Gary Lighthouse Charter School (GLCS) is happy to announce a new partnership with Indiana Parenting Institute. The Indiana Parenting Institute (IPI) offers parents essential, useful and livable educational opportunities that address the social and developmental needs of children birth to eighteen years. IPI will be establishing an onsite full service parent and family support center on the Gary Lighthouse Upper Academy 41st Street campus.  

Jeremy Williams, Regional Vice President for Lighthouse Academies said, “This partnership between the Indiana Parenting Institute and Lighthouse Academies of Northwest Indiana will provide our families with support that will significantly impact our scholars’ ability to be successful academically and emotionally. At Lighthouse, we are committed to supporting and serving the whole family. This parent support center will be an important next step toward truly meeting the needs of who we serve.”

As parent educators, IPI works with parents from diverse cultural, economic, social and academic backgrounds in order to help them reach their goal of providing a better life for their children. Parenting classes, life skills classes, cultural competency classes, and connecting families to the appropriate resources in the community are just some of the services that IPI provides. Gary Lighthouse and IPI will work together to serve the Gary Lighthouse community and help families and Gary Lighthouse scholars prepare for success in college and beyond.

Gary Lighthouse Charter School (GLCS) was founded in 2005. Today there are three campuses including the Primary Academy (K-2) at 3201 Pierce Street, the Upper Academy (3-7) at 1775 W. 41st Avenue, and the College Prep Academy at 725 Clark Road. GLCS serves more than 1,500 scholars. The college focus starts in Kindergarten with a three prong approach of rigorous academics, social and emotional development and arts infusion.

Gary Lighthouse Charter School is part of the Lighthouse Academies nonprofit network of charter schools. Our 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.