2016 Flightline NHD district finalists. 5 of our teams will compete at the state level in April.

Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School: Flightline Upper Academy

At Lighthouse Academies, we prepare our scholars through rigorous programs that provide them with the academic, social, and cultural foundation in order to succeed in and graduate from college. We have a unique arts-infused program and discuss college starting in Kindergarten. Our unique arts-infused curriculum, emphasis on social development and integration of diverse cultural opportunities augments learning and broadens horizons.

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Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 200
Grades: 5-8
Date Opened:
Principal: Evan McGrew


Annual Events

  • Arts Exhibit
  • Showcase of Talent
  • Amazing Race


Extracurricular Activities

  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Dance
  • Cheer
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Yearbook
  • Student Council


  • Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Parent Boosters
  • LRAFB 1st Sgts Group
  • Jacksonville Sertoma Club
  • Arkansas Federal Credit Union


If the Pulaski County Special School District closes due to bad weather, then our school will also close. In the event that weather conditions become hazardous during the school day, our school will follow the early dismissal policies and notification process of the PCSSD Public Schools unless we advise you to the contrary.

Check out the new website for the Gifted and Talented Program.

Accreditation Status 2014.15- Accredited

Flightline has an "Achieving" School Improvement Status.



  • 8th - High School Musical @ CPA
  • 11th -May 5th - ACT Aspire State Testing
  • 12th - School Board Meeting, Main Campus Library @ 12:00 pm
  • 22nd - Amazing Race, Flightline @ 6pm
  • 27th - Professional Development Day/Early Dismissal (NOON)
  • 28th - Pop Top Pandemonium, Clinton Library, 9-12:30


  • 2nd -6th - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 11th - School Board Meeting, Main Campus Library @ 12:30 pm
  • 13th -15th - Space Camp trip
  • 17th - Course Selection @ Flightline, 6 pm
  • 20th - Career Day
  • 23rd - 5th grade field trip
  • 26th - 7th grade 4H trip
  • 26th - CPA Senior Graduation
  • 27th - Professional Development Day/Early Dismissal (NOON)
  • 30th - Memorial Day/NO SCHOOL
  • 31st - NJHS Induction


  • 2nd - 8th grade field trip to Fayetteville/Crystal Bridges
  • 3rd - Flightline Field Day
  • 8th - Last Day of School
6th grade science flightline
6th grader Jade Peregrino doing "Chemistry in a Bag". Jade is studying the indicators of chemical reactions.

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Personnel Policies

Personnel Policies and Evaluation


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School Supply List

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Uniform Information

School Leaders


Evan McGrew

Evan McGrew
Mr. McGrew was a founding teacher at Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School and has been a Teacher Leader Fellow and the Director of School Culture. He has almost a decade of experience as an educator and has also taught in Magnet Cove School District and the Fayetteville School District. He is a graduate of Henderson State University and a native of Mountain Pine, Arkansas.
Director of Teacher Leadership

Adriane Smith

Mrs. Smith started her teaching career as a 3rd grade teacher in Georgia where she worked for five years. Most recently, she served as a 5th grade teacher and an instructional coach in Alabama where she provided support to 1st and 2nd year teachers. In addition to her responsibilities, Mrs. Smith served as the Alabama Math, Science & Technology Initiative Teacher Trainer to support Alabama teachers in the Alabama State DOE initiative to increase student knowledge and interest in math and science. Mrs. Smith earned her BA in Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo and Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.


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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Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School: Flightline Upper Academy

Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA

34.9139137 -92.1437988
Tel: 501-988-1085
Fax: 501-988-1090

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