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Lights Academy

Lights Academy - An Innovative & Customized Learning Experience

Lights Academy provides an intensive, cross-curricular learning experience that combines elements of Christian leadership, practical problem-solving, deep study and research in areas of interest, and real-world work experiences through internship and/or service project work that fulfill a student's personalized goals over a two year commitment (see potential curricular activities below). This advanced, project-based academy is for students seeking a personalized learning environment that fosters creative thinking. 

Students are admitted to Lights Academy through an application process and then become part of a cohort group of 14-16 students as they collaborate together but also build a personalized learning plan around individual interests and aptitudes. To read about the Light’s Academy’s inaugural year, click here.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Lights Academy application.

Core Values:

Faith — Life, work, and research are studied from the perspective of a Christian world view, analyzing who we are in Christ and how the gifts He has given us may be used in His Kingdom.

Responsibility — A personalized learning experience requires students to take responsibility not only for their own work and communication but also to support other Academy members in these endeavors.

Excellence — All work and activities set a standard of excellence to honor our Lord and the gifts He has given each of us.

Relevance — Lights Academy students embrace learning challenges that have both relevance for their future work and/or for the community at large.

Fun — Academy members find joy in exploring this world and create an environment where hard work to accomplish academic goals exists along side the enjoyment of working together in a less-structured atmosphere.

Vision Statement

Lutheran High School, through Lights Academy, will provide accelerated learning and Christian growth opportunities for academically exceptional and motivated students beyond the standard school curriculum, embedded within a unique academy cohort format.

Mission Statement

Lights Academy, will provide a Christ-centered, rigorous, accelerated, and personalized learning experience that will enhance student growth and uniquely prepare students for leadership and service in college and in their chosen profession.

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