The mission of Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School is to prepare scholars with the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.
Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School (JLCS) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter school serving grades K-12, and is flagship Lighthouse Academy in the state, and has been serving scholars and families in the Jacksonville (AR) community since 2009. Our campus located near the Little Rock Air Force Base, and has served as a beacon of light through its efforts to empower students with academic skills that propel them to become successful thinkers, leaders, creators, and responsible citizens who respect themselves and others.
Our campus has thrived because we have proudly offered families in the Jacksonville community a valuable alternative to local public schools. Our campus opened serving grades K-6, and due to our success and support from the community, JLCS added a grade level each subsequent year. In 2012, we opened Jacksonville Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy to specifically serve our high school population of scholars.
Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School receives public funding from federal and state resources. Managed by Lighthouse Academies, JLCS operates under an open-enrollment charter approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter Schools includes three campuses:
Our campuses offer a Gifted and Talented program and the Work Hard, Get Smart Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) program. Scholars at Jacksonville Lighthouse may select from extracurricular activities and multiple course offerings, such as vocal and instrumental music arts and STEM-Robotics, to develop physically, creatively, and analytically. Our annual family events are a school-wide favorite, as well as the Fall Festival, Talent Showcase, and Math and Literacy Nights.
Please feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about how our experienced and caring team’s commitment to supporting Every Student, Every Voice, Every Day can help your child excel.
We understand that our scholars have unique needs and interests. JLCS offers programs that foster more than just the academic success of our scholars. Our culture offers the social and emotional support that our scholars need to ensure that Every Child in our schools is given the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and succeed.
JLCS’s unique culture includes:
Each educator is focused on creating a family environment in the classroom. Our school day begins with a time for scholars to share and discuss things that are important to them individually and as the class as a whole. We also believe education is a family matter and sponsor many annual events in addition to monthly Parent University Nights.
Deep and creative thinking are accomplished when scholars feel safe and nurtured in their surroundings. We create campus and classroom environments that are predictable, orderly, and physically and emotionally safe. In order to achieve this, we adhere to the following practices:
Our culture is centered on building scholars’ social and emotional character in addition to their academic performance.
We follow a Restorative Practice disciplinary system which focuses on developing positive behaviors and changing negative behaviors, with the overall goal of restoring relationships and keeping our scholars engaged in the classroom.