Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School (ILCS): College Prep Academy celebrates the inaugural class graduation today, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Marian Theatre at Marion University. ILCS is located on the southeast side of Indianapolis and is surrounded by State Takeover high schools. We are proud to announce that 31 out of 32 scholars in the class of 2013 are graduating with a diploma including three with Core 40 honors and ten with college credit. All graduates have been accepted to a four year college or university for next year. Collectively, they have earned approximately $1M in scholarships.
The keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony is the honorable Gregory A. Ballard, Mayor of Indianapolis. The program will also include words from the Founder and CEO of Lighthouse Academies, Michael Ronan, as well as Principal, Ryan Gall, and Director of College Transitions, Rahul Jyoti. The Valedictorian for this first class is David Chambers.
ILCS opened for grades Kindergarten through five in 2005 and has added one grade each year. Today it is a K-12 school with approximately 700 scholars. For next year, ILCS is adding more college professors on loan for dual credit as well as a 20,000 square foot addition to accommodate more students, a second gymnasium and eight additional classrooms.
ILCS is a part of the Lighthouse Academies nonprofit network of charter schools. Lighthouse Academies schools provide opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy. We develop children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life. We work relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining financial model to transform children’s futures.