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A Different Kind of School Support Partnership

Lighthouse’s team of experts lay a strong foundation for your school’s long-term success

Our Unique Model

Lighthouse supports new school boards and leaders in founding independent, community-based schools that will be successful for generations by providing customized service and training for school finance, operations, regulatory compliance and governance.
Tiered Supprt

Tiered School Support

Lighthouse School Support builds your team’s capacity with leveled support get your your school set up for long term success.

Foundational Year to Year Two 

Comprehensive services to set up and perform all financial, operational, regulatory compliance and governance functions for your school and set you on the path to success. 

  • Budget Preparation

  • Procurement

  • Policies and procedures

  • Staffing

  • Enrollment

  • Business Insurance

  • Payroll

  • Employee Benefit Procurement and Administration

  • Facilities Preparation

  • Safety Plans

  • Risk Assessments

  • Compliance Reporting

  • Board Governance Management and Training

Years Three and Four

Oversight to ensure your team

is hitting and exceeding          all financial, operational, regulatory compliance and governance goals. 

  • Tiered training and tools to gradually transition your team to local management of financial, operational, regulatory compliance and governance functions

  • Full-service charter renewal preparation

Year Five

In year five, we put the finishing touches on preparing your team for independent success. 

  • On-call consulting for all financial, operational, regulatory compliance and governance functions when your team needs support

  • Side-by-side oversight for all financial, operational, regulatory compliance and governance functions

Consulting Service

Managed Support Service

Comprehensive Service

Charter Renewal

Charter Renewal Support

When your focus is on your students
and the stakes are high

The average charter school renewal application process takes over 400 hours of preparation, which detracts from the school leader's and staff's ability to do the essential work of serving  students and families well.


At Lighthouse, we know what it’s like to deal with labor intensive and high stakes charter renewal processes while running a school. We help you navigate renewal while ensuring your school is able to keep its focus on students, where it belongs.


Our team of experts streamlines renewal preparation and shines a light on your school’s unique impact, ensuring that your school's strengths are at the forefront of the renewal decision.

Our services include:

  • Creating and managing a customized renewal project plan built around your school’s renewal requirements and needs

  • Building a relationship with you and your school community to deeply understand and tell your school’s impact story

  • Crafting a clear and compelling written renewal application with the professionalism and visual impact that makes your school shine

  • Organizing and submitting your renewal documentation

  • Preparing you and your school community for site visits, interviews and presentations

  • Managing media associated with your renewal story

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