Lake Center Christian School designed the K – 6 Independent Studies Program (ISP) to support homeschooling families with additional resources and opportunities. This unique program blends the benefits of homeschooling with a Christian school. Students in ISP are enrolled at Lake Center Christian but do not attend full-time. Instead, they participate in weekly on-campus instruction that is chosen to supplement their homeschooling curriculum.

ISP is consistent with the mission of Lake Center to assist Christian families and their churches in equipping students for lifelong learning and service to Christ.

Program Benefits

A family coordinator, who is a licensed teacher experienced in both home education and the classroom, works with you to reach your educational goals.

Some of the benefits of the program include:

ISP offers the benefits of a Christian education with a biblical worldview for families who choose not to enroll their students full-time for various reasons, such as pursuit of a more individualized education or specific athletic or fine arts goals, financial limitations and health concerns. It also provides for travel flexibility and enables participation in service opportunities with family and church, due to a schedule not confined to the regular school calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, a teaching degree is not required. Parents must have a high school diploma.

Yes, ISP students are enrolled in Lake Center Christian and take a weekly class with other students in ISP but do not attend full-time.

We do not have a specific curriculum you’re required to follow. Through ISP, your family coordinator works with you to choose the one that best suits your family.

Yes. We arrange quarterly field trips for ISP students in grades K through 6.

Standardized testing is available and required for each student in the ISP.

Yes. All ISP students receive quarterly Lake Center grade cards. 

If you have additional questions, please contact Jane Harris, Program Director for ISP, at [email protected].
Or you may contact Jackie Gilin, Director of Admissions, at 330.877.2049 or [email protected].  

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