ILCS Building Photo

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: 415
Grades: 7-12
Date Opened:
Principal: Ryan Gall


  • 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
  • Partnership with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis - SPAN

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

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
  • Spell Bowl
  • Girls' Club
  • Show Choir
  • Robotics Club
  • Anime Club
  • Unleashed Dance Team
  • Indy Pulse Spoken Word



September Break: No School Monday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 6 After-school Programming will begin soon!  



  • 5: Labor Day - No School
  • 6: Teacher PD - No School


  • 6: Quarter 1 Ends
  • 7-10: Fall Break - No School
  • 11: Teacher PD - No School
  • 21: Parent Conferences - 1/2 Day of School


  • 11:  Teacher PD - 1/2 Day of School
  • 23-25: Thanksgiving - No School


  • 2: Teacher PD - 1/2 Day of School
  • 16: Quarter 2 Ends
  • 19-30: Winter Break
CPA Artwork
Artwork painted by our CPA scholars on display in the main hallway.

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

Student Applications

Document Archive

Board Calendars

Board of Directors

College Transitions


Press Releases

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

Student Applications

School Leaders


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.

Apply for a position »


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

Send Us a Message