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As the first college in the nation accredited to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with learning disabilities and ADHD, 利记始终致力于学生的成功, offering academic and personal support services that help students achieve their goals. We are truly a community — welcoming, accepting, and supporting each member of it.

It is unmistakable when one enters the Beacon campus that something special is underway. The Beacon difference is in the energy of the place — emanating from devotion to a common purpose, 对学生成绩的坚定承诺, and the clear-eyed convictions of those in the community that our work is important and trail-blazing. 我们所做的和计划的一切都有紧迫感.

Our Mission

利记是一所经过认证的, 高等教育的文科机构, which uniquely serves the educational needs of students with learning disabilities, 注意缺陷多动障碍, 以及其他学习差异.

Our Vision

Beacon College is a competitive institution of higher education in the arts, sciences, business, and technology specifically devoted to the undergraduate preparation and success of students with learning disabilities, ADHD, 以及其他学习差异. 在我们的使命和重点的舞台上, Beacon is recognized as one of the foremost American institutions in this undergraduate specialty.

Get to Know Beacon

We’re a close-knit community of diverse learners located in Leesburg, Florida! Here, students with learning differences navigate the academic rigor and expectations of college, 获得实际的职业经验, 并与来自世界各地的同龄人建立终身的关系.

The best way to get to know Beacon is by seeing who we are and what our students have accomplished.

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认可及荣誉

#3 U.S. News & 世界最佳地区学院报告

利记(Beacon College)在美国大学地区学院排名中跃升.S. News & 2023-2024年全球最佳大学排行榜.

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#1 BestValueSchools.为有学习障碍的学生而设

BestValueSchools.com rates universities, colleges, and degree programs for the best return on investment.

#5 U.S. News & 世界报告中社会流动性最好的地区学院

“Some colleges are more successful than others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students.”

彼得森为有学习障碍的学生提供的优秀学院

Peterson’s pointed to Beacon’s flexibility in offering both “associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs designed for students who learn differently.”

Resources

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今天就安排一次个性化的校园之旅!

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Academic Majors

了解更多利记9个学士学位课程!

Majors and Degrees

Summer for Success

Learn about our three week summer program for high school sophomores and juniors!

Summer for Success

Upcoming Events

Check out our virtual events schedule to learn more about college readiness options!

Virtual Events

沙龙演讲系列

参加我们免费的沙龙系列演讲, 我们对终身学习者的教育推广!

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Our History

1989

利记成立. 玛莎·格莱恩斯是灯塔大学的第一任校长.

1990

购买D 'Addario和Stoer Buildings. 毕肯大学举行了第一届毕业典礼.

1991

庆祝第一个父母周末. 在人类服务AA提供.

1992

黛博拉·布罗德贝克成为利记第二任校长.

1993

课程中增加了通识教育学位.

1995

建立学术指导计划.

1996

Beacon submits its first application for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).

1997

购置教育大楼.

1999

Col. Jerald L. 汤姆逊辅导中心开幕.

2003

获得SACSCOC认证. 乡村公寓建设已经完成.

2004

灯塔庆祝成立15周年.

2005

新增了三个专业. The Robert & 简·韦纳写作中心开业.

2006

购买棕榈大厦. 允许辅修英语/文学和历史.

2009

灯塔庆祝成立20周年.

2010

《利记》首次亮相.

2012

学生中心搬迁. 开设企业管理、心理学专业. 灯塔公司通过州政府拨款购买货车.

2013

灯塔大厅开门迎客. 咨询中心被收购. Herlong大楼被收购. 新的健身中心设在以前的火车站里. 学生成功中心搬迁. 工作室艺术大楼租赁,艺术专业批准.

2014

Beacon welcomes Dr. George J. Hagerty. 创始人的房间是建立和致力于雷斯尼克家族. 灯塔庆祝25周年.

2015

航海家咖啡馆首次亮相. Beacon College launches the Compass Program in conjunction with the Prince Salman Center for Disability Research in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2016

Beacon College delegation testifies at a congressional briefing on the college and learning disabilities. 夏季成功计划启动. 《利记》将利记排名第一. 2 among the top 10 most accommodating schools for pupils with learning disabilities.

2017

董事会是AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership presented by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

2017

Beacon signs a historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services in the United Arab Emirates to expand the services provided by Beacon to those with learning disabilities who reside in Sharjah, the UAE, and regionally.

2017

BestValueSchools.com排名信标号. 1 on its list of 20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities.

2017

The inaugural class of Beacon in Tuscany program begins in Prato, Italy.

2018

Resnick Alpern Plung (RAP)大厅开放. Beacon launches project discovery program in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. 杜兰德花园公园开放.

2019

BestValueSchools.com排名信标号. 1 on its list of 20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities. 彼得森的排名灯塔号. 1 on its list of 20 Great Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities. 灯塔大学成为全球大学残疾协会的创始成员 & Inclusion Network.

2020

COVID-19通过关闭和远程学习对学院产生影响. U.S. News & World Report for the first time recognizes Beacon in the top tier of Southern colleges and universities in its “Best Colleges” regional rankings at No. 31.

2021

U.S. News & World Report again recognizes Beacon in the top tier of Southern colleges and universities in its “Best Colleges” regional rankings at No. 35. Beacon receives a $210K Fogg Trust Grant for career center expansion and critical scholarship support. 面对大流行的可能性, Beacon College’s Class of 2021 represents the largest graduating class in the school’s history — a notable milestone during the COVID-19 crisis.

2022

Beacon College’s neurodiversity-focused television show “不同的世界” earns a Bronze Award for Best Strategy, 在二月举行的首届健康圣歌奖上. Beacon alum, Sam Finelli, hits the high notes while chasing his dreams as a contestant on American Idol. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Beacon in the top tier of Southern colleges and universities in its “Best Colleges” regional rankings at No. 10.

2023

Beacon College sports tips off a new era with membership in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. 利记了它的新吉祥物,灯塔开拓者. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Beacon in the top tier of Southern colleges and universities in its “Best Colleges” regional rankings at No. 3.

2024

东京灯塔项目的第一堂课开始了.