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: 312
Grades: K-7
Date Opened:


  • 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 studen

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


Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School Upper Academy received Title I Schoolwide Status.

Now Enrolling Grades K-7 for the 2014-2015 school year. Contact the school at 870-534-0217 for more information.

NAACP Parent Engagement Summit September 20, 2014 at Pine Bluff  Convention Center 10:00am - 2:00pm.  




  • September 1: Labor Day - No School
  • September 6: Back to School Basketball Bash 10:30a.m.-1:00p.m.(Salvation Army)
  • September 18: Parent Meeting 6:00p.m. (Trinity Church-Parish Hall)
  • September 24: Professional Development - Early Dismissal
  • September 30: Open House 6:00p.m.  (Meet and Greet Teachers and Staff)


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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Director of Academics and Operations

Brent Mitchell

Brent received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 2000. He has a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Harding University. Mr. Mitchell has also completed his Educational Specialist Degree from the University of Central Arkansas and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. With experience in program initiatives, optimizing the learning environment, staff development, and promoting a safe, student focused environment and almost ten years of school leadership experience.
Director of Teacher Leadership Upper Academy

Toluwalogo Daramola

Ms. Daramoula grew up in Los Angeles, CA and her family is from the African Country, Nigeria. Tolu is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and was a 2011 Teach for America Corps member in the Mississippi Delta at KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Helena, Arkansas. She served as the founding Pre-Kindergarten teacher and Program Director and the Grade Level Chair for the Kindergarten program. She is part of the Rural School Leadership Academy cohort with Teach for America and is a Lead 21 Walton Leader with Arkansas Tech. After achieving her childhood goal of being a teacher, she realized how crucial it was to foster our scholar’s dreams. Her educational philosophy is that every child deserves the opportunity to have a quality education, and they should be able to turn their dreams into achievable goals.
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 Center. 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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