JLCS Dancin' Wolves participated in the MLK Day of Service at the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club

Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School

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.

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Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 387
Grades: K-6
Date Opened:
Principal: Norman Whitfield


  • Work Hard, Get Smart ELO Program
  • JLCS SuperDads
  • Math and Literacy Nights
  • STEM-Robotics
  • Buddy Reading Program
  • International Pen Pal Program
  • Vocal and Instrumental Music
  • Gifted and Talented Program

Annual Events

  • Arts Exhibit
  • Showcase of Talent
  • Science Fair
  • Spring Carnival

Extracurricular Activities

  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Yearbook
  • Newspaper
  • Student Council
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Boys and Girls Track
  • Cheerleading/Dance Teams


  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club
  • Chi Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Jacksonville Military Museum
  • Division of Children and Family Services/FASD Program
  • Kuttn Up


Congratulations to the JLCS CPA 8th Grade boys Basketball team who won the North Little Rock Middle School Basketball Tournament of Champions! Lighthouse Academies CEO Khori Whitaker was in attendance for the championship game. During this particular tournament the Wolves won each game by an average of 23 points! JLCS boast a 6-1 record on the season while only competing against schools that triple their enrollment! Needless to say the future looks bright for JLCS athletics! The Wolves are led by Gerald Doakes, Devonte Davis, Jason Bobo, DeKairo Rudolf, & Jordan Maxwell and Coached by Jermaine Bryant....

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

Accreditation Status 2014.15- Accredited

JLCS has a Needs Improvement School Improvement Status.

Long sleeve light blue and long sleeve white are on clearance for $6.00. The sizes are in light blue: youth extra large and adult extra large, in white: youth extra small, youth small, youth medium, youth large, youth extra large and adult extra large.

Also on clearance for $6.00 are I Am Lighthouse shirts in sizes youth small, youth medium, youth large and adult small.




  • November 10th- Board Meeting @ 6pm- Main Campus Library
  • November 11- No School Veterans Day
  • November 25-November 27- Thanksgiving Break
  • November 18th- Interim Reports go out
  • December 18th- Second Quarter Ends
  • December 21- January 5th - Winter Break
  • January 4- No School: Professional Development
  • January 5- Students Return
  • January 8- Parent/Teacher Conferences: Early Dismissal
  • January 18 - No School: Martin Luther King Birthday
Congratulations to the JLCS CPA 8th Grade boys Basketball team who won the North Little Rock Middle School Basketball Tournament of Champions
Congratulations to the JLCS CPA 8th Grade boys Basketball team who won the North Little Rock Middle School Basketball Tournament of Champions! Go Wolves...

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Lead Principal

Norman Whitfield

Mr. Whitfield is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with an honors degree in both Philosophy and Anthropology. As a Director of Instruction, he has almost a decade of experience in education. He is a former Teach for America Corp member who taught in the Mississippi Delta. He also served as a Teach for America Program Director where his duties included coaching, developing and mentoring new teachers.
Director of Teacher Leadership Lower Academy

Terriena Pegram

Mrs. Pegram is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas where she earned her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a part of the Lighthouse family since 2010. During this time, she served as a first and second grade teacher and also the Teacher Leader Fellow. Mrs. Pegram was presented the Transformer award in 2013 for receiving 100% growth in math by Lighthouse Academies CEO, Mike Ronan and Senior Vice President, Dr. Phillis N. Anderson. Mrs. Pegram also received the NWEA Growth award from the Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) for her scholars demonstrating academic growth and 100% of scholars meeting or exceeding individual growth targets in 2012-2013.
GT and ESL Coordinator

Renea Smith

Ms. Renea Smith has 4 years of experience in education, including grades 7-12. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She also completed her Masters of Education in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, GT endorsement from Harding University and ESL endorsement from Henderson State University.


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

251 North 1st Street, Jacksonville, AR 72076, USA

34.8687782 -92.1079559
Tel: 501-985-1200
Fax: 501-985-1201

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