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Capital City Lighthouse Charter School Upper Academy Honored With Two Outstanding Educational Performance Awards

Capital City Lighthouse Charter School Upper Academy has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a Beating the Odds and High ELA Growth school due to performance on the ACT Aspire. The OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, and this year the report focused on recognizing schools with high student growth.

Awards are based on the 2018 content growth score calculated by the Arkansas Department of Education. The growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2017 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement. The recognition is based on overall growth, as well as for growth in Math and English Language Arts separately.

Principal Sarah Shannon stated, "We are very proud of our students and teachers and their commitment to continuous academic improvements. We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students' academic progression."

The Capital City Lighthouse Upper Academy is an open-enrollment charter school serving 27 students in the 7th and 8th grades in North Little Rock.

About Lighthouse Academies

Lighthouse Academies is a national network of public charter schools in locations with the greatest need, representing the greatest challenge and greatest opportunity for student transformation. Using the arts to capture scholars' attention, Lighthouse teachers encourage learning and creative thought, leading scholars to higher academic achievement and broader personal development. Lighthouse graduates are better prepared to adapt and thrive in college and in their broader communities. For more information visit our website at

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