Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

June 18, 2016

Today is Steve Sexton Day in Oakland

June 3, 2016

Today we honor our Lighthouse founder who burns brightly in our hearts and minds. His legacy and love will influence generations. We miss him today and every day.

For a quick shot of happiness, enjoy this quick College Declaration Day video

May 31, 2016

Our seniors overflowed with happiness while their parents glowed with pride during College Declaration Day.  Click here to enjoy the highlights!

For more inspiration, join us at our Graduation Ceremony on June 17th at the Scottish Rite Center at 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612. The festivities are 6-8pm and all are welcome.

The Lion King is coming to Lighthouse!

May 16, 2016

We invite Lighthouse parents and community members to be charmed by our fantastic performers at three performances.

  • Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00pm @ the Lighthouse MPR
  • Saturday, June 4th at 3pm @ the Lighthouse MPR
  • Tuesday, June 7th.  Showtime is 5:30pm – 6:30pm @ the Scottish Rite Center located at 1547 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612.  (All performers are to arrive at 4pm.)

A note about in-School Assembly Shows: Lion King performers will participate in two morning assemblies on June 3rd (Elementary) and June 6th (Middle School). Time tbd. Because of space, these assemblies cannot accommodate parents or the community.

Pre-Sale ticket prices are:

  • Children (3yrs – 17yrs): $ 3.00  
  • Adults: $5.00

Day of the Show ticket prices:

  • Children (3yrs – 17yrs): $5.00  
  • Adults: $8.00

Tickets can be purchased at the Lighthouse K-8 front desk, please ask for Ms. Claudia Chavez during the school day and during after-school hours.

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!

For more information, e-mail, or visit us at

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.

Where Oakland Shines