NPLCS

North Point 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.

About

Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 290
Grades: K4-6
Date Opened:
Principal: Rachel Wagner

Features

  • College Focus beginning in K4 and Kindergarten
  • Arts Infusion in all Core Subjects
  • More Time on Instruction (7:30 – 3:15 daily; two additional weeks of school per year)
  • Small Classes
  • Looping (Teachers stay with students for two years in a row)
  • Strong Partnership with Families
  • Quality Teachers, Quality Instruction
  • A Strong, Nurturing Culture of Achievement, Respect and Responsibility
  • Located in the Thurston Woods area (near Berryland)

Extracurricular Activities

At North Point Lighthouse Charter School, the CLC Program will focus on the three key areas, which include:

  • academic enrichment in literacy and math
  • homework assistance; enrichment activities
  • family cultural events.

Partnerships

  • Agape Community Center
  • Florist Avenue Lutheran Church
  • TEACH for America
  • MSOE
  • CESA1
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Mad Science
  • First Stage
  • Ugly, Who ( Character Education Program)
  • DanceWorks
  • Jewish Community Center

 

 

Announcements

APPLY  NOW!  At school site 4200 W. Douglas Avenue, or online.  2014-15 application now available!

 

Calendar

November:

November 12: Professional Development- Early Dismissal @ 1 p.m.

November 26-28: Thanksgiving Break- School Closed

 

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School Leaders

Principal

Rachel Wagner

Mrs. Rachel Wagner is the principal of North point Lighthouse. Mrs. Wagner began her career as a Special Education Teacher in Barstow, California after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mrs. Wagner taught prekindergarten through eighth grade. Currently enrolled in Cardinal Stritch University, Mrs. Wagner plans to receive her Master’s Degree in Education/Director of Special Education.
Assistant Principal and Director of Teacher Leadership

Lalenunat Johnson

Lalenunat M. Johnson is the Assistant Principal and Director of Teacher Leadership at the North Point Lighthouse Charter School in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Here she provides curriculum support and guidance in teacher growth and development. Lalenunat Johnson has over 14 years of experience in elementary and middle school education in a top performing urban school environment. She began her career in education as a volunteer then in 2003 served as an Educational Assistant and substitute teacher. She later became a full time teacher. As a teacher Mrs. Johnson has taught reading, writing, math, social studies, science, and character education. In 2006, Mrs. Johnson earned an Associate’s degree and in 2007, a Bachelors degree both in Management and Communication, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Concordia University Wisconsin. In 2011, she joined Teach for America and served two years as a corps member teacher. In 2013, she earned a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Leadership from Marquette University. Mrs. Johnson joins North Point Lighthouse as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Education Leadership. The Woodrow Wilson Fellowship recruits and prepares outstanding leaders for schools and districts, with an integrated business and education curriculum, a focus on intensive in-school experience, and ongoing mentoring. Through this fellowship in conjunction with the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Mrs. Johnson is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) to be accomplished August 2015.
School Operations Manager

Denna Blue-Miller

Mrs. Denna Blue-Miller is the School Operations Manager. Mrs. Blue-Miller graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Additionally, she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Mrs. Blue-Miller began her teaching career in 2001, when she taught grades Prekindergarten, 1st, 5th, and 6th grade. After eight years of teaching Mrs. Blue-Miller took on the role of Business Manager at the Central City Cyberschool. In her role as School Operations Manager Ms. Blue – Miller will manage all school operations and work closely with key community partners.
Coordinator of Family and Community Services / CLC Coordinator

Maurice Copening

Mr. Maurice Copening is the Coordinator of Family and Community Services / CLC Coordinator. Mr. Copening started his career in 2007 at the North Side Y.M.C.A. as a Special Education Paraprofessional. In 2012 Mr. Copening joined the NPLCS team as the Special Education Paraprofessional. Through his experiences he developed extensive skills to support students with disabilities, work with families in difficult situations, and develop community and family partnerships. In his role as Coordinator of Family and Community Services Mr. Copening will work closely with our community, parents, students, and staff. He will act as a liaison between home and school, ensuring our scholars are supported throughout the school and community.

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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!

 

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Wellness PolicyNPLCS Wellness Policies on Physical Activity and NutritionAre 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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Contact

North Point Lighthouse Charter School

4200 West Douglas Avenue Milwaukee WI 53209 USA

43.1312752 -87.9645004
Tel: 414-461-5339
Fax: 414-461-5482

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