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.

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Quick Facts

Number of Scholars: 342
Grades: K-8
Date Opened:
Principal: Mr. Brent Mitchell


  • 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
  • Gifted and Talented Program

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
  • Boy's/Girl's Basketball
  • Drumline


  •  The Lightkeepers Parent Boosters
  • Teach for America
  • MLK Commission
  • The Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas
  • Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas
  • Delta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
  • Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Jefferson County Afterschool 4-H Club
  • ICVR/ Pen or Pencil


PBLCS is a Title I Schoolwide School. The school improvement process system is open for parents and the community to view progress of the school's improvement effort. The system is called INDISTAR. The website address is http://www.indistar.org, Login information is below.

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Accreditation Status 2014.15- Accredited

PBLCS has a Needs Improvement School Improvement Status

Check out the new website for the Gifted and Talented Program


May 2016

  • 2nd-13th K-2 Dyslexia Screening
  • 10th-June 3 NWEA Test
  • 26th-Kindergarten Ceremony
  • 27th-Professional Development (Early Dismissal)
  • 30th- Memorial Day (No School)

June  2016

  • 8th-Scholars Last Day of School

Board of Director's Meeting- Location: Pine Bluff Lighthouse Library


May 24, 2016 @ 12:30

June 28, 2016 @ 12:30

PBLCS Scholars participate in the University of Arkansas of Pine Bluff Homecoming Parade.  One of the largest events for the city.
Scholars at PBLCS participate in the University of Pine Bluff Homecoming Parade. One of the largest events of the city.

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School Leaders


Brent Mitchell

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 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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