About Us

Lighthouse High School History


Lighthouse High School, founded in 2003 in the city of Orlando Florida. The founder Dr. Ted Ridoré had a passion for literacy and a desire to help reduce the statistical students who had dropped out of formal High school due to circumstances in life. Dr. Ridore is determined against all odds the help those who are yet still have a burning desire to complete their High School education, earn it. Dr. Ridore’s zeal and desire to educate, inspire, and motivate people to learn was birthed out of his own life experience. He too, did not earn his HSD until much later in his age. He wants to make a difference, you can too!


The purpose of Lighthouse High School is to educate the mind, empower the ambition, and enable all students to become the best they can be, contributing citizens who can succeed in an ever-changing world. Lighthouse High School is committed to focusing on high expectations and individual academic success and to creating a responsible community of respectable leaders.


Our vision is to create a nurturing, safe and professional environment that supports the educational success, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of all adult students that promotes academic excellence, and contribution actively in serving and improving the community in which it operates.


Federal and state legislation requires the provision of accommodations for students with disabilities to meet individual needs and ensure equal access. Adult students with disabilities must self-identify and request such services. Students with disabilities may need accommodations in such areas as instructional methods and materials, assignments and assessments, time demands and schedules, learning environment, assistive technology and special communication systems.

Documentation of the accommodations requested and provided should be maintained in a confidential file.


Lighthouse High School is registered with Florida Department of Education as a private Standard High Diploma Granting institution. Please click Click HERE to access the FLDOE website, select the Orange County and look for Lighthouse High.

Admission Counselors, please read this Federal statement carefully before you deny admission to Lighthouse students.

“The U.S. Department of Education does not have the authority to accredit private or public elementary or secondary schools, and the Department does not recognize accrediting bodies for the accreditation of private or public elementary and secondary schools. However, the U.S. Department of Education does recognize accrediting bodies for the accreditation of institutions of higher (post-secondary) education. If an accrediting body which is recognized by the Department for higher education also accredits elementary and secondary schools, the Department’s recognition applies only to the agency’s accreditation of post-secondary institutions. For more information, please visit the US Department of education website”.