The academic program at Lighthouse Preparatory Academy utilizes the best aspects of traditional, full-time public and private schools, as well as home schools, and molds them into one model. UMS® uses a university-style schedule adapted to the middle school and senior high levels. Professional teachers, instructing in their areas of expertise, conduct central classroom instruction. The model provides a full academic program for sixth through twelfth grades. Students go to school on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and spend alternate days at home where parents continue their instruction or monitor student progress. Teachers provide parents with detailed instructions for days spent at home. Also, UMS® caters to a wide variety of student needs by allowing a range of enrollment opportunities. A student may choose to take only one or two classes, or may opt to take a full academic load.