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.
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Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 415
Grades: 7-12
Date Opened:
Principal: Ryan Gall


Annual Events

  • Junior Class Overnight College Tour
  • Homecoming Week
  • School-wide Talent Show
  • Community Service Day
  • Junior & Senior Proms
  • Underclassmen College Tours
  • Gateway Week
  • College Pride Week
  • Senior Signing Day
  • Graduation Ceremony

Extracurricular Activities

After-school programming is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 - 5:00 with clubs meeting from 4:15 - 5:15. All students wishing to stay for tutoring should contact their specific teacher ahead of time.
  • Athletics: Cross Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Basketball, Track
  • National Honor Society
  • Show Choir
  • Robotics Club
  • Unleashed Dance Team



  • 1st Toasted Cheese Sandwich* with Tomato Soup & Cheddar Goldfish Crackers   California Blend Veggies, Pears
  • 4th    LABOR DAY
  • 5th PD Day / No School
  • 6th Beef Burrito Bowl* with Black Beans, Corn, Garnish Cup & Salsa Pineapple
  • 7th     Boneless Chicken Wings with BBQ Dipping Sauce & Dinner Roll* Scalloped Potatoes Green Beans Applesauce
  • 8th Handcrafted Mac & Cheese* with Honey wheat Dinner Roll*   Green Peas       Rice Krispies Treat Pears
  • 11th Grilled Chicken Sandwich* with Lettuce & Tomato  Baby Carrots California Blend Veggies Peaches
  • 12th BBQ Rib Sandwich on a Bun Corn Harvest Cheddar SunChips Mixed Fruit
  • 13th Greek-Style Chicken & Honey Wheat Dinner Roll Brown Rice, Green Beans, Snickerdoodle Cookie, Pineapple
  • 14th Spaghetti with Meatballs & Marinara & Garlic Bread Broccoli Florets, Applesauce
  • 15th Chicken Enchilada* with Salsa Verde & House-made Fiesta Rice Frijoles Negros       Mexicanos California Blend Veggies Strawberry-Kiwi Slushie Pears
  • 18th     Chicken Tenders with BBQ Dipping Sauce & Breadstick          Broccoli, Rice Krispies, Peaches
  • 19th     Beef Fajitas with Tortillas, Flame-Roasted Pepper & Onion & Salsa Baby Carrots Mixed Fruit
  • 20th     Breaded Shrimp Poppers Corn   Kettle-Baked Beans Pineapple
  • 21st     Turkey Ham & Cheese Panini Oven-Baked Spiral-Cut French Fries Applesauce
  • 22nd     Lasagna Roll-Up & Garlic Bread Capri Blend Veggies, Cracker,  Pears
  • 25th     Oven-Fried Chicken Drumstick & Breadstick Kettle-Baked Beans Corn Snickerdoodle Cookie, Peaches
  • 26th Meatball Sub* with Marinara & Mozzarella California Blend Veggies Pretzels Mixed Fruit
  • 27th     Bosco Stick* with Marinara Dipping Sauce     Green Beans Pineapple
  • 28th Cheesy Beefy Macaroni & Honey Wheat Dinner Roll Sweet Potato Puffs Sliced Carrots Applesauce
  • 29th     Teriyaki Chicken   Brown Rice Broccoli Florets Honey Oat Goldfish Cracker Pears


  • September
  • Monday, Sep. 11th, ACP IU Bloomington Trip
  • Monday, Sep 25th, NWEA Testing  / Interim #1 Testing
  • Culture Trip / College Visit
  • October
  • Oct. 2nd - 5th / Town Hall Meetings
  • Oct 6th / End Quarter 1
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11th / Half Day / Parent & Teacher Conf.
  • Oct. 12th, 13th, 16th / No School
  • Oct 20th / NACAC College Fair
  • Oct. 23rd - 27th / F&P Testing
  • Oct. 28th / ACT
  • November
  • Nov. 3rd / Culture Trip Inflation Station / Half Day
  • Nov 6th / Election Day
  • Nov. 6th - 10th / Town Hall Meetings
  • Nov. 22nd - 24th / No School / Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 30th / Fall Piano Recital
  • December
  • Dec. 1st / Culture Trip (TBD by Grade Level)
  • Dec 4th / NWEA Testing Window opens / ISTEP Re-Testing
  • Dec 6th / ECA Re-Test & Junior Class Internships
  • Dec 7th / Holiday Concert
  • Dec 9th / Winter Formal
  • Dec 11th / Interim #2 Testing
  • Dec 12th / Final Exams (1,3,5,7)
  • Dec 13th / Final Exams (2,4,5,6)
  • Dec. 14th / Exhibitions
  • Dec. 15th / End Quarter 2 / Final Exam / Exhibition Make Ups
  • Dec 18th - 29th / No School
Artwork painted by our CPA scholars on display in the main hallway.

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School Leaders


Ryan Gall

Mr. Gall was the Founding Principal for Indianapolis Lighthouse College Prep Academy (CPA). He served as Principal for five years, graduating the first two classes with 100% of graduates being accepted to a four year college or university. Prior to the opening of the CPA, Mr. Gall served as the Director of Instruction for Indianapolis Lighthouse. As a Program Facilitator and Teacher for the Indianapolis Public Schools, he created and implemented the BELIEVE Academy middle school program. Mr. Gall has over six years of teaching experience including both middle school and elementary school. At KIPP Indianapolis, Mr. Gall not only taught fifth grade math but also designed curriculum maps, served as math department chair and created programs to foster culture, academics and character. He started his career as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching in Detroit, MI. Mr. Gall holds a BA in Business and English from Alma College as well as a MA in Elementary Education from Wayne State University.
Special Education Coordinator

Courtney Hammell

Ms. Hammell grew up in Evanston, IL. She graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and International Studies, as well as a minor in Latin American Studies, from Miami University (OH). She began teaching Special Education at Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter School CPA in 2011 as a Teach For America corps member. During this time she also worked as a Resource and Life Skills teacher, and an 8th and 9th grade Advisor. After three years, she accepted a position in Development with Teach For America – Indianapolis, a local education nonprofit. Ms. Hammell is in her 5th year at ILCS South and in her 2nd year as the Special Education Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing and spending time with family and friends. In 2013 Ms. Hammell received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Marian University, and in 2015 she earned her Masters of Public Affairs from Indiana University – Bloomington.


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!

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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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