best versions of ourselves

Our Values Ubuntu

Ubuntu

means our humanity is shared and we value kindness

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Kohyang

means hometown and encourages us to build meaningful connections

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Growth

means having a mindset that allows us to achieve excellence

Latest News & Updates

Teacher Spotlight: Chanel Hungerford Williams

Today, we spotlight Mrs. Chanel Hungerford Williams, an Inclusion Specialist (SpEd) Teacher at Valor Academy Middle S…

May 23, 2024

All Dreams Within Reach: Teacher Spotlight with Jessica Fernandez Ortiz

How do you make students' Zoom screens flicker to life? Put an incredible educator on screen. Just ask Jessica Ferna…

May 2, 2024

Welcoming Tough Questions: Teacher Spotlight with Summer Silbart

Rise Kohyang High School was recently awarded Gold and Silver Distinction on the AP (Advanced Placement) School Hono…

April 25, 2024

Access for All: Teacher Spotlight with Fatima Montiel

For Fatima Montiel, an inclusion specialist (special education) teacher at Bright Star Schools, ensuring every stude…

April 18, 2024

Korea Times Features Bright Star's New Campus for Rise Kohyang High School in Koreatown

From KoreaTimes.com: Rise Kohyang Charter School in Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood will move its high school t…

April 18, 2024

After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles

Bright Star Schools is happy to announce our partnership with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles on the 21st Century application.  If successful, this award will allow us to provide our students with a comprehensive after-school program at: 

  • Stella Elementary Charter Academy 
  • Stella High Charter Academy
  • Rise Kohyang Elementary School
  • Rise Kohyang High School  
  • Valor Academy Elementary School
  • Valor Academy High School
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Join our Bright Star Family

“Bright Star Schools helped me in many ways academically and emotionally. Even if I doubted myself, the staff and teachers all encouraged me. I was able to start as a sophomore at UCLA because I’ve taken all the opportunities that Bright Star has given me.”

Hear From Bright Star Teachers

“I have never felt so motivated and empowered to teach. Bright Star Schools is an impressive organization that makes educators feel supported and equipped in their efforts to change lives.”

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Alumni Support & College Success

“It made me feel really good to know there’s someone in my corner. College can be stressful and to know there’s someone at Bright Star pushing me, saying ‘you got this,’ it felt really good to know I have that support."