Lighthouse Private Christian Academy

Stingrays playing at a high level this season

Stingrays playing at a high level this season

The Lighthouse Private Christian Academy Stingrays haven’t missed a beat from last season. In fact, the Stingrays may be even better than the team that, last season, won 34 games, a Panhandle Conference title and a National Association of Christian Athletes Group 5 championship. “I think we are more focused this year,” Lighthouse head coach […]

Lighthouse sends Christmas to private school in need

Lighthouse sends Christmas to private school in need

In a mirror of its founding, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy (LPCA) has “adopted” another school following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, delivering donations this week. The school’s students, staff and parents have banned together to bring Christmas to the students and staff of Faith Christian School (FCS) in Port Saint Joe said LPCA Gulf Breeze […]

Hands-on animal encounters form core of Lighthouse class

Hands-on animal encounters form core of Lighthouse class

For Lighthouse Private Christian Academy teacher Todd Quinn, work comes home with him. Literally. The zoology and agriculture instructor’s backyard is a bit of a zoo. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for […]

Stingrays set sights on successful season

Stingrays set sights on successful season

In the shadow of the Interstate-110 Bridge on a busy Wednesday afternoon in Pensacola, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy’s football team is on a field holding another practice. The hum of vehicles flying by on the bridge drown out the calls of the quarterback on occasion, but the excitement of the players rises above the noise […]

Growing pains haven’t deterred Stingrays from striving for success

Growing pains haven’t deterred Stingrays from striving for success

One by one, football players from Lighthouse Private Christian Academy roll off a school bus on a Thursday afternoon in mid-September. They are lugging practice gear and backpacks on their shoulders as they get ready for another practice on a 90-degree day that features sunshine and unforgiving humidity. Fewer than 30 players are on the […]

Lighthouse forfeits game with Escambia because of scheduling conflict

Lighthouse forfeits game with Escambia because of scheduling conflict

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy’s football team has been hit with a fine by the Florida High School Athletic Association after having to forfeit a game against Escambia because of a scheduling conflict. It’s an unfair fine, according to Colin Hendrickson, the executive director of Lighthouse. And he plans to appeal the nearly $8,000 fine that […]

Lighthouse founder follows calling

Lighthouse founder follows calling

In the wake of hurricane Ivan, many homes and businesses were destroyed. For Joanna Johannes, returning in the wake of the storm with her small children was devastating, she said. She had just moved to Gulf Breeze two years prior, and the storm had totaled her house. “It took everything,” she said. Read the full […]

Sting Rays win national tournament

Sting Rays win national tournament

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy boys basketball coach Morris Jones wasn’t sure what to expect from his team over the summer considering it lost five seniors from a team that played in the national tournament in March. But the Sting Rays seemingly have picked up where they left off after winning the Panhandle National Championship tournament […]

Rigdon taking job as baseball coach at Lighthouse

Rigdon taking job as baseball coach at Lighthouse

Jamie Rigdon doesn’t like to speak in hypothetical terms. When he’s asked about the prospect of building a successful baseball program at Lighthouse Private Christian Academy, he makes it clear the Stingrays will thrive. “We will turn it around, just like I did at Pensacola High. That’s what I do,” Rigdon said. “I’m not great […]

Spotlight on Lighthouse sports programs growing brighter

Spotlight on Lighthouse sports programs growing brighter

It takes time to build a sports program from the ground up. It can be challenging, and at times even a little frustrating, but the willingness to stay the course must be strong enough to overcome any obstacle along the way. Marcus Coffey, head football coach at Lighthouse Private Christian Academy, said it isn’t always […]

Private high school comes to Navarre

Private high school comes to Navarre

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy could open doors to its newest facility in Midway for eighth through twelfth graders as early as January. The academy is expected to close on a 16 acre property this month for a price of $550,000 and is located at 1508 New Hope Road in Midway. The property was previously a […]