Respect

By // September 29, 2015

Respect is a core value at LightHouse.  We have very few rules over here, but a commitment to treating everyone and everything at LightHouse with respect is one of them.  It’s an easy rule to make, and who would disagree that this is an essential aspect of any learning environment?  To truly create a respectful atmosphere, however, it’s not so … Read More

Learning by Doing

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Fridays are our community engagement day at LightHouse; a day that we are out and about in our neighborhood, getting involved in long-term projects and building relationships. These first two Fridays have been spent with the teens brainstorming ideas and building plans for our fall project, working to rehabilitate a neighborhood park one block over from LightHouse. Watching the process unfold … Read More

October 6 Ribbon Cutting

By // September 20, 2015

Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Morse and opening celebration on Tuesday, October 6, 12:00-1:00.  Meet students, staff, and see our beautiful new facility in the heart of the Innovation District.  After a year in the planning and building, we are thrilled to be here serving the most interesting teens in Hampden County.  Come see! Our new … Read More

Will this be on the test?

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By // September 12, 2015

So much of what Seth Godin writes and shares represents what LightHouse is about. Today’s daily post from Seth, for example, speaks directly to why LightHouse uses portfolios rather than grades. “Will this be on the test?” “The test, of course, offers nothing but downside. No extra credit, just points marked off. The test is the moment where you must … Read More