Gary Lighthouse Charter School (GLCS): College Prep Academy will celebrate the inaugural class graduation tomorrow, June 1, 2013.  We are proud to announce that 100% of the Class of 2013 has been accepted to four year colleges or universities.  Collectively, they have earned almost $2M in scholarships.  Our Co-Valedictorians are Paris Lloyd and Emerald Williams.  Paris will be attending Spelman College and Emerald will be attending Indiana University Bloomington in the fall. 

The celebration includes the final senior “Student Union” that is taking place today, Friday, May 31, at 2:30 pm.  Student Unions are a regular monthly event at GLCS.  They are an enthusiastic celebration of a school culture that focuses on academic achievements and successful character.  At this final event, each senior is announcing where they will attend college next year.  Graduation will take place tomorrow, June 1, at 11:00 am.  Both events are taking place at the K-8 campus located at 1775 West 41st Avenue.

GLCS opened in 2005 for grades Kindergarten through five and added one grade each year.  Today it is a K-12 school with two campuses and approximately 700 scholars.  College preparation starts in Kindergarten.  The arts-infused program includes rigorous academics, social and emotional development as well as cultural development.  The College Prep Academy has focused on four core competencies not only to make scholars college ready but to make them responsible citizens and lifelong learners: effective communication, self-direction and self-management, critical thinking and active community membership.

GLCS is a part of the Lighthouse Academies nonprofit network of charter schools.  Lighthouse Academies schools provide opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy.  We develop children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life.  We work relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining financial model to transform children’s futures.