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Indianapolis Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy: South Campus

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: 375
Grades: 7-12
Date Opened:
Principal: Catherine Tooley


  • After School Tutoring: 2 nights per week, free transportation
  • 1-to-1 Laptop Program: Students keep laptops upon graduation
  • Full-time College Transition Counselor
  • Small Group Advisory Program with consistent adult advocate
  • Dual enrollment coursework beginning in the sophomore year
  • Partnership with Arsenal Tech for career courses

Annual Events

  • Junior Class Overnight College Tour
  • Homecoming Week
  • School-wide Talent Show
  • Year-end Out-of-State Trips
  • Community Service Day
  • Junior & Senior Proms
  • Underclass College Tours
  • Gateway Week
  • College Pride Week

Extracurricular Activities

  • Student Government
  • Guitar Club
  • Percussion Ensemble - Drumline
  • National Honor Society
  • Athletics: Volleyball, Basketball, Track
  • Yearbook Club
  • Writing Club
  • Drama Club
  • Dance Team
  • Robotics Club
  • Spoken Word Club


  • College Summit
  • National Honor Society
  • GLAM (Gorgeous Ladies Acting Maturely, Inc.)
  • Project One Love
  • Wabash College
  • Phi Delta Theta of Butler University
  • Indiana University High School
  • Sam Ash Music


Click here for more information about the plans for Lighthouse schools in Indiana for 2014-15.

After school tutoring begins Tuesday, August 19 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:15 with clubs meeting from 4:15 - 5:15. Students who need bus transportation must sign up during lunch the day before staying after school.



  • August 19: After school tutoring begins
  • August 20: ROIT (Reading Is Our Thing)


  • September 1: Labor Day - No School
  • September 19: Professional Development Day - No School

CPA Artwork
Artwork painted by our CPA scholars are on display in the main hallway.

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

Board of Directors

Student Applications

School Calendars

Press Releases

Scholar Family Handbooks

Document Archive

Board of Directors

College Transitions


Press Releases

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

Student Applications

School Leaders

DIrector of College Transitions

Rahul Jyoti

Mr. Jyoti grew up in South Bend, Indiana and graduated from Penn High School. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Purdue University in Statistics and Business. Mr. Jyoti began his career working for General Electric in their Financial Management Program. He started his teaching career at Indianapolis Lighthouse as a 2009 Teach for America Corps Member. During his three years at Lighthouse Mr. Jyoti has designed curriculum for and taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and Marketing. He also served as the technology director and helped developed plans for the advisory program. In 2011, Mr. Jyoti received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Marian College.

Kevin Butler

Mr. Butler received his B.A. in Social Work from Wilberforce University. Mr. Butler is in his third year at Indianapolis Lighthouse and his second year as Director of School Culture. Previously he was a Title 1 Teacher. He is working towards his Masters Degree in School Counseling.


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!

If you are looking to enroll for this year, please call us.

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 College Preparatory Academy: South Campus

1780 Sloan Avenue Indianapolis IN 46203 USA

39.7433929 -86.0875702
Tel: 317-351-1534
Fax: 317-351-1804

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