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Calvin College Faculty To Partner With Lighthouse Teachers

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.

Grand Rapids Press: Lighthouse Academy opening campus on Northeast Side...

Lighthouse Academy - North Campus recently hosted a hard hat tour that was featured in the Grand Rapids Press and on The school will be opening in Fall of 2012 and is currently undergoing renovations to make room for 250 students in 3rd through 12th grades.
During the tour, Heidi Cate, Superintendent of Hope and Lighthouse Academies shared:

Lighthouse Academy Adding Second Location In Northeast Grand Rapids

This fall, Lighthouse Academy (LA) will be opening a new site to service students on the North side of Grand Rapids. This is an exciting opportunity to help a population of at-risk students that Lighthouse has been unable to reach before. Since Lighthouse opened its doors 7 years ago, several agencies located on the North end of town have expressed the need for an education model like Lighthouse to be available and located closer to their clients.

Queen of Second Chances - Heidi Cate Profile in GR Press

Published: Sunday, September 18, 2011, 6:33 AM

By Terri Finch Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press

Heidi Cate was in one of those spots — everybody’s had one — where she was It. The longtime therapist and educator was in a countywide meeting to talk about how to best serve the needs of kids expelled from school. The state says they can’t go back to public school for 180 days.

School Starts September 6th, 2011

Mark your calendars - school is scheduled to start on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. We hope you've all had an excellent summer and look forward to welcoming our students back this year!

If you'd like more information regarding enrollment for your child at Lighthouse Academy, please call us at (616) 949-2287.

Lighthouse Graduation 2011 - Grand Rapids Press

Congratulations to the 20 students who graduated from Lighthouse Academy last may. Special thanks to the GR Press for covering the Lighthouse Academy Graduation ceremony and sharing the story of a few of our students. To view this article, please click the read more link!

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Previous Articles/News Coverage

Click on the links below to read previous articles and stories about Lighthouse Academy: Lighthouse Academy Receives Ferris State University's Shining Star Award - 2009 Lighthouse Academy Gains Charter Status and Relocates  - August 2008  

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