Lighthouse Community School
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Phone: (513) 561-7888
Fax: (513) 561-7818
Director: Daniel Trujillo
Lighthouse Community School (LCS) specializes in highly individualized, flexible, and intensive strategies to meet the educational needs of youth in the child welfare system. The school takes pride in employing unconditional positive approaches to foster a safe, stable community that develops effective social skills and enhances academic progress.
LCS strives to be the permanent educational home for children in the child welfare system who need stability through multiple placements. LCS is responsive to caseworkers who place children in the school, understanding the challenges they face in meeting the educational needs of the children whom they serve.
Lighthouse Community School effectively deals with social and emotional barriers. Eighty four percent of the students with a mental health diagnosis who have been in LCS all year show significant gain in employability and life skills. Even though 78% of the students enrolled in LCS had a DSM IV diagnosis such as ADHD or bipolar disorder, all of the students eligible to graduate (seven) did in fact graduate.
LCS works with local school districts to provide transportation. The school is sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools. There is no tuition.
Community volunteers are active at the school, including Ethicon-Endo Surgery and GE. There is a school basketball team, volleyball team, art classes, computer lab, and library with a student staff ratio of 5/1.
Through a grant from Rhonda and Larry Sheakley and assistance from Great Oaks Career Campus, The Sheakley Family Vocational and Career Center was created with students using the latest technology. A curriculum has been instituted that includes modules on digital music, computer animation, DVD production, digital and audio production, digital photography, electronics, and web page design. These skills are valuable to LCS students as they become self- reliant and enter the workforce.
Please contact the school administration to discuss admission at 513-561-7888. Community children are eligible for admission if they meet admission criteria. Parents should contact the school administration number listed above.
1) 6th-12th grade
2) 13 through 21 years old
3) Male or Female including pregnant or parenting teens
Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004) (IDEA) Notice
Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004) (IDEA). Consent Order
End of Year Reports