At Lighthouse we believe that student´s classroom teachers have the wisdom and authority to deal with discipline, social conflicts, emotions, and other significant situations, on an individualized basis.
But occasionally the student requires extra support from our psychologist to find effective solutions to learning, emotional and behavior difficulties. Our staff psychologist is a licensed professional who also collaborates with teachers in the development and implementation of classroom methods and procedures designed to facilitate student learning and to overcome learning and behavior disorders with a Christian focus.
She also develops and promotes programs of tolerance and respect between all the members of the school.
LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAM
No one student is alike, and differentiated instruction is needed to ensure all students are given the opportunity to learn.
Students with special needs are supported by a team of devoted professionals who provide additional coaching and reinforcement in second language acquisition and academic accommodations.
Our support teachers are important contributors to the team of dedicated professionals that care for our students during their learning process.
The school nurse is a registered professional certified who strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children. The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems. Our school nurse is uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures.
Lighthouse has a healthy-food policy to help our students learn proper nutrition habits, understanding that growing bodies need a balanced approach to develop alertness for learning and resistance to illnesses.
Students who do not bring their food from home may choose to buy from the Cafeteria which offers a wide variety of healthy options of snacks and lunches that are prepared on site. The menu will is sent out weekly. This service is optional and is paid separately.
Our graduates are well prepared for college anywhere in the world. Our comprehensive academic program equips students to pursue their higher education goals with a high degree of confidence.
Students are guided through the process of career and college selection, application, and admission. Students throughout high school are coached and counseled to help them make a smooth transition into the next phase of their academic development.
Our after-school program offers a variety of optional activities and clubs for all levels. Some of the activities we offer are robotics, chess, cooking, Minecraft, ultimate frisbee, art, music clubs such as guitar, piano and percussion, and sports. Extracurricular activities and clubs regularly run from 2:35pm – 3:20pm.
We offer an optional bus service that includes routes to the following locations: Escazú, Santa Ana, Ciudad Colón, Pavas, Guácima de Alajuela, Belén-Panasonic. Compliance with all laws pertaining to student transportation are strictly adhered to. All buses have seatbelts, insurance policies, undergo periodical mechanical inspections, and are staffed by two responsible adults who make sure students travel safely and orderly on each trip.