Who We Are

Arkansas Lighthouse Charter Schools focus on providing opportunities for scholars to receive high-quality instruction through a unique academic curriculum. We embrace Every Student, engage Every Voice, and empower scholars Every Day by offering unique programs and access to life-changing opportunities that are possible only through educational equity.

We exist because there is a staggering achievement gap in the American educational system, resulting from multi-generational income inequities that significantly affect the quality of life in our communities.

The Arkansas Lighthouse Charter Schools team believes we can change these disparities, and as a result, we can transform lives. By offering a unique academic approach to children affected by these disparities, we offer scholars and their families instruction that develops students academically and as individuals.

Mission: We engage, embrace, and empower scholars, families, and community members to create a vibrant, supportive, local ecosystem for ALL through education.

Vision: Arkansas Lighthouse Charter School scholars will be academically sound, technologically savvy, culturally competent, and sustainability-conscious

History of Arkansas Lighthouse Charter Schools

ARLCS opened its doors to Arkansas families in 2009 at our Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School. Since that time, we have expanded to include three additional academies: Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School - Flightline (5-8), Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School (K-8), and Capital City Lighthouse Charter School (K-5). We’re preparing scholars to be the next generation of industry leaders, ground-breaking scientists, and even agents of social change.

Since 2016 our scholars have achieved a 97% graduation rate, a 95% college acceptance rate, and awarded nearly $20 million in grants and scholarships.