Our Approach

Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School offers educational experiences that suit the needs of all students through the use of individual learning plans that set and measure each scholar’s progress towards meeting their academic goals. Customized plans help our scholars achieve grade level and college readiness standards in a manner that increases their confidence as learners. We provide tools and resources that children in grades K to 12 need to develop academically and personally, in addition to expanding their opportunities to think creatively and exposing them to a variety of cultural experiences.

Our Expectations

We work to develop greatness in our scholars. Our curriculum allows scholars to practice collaboration, teaches them how to exercise discipline in their academic and personal pursuits, and teaches them the importance of contributing to their community.


Our Model of Scholarly Habits

Developing scholarly routines is important for scholars as they strive to meet the high expectations established by our school. We give them skills they need to develop habits and mindsets that prepare them for a successful college experience. Our approach to the development of the habits that we call A.C.E.S. consists of the following:

Active Community Membership
Active Community Membership demonstrated by their ability to identify and make positive contributions to the many different kinds of communities of which they are a part.

Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking as demonstrated by their ability to problem solve, make decisions, and consider multiple strategies and perspectives when answering questions, approaching challenges, and interacting with others.

Effective Communication
Effective Communication demonstrated by their ability to read, speak, listen, and write with clarity, accuracy, authenticity, and conviction across various domains.

Self-Direction and Self-Management
Self-direction and Self-management demonstrated by their ability to take initiative with their learning and work, ask and answer questions, and understand that they are ultimately responsible for their future.

Our Academies

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Lower Academy



College Prep Academy

College Prep Academy

To and Through

College and Beyond

At JLCS, we believe it is important to start exposing children to college and career opportunities as early as the elementary level. As early as kindergarten, teachers begin to plant seeds about college and careers so students get an early start in preparing for a successful future. We believe that children can become what they see, so we work closely with them to make sure they have the guidance they need to continue their education. We have a College and Career Advisor on staff who is dedicated to working with students and families on college applications, financial aid, and the college matriculation process.



Our Teachers

Teachers are leaders inside and outside of our classrooms. They are an invaluable resource as we strive to prepare scholars to excel academically, emotionally and personally. Their role in shaping tomorrow’s leaders is undeniable. At JLCS, we set standards for our educators so that your child thrives while in our care. Our teachers are carefully selected staff members who share our enthusiasm towards lifelong learning—for themselves and their students.