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About Us

Welcome to Gary Lighthouse Charter School-College Prep Academy (CPA)!

In 2013, Gary Lighthouse Charter School-College Prep Academy (CPA) began serving the exceptional needs of grade 9-12 students by offering scholars and their families access to tuition free, college-preparatory curriculum. Since opening our doors to scholars, CPA has experienced unprecedented success through our unique approach to education.

Our successes include:

  • A 90%+ four-year graduation rate
  • A nearly 100% college acceptance rate
  • More than 1,000 college credits earned before high school graduation

Managed by Lighthouse Academies, we operate under our charter as authorized by the Ball State University. Our campus receives public funding from federal and state resources. This funding fuels our ability to continue offering vital programs that support our endeavors to offer educational opportunities and activities that help our scholars grow strong in all areas of life.

Our public funding supports our academic, certification and extracurricular programs including:

  • CNA certification
  • Dual credit courses through Ivy Tech and Indiana University - Northwest
  • Blended learning science program
  • Special education
  • IHSAA certified sports programs
  • Basketball (Our girls team won the IHSAA 3A Sectional Championship in 2015, 2016, and 2017!)
  • Volleyball
  • Track and field
  • Cross country
  • Cheerleading

Our Mission

The mission of Gary LCPA is to prepare scholars with the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college, career, and life.

A Culture of Engagement-Academically, Physically and Emotionally

Our Culture

At Gary Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy, we have cultivated a family-oriented educational setting. We actively encourage student-teacher engagement to build strong, respectful, and lasting relationships between them and serve our community to provide our students with an education aimed at developing the whole child academically, physically, and emotionally.

Gary LCPA’s unique culture includes:

Our Leadership

Meet Our Team

Great leadership is at the heart of every great school. At Gary LCPA, our scholars are surrounded by caring, committed leaders who embody the character traits we teach every day. They are positive role models in the development of our scholars in addition to being great educators.

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