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 at-risk teens who are expelled, court involved, or who need special education. There are no tuition or enrollment fees. 

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 five campuses, educating over 1200 students each year. 

Lighthouse Academy graduates go on to enroll in colleges, the military, and/or to obtain self-sustaining jobs.