Bright Academy is home to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, which offers a unique style of teaching and learning to increase students’ understanding of global perspectives, languages and cultures. The curriculum integrates knowledge and skills from multiple subject areas in hands-on lessons designed to help students make connections to the real world. This transdisciplinary approach emphasizes in-depth, collaborative inquiry and essential skills such as critical and creative thinking, communication and problem solving.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit

International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Bright Academy features:

  • Spanish language enrichment for all students in grades K-5

  • Additional professional staff to support inquiry-based instruction and enrichment

  • Teachers specifically selected to teach in an innovative, interdisciplinary environment and supported with high levels of training

  • A collaborative learning library and makerspace

  • Collaborative learning spaces, including flexible seating and furniture


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Parents who live in Frisco ISD and will have students entering grades K-5 in the 2024-25 school year can review the information below to learn more about Bright Academy: 


Bright Academy automatically enrolls students who live in the Bright attendance zone. Elementary students from across Frisco ISD may submit an admissions form to express interest in attending the school. The admission form for the 2024-25 school year will open for K-5 students enrolled in Frisco ISD at 8 a.m. on March 18, 2024 and close at 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2024. Admissions Form

Students will be randomly selected for enrollment using a lottery process based on the number of seats available. Parents and students will be notified of their admissions status via email. Once notified, parents will have 72 hours to accept or deny the offer to enroll at Bright Academy. If your student is not initially admitted into Bright Academy, there may still be spots opening up later in the summer as they become available. The lottery process will continue until all available seats are filled.

Students enrolled through the lottery admissions process that have been enrolled in Bright Academy for a school year will be guaranteed acceptance to the school in subsequent years following adherence to all admission, attendance and behavioral policies

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