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. 

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. 

Lighthouse Academy's initial student body totaled 17 when the doors first opened in 2005. Since then, Lighthouse Academy has grown from a one-room school to having six campus locations throughout Kent County, educating over 900 students each year.

Lighthouse Academy has graduated 84 students over the years, with 100% of them going on to enroll in college, the military, and/or to obtain a self-sustaining job; many of them never imagining they would ever graduate from hight school.