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 serving at-risk students who are suspended, expelled, court-involved, or who need special education services. 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 eight campuses, educating over 1,200 students each year. 

Lighthouse Academy graduates go on to enroll in college, the military, and/or obtain jobs in the workforce.

This video describes the history of Lighthouse Academy and the impact it has had on two students.