We know that learning extends beyond the classroom. Students work with their advisor to connect interests, classes, and projects into a personalized curriculum.
Your advisor will help you schedule tutorials, pursue independent study, and access resources both at LightHouse and in the community. This relationship is at the core of the LightHouse experience.
Advisors work with each student to document their progress toward our research-based set of competencies. Each class at LightHouse is designed around three relevant competencies selected by the teacher and seeks to further student skill building in these areas. Competencies can be attained through any and all learning experiences, however, and students and advisors work together to plan and document this growth.
In addition to classes and advising, LightHouse offers individual tutoring and guidance for independent study.
LightHouse has dual enrollment relationships with Holyoke Community College, Greenfield Community College, and Springfield Technical Community College. Juniors and seniors can take college classes for credit while also attending LightHouse. Dual enrollment offers the increased challenge of college exploration combined with the personal support of attending LightHouse.
LightHouse has auditing relationships with Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, Smith, and other nearby colleges. This means our students can attend a college class without the cost or the stress, to learn, explore, and build an impressive transcript.
At some point LightHouse students will want to explore outside opportunities, like college classes, volunteer work, paid work, or an internship. Your advisor will help you consider the right fits and help you make them happen.
The entire Innovation District of downtown Holyoke is our campus. We have relationships with Gateway City Arts, the Boys and Girls Club, the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, the YMCA, and many other nearby resources.
The Innovation District is rich and growing with resources, and LightHouse students have access to these opportunities.