What is LIFE?
We are a homeschool cooperative that meets one and a half days a week as a program that can either supplement your unique home studies, or fold into your core weekly schoolwork. Our program is structured, with opportunities for plenty of masterly inactivity (play). We also organize and offer field trips for our families throughout the year, on non-cooperative meeting days. We offer several mixed age classes, taught by parent volunteers and/or paid teachers. Most upper level classes will require some reading and/or writing as homework.
We are a welcoming Christian community. All we ask is that you respect everyone’s beliefs around you, and the fact that Christianity will be highlighted in some of our classes. We hope that you will enjoy spending your time with us walking in grace, love, and positivity so that our community grows and thrives within those values.
Classes are conducted mostly in accordance with the Charlotte Mason Method. Our methods feature living books, shorter lessons, age-appropriate learning, and some memory work. To learn more about Charlotte Mason, we invite you to read A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola, and visit www.simplycharlottemason.com.
Our costs are intentionally low- we require small fees for church usage, and some classes may need supplies/books. Preschool and elementary classes are paid for as a “bundle.” Elementary electives are paid for separately. Middle/high school classes pay for history, literature, and writing as a bundle. Foreign language and science are paid for separately, as are other electives. Drama is an extra-curricular free activity this year supported by volunteer parents.
We are not a drop-off program; we ask that all families participate in some form on meeting days. So that all children benefit from the full curricular content of the school year, and have the opportunity to make solid friendships with their peers, we strongly encourage families to participate regularly and for the entire school year.
"There are few things that prove the amazing greatness and power of man so much as this gift of Reason. Remembering that we have a great gift, let us use it in thinking out great matters; and then some day, the opportunity to think out some great service for the world will be put in our way. The chance of doing nearly always comes when we are ready for it." Charlotte Mason
©2012 Hope Gold
Learner Inspired Fellowship and Education