Frequently Asked Questions about LHM

Q:

What is Linworth Homeschool Ministry's mission?

A:

Our mission at Linworth Homeschool Ministry is to support member families who home educate as they raise up their elementary and middle school-age children to their full potential as devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 28:19, 20)

LHM exists to provide supplemental educational, extra-curricular, social, and ministry opportunities for LHM students as well as provide support and encouragement to homeschool families.

Q:

How long has LHM been in existence?

A:

Formerlly known as Linworth Road Academy (LRA), LHM has been serving homeschool families for over 20 years-- two generations of homeschoolers.  It has changed and grown immensely through the years.

Q:

Where is LHM located?

A:

LHM is a ministry of Linworth Road Church.  This is where most of our fun takes place!  Linworth Road Church is located on Linworth Road south of Dublin-Granville Road, and just west of Olentangy River Road.  The address is 5400 Linworth Road Columbus, OH 43235. 

Q:

Whom does LHM serve?

A: LHM serves its members who have chosen to home educate some or all of their children.  Group classes serve children from approximately age 4 through upper middle school age children. 

Q:

How many families belong to LHM?

A: There have been as few as 35 and as many as 65 families in LHM.  LHM does have capacity limits for the classroom, which limits the size of the group to some degree.

Q:

What types of group classes are available?

A:

GROUP CLASSES:

Younger elementary students (Preschool and Kindergarten) are instructed by one teacher covering various subjects.

Elementary students (generally in 1st grade or ages 6-7) are also instructed by an individual teacher covering various subject.

Elementary students (roughly age 7 - 10 or 2nd - 4th grades) are divided into groups.  Each group rotates through four 45-minute classes: Art; Music; Phys. Ed.; and Hands-on-Math.

Middle School students (5th - 8th grades) rotate through three 60-minute classes: Art and Science, plus an elective.  The offerings may vary from year to year depending on the gifts and talents our teachers have to offer.

Q:

How many students are in each class?

A:

Group class sizes vary but all typically fall between 7 and 18 students.

Q:

Can I be included if our family has chosen to participate in a state-sponsored education program?

A:

Yes, though LHM does not promote these programs.  LHM does promote support of Christian Home Educators of Ohio (CHEO) and Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).

Q:

What are the overall benefits of being a member family of LHM?

A:

Group classes led by creative and enthusiastic teachers.

LHM families are welcome to participate in LHM events and activities.

Ministering to others is our benefit, not our obligation!  We receive the privilege of giving encouragement and support to others in the body of Christ.

Receiving support and encouragement from other homeschoolers!  There are many fellowship and friendship opportunities at LHM.

Enjoy many group benefits, such as discounted participation in our Woodcock Johnson IV testing to help our families to meet state home education requirements.

Student and family connections - PRICELESS!

Q:

What obligations do parents have to the co-op and support group?

A:

To abide by and sign the LHM Statement of Faith.

A responsibility to become informed regarding communications from and to LHM via handbook; LHM mailbox; email; website, phone, newsletters, sign-ups, and other forms of contact.  This includes an obligation to attend the annual LHM Kick-Off Meeting (usually in August).

Positive participation of students in classroom activities, which may include homework.

Helping as a Parent Helper in the classrooms at least 10-11 times throughout the session, abiding by the requirement to seek a substitute helper should one be needed.  This commitment includes completing an online child-safety program before attending the Kick-Off meeting.

To choose available events to assist in coordination and serve LHM accordingly.

To plan or assist in planning at least one field trip.

Prompt financial payment toward your LHM account in accordance with schedules set forth.

Q:

Is child care provided for my younger children?

A:

Child care is provided for teachers and helpers during group class time.  Child care is not available to parents who are not teaching or helping on a given day.

Exceptions to this are:

1) If a parent is in a planning meeting or preparation of an LHM event or activity.

Q:

What kinds of events and activities does LHM offer to the group?

A:

LHM offers a wide variety of field trips, activities, and events... such as
field trips, Academic Fair and Speech Meet.

Q:

How much are the fees?

A:
 

Early Bird Fees are $100 per family + $10 per registered student, per year.

Regular Fees are $150 per family + $10 per student, per year.

A late payment fee (.5% per student) is added monthly to outstanding balances for payments made after the LHM Kick-off Meeting until balance is paid in full. (Exceptions may be granted through policy standards.)