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Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School College Preparatory Academy

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: 275
Grades: 9-11
Date Opened:
Principal: Will Felton


Annual Events

  • Arts Exhibit
  • Talent Showcase
  • 4 Annual Dances
  • Father/Daughter Event
  • Mother/Son Event
  • Exhibitions
  • College Trips
  • Senior European Trips
  • Community Service Projects
  • Homecoming

Extracurricular Activities

  • Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Track
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cheer
  • Dance
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Student Council
  • Trap Shooting
  • Mock Trial
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Environmental Club
  • Chinese Club
  • SuperPAC
  • Film Studies
  • Theater


  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Teach for America


September 24, 2014 - half day for students.  Students dismiss at 12:00 on that day.

September 26, 2014 - Festiville in Jacksonville.  Our Choir, Band, and Dance/Cheer teams are performing at the event beginning at 4pm.

September 29, 2014 - PICTURE DAY

9-15-14 JLCS CPA Newsletter

Basketball Schedule 2014-2015




  • September 23 - Volleyball Game @ Nemo
  • September 24: Professional Development - Early Dismissal - 12pm
  • September 26 - Band/Choir/Cheer & Dance Perform at Festiville - 4pm
  • September 29 - School Picture Day
  • September 30 - Volleyball Game @ Conway Christian


  • October 3 Pink it Out - Jacksonville Lighthouse's tribute to Race for the Cure
  • October 6 - JV/V Volleyball @ Home 4pm
  • October 7 - JV/V Volleyball @  Home 4pm
  • October 9 - JV/V Volleyball @ Mayflower
  • October 13 - No School
  • October 13 - JV/V Volleyball @ Home 4pm
  • October 14 - V Volleyball @ Nemo
  • October 15 - PSAT Testing
  • October 15 - 7th/8th Volleyball @ Lakewood Middle, NLR
  • October 16 - JV/V Volleyball @ Home 4pm
  • October 16 - JV/V Volleyball @ Atkins
  • October 20 - Soccer Parent Meeting 4pm
  • October 22 - PLAN and EXPLORE Testing
  • October 23 - Parent Night
  • October 24 - Professional Development 1/2 Day - Early Dismissal 12pm
  • October 24 - Masquerade Ball 7pm-10pm
  • October 27-31 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 31: Halloween
8-6-14 Track Meet 3
Our Cross Country Track Team performed well at Conway.

Documents & Links

Latest Documents

Student Applications

Board Meeting Minutes

AR State Required Information

Scholar Family Handbooks


Document Archive

AR State Required Information

Annual Reports


Board Meeting Minutes

Budget and Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting


Extra-Curricular Programs

Financial Reports

Marketing Materials



Other Plans and Policies

Personnel Policies

Personnel Policies and Evaluation


Progress Reports

Scholar Family Handbooks

School Calendars

School News

School Supply List

Student Applications


School Leaders


Will Felton

Mr. Felton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and Grand Canyon University. He has served in education for 15 years at many grade-levels and under various administrative titles. Mr. Felton is National Board Certified, received the STAR Educator Award from the U.S. Department of Education and the ING Unsung Hero Award. He is a graduate of the Arkansas Technology Program, National Writing Project, and the ESL Academy. Currently Mr. Felton is pursuing his doctorate in Organizational and Educational Leadership.
Assistant Principal

Amanda Crowder

Ms. Crowder is a graduate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has been in education for over a decade as a classroom teacher, Team Leader, Department Chair, and School Improvement Coordinator. She has been a presenter at the National Middle School Conference and is a Train the Trainer for Aha Process! She is also a presenter for the Staff Development Educators in the area of Differentiated Instruction. She is National Board Certified and is a Lead 21 Walton Scholar at Arkansas Tech University pursuing her master’s in Education Leadership. This is Ms. Crowder’s fourth year with Lighthouse Academies
Director of Teacher Leadership

Ralph Cosio

Mr. Cosio is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and has been in education for three years as a classroom teacher, team leader, and mentor. He has served as a mentor for the UCA Master of Arts in Teaching program and was recognized as the 2013 Mentor of the Year. He recently graduated with his Master of Science in School Leadership, Management, and Administration. This is Mr. Cosio’s fourth year with Lighthouse Academies


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 College Preparatory Academy

251 North First Street Jacksonville AR 72076 USA

34.8687782 -92.1079559
Tel: 501-985-1228
Fax: 501-985-1233

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