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: 381
Grades: K-6
Date Opened:
Principal: Adriane Smith and Denise Rankin


  • 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 Jacksonville North Pulaski School District.
  • Check out the new website for the Gifted and Talented Program.
  • Accreditation Status 2016.17- Accredited
  • JLCS has a Needs Improvement School Improvement Status.


November 10th- No School: Holiday: Veterans Day Observed November 20-24- Thanksgiving Break November 29th- Board of Directors Meeting @ 5:30pm  
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

Executive Director

Mrs. Lenisha Broadway Roberts

Contact information: Office: (813) 616.5932 Cell: (501) 258.9584
3-6 Principal

Adriane Smith

Mrs. Smith has served as the Director of Teacher Leadership for Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter Schools: Flightline Upper Academy for the past three years. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Mrs. Smith spent several years in the the classroom teaching 3rd and 5th grade scholars, as well as serving as an instructional coach to new teachers. Mrs. Smith also worked for the Alabama State Department of Education as a trainer supporting Alabama teachers in an initiative to increase student knowledge and interest in math and science. Mrs. Smith earned her Bachelors of Arts in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Montevallo and Masters of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. With 15 years of experience in education, Mrs. Smith brings experience and passion for helping scholars and teachers achieve maximum success.
K-2 Principal

Denise Rankin

A native of Eastern Arkansas, Ms. Rankin has lived and worked in several parts of the state. She has lived in Central Arkansas for 20 years. She has been a 1st , 3rd, 4th and 6th grade teacher, school math specialist, assistant principal, principal, and district math coordinator. Ms. Rankin is starting her 24th year in education. Ms. Rankin graduated cum laude with a BSE in elementary education and MSE in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. She has presented for NCTM, NCSM, and many national, state and local trainings. She lives in Jacksonville and is delighted to be part of the Lighthouse Team.


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

Main Campus Addendum 17-18Are 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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