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.
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.
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.
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.