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Educational software developer begins incubation process at USF’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator
By Tracey Swartz
Special to USF Research News
TAMPA, Fla. – Lighthouse Guidance Systems, Inc. (LGS) (http://lighthouseguidancesystems.com/) has joined USF CONNECT’s Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) at the University of South Florida.
Since 2010, the Florida-based educational technology company has developed tools for academic planning, with the goal of contributing to the advancement of modern education. In early 2012, LGS partnered with the Pinellas County School District to give parents and students the ability to view how the state of Florida, colleges and universities view grades and test scores academically.
LGS Connect (http://lighthouseguidancesystems.com/lgsconnect) – one of LGS’ academic planning tools – is software that provides guidance counselors and school administrators with a new method for monitoring student academic progression. Through its text message infrastructure, counselors can schedule appointments with students and parents, as well as track GPA performance, via text. Using the system, students can create a personalized academic track that tells them what they need to achieve to be accepted into the university of their choice.
“As an emerging software applications company, Lighthouse looks forward to partnering with the University of South Florida and USF CONNECT. USF CONNECT’s innovative community, creative environment, and valuable resources will help enhance our growth,” said William Farragut, CEO of LGS.
Tracey Swartz can be reached at (813) 974-1082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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