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 Bright Academy offers a unique style of teaching and learning to increase students’ understanding of global issues, 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.

Bright Academy features:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), The District is in a candidacy phase as of June 2018 and is working towards authorization for 2020. 

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch, a pre-career and technical education program focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

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

  • One-to-one technology ratio and additional technology resources 

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

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

  • A redesigned library, with the addition of a makerspace

  • New 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 2019-20 school year are invited to attend one of the following information sessions to learn more about Bright Academy:

  • Tuesday, February 19 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Vandeventer Middle School, 6075 Independence Parkway

  • Thursday, February 28 – 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Griffin Middle School, 3703 Eldorado Parkway

View the Parent Information Presentation


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. Students will be randomly selected for enrollment using a lottery process based on the number of seats available. The number of seats available may vary based on the interest within the Bright attendance zone.

The admissions form will go live on this website on April 12 for students entering grades K-5 in the 2019-20 school year. 

Learn more about Admissions
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