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: 389
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


Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter Schools follow the PCSSD inclement weather policy. During inclement weather please refer to PCSSD inclement weather policy.

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

Accreditation Status 2014.15- Accredited

JLCS has a Needs Improvement School Improvement Status.



  • May 11- Board Meeting 12:30
  • May 27- Early Dismissal 12:00
  • May 30- No school Memorial Day
  • June 8- Last Day of School
  • June 14- Board Meeting 12:30
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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School Leaders

Lead Principal

Norman Whitfield

Mr. Whitfield is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with an honors degree from the Fulbright school of Arts and Sciences in both Philosophy and Anthropology. He is a 2000 Teach for America Alum who taught 5/6 math in Coahoma County MS. He also served as a Teach for America Program Director 2002-2008 where his duties included coaching, developing and mentoring new teachers. During his time with TFA he served as a Corps Member Advisor and School Director in the TFA summer Institute program. Mr. Whitfield is also a Walton LEAD 21 Alum and he earned his Masters in School Leadership from Arkansas Tech University. Mr. Whitfield started with JLCS in 2010 as a first grade teacher, he then moved into the Director of instruction role for the 2010- 2011 school year. Mr. Whitfield has served as the school principal since the fall of 2012.
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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