The Lighthouse, Inc. encourages residents who have not graduated from high school to pursue their high school diploma or their GED. During the past year 49 residents furthered their education and were enrolled in Highland Pines School, Caro Public Schools, Grand Traverse Schools, Lighthouse on-site school, home based education, the Tech Center in Caro, Baker College or Delta College.
This included only one child who was not able to participate in the educational program due to being in a coma. The on-site school worked on programs to integrate the students into the Caro Public Schools when they were considered ready by the treatment teams.
Creative programming, structured routines and flexibility of programming resulted in three students being able to transition to the public school system from the on-site class during the 2011 academic year.