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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 defined in our ACES program.

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

After Graduation

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 the “real world.”

Signature Practices

  • Personalized or small group advising based on personal interests and goals (academic pathways to get there)
  • K–16 model
  • State standards-aligned ELA and general math education instruction
  • College-ready coursework, early college, dual credit, and/or AP courses
  • Routine assessments/screenings of ELA and math skills to identify intervention needs
  • Student schedules reflecting intervention needs; K–12 (acceleration plans preferred)
  • edicated college and career advisor and post-secondary advisement (grades 9–12)
  • Academic advisement services
  • Intentional development of career-specific soft skills in high school (interviewing, resume building, etc.)
  • Development of career-specific soft skills at all grade levels (speaking, writing, presenting)
  • Intentional focus on developing important life skills within high school programming—technology courses, financial literacy, etc.