At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are deeply committed to transforming the landscape of education for historically underserved students in Oakland. We know that an exceptional education brings out each child’s unique light and potential, but that inequity in our public schools severely limits the potential of our students, their families, and the future of Oakland. We are an innovative model for public education that puts each child at the center of their own learning. Our work is driven by our Theory of Change, which states our belief that all young people have the potential to become lifelong changemakers who realize their unique vision — rooted in their identity, knowledge, and skills — to create equity in their own lives and in the community, leading to a healthier, more joyful world.
Theory of Change
All young people have the potential to become lifelong changemakers who realize their unique vision — rooted in their identity, knowledge, and skills — to create equity in their own lives and in the community, leading to a healthier, more joyful world.
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are committed to achieving specific, positive outcomes for our students, families, and staff, as well as for our community as a whole.
LCPS graduates are:
- Purposeful and Self-Aware
- Academically Proficient
- Committed to Service and Justice
- Relationship Builders
- Lifelong Learners
We think about all of our learning spaces with these stances in mind. At LCPS everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner. Not every stance is present at every minute.
Lighthouse Community Public Schools has received local, statewide, and national recognition for our results: we are making tangible progress to close the achievement gap for our East Oakland students. Since 2009 98% of our graduates have graduated with A-G requirements (the courses necessary to attend a California State or University of California School). In 2016 the A-G completion rate among our graduates was 100%. Lighthouse Community Charter High School was ranked by Innovate Public Schools, an independent school reform agency, as the top public high school in the Bay Area closing the achievement gap for low-income Latino students.