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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: 228
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
  • Advisors who work with each student for all four years
  • 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)
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • College Mentorship Programs
  • Debate Club
  • Book Club
  • Art Club
  • Dance Clubs (Hip Hop and Bhangra)
  • Scholar Work Exhibition



  • New York University (NYU) Mentorship Program
  • Columbia University School of Social Work
  • SEO
  • CUNY (College Now)
  • NYPD (Explorers Program)
  • Charter School Athletic Association
  • Urban Health Plan
  • Teach for America
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • Harlem Youth Court
  • Bronx District Attorney's Office



September 2015

  • September 7: Labor Day- school closed
  • September 17: Back to School Night 5:30-7:00 pm
  • September 17: Board of Trustees Meeting 7:00 pm 
  • September 21: Picture Day - grades 9-11
  • September 22: PTA meeting 6:00-7:15 pm
  • September 24: Eid al Adha - school closed

October 2015

  • October 5: Picture Day - seniors
  • October 12: Indigenous People Day - school closed
  • October 14: 9th -11th Grade - PSAT/NMSQT morning
  • October 15: Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30 pm

November 2015

  • November 6: First Quarter ends 
  • November 10: PA Executive Meeting 6:00 pm
  • November 11: Veterans Day - school closed
  • November 19: Board of Trustee Meeting 6:30 pm
  • November 20: PT Conference 12:30-6:00 pm
  • November 24: PA Meeting attend 8:00 am or 6:00 - 7:15 pm
  • November 26 and 27: Thanksgiving Day - school closed
Stephanie G., Jailene C., and Gemely D. (Class of 2015) attend Accepted Students' Day at Ursinus College.
Stephanie G., Jailene C. and Gemely D. (all part of the Class of 2015) at Accepted Students' Day at Ursinus College. Almost the entire senior class has been accepted to 4 year schools!

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School Leaders

Everyone can be reached at 646-915-0030 except for Ms. Thomas and Ms. Alemany who can be contacted at 646-915-0025.

Alix Duggins

Ms. Alix Duggins is the Principal at Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy.
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!


The deadline for scholar applications for the 2015 – 2016 school year is April 1, 2015.  Please download an application below or stop by the school to pick one up in person.

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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