Lighthouse Hosts a School Maker Faire!

April 22, 2016

This is the perfect chance to engage with student making on an intimate level, before the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, on May 21. Come support your neighborhood schools, and learn what it means to be a maker!

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Admission is free. Please register here.

Job Fair

March 19, 2016

Join Lighthouse Community Charter Public Schools!

If you are looking for a collaborative, community-minded atmosphere in which to share your talents with an incredible group of students and families, look no further! Lighthouse and Lodestar are hiring amazing K-12 teachers for the 2016-17 school year.

The Job Fair will be a great opportunity to:

  • Meet the LCCPS leadership team
  • Mingle with LCCPS teachers and staff
  • Learn about open positions
  • Engage in a Making activity
  • Tour our beautiful campus

Join us for an afternoon of networking with great people while eating some delicious and FREE food- lunch will be provided! Register here.

Check out open positions on our career site. We look forward to meeting you!

Lodestar Location Announced!

February 24, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Lodestar, the second Lighthouse school, will open this fall on the campus of Patten University in the Fruitvale district of Oakland!


Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp highlights Lighthouse at the TFA 25th Anniversary Celebration

February 6, 2016

 Listen to Ms. Kopp (at 34:20) explain how Lighthouse has helped make an impact in Oakland in front of 15,000 alumni at the 25th Anniversary TFA celebration in Washington D.C.

Lighthouse Seniors Earn Full Scholarships

January 13, 2016

Our students just keep raising the bar!

We’re proud to say that two of our seniors have earned full tuition scholarships to four-year colleges. David Ruvalcaba was named a Questbridge scholar, with a full ride to Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and Timothy Lu a Posse scholar, with a scholarship to the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Congratulations, guys. Way to shine!

Lighthouse has been named a top performing school in the Bay Area for underserved youth

November 20, 2015

Innovate Public Schools included Lighthouse for achieving better results on 2014-2015 state tests than did the state’s overall average for all students. We are proud of our students and grateful to our teachers for putting our mission in action and equipping our students with the tools they need for success.

Lighthouse has been called “A School Worth Visiting.”

November 17, 2015

Lighthouse has been named one of the top middle and high schools in the U.S. worth visiting! Getting Smart compiled the list after visiting a couple thousand schools. They considered schools that receive extraordinary results for underserved communities, schools that create powerful learning experiences and/or are innovative blended and competency based models. We are proud to be a reflection of the dream of our founders as they sat around that coffee table years ago and we will continue to make that dream a brighter reality every day. Read the full article here.

Memorial Service for Steve Sexton

November 4, 2015

Steve Sexton, Lighthouse co-founder and Head of School, passed away on Friday, October 30th, surrounded by his family and loved ones, after a fierce battle with brain cancer. As we grieve the loss of our dear friend, respected colleague, and visionary leader, we want to celebrate Steve’s remarkable legacy.

A Memorial Service will be held November 11th at 11:00 a.m. at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond located at 1414 Harbor Way South, Richmond, 94804

All members of the large Lighthouse family are invited to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Steve may be made to Lighthouse Community Charter School.

Lodestar: A new Lighthouse School is coming to Oakland!

October 29, 2015

OUSD approved Lighthouse’s sibling school, Lodestar, last night with a 5-2 vote.

We received unwavering support from Lighthouse staff, families, board members, Lodestar founding families, community leaders including Kareem Weaver and members of the Oakland Association of Black Educators (OABE) and our very own Oakland mayor, Libby Schaaf, who made an in-person public comment in our support. Also speaking in support were Greg Klein from NGLC and David Silver as the Mayor’s Director of Education. Our past, current and future work is supported by so many outside of our 444 Hegenberger walls.

We are excited to continue our partnership with OUSD in service of our future students and families who deserve to have another high-quality option in our community.

Where Oakland Shines