HeartStrong offers once-weekly, Christ-centered core and non-core classes for elementary students in Pre-K through 6th grades. It provides a community for learning and fellowship, both for parents and students. Students learn and explore together on Wednesdays, but they also meet up for field trips, park days and other events. The parents also have the opportunity to build community as they support and encourage one another through this homeschool journey.
SCCHE understands that the parents are the primary instructors and caregivers for their children, and in that regard, the SCCHE HeartStrong classes are designed to be an adjunct to the student’s home education, and not a replacement for it. We love supporting parents in homeschooling their children, while maintaining that parents have the ultimate authority for their children’s education.
The ultimate goal of all SCCHE classes/programs is to develop a love for learning which will equip the student to lead a successful life.
Earth Science: Exploring Creation with Earth Science (Apologia) is a two-semester course that will look at Earth’s place in the universe, the spheres of the Earth, rocks, land forms, climate, weather, the cycles of life, and more. All ages of students will follow the same reading schedule, and there will be hands-on experiments and activities each week to reinforce the material. The instructor will provide a supplemental notebook and materials.
American History – Thru the Eyes of the Presidents: This class will be a two-year study. Each student will compile a notebook focusing on the lives of each of the U.S. Presidents, First Ladies & their families, states entering the union, and wars fought during each administration.
Spanish: Students will be immersed into Latin American cultures through language as well as geography, food, song, and many other avenues!
Economics: The students will work through Personal Finance, Money math and Economic topics in class with short activities to complement the in-class lessons for the students. Every year will have different activities where students acquire the tools needed for each of the four themes. The four themes are: earning an income, saving, spending and credit, and money management. Students will explore the basic economics concepts that will prepare them to be better citizens, consumers and workers.
Creative Language Arts: Language arts class that will use crafts and art projects to reinforce our learning. Each week we will focus on a book or poem, discuss different language art components, and do a coordinated activity. Options for either a full language arts program or an enrichment class are provided.
Music & Movement (1st-2nd) & Music Appreciation (3rd-6th): Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation for God's gift of music by learning about different types and applications of music, as well as opportunities to express themselves through song.
Learning Through Play (Pre-K & Kindergarten): Rich with hands on crafts and activities, read-alouds and play, Pre-K and Kindergarten students will enjoy imaginative early literacy learning and socialization- with some math and science thrown in! Full day and half day options available.
Message about 6th Grade
Parents have extra choices for their 6th Graders beyond our HeartStrong offerings. If you look under Learning Center, on Thursdays there will be college model classes available. It's completely up to the parents to decide which would be most beneficial for their student.
- Pre-K through 6th Grade Full Day Tuition (Supply and Registration Fees Included): $1,099
- Half Day Tuition- Pre-K and Kindergarten ONLY (Supply and Registration Fees Included): $549
- Individual Classes- 1st through 6th ONLY (Supply and Registration Fees Included): $280
|Learning Through Play- Pre-K & Kinder||1st Grade||2nd Grade||3rd Grade||4th Grade||5th Grade||6th Grade|
|9:15-10:05||AM||American History Part 1||Creative Language Arts||Earth Science||Spanish||Economics||Music Appreciation|
|Narnia Room||Joan Ferbrache- Chippingford Room||
Sarah Porch-Beaversdam Room
|Cheryl Hotchkiss- The Great Hall||Jeana Dixon- Cair Paravel Room||Alyssa Ward- Narrowhaven Room||Melody Dotson -Sanctuary|
|10:10-11:00||AM||Earth Science||American History Part 1||Creative Language Arts||Music Appreciation||Spanish||Economics|
|Narnia Room||Cheryl Hotchkiss- The Great Hall||Joan Ferbrache- Chippingford Room||Sarah Porch-Beaversdam Room||Melody Dotson -Sanctuary||Jeana Dixon- Cair Paravel Room||Alyssa Ward- Narrowhaven Room|
|11:05-11:55||AM||Creative Language Arts||Earth Science||American History Part 1||Economics||Music Appreciation||Spanish|
|Narnia Room||Sara Porch-Beaversdam Room||Cheryl Hotchkiss- The Great Hall||Joan Ferbrache- Chippingford Room||Alyssa Ward- Narrowhaven Room||Melody Dotson -Sanctuary||Jeana Dixon- Cair Paravel Room|
|12:45-1:35||PM||Spanish||Economics||Music Appreciation||American History Part 1||Creative Language Arts||Earth Science|
|Narnia Room||Jeana Dixon- Cair Paravel Room||Alyssa Ward- Narrowhaven||Melody Dotson -Sanctuary||Joan Ferbrache- Chippingford Room||Sara Porch-Beaversdam Room||Cheryl Hotchkiss- The Great Hall|
|1:40-2:30||PM||Music & Movement||Spanish||Economics||Earth Science||American History Part 1||Creative Language Arts|
|Narnia Room||Wendy Eulentrop- Sanctuary||Jeana Dixon- Cair Paravel Room||Alyssa Ward- Narrowhaven Room||Cheryl Hotchkiss- The Great Hall||Joan Ferbrache- Chippingford Room||Sara Porch-Beaversdam Room|
|2:35-3:25||PM||Economics||Music & Movement||Spanish||Creative Language Arts||Earth Science||American History Part 1|
|Alyssa Ward- Narrowhaven Room||Wendy Eulentrop- Sanctuary||Jeana Dixon- Cair Paravel Room||Sara Porch-Beaversdam Room||Cheryl Hotchkiss- The Great Hall||Joan Ferbrache- Chippingford Room|
|3:30-4:30||Cantando Choir- (Add On) - Melody Dotson||Cantando Choir- (Add On) - Melody Dotson||Cantando Choir- (Add On) - Melody Dotson||Cantando Choir- (Add On) - Melody Dotson|
Requirements for Participation
- SCCHE Membership: In order to register for HeartStrong classes, the family must be members of SCCHE. Annual family membership is $25.
- Registration Fees: Once the registration fee for each student is received, their spot on the roster is secured. If payment is not received within 30 days, then the student will be removed from the roster.
- Volunteer Commitment: While we do not require all parents to remain on-site for the entire duration of classes, which is a very common requirement of other homeschool groups in our area, we do ask that for your participation in order to make the program run well.
Our heart and mission is to minister well to all of our students, as well as the parents. We pray that the environment we create ensures that all students feel safe and cared for. In addition, we believe that serving together is a great way for volunteers to build meaningful relationships and community with one another.
Grade Captains - One for each grade, Kindergarten through 6th: This is the MOST IMPORTANT role, therefore will be a compensated position. Grade Captains will be with their designated grade throughout their classes and assist in lunch and recess time. If you are interested in this role, please reach out to Holly Franer at [email protected].
Fellowship Area - The nursery area has been designated as a parent/sibling fellowship area where families can connect and fellowship with each other while their students are in class. This is a great area for younger siblings to play and meet their future classmates as well!
There are all kinds of areas we will need volunteers to help with throughout the year. Some commitments will be simple, one-day tasks. Others will be larger and may take place outside of the HeartStrong day/location (i.e. field trips, park days, etc.).
- May 1st- Registration for 2022-23 school year opens!
- May 18th- SCCHE Used Curriculum Booksale & Widow's Fund Sale
- August 13th - Kick Off Parent Meeting / Family Fellowship 9a - 2p
- August 24th- First Day of HeartStrong Classes for 2022-23
- November 23rd- Thanksgiving Break- NO CLASS
- December 14th- Last Day of Semester; End of Semester Presentations and Party from 2:15-4:00
- January 11th, 2023- HeartStrong Classes Resume for Spring Semester
- March 15th, 2023- Spring Break- NO CLASS
- May 3rd, 2023- Last Day of Semester; End of Semester Presentations and Party from 2:15-4:00
Liberty Church located at 709 Crestview Dr. O'Fallon, MO 63366.
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Learn more about the Liberty Church by clicking here.
Liberty Church is a gracious host to many SCCHE activities and programs. SCCHE requests that all members and children endeavor to respect to their property and business activities.
All SCCHE instructors are biblical Christians who agree with the St. Charles Christian Home Educators Statement of Faith. Instructors teach their classes from a biblical worldview. Instructors do not use materials or lessons that might be considered contrary to what scripture teaches and thus objectionable to SCCHE families.
Tours and Questions
HeartStrong Tours occur the first Wednesday of every month at 9:30am or 1:30pm.
To set up a tour, or if you have any additional questions, please contact our HeartStrong Coordinator, Holly Franer, at: [email protected].