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College and Career Readiness

Lighthouse scholars are immersed in a college-driven community from the moment they walk through our doors. We prepare our scholars academically, socially, and emotionally to take their education to higher levels. We set and stay the course to college—whether in the kindergarten classroom cheering for the state football team or the high school upperclassman enrolled in an online college course, every course, classroom, and goal leads to college.

Healthy Relationships

Fact: Every relationship requires effort. Our scholars learn critical life skills designed to teach them how to positively interact with their peers, families, and authority figures; resolve conflict; and set boundaries. Every staff member serves as a model of these behaviors as they guide and mentor our young people through this process.

Innovative Instruction

Each Lighthouse charter school serves a community with a distinct set of needs. We do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” mentality. Decisions such as curriculum and extracurricular programs should fit the personality of the school community, and nobody knows the community better than the local administration. Our educators are empowered to use innovative teaching approaches to engage and motivate scholars at all levels and in any environment.

Deliberately Developmental

Preparing young people for a future full of opportunities requires educators to understand the world our scholars are stepping into. At Lighthouse Academies, we’re all learners, and there’s no limit to what we are capable of when we have knowledge. We encourage regular participation in and provide our staff members with career development and personal enrichment opportunities, because we are all on a continuous quest for higher education.

19 Schools

9 charters

5 States Covered

3 States Covered

$2.5M In Scholarships

$17M + In Scholarships

95%graduation rate

News & Press

Indiana charter school awarded grant funding from ACR/JAMS Foundation

Lighthouse Academies’ Gary, Indiana college prep academy for grades 9-12 will be awarded $60,000 in funding over a two-year period from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and the JAMS Foundation (JAMS).

Lighthouse Academies Announces Formation of the Alltrust Impact Scholarship for Lighthouse Scholars

Lighthouse Academies today announced the establishment of the Alltrust Impact Scholarship.  Three Lighthouse Academies graduating seniors will each receive a one thousand dollar scholarship from the fund.

Four Gary Lighthouse Preparatory Academy Students Graduate with Both High School Diplomas and Associates Degrees

For four students of the Gary Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy, graduation day was doubly sweet. In addition to earning high school diplomas, they each also were awarded associate degrees from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

U.S. News & World Report Awards Bronze Medals to Gary Lighthouse Charter School

Gary Lighthouse Charter School and Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School each are recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its annual national ranking of top performing schools for 2018. The rankings are based on each school’s performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Both schools earned Bronze medals. More than 20,000 schools from across the 50 states and the District of Columbia were included in the analysis and rankings.

Ivy Tech's Honors Program gives top students a boost

For Joy Spence, the Ivy Honors program at Ivy Tech Community College was a chance to learn what NOT to do in college.

How a gritty Midwestern city is emerging as a model for civility

Gary, Ind., hosts World Civility Day on Thursday, drawing attendees from as far afield as Kenya as part of an ongoing campaign that has boosted not only civility but also the city’s own self-image.