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!
High School Graduation Rate (2021)
Bright Star Graduates Eligible for Cal State or UC Admissions
Matriculation to 2- and 4-Year Colleges and Universities (2021)
Counseling Minutes Yearly to Support Students and Families
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.
means we need to be the best versions of ourselves
means our humanity is shared and we value kindness
means hometown and encourages us to build meaningful connections
means having a mindset that allows us to achieve excellence
Latest News & Updates
Happy Black History Month! The 2023 theme for Black History Month, set by the Association for the Study of African…
Bright Star Schools' Valor Academy Elementary School was featured on Telemundo52: Escuela ofrece técnicas de…
Bright Star Schools is featured in LA Parent magazine! The January/February 2023 issue highlights Bright Star’…
Bright Star Schools’ mindfulness, meditation, and social-emotional learning program at Valor Academy Elementar…
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
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.”
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."