We love to welcome new families into our Lighthouse community!
If you are thinking about homeschooling through Lighthouse Homeschool Academy, here are the steps to take:
- Read through our website. It has detailed answers to many questions.
- Call to chat with our team about what hybrid homeschooling looks like in partnership with Lighthouse.
Another great way to get your questions answered is to contact us or schedule a tour to see our classrooms in action.
What Is The Time Commitment For The Homeschool Parent?
We are a hybrid homeschool program, which means parents will be taking an active role in teaching their children. During the three days off-campus, your role isn't simply to monitor your child while they "do homework", but to be prepared by reviewing the day's lessons and utilizing the teacher handbooks.
Generally, we tell people to consider homeschooling in this manner your part-time job. While some students are quite self-sufficient, and may be able to make it through assignments independently, the parent's involvement and oversight as a teacher and as a support system is crucial for optimal learning and development.
Do I Have To Stay During On-Campus Days?
On-Campus days are drop-off days, which means parents don't have to stay on site. Drop-off is at 8:20 am and pickup is at 2:20 pm.
Do I Have To Purchase My Own Curriculum?
Yes, you will be responsible for purchasing the curriculum your student will use. The advantage to buying your own books is that if you are interested in saving money, you can buy the books used and sell them again at the end of the year.
How Do I Know Which Curriculum To Buy?
A curriculum list will be provided for your child(s) grade once you register.
Is The Cost of Curriculum Included In The Tuition?
No. The cost of tuition covers administrative costs such as teacher and admin pay, building rental, and class resources.
How Much Does Tuition Cost?
The total cost of tuition is $215 a month per child from August to May. There is also a $150 enrollment fee.
Do You Require Credentialed Classroom Teachers?
As Lighthouse Homeschool Academy is not a traditional school, but an education services provider for homeschooling families, a credential is not a requirement to teach at Lighthouse. Currently, our teaching staff has decades of teaching experience combined. While they aren't currently credentialed, many of them were teachers at reputable schools in the area. We also are open to hiring based on both the ability to utilize curriculum and manage a classroom.
Are Students Permitted To Attend Lighthouse Homeschool Academy If They Do Not Meet Vaccination Requirements?
Yes, your student may attend whether or not they are fully vaccinated and/or boosted.