published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:13
Throughout this community, at-risk teens who are expelled, court involved, or who have special education needs face a bleak and uncertain future in our traditional educational system. Now in Kent County, there is a beacon of hope: Lighthouse Academy. Originally opened in January 2005 as a private program and expanding as a charter school in 2008, Lighthouse Academy is a unique and innovative school reaching out to teens who’ve run out of educational options. There are no tuition or enrollment fees. Lighthouse Academy is a unique and innovative school of second chances -- reaching out to teens who have run out of other educational options. For more information, contact us today!
Lighthouse Academy School is currently accepting students for the 2016-2017 school year.
If you know of a student who has been expelled, long term suspended, is on probation, or has an IEP and is in need of a different school to attend, Lighthouse Academy may be the perfect school for that student to continue their education.
Lighthouse Academy Board of Directors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:00 noon at 3300 36th Street SE, Kentwood, MI. (616) 949-2287 to review the proposed 2016-2017 operating budget. A copy of the proposed budget will be available for public inspection at the above address.
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
In Compliance with the OPEN MEETINGS ACT
MCLA 15.261 et seq Public Act No. 267 of 1976
A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF:
A Charter School formed pursuant to the
Revised School Code of 1976
Will Be Held On:
October 12th, 2015
@ 4:15 pm
For the Purpose of:
Approving the Appointee to Manage the Criminal History Record Information
This meeting will be held at:
Lighthouse Academy Main Campus
3330 36th – Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Lighthouse Academy is a school of second chances offering hope to expelled, court-placed, or special education placed students in 3rd through 12th grade. For more information or to enroll your child, call us today at 616-949-2287.
Funded by a $200,000 Improving Teacher Quality Grant from the Michigan Department of Education, Calvin College education professor John Walcott and english professors Elizabeth Vander Lei and Dean Ward will work for a year-and-a-half with teachers from Lighthouse Academy and another area school, The Potter's House Christian School.
“The schools we’re working with want to improve their students’ writing, and we want to work with them so that their students are better writers, more effective writers and more willing writers,” Walcott said.