Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School – East

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


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 280
Grades: 7-10 (Adding 11th Grade for the 2017 - 2018 school year)
Date Opened:
Principal: Steven Pelych


  • After School Programming with Free Transportation
  • Partnership with the Boys and Girls Club (After School Care)
  • Small Group Advisory Program with academic tracking and graduation plans
  • High School credit opportunities beginning in 7th grade
  • Both remedial and accelerated courses
  • Restorative Justice Discipline Approach
  • Dual Enrollment, AP, and Technical Programs (Beginning in 11th grade)

Annual Events

  • Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Community Event
  • Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner
  • School-wide Talent Show
  • Community Service Day
  • Year-end out-of-state trips
  • College Visits
  • Exhibitions

Extracurricular Activities

  • Student Council
  • Gaming
  • Peer Jury
  • Vex Robotics Team
  • Athletics (Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Soccer, Track, MS Football)
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring Programs


  • Sam Ash Music
  • Tabernacle Recreation Ministry
  • The Expectations Project
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Boys and Girls Club


If you are interested in joining the Parent Teacher Organization, please reach out to our family liaison, Tramaine Williams at Interested in sending your scholar to ILCS - East?  Fill out an application.


The first day back for students is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4. Have a fun and safe Holiday Break!
Work Hard. Get Smart. Graduate from College.

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School Leaders


Steven Pelych

Mr. Steven Pelych has spent the past 7 years in education and the past 6 with Lighthouse. After graduating from Butler University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Secondary Education, he was accepted into Teach for America to join the movement to ensure that all students in the city have access to a high quality education. During his time with Teach for America, Mr. Pelych earned his Master’s Degree in Teaching from Marian University and taught science at Indianapolis Lighthouse College Prep Academy-South. After completing his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis in 2014, Mr. Pelych was asked to serve as the founding Principal of Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School – East. Mr. Pelych is extremely passionate about educating urban youth in Indianapolis and is excited for the opportunity that ILCS – East will provide to students, families, and the community.
Assistant Principal

Jeremy Wolley

Mr. Jeremy Wolley is a native of Indianapolis, IN. He graduated from Indiana State University in 2010 and earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Ball State University in 2015. He began his career with Indianapolis Lighthouse College Prep Academy- South in 2010 as an ELA teacher. Mr. Wolley accepted a position in 2012 with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Indianapolis) as an Educational Interventionist for offenders facing a variety of felony charges. In this position he was responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing educational and social/emotional curriculum for inmates housed in the Marion County jail. Realizing the profound need for interventions at an earlier age, he decided to return to traditional K-12 education. Mr. Wolley began working as a Dean of Students in 2013 and served as a Co-Principal in 2014 at a turnaround high school in Indianapolis. He has a sincere passion for urban youth and is excited to contribute to the success of Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School – East as the Assistant Principal.


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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Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School – East

4002 North Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46226, USA

39.8316078 -86.0289764
Tel: 317-897-2472
Fax: 319-897-0302

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