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Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy

 At Lighthouse College Preparatory Academies (CPA), we make an extraordinary promise: if a scholar graduates from our College Prep Academy, he/she will be admitted to a four year college or university.  We keep that promise, through rigorous standards and an arts-infused curriculum that prepares students academically, socially and culturally for success in college – and beyond.


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 248
Grades: 9-12
Date Opened:
Principal: Alix Duggins


  • Small Classes
  • Arts Infusion Specialist
  • Full Time Director of College Transitions that works with families starting in the 10th grade
  • Lighthouse scholarships and financing support
  • Individualized Learning Plans
  • Advisory program
  • Community-based Internships with Professional Mentors

Annual Events

  • Gateway to the CPA: Student Orientation
  • Gateway to the CPA: Parent Orientation
  • Scholar Work Exhibitions
  • Quarterly Honor Roll Celebration Dinner

Extracurricular Activities

  • Various Sports Teams (including: ultimate frisbee, basketball, volleyball, etc)
  • Academic Support Provided by BLCPA Alumni
  • College Mentorship Programs
  • Theatre Arts
  • Scholar Work Exhibition



  • Bronx District Attorney's Office
  • Charter School Athletic Association
  • Columbia University School of Social Work
  • CUNY (College Now)
  • District-Charter Collaborative (NYC Dept. of Ed)
  • The Door
  • Dream Nation
  • GrowNYC
  • Harlem Youth Court
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • National Honor Society
  • New York University (NYU) Mentorship Program
  • New York University (NYU) Silver School of Social Work
  • NYPD (Explorers Program)
  • SEO
  • Teach for America
  • Urban Health Plan


Please go the the documents and links section for the scholar handbook and much more.


April  2017

  • April 7: End of Quarter 3
  • April 10-14: Spring Break (No School)
  • April 17: Staff Professional Development (No School for Students)
  • April 20: Board of Trustees Meeting (6:30 pm)
  • April 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences

May 2017

  • May 1-12: AP Exams
  • May 18: Board of Trustees Meeting (6:30 pm)
  • May 26: Senior Prom
  • May 29: Memorial Day (No School)
The Class of 2016 celebrating at the end of their graduation ceremony. © NayMarie Photography
Graduates from the Class of 2016 celebrate their accomplishments at the end of the graduation ceremony. © NayMarie Photography

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

Student Applications


Scholar Family Handbooks

Annual Reports

Document Archive

Annual Reports

Board Calendars

Board of Trustees


Financial Reports



Press Releases

Progress Reports

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

School Supply List

Student Applications

Uniform Information

School Leaders

Everyone can be reached at 646-915-0030.

Alix Duggins

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Ms. Alix Duggins is the Principal of the College Prep Academy. She has been a member of the Bronx Lighthouse team since 2012. During that time she has served as a Teacher Leader Fellow and Math Department Chair, taught 7th grade math, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Film & Video classes, and is now the Principal of the College Prep Academy. She has been recognized for her work by the New York City Department of Education as a Finalist for the Big Apple Teaching Awards in 2014 and by Lighthouse Academies as winner of the 7th Grade Math Transformer Award in 2013. Prior to arriving at Bronx Lighthouse, she was a member of Teach For America in the Mississippi Delta and worked in the film industry. She has Masters Degrees from Relay Graduate School of Education and The New School for Social Research, as well as a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida.
Director of College Transitions

Alice Choi

Alice Choi is the Director of College Transitions at Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy. She works to create and enhance a college-focused culture of achievement, where high expectations and results drive students towards acceptance and success in college. She is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of the college search, admissions, and alumni support processes. Prior to joining Lighthouse Academies, Alice worked for the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools in Los Angeles, as a math and ELA intervention teacher. Alice started her career as a Teach For America corps member in the Bay Area, where she taught high school math to recent immigrants and refugees in Oakland. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wellesley College.


Become a Lighthouse Academy Student

Discover, achieve and prepare for success in college and beyond. We will prepare your student academically, socially and culturally to succeed in and graduate from college.  We will develop your student’s critical decision-making skills to prepare him/her for success in life.  Lighthouse Academies offers small schools, small class sizes, longer school year, and longer school day so we can provide students with a high quality education. Don’t wait – apply now to transform your child’s future!

Join Our Team

Are you fearless, driven and forward-thinking? We need people who want to teach, lead and transform the lives of our students. We need people who share our passion for creativity and innovation. We are committed to developing the capacity of our staff with 20 professional days each year, individual coaching and collaboration. Join us in transforming children’s futures.

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Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy

1005 Intervale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459, USA

40.8233604 -73.8972321
Tel: 646-915-0030
Fax: 718-893-0917

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