At Lighthouse Academies we ensure our scholars have a solid plan for college and a solid plan for a career!
Highlights By The Numbers
- The LHA Class of 2017 achieved a 97% graduation rate (compared to 88% for Class of ‘15 and 93% for Class of ‘16).
- Over 90% of scholars were accepted into college and our graduates collectively earned of 1,200 college credits in total (compared to 700 credits in 2016).
- Our scholars were offered $8.2 Million in scholarships and grants.
- We had our first round of college graduates (from the LHA Class of 2013) receive their bachelor’s degrees. We know one LHA alum is headed to law school another returning to the classroom as a Teach for America Corps Member. We look forward to hearing more stories of success!
- One of our Gary scholars, Winoska Medina, graduated with an honors associate’s degree from Ivy Tech… before she graduated high school. We will continue to promote the opportunities we have for scholars to accelerate their educational attainment while at Lighthouse.
- Bronx Lighthouse Charter School CPA debuted in US News and World report with a “Silver” ranking as one of the top high schools in the country.
Since, 2013, Lighthouse Academies has graduated nearly 1000 scholars! We’ve raised our high school graduation rate nine points in two years (88-97%).
2017 Graduation Ceremony, Indianapolis College Preparatory Academy
Students who graduate are accepted to and attend progressive and prestigious post-secondary institutions. Below are just a few our scholars are attending!
- Wellesley College
- Cornell University
- Bethany College
- Barnard College
- Indiana State University
- Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
- University of Arkansas at Monticello
- Purdue University Calumet
- University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- Indiana University Northwest
Our scholars prove themselves academically and are therefore offered scholarships and competitive financial aid packages to attend higher education institutions so they can complete their degrees. This year they were awarded $8.2M.
Several of our scholars who were awarded the College Ready Now Scholarships totaling $27,000.View the 2017 Scholarship Winners Here!
- Michelle plans to attend Clark University and study French and gender studies.
- Ruthie plans to attend Binghamton University and study biology.
- Mamadou plans to attend Boston College and prepare for medical school.
- Nyad plans to attend New York University and study nursing.
- Ricardo plans to attend SUNY Albany and study business.
- Jaynel plans to attend Ursinus College and study psychology.
We prepare our scholars for the rigors of post-secondary academics by offering several opportunities to complete college level coursework. WE have several dual enrollment, concurrent enrollment, college credit and AP programs.
This year we had over 100 scholars complete 1200 college credits!
This is what determination looks like!
Two great scholars, Jasmine Artis and Winoska Medina, graduated with their associates degrees from Ivy Tech Community College! Winoska graduated Cum Laude with an American Honors level associate’s degree.
Winoska is the first high school student to ever do this!
They are official college graduates before they even graduated high school on June 11th!
These girls have worked hard and finished strong. Jasmine is going to Indiana University Northwest in the fall and Winoska will be heading to IUPUI and they will have junior class standing!
Not only do we ensure our students are prepared for college and career, we provide them with their very own alumni coach ( Ebony Rose) who will partner with them their entire first year and second year in college to ensure they are successful. Ebony will visit college campuses to provide support and also create alumni events to ensure scholars stay in touch and receive valuable information!
Ebony is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has worked in higher education supporting students toward graduation for over 5 years!
We provided an annual National Internship worth $1500 to one lucky Scholar. This year Sky Alexander was chosen! She is a graduate of Gary Lighthouse College Prep Academy!
Sky Alexander, a top ten graduate from our College Prep Academy in Gary, Indiana will focus on creating alumni programs and will work with Ebony Rose during her internship. Here’s a little about Sky:
- Q: What college are you going to?
A: I will be attending the #1 HBCU Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Q: What do you want to major in and what career are you considering?
A: I will be on a Biology pre-med track to later become a Surgeon.
- Q: What did you learn at Lighthouse Academies that will help you be successful?
A: At LCPA I learned the value of time and to understand there is always someone there to help you; you just have to look.
- Q: What are you looking forward to with this internship?
A: With this internship I am looking forward to networking and putting my Communication class into action.