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
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.