Homeschool Enrichment Learning Program (HELP)

Lake Center Christian Homeschool Enrichment Learning Program (HELP) assists homeschooling Christian families by offering opportunities to take on-campus classes and participate in co-curricular activities.

HELP is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Through HELP, homeschooled students can find academic, spiritual and social interaction in an environment that integrates a biblical worldview.

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Program Outline

This program provides homeschooled students with additional options for classes, co-curricular activities, and athletics. Students in HELP are not considered enrolled Lake Center Christian students.

Elementary students in HELP can:

  • Choose from a variety of activities such as fine arts, clubs and sports. Participation in each is priced individually.

Junior high and high school students in HELP can:

  • Register for classes (which includes fine arts options such as band and choir). Tuition costs are on a per-class, per-yearly basis (two semesters).
  • Choose to participate in activities and clubs. Participation in each is priced individually and is in addition to tuition costs, if they also choose to take classes.

Note: Junior high and high school students can participate in sports or theatrical productions if they take at least three classes. At least one of the three classes must be Bible, math, science, social studies or English language arts.

Opportunities Available Through HELP

Elementary (Kindergarten through 6th Grade)

Elementary opportunities available through HELP (Kindergarten through 6th Grade). Costs listed are for per academic year, unless otherwise noted.​

  • Up to 3 classes where openings exist, $1,100 per two-semester class – some additional fees may apply for materials
  • The following fine arts opportunities, which meet during the school day from 2:00 -2:45 p.m. twice per week, are considered classes in Grades 5 – 6, at the following prorated rates, per two-semester class:
  • Band - $450
  • Choir - $450
  • Orchestra - $450
  • Orchestra (Grades K - 4) meets after school, twice a week, $450
  • Private Music Lessons - $18 per half-hour lesson, weekly as there are openings
  • Chess Club (Grades K - 6) Weekly/Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m., cost TBA plus registration fees to participate in tournaments
  • TRIBE – Elementary show/children’s choir (Grades 1 - 4) Tuesdays from January through April, cost TBA
  • Ski Club (Grades 4 - 6) Saturdays during winter months, cost TBA based on slope rates – Responsible adult must accompany/provide transportation
  • Art Club (Grade 6) Meets once per month, $50 per year
  • ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Music Events (Grades 5 - 6) when registered in band, choir, or orchestra in 5th and 6th grades, according to ACSI rules - $10 per event
  • Sports Programs (Grades 5 - 6) Schedule and fees to be determined

Junior High (7th and 8th Grades)

Junior high opportunities available through HELP. Costs listed are for per academic year, unless otherwise noted.

  • Up to 3 classes where openings exist, $1,210 per two-semester class
  • The following fine arts opportunities, which meet three times per week, are considered classes in junior high, at the following prorated rates, per two-semester class:
  • Band - $730
  • Choir - $450
  • Orchestra - $450
  • Private Music Lessons - $18 per half-hour lesson, weekly as there are openings
  • Chess Club Weekly/Wednesdays from 2:45 - 4:00 p.m., cost TBD plus registration fees to participate in tournaments
  • Art Club Meets once per month, $50 for year
  • Ski Club Saturdays during winter months, cost TBA based on slope rates – No school transportation provided
  • ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Events with registration for at least one class according to ACSI rules - $10 per event

Note: Junior high school students must take at least three classes to be eligible to participate in sports or theatrical productions. At least one of the three classes must be Bible, math, science, social studies or English language arts.

High School (9th through 12th Grade)

Senior high opportunities available through HELP. Costs listed are for per academic year, unless otherwise noted.

  • Up to 3 classes where openings exist, $1,510 per two-semester class – some additional fees may apply for materials.
  • The following fine arts opportunities meet daily and are considered classes in senior high:
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Private Music Lessons - $18 per half-hour lesson, weekly as there are openings
  • Art Club – Meets once per month, $50 per year
  • Ski Club Saturdays during winter months, cost TBA based on slope rates – No school transportation provided
  • ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Events – With enrollment in class according to ACSI rules - $10

Note: High school students must take at least three classes to be eligible to participate in sports or theatrical productions. At least one of the three classes must be Bible, math, science, social studies or English language arts.

Additional benefits for all HELP students:​​

  • Access to the school library or study hall during scheduled open periods with principal approval
  • Invitation to attend all chapel programs, school assemblies and school events open to the community
  • Participation in standardized testing with $25 testing materials fee on school scheduled testing dates
  • Individual school photos - packages available to order
  • Opportunity to purchase lunch if on campus during lunch periods
  • Field trips for registered classes
  • Use of academic material for registered classes
  • FACTS Family Online ParentsWeb account for information on class and school events
  • Participation in additional club opportunities as they are developed

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  • Required study hall or lunch placement if on campus but not in a scheduled class
  • Classes will be offered at the regularly scheduled times as for full-time Lake Center students
  • Classes will be on an audit basis with grade report of work completed provided to parents
  • All academic guidance services are the parent’s responsibility

Registration

The registration fee for 2019 – 2020 is $225. (This includes a $25 online application fee and a $200 enrollment fee.)

There are additional fees required for specific activities and classes. Actual meeting days or times may change subject to the Lake Center Christian School 2019 – 2020 schedules. Families are responsible to check electronic school communications for changes as they occur.

Annual Tuition for Part-time Students Registered for HELP

HELP students in grades 5 through 12 are eligible to register for classes at Lake Center Christian as openings exist. HELP students can apply for openings after the completion of full-time student enrollment.

The tuition schedule for the HELP is for one individual student for an academic school year per academic credit.

HELP student registration deadline is August 1 and requires a one-year commitment. There are no multiple student discounts.

Registration fees are based on the published cost of tuition for classes.

Elementary School Junior High School High School
1 class $1,100 $1,210 $1,510
2 classes $2,200 $2,420 $3,020
3 classes $3,300 $3,630 $4,530
4 or more classes
(100% tuition)
$6,570 $7,220 $9,050

Payment Options: The option to make ten monthly payments (August – May) is available. Further information about payment is available through the business office.

All pertinent Lake Center Christian policies and procedures and student/parent handbooks apply to students registered in the Home Enrichment Learning Program. While on campus, a HELP student is under the authority of the principals and teachers.

If you have questions regarding HELP, please contact Jackie Gilin, Admissions Director, jgilin@lccs.com.

Important for Parents

Parents of students in HELP are responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the homeschooling laws in Ohio by registering with the school district superintendent in their district of residence. When a student registers in HELP, Lake Center Christian requests a copy of that registration notification and a copy of the letter of compliance issued by the superintendent.

According to Ohio’s Homeschooling Law, parents agree to:

  • Provide 900 hours of instruction per year
  • Notify the superintendent every year
  • Provide an assessment of the student’s work
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