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Harvard-Westlake Partnership

Harvard-Westlake Partnership

Our Partnership

wý works with many community partners to ensure our students have access to rich opportunities. Through our comprehensive partnership with Harvard-Westlake School, a prestigious private school in Los Angeles, our students access after-school enrichment programs, virtual tutoring, and more. See more about how Bright Star students and Harvard-Westlake students learn and grow together:
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Harvard-Westlake Bridge Program

The Harvard-Westlake Bridge Program is a competitive and rigorous after-school enrichment program for exceptional Bright Star students. During the Bridge Program, selected students from Bright Star’s three middle schools (Stella Middle Charter AcademyRise Kohyang Middle SchoolValor Academy Middle School) take part in classes on the Harvard-Westlake campus, such as robotics, improv, digital music, mythology, and comic book writing and design.   

Valor Academy Speech and Debate Program

Bright Star partnered with Harvard-Westlake to grow Valor Academy High School’s speech and debate program. Harvard-Westlake students work with Bright Star students on drills and practice to prepare for speech and debate tournaments.

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Virtual Tutoring Services

In 2013, Harvard-Westlake and Bright Star launched a virtual math tutoring program for students at Valor Academy Middle School. Students get one-on-one attention from Harvard-Westlake students to strengthen their math skills and grow a sense of community together. 

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Other Harvard-Westlake Partnerships

  • Brownstein Gap Year Fellowship
  • Harvard-Westlake / Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy Los Angeles World Affairs Council Partnership
  • Harvard-Westlake Poetry Festival
  • Harvard-Westlake Summer Programs Scholarships
  • ISSSM / Children’s Hospital Partnership
  • Oxbridge Summer Program Scholarships
  • Rise Kohyang Middle School Best Buddies Partnership

Thank you, Harvard-Westlake, for your partnership with wý and your commitment to students across Los Angeles!