Oakland, CA—Oct 29, 2020—Lighthouse Community Public Schools has kicked off the 2020-21 school year in partnership with Altitude Learning to support its nearly two decade commitment to student-centered learning that prepares diverse learners for college, for a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.
Leveraging Altitude Learning’s technology platform and high-touch support, coupled with professional learning, Lighthouse schools have transitioned to a robust, distance learning program that is engaging its historically underserved student population of over 1,500 students in grades K-12 across four schools on its Lighthouse and Lodestar campuses. For example:
“Lighthouse Community Public Schools exist to counter persistent educational inequity that threatens our collective future,” said Rich Harrison, Lighthouse Community Public Schools CEO. “Thanks to Altitude Learning’s technology and deep support and partnership we’ve been able to transition to distance learning and ensure engagement and continuity of learning for our students.”
Altitude Learning began training educators on the platform over the summer and will continue throughout the year with self-guided learning, synchronous video-based training, focused small group training, and individualized office hour support.
“Reaching all learners is of utmost importance, especially right now,” said Devin Vodicka, Chief Impact Officer at Altitude Learning. “Lighthouse Community Public Schools are engaging their learners in meaningful ways, even at a distance, and our team is honored to support their tremendous efforts.”
About Altitude Learning
Altitude Learning partners with K-12 schools and districts to catalyze and accelerate their shift to learner-centered education. With professional learning services and a technology platform, they work hand-in-hand with leaders and educators to create the conditions for learner-centered change and provide tools for scale and sustainability. Addressing the challenges schools face today, Altitude Learning solutions facilitate learner agency, competency-based assessment, and authentic learning experiences. As a public benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, they aim to empower every learner to drive their own learning and reach their full potential. To learn more, visit www.AltitudeLearning.com
About Lighthouse Community Public Schools
Lighthouse Community Public Schools (LCPS), believe an exceptional education brings out each child’s unique light and potential. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving, free public charter schools — Lighthouse (K-12) and Lodestar (K-8 and growing to 9-12) — serving over 1500 students in East Oakland. With a vision of transforming its community with a family of exceptional schools serving youth and families in Oakland, LCPS’ mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.
Grounded in its core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving excellent student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. LCPS is committed to advancing equity through a multi-faceted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy to ensure equitable educational outcomes for students and their families, a population that is almost 100% of color and 75% low-income. Their DEI work also supports LCPS staff to engage in this essential work amongst colleagues.
Lighthouse Community Public Schools exist to counter persistent educational inequity that threatens our collective future — its schools are a beacon for public education and each graduate fulfills the promise of a better, brighter Oakland. The results can testify — 95% of Lighthouse graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted to four-year colleges. To learn more, visit www.lighthousecharter.org
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