Who We Are

High expectations.
High achievement for all.
No excuses.

Welcome to Lighthouse School in Spring Lake Park! We provide an enriched learning environment that matches the needs of self-directed, gifted and insatiable learners ages 6-18.

School for the Highly Gifted

Lighthouse School provides an enriched environment for gifted and insatiable learners ages 6-18.

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Our Students

Lighthouse students are self-directed, insatiable learners with curious minds, who are driven to make meaning of their world.

Opportunities through SLPHS

Lighthouse School partners with Spring Lake Park High School to offer students a variety of honors, Advanced Placement and college readiness courses.

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Career and College Readiness

Our goal for each student is simple – 12 college-level credits by the end of 12th grade, or 12x12. We offer a variety of ways for students to achieve this goal and leave high school with college credits.

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Inquiry-Based, Complex Learning

Learning at Lighthouse School is inquiry-based and self-directed under the guidance of our nurturing staff, who provide high expectations, choice and challenge.

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Innovative and Personalized Learning

Each student at Lighthouse School is known by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences.

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Panther Pride

Amazing things are happening every day at Spring Lake Park Schools. Learn more about our SLP stories and voices and what makes us #SLPPPantherProud. 

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Why I’m #SLPPantherProud

Hear from our staff, students and community about the amazing things that are happening at Lighthouse School every day.

LH Class of 2022 student Collin L. smiling in a blue hoodie outside

Class of 2022 graduate

I'm #SLPPantherProud because since enrolling in the district, I've been helped and encouraged to reach my full potential and pursue whatever interested me.

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Lighthouse Coordinator Lisa C. smiling in front of Lighthouse School

Lighthouse Coordinator

At Lighthouse and across the district, we have a tremendous staff who work hard with care and compassion each day to truly know each student and create the conditions for each student to learn.

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A Lighthouse parent and student looking at each other and smiling

Lighthouse parent

Lighthouse is a place that redefined what public school and learning looked like to us as parents; a place for students with unique qualities and challenges can come to grow and learn and decide who they want to be in this world.

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Parent, Lighthouse

The opportunity for the kids to go take high school classes and that flexibility to move back and forth between the high school and Lighthouse is pretty special.

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