Pine Bluff 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: 294
Grades: K-6
Date Opened:
Principal: Sandra Smith-Jones


  • Work Hard, Get Smart ELO Program
  • IXL Math Night
  • Literacy Night
  • SHINE Character  Program
  • Opportunities for students to be instructed in small groups
  • Rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on writing and thinking critically
  • Development of Individualized Learning Plans for each student

Annual Events

  • I AM Lighthouse
  • Young Lions Fest
  • Science and Math Fair
  • Art Exhibit
  • Showtime at Lighthouse
  • Donuts with Dad
  • Muffins with Mom
  • Family Movie Night
  • Holiday Extravaganza
  • Back to School "Block Party"
  • PBLCS "Pumpkin Patch" Competition
  • Spelling Bee
  • Valentine's Ball

Extracurricular Activities

  • Vocal Music
  • Dance Team
  • Student Council
  • Fire Marshalls
  • Serious Young Gentlemen Club
  • Serious Young Ladies Club
  • Lighthouse Ambassadors


  • The Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas

  • Young Lions Parent Boosters
  • Teach for America
  • St. James United Methodist Church
  • Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas
  • UAPB Golden Lions
  • Jefferson County Afterschool 4-H Club
  • ICVR/ Pen or Pencil


If the Pine Bluff School District/School Corporation closes due to bad weather, then our school will also close. In the event that weather conditions become hazardous during the school day, our school will follow the early dismissal policies and notification process of the PBSD Public Schools unless we advise you to the contrary.

April 18, 2014 - No School: Professional Development


Mock Benchmark Testing Dates

Weds., February 26th- 8:00 - 10:30
Thurs., February 27th- 8:00 - 10:30
Fri., February 28th- 8:00 - 10:30


Mar. 3 - Monday- Literacy  - 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 4 - Tuesday - Math - 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Mar. 6 - Thursday- GS Cookie Booth sales - 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Mar. 10 - Monday- Literacy  - 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 11 - Tuesday - Math - 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 13 - Thursday - Study Skills - 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 17 - Monday- Literacy  - 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 18 - Tuesday - Math - 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Mar. 20 - Thursday - 4-H club meeting 4:15 to 5:15 pm
Mar. 31  - Monday- Literacy  - 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Mar. 24-28 - No School: Spring Break 









PB Firefighter Demo Thermal Imaging Camera
A Pine Bluff Firefighter explains and demonstrates the use of a thermal imaging camera to our 2nd graders during a visit last Tuesday afternoon.

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Sandra Smith-Jones

Sandra Smith-Jones received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sandra’s experience covers both Pre-K – 12 and college level as an educator and administrator. She has been in education for over twenty years. She was appointed as an assistant professor at Hampton University and served as the school’s Coordinator of Graduate Education Programs. Sandra has taught English in Virginia public schools and at the college level as an adjunct professor. Sandra served as assistant principal with Accomack County Public Schools in rural Virginia.
Director of Teacher Leadership Lower Academy

Quawana Bryant

Mrs. Bryant
Mrs. Bryant was a founding Kindergarten teacher and the Teacher Leader Fellow for the Lower Academy of Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School. She has almost a decade of experience as an educator. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Mrs. Bryant was the Curriculum Specialist at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Child Enrichment. She is a graduate of Henderson State University with a degree in Education.


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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Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School

708 West 2nd Avenue Pine Bluff AR 71601 USA

34.2284126 -92.0095978
Tel: 870-534-0277
Fax: 870-534-0263

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