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. In 2012 Lighthouse Academy expanded to a second location and now offers Lighthouse Academy - North Campus in Northeast Grand Rapids to provide help and hope to additional students.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!
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.
Lighthouse Academy is a school of second chances offering hope to expelled or court-placed students in 3rd through 12th grade. With a new North Campus location that opened fall 2012, Lighthouse Academy is now able to serve even more students than ever before. For more information or to enroll your child, call us today at 616-940-9799.