Bright Academy 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.
Bright Academy features:
Bright Academy is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. 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.**
*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.
**Mission Statement from the IB The 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.
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
Parents who live in Frisco ISD and will have students entering grades K-5 in the 2021-22 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. 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 for students entering grades K-5 in the 2021-2022 school year will go live on this website on February 22, 2021 and runs through March 16, 2021.
Learn more about Admissions
This admission period falls during kindergarten kickoff, which families will need to complete BEFORE completing the Bright Academy admissions form as a student ID number is necessary to complete the admissions process.