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.


Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 350
Grades: K4-7
Date Opened:
Principal: Dr. Beverly Echols


  • College Focus beginning in K4 and Kindergarten
  • Arts Infusion in all Core Subjects
  • More Time on Instruction (8:00 – 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)

Annual Events

  •  Shine On School-wide Cleanup
  • Art Auction (Spring TBA)
  • School Wide Picnic (June TBA)
  • Carnival (Spring TBA)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Academic enrichment in literacy and math
  • Homework assistance; enrichment activities
  • Girl Scouts
  • Junior Achievement
  • Co-Ed football and Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls on the Run


  • Agape Community Center
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
  • CESA1
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
  • Mad Science
  • First Stage
  • DanceWorks
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Buddy's Pizza and Steak
  • PAVE
  • Schools that can MKE
  • Horace Mann




ENROLL NOW!  At school site 4200 W. Douglas Avenue, or online.




  • October 5, 7.30am-8am Donuts with Beverly and Victor.  (Come drop in to discuss ideas and find out what is happening at NP
  • October 14, City Hall Meeting.  TBA 
  • October 21, PTO Parent Teacher Meeting. 6pm. 
  • October 24, 2nd quarter begins..
  • October 27, 1.30pm-3pm Harvest Fest.
  • .October 28, 2.00 pm. Student Award Ceremony
  • October 29, 1pm dismissal for students.  Conferences 1pm-6pm.
  • October 30, No School.  Conferences 9am-12pm 
  • .Website Academic Calendar NP 2015-16
We will prepare YOUR STUDENT for college through a rigorous arts-infused program.

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Assistant Principal and Director of Teacher Leadership

Lalenunat Johnson

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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. 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. In her role as School Operations Manager Mrs. Blue-Miller will manage all school operations and work closely with key community partners.
Artist in Residence

Tami Zwicke

Tami Zwicke has a BFA degree from the University of Whitewater, WI. MFA from the University of Sunderland, UK. In which she lived, traveled and was commissioned to create artwork for over 5 years while living in Europe. Ms. Zwicke has credits from UWM for after school programming, ceramics and spanish. Tami focused on mixed media and recycled art in college. Her MFA thesis was on outsider art. She has has been a artist in residence at over 50 different schools and organizations around Milwaukee. Mainly working with students to create specialized projects that relate to the subject matter they studying in class. She also has held workshops in which she has taught other educators one on one techniques on how to create recycled art with students. She has also created over 50 large scale murals throughout Milwaukee working with all ages of students. Ms. Zwicke has worked as a Art Specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Milwaukee for 6 years at over 30 different sites. She also successfully completed Americorps program in which she taught photography, was on the MPS board for their annual talent show, successfully produced 2 annual fine art shows and Image Maker photography show. Most recently Ms. Zwicke worked 4 years with Danceworks teaching visual arts for a intergenerational art program that worked with seniors at over 20 different sites around Milwaukee and collaborated with different schools. Organizations Tami still works for are: Milwaukee Public Theatre, Danceworks and Arts@Large. Ms. Zwicke is also active in the community and works with community gardens and has created large scale murals for Unitedway for their annual kick off events. She also is a published photographer and mural artist in her own right in which she is hired by private organizations and businesses to create projects. Ms. Zwicke is inspired by creating. She loves to work with students or adults of all ages. Ms. Zwicke is excited by the learning opportunities offered at Northpoint Lighthouse as their Artist in residence. Art infused learning is a path to the future for many scholars. She is happy to help with that process.


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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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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