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College & Career Prep at Lighthouse Academies

While students may only spend a few years at Lighthouse Academies, the lessons they learn in our classrooms help to prepare them for college and beyond. To do this, we have partnered with Reach16 to combine professional development, technology, strategy, and coaching. All in all, this initiative has resulted in an increase in graduation rated, college readiness, college enrollment, and completion rates. Continue reading below to lean more about our scholars’’ achievements.

Our Students Can Earn College Credit

Many of our scholars begin adjusting to college-level coursework during their time at Lighthouse Academies. We’ve found that this helps to smooth the transition between high school and college by helping students better understand what will be expected of them in an academic setting after they leave LHA. In 2017 alone, our scholars completed a total of 1200 college credits.

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

AP courses

Dual enrollment

Concurrent enrollment

Other college credit programs


In some cases, our scholar are able to graduate LHA with their AA degree, saving them both time and money in college.


With the confidence that the have the ability to succeed in a college setting, many of our scholars pursue some type of higher education. LHA students have attended such prominent universities as Cornell, Indiana State, Indiana University, University of Arkansas, and many others.

Thanks to their tremendous academic achievements while at LHA, our students are often awarded scholarships and grants. In 2017, the total amount our students were awarded in financial aid totaled $8.2M.

After Graduation

At LHA, we truly care about our students and want to do everything we can to ensure their success in college. That’s why our graduates have an alumni coach throughout their first two years of college. Our coaches provide assistance and support for young adults just learning to navigate