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Bright Star Schools

Type: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Public Charter School


Bright Star Schools, a network of high-performing, charter public schools across Los Angeles, provides holistic, inclusive support, rigorous academics, and rich life experiences for our students to find joy and fulfillment in higher education, career, and life.

Founded in 2003, Bright Star Schools operates some of the highest performing charter public schools in Los Angeles. We’re building pathways of seamless, high-quality, kindergarten-through-12th grade public educational models and higher education support.

In nine, tuition-free public schools in three communities, our 3,500+ students experience rigorous academics, inclusive education, social-emotional support, and rich life opportunities beyond the classroom.

Our schools in West Adams/Baldwin Village are Stella Elementary Charter Academy, Stella Middle Charter Academy and Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy.
Our schools in Koreatown are Rise Kohyang Elementary School, Rise Kohyang Middle School and Rise Kohyang High School.

Our schools in the San Fernando Valley are Valor Academy Elementary School, Valor Academy Middle School, and Valor Academy High School.



Phone Number: 323-954-9957

Email: [email protected]

Website: Bright Star Schools

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Type: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Preschool, Public Charter School


Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (“CNCA”) is a small network of seven high-performing, community-based, free public schools serving students from preschool through 12th grade. Our schools are recognized for providing a research-based curriculum with integrated support systems and stand-out enrichment offerings like our bilingual program option, music and dance enrichment, and college awareness and readiness support starting from the beginning. We are proud of our success and excited to welcome new students to our seven different campuses.

Our application window is open from October 12, 2021 to January 28, 2022. When more applications are received than space, we will hold a public lottery event on Friday, February 11, 2022. Our schools are tuition-free and open to all! There are no residential restrictions. School hours are typically from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before and after school and extracurricular activities available starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. daily.

Process to Apply
• Submit an application to be included in the Feb. 11 lottery
Complete your application here.
• Need help? Call our Home Support Office at 213-417-3400 or email [email protected]

Enrollment Reminders and Details
• All new students (including siblings) must apply to enroll at CNCA
• When more applications are received than space, a public lottery event will take place on Feb. 28
• Our Virtual Enrollment Events can be found on our website under “Enroll” on the homepage (pre-registration required!) Virtual School Events – Enroll – Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
• See other important dates and details here: Application Deadline and Lottery – Enroll – Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
• All applications received AFTER January 28 will be added to the waitlist or accepted as space permits.

To learn more about CNCA visit our website, follow CNCASchools on Facebook or Instagram, or call our Home School Office at 213-417-3400.

We look forward to getting to know you and your family as you explore CNCA!


Phone Number: 213-417-3400

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Equitas Academy Charter Schools

Type: Elementary School, Featured Charter Schools, Middle School, Public Charter School


Equitas Academy Charter Schools are a network of 6 high-performing charter schools located in the downtown Los Angeles area. We serve over 2000 scholars from grades TK through 8th and focus on college readiness.


Address: 1700 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone Number: 213-532-4411

Email: [email protected]

Website: Equitas Academy Charter Schools

Girls Athletic Leadership School

Type: Featured Charter Schools, Middle School, Public Charter School, Special Education Resources


GALS LA is a free all-girls public charter middle school serving students in grades 6-8 in the San Fernando Valley. GALS LA takes a holistic stance to development that recognizes the deep connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Through the integration of a health and wellness curriculum addressing the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of female adolescents, GALS LA helps students to emerge as leaders of their own lives. The young women at GALS LA have the ability to pursue their strengths and passions, and to understand their responsibility to the local and global community.

The Girls Athletic Leadership School Los Angeles envisions a world where all young women, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to access the skills, knowledge, and self-determination to succeed in secondary school, college, their communities, and the world.

Noted for Social Emotional Learning and Movement Based Learning


Address: 8015 Van Nuys Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402

Phone Number: 818-389-1184

Email: [email protected]

Website: Girls Athletic Leadership School