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College & Career Readiness

At Lighthouse Academies, our mission is to prepare our scholars for college, career, and life. We take our mission to heart, and we believe that to achieve it, we must eliminate the opportunity gap that many of our scholars would otherwise experience.

We recognize that upon graduation, successful scholars must have a variety of options available to them as they take flight and begin to pursue their interests and passions. Our college preparatory program prepares every graduating student to take on the rigors of a competitive college program. Lighthouse graduates leave academically ready and clear about what it takes to be successful in their chosen careers and endeavors. We equip our graduates with valuable non-academic skills and nurture a strong mindset through daily reinforcement of scholarly habits.

Earn College Credit

Many of our scholars take college-level coursework and earn college credit during their time at Lighthouse Academies. Academy graduates can save time and money in college having accrued college credits before they leave high school. Students who participate in these programs are better prepared for college because they know what to expect and what is required of them in the world of higher education.

There are several ways our scholars can earn college credit during their time with us:

AP courses

Dual enrollment
(earn high school and college credits simultaneously)

Concurrent enrollment
(earn college credits while enrolled in high school)

Other college credit programs

Personalized College and Career Advising

Over the years, Lighthouse Academies has developed programming that emphasis College, Career, and Life opportunities. Our scholars receive personalized supplemental college counseling, intensive ACT preparation courses, financial aid workshops, college tours, community service outreach, exit interviews, and networking/career exploration with local, regional, and national partners. Since 2016 our scholars have persisted through and achieved a 97% graduation rate, a 95% acceptance rate, and awarded nearly $20 million in grants and scholarships.