Academics

Our Approach

Pine Bluff Lighthouse Middle School Academy offers educational experiences that suit the needs of all students through the use of individual learning plans that set and measure each scholar’s progress towards meeting their academic goals. Customized plans help our scholars achieve grade level and college readiness standards in a manner that increases their confidence as learners. We provide tools and resources that children in grades K to 5 need to develop academically and personally, in addition to expanding their opportunities to think creatively and exposing them to a variety of cultural experiences.

Our Expectations

We work to develop greatness in our scholars. Our curriculum allows scholars to practice collaboration, teaches them how to exercise discipline in their academic and personal pursuits, and teaches them the importance of contributing to their community.

A.C.E.S.

Our Model of Scholarly Habits

Developing scholarly routines is important for scholars as they strive to meet the high expectations established by our academy. We give them skills they need to develop habits and mindsets that prepare them for a successful college experience.

Our approach to the development of the habits that we call A.C.E.S. consists of the following:

Active Community Membership
Active Community Membership demonstrated by their ability to identify and make positive contributions to the many different kinds of communities of which they are a part.

Effective Communication
Effective Communication demonstrated by their ability to read, speak, listen, and write with clarity, accuracy, authenticity, and conviction across various domains.

Self-Direction and Self-Management
Self-direction and Self-management demonstrated by their ability to take initiative with their learning and work, ask and answer questions, and understand that they are ultimately responsible for their future.

Active Community Membership
Active Community Membership demonstrated by their ability to identify and make positive contributions to the many different kinds of communities of which they are a part.

To and Through

College and Beyond

PBLMSA believes it is important to start exposing children to college and career opportunities as early as the elementary level. Starting with our kindergarten scholars, teachers begin to discuss college and careers so students get an early start in preparing for a successful future. We believe that children can become what they see.

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