REACH Learning Community

"BRIDGING THE GAP FOR HOMESCHOOLING FAMILIES"

WHO WE ARE

A community of like-minded families with goals to cultivate, in our students, Godly character and a love for learning. Our learning platform facilitates an inquiry, independent learning environment, among peers, while providing space for each student to discover and develop his or her passions, skills and giftings.

“LOVE it so much!!!! Thank you for this community of fellowship for these children based on the love of God, learning… AND fun!”
Faith Walton (RLC Parent)

RLC PROGRAM

Registration is annually opened for the next program year on the 3rd Wednesday of March.

OVERVIEW
  • RLC facilitates a 30-week block program year.
  • Offering classes on Wed., Thurs., and Fri.
  • For ages 5 to 16.
  • Learning Day is 8:30am – 1:30pm.
  • Extended classes and lessons 1:30pm – 5:00pm.
  • Parent volunteers are welcomed and needed.

 

  • The Learning Days begin with chapel focus on Bible based character development.
  • Monthly theme based, project fairs.
  • Small group peer discussion.
  • Drama instruction with an end of year production.
  • Physical fitness.
  • & of course lunch time.

 

  • RLC begins the 1st week of September and continues through the 2nd week of May.
  • Registration is open year around but subject to available seats.
  • Seats are reserved by submitting a registration form, receiving confirmation of available seats, and completing the Seat Security payment.
  • Membership can be withdrawn at any time.

Our Creative Arts team offers instruction in voice, piano, guitar, strings (violin, viola, and cello), bass,  and drums. (see below)

MEET OUR DIRECTOR

Christina Weidner is a passionate Worship Pastor and leader who’s core mission is to equip and activate the body of Christ into their God-given abilities in the area of music, worship and the creative arts as well as lead the people of God into His presence to experience then fullness of God.

Christina received a vision and calling for ministry at 12 years old. It was clear that God was calling her to the nations to teach people how to worship Him. She was married to James Weidner in 2000 and left for the mission field at the age of 18 spending over 15 years overseas fulfilling this calling. Christina has spent the majority of her ministry writing songs, training children, youth and adults by equipping them to be proficient on their instruments and in leading worship within the local Church. Her passion is to see believers realize his or her musical gifting, increase in confidence and skill and be able to lead the people of God into that Most Holy Place of worship.

Christina Weidner holds her Degree in Christian Arts with a Major in Voice as well as her Degree in Ministerial Studies. Christina is a trained and seasoned Pastor serving her Pastors in Manila, Philippines, New Orleans, Louisiana and currently serves the church she and her husband have planted in Shanghai, China and Covington, LA.

23'/24' IMPORTANT DATES

 

RLC Fall 2023/Spring 2024

  • Sept. 1 – 930-1030am – Orientation for Strong Start &  Thursday Classes
  • Sept. 1 – 1030-1130am – Orientation for Wednesday & Friday Learning Days
  • Sept. 6-8 – Program Start Day
  • Sept. 27/29 – Healthy & Fit Learning Fair
  • Oct. 6 – NO RLC (St. Tammany Parish Fair)
  • Oct. 25/27 – History Learning Fair
  • Oct. 29 – Celebration of Life
  • Nov. 15/17 – World Market Learning Fair
  • Nov. 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 9. – Winter Recital
  • Dec 13/15 – Music Learning Fair
  • Dec. 20-Jan. 5 – Christmas & New Year Break
  • Jan. 31/Feb. 2 – Invention Convention/K-3 Science Fair Learning Fair
  • Feb. 14-16 – Mardi Gras Break
  • Feb. 28/Mar. 1 – RLC @ the Movies & How-To Learning Fairs
  • Mar. 1 – Summer Camp Registration Opens
  • Mar. 20/22 – Career Learning Fair/Storybook Learning Fair
  • April 3-5 Spring Break
  • April 24/26 – Art Learning Fair
  • May 8/10 – 2nd-3rd Grade / 4th-6th Grade Spring Productions
  • May 4 – Spring Recital
  • May 15-17 –  7th-10th Grade Spring Production/Last Day of RLC Program Year
WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY LEARNING DAY

WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY Learning Day is Accepting WAITLIST Registrations for ’24/’25 Program Year.

LEARNING DAY 

8:30AM – 1:30PM
Wednesday & Friday ages are K5 – 11th grade
Enrollment includes the whole day.

SCHEDULE:
8:30-8:45am: Arrival
8:45 – 9:20am: Chapel
9:20 – 10:00am: Peer Discussion Groups
10:00 – 10:50am:  Class (2nd-6th), PE (7th-11th), Recess/Snack (K-1st)
10:50 – 11:40am: Lunch (2nd-3rd), Classes (K-1st, 7th-11th), PE (4th-6th)
11:40am-12:30pm: Drama (2nd-3rd), Lunch/Recess (K-1st, 4th-11th)
12:30-1:30pm: Centers/PE/Dramatic Play (K-1st), PE (2nd-3rd), Drama (4th-11th)
1:30pm: Dismissal

WEDNESDAY OR FRIDAY EXTENDED DAY CLASSES

We offer extracurricular classes in addition to the Learning Community Day. Each Class is enrolled individually.

WEDNESDAY EXTENDED DAY SCHEDULE:
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Intermediate Guitar Class (8yrs+)
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Beginner Guitar Class (8yrs+) (WAITLISTED)
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Advanced Guitar Class (10yrs +)
1:45pm – 2:30pm: Dance (Lyrical Contemporary Jazz)
1:45pm – 2:30pm: Beginner Violin Class
2:30pm – 3:15pm: Advanced Violin Class
1:45pm-3:15pm: One-on-One Music Lessons As Scheduled

FRIDAY EXTENDED DAY SCHEDULE:
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Intermediate Guitar Class (8yrs+) (WAITLISTED)
2:15pm – 2:45pm: Beginner Guitar Class (8yrs+)
2:45pm – 3:15pm: Voice Class (8yrs+)
1:45pm – 2:45pm: Dance (Lyrical Contemporary Jazz )
1:45pm – 2:30pm: Year 3 Violin Class
1:45pm – 2:15pm: Beginner Piano 2 Class
1:45pm – 3:15pm: One-on-One Music Lessons As Scheduled

THURSDAY CLASSES

Each class is enrolled individually.
*Class = formal curriculum
Classes are offered for Students 8-18 years old.

SCHEDULE:

8:30-10am 3rd-5th – Science
8:30-10am 6th-8th – Writing/Grammar
10-11:30am 6th-8th – Science
10-11:30am 3rd-5th – Writing/Grammar
11:30am-12:00noon – Lunch for full day students
12:00noon-12:45pm 3rd & up – PE
12:45pm-1:45pm – History Lab
1:45pm – Strong Start Carline Dismissal
1:45pm-2:45pm 3rd & up – Art
1:45pm-2:45pm – Aftercare – Structured play for Siblings of Art Students (Enrollment Required)
1:45pm-2:15pm – Beginner Primer 1 Piano Class
2:45pm – Carline Dismissal #2
STRONG START PROGRAM: AGES PreK3 to 7 YEARS OLD

STRONG START Thursday:
A Full Day program offering instruction in
Literacy, Math, Science, Art, Music, and P. E. 

Offering a PreK-3/PreK-4 Class, K4/K5 class and a 1st/2nd grade class. (1st/2nd grade class is currently WAITLISTED)

Enrollment Guidelines for PreK-4 Program: 

  • Should be born on or before March 31, 2019.
  • Should be able to use the bathroom independently (fully potty trained).
  • Should be able to recognize number 1-5 and count to 10.
  • Should be able to recognize basic colors and shapes.
  • Should be able to hold a pencil as well as be able to cut and paste.

Enrollment Guidelines for PreK-3 Program:

  • Should be born on or before March 31, 2021.
  • Should be able to use the bathroom independently (fully potty trained).
  • Should be able to eat independently.
  • Should be able to hold a crayon.

Strong Start k4/k5 & 1st/2nd SCHEDULE:

8:30-8:45am Arrival & Circle Time
8:45-10:15am Math/Science (k4 & K5) Literacy/Writing (1st & 2nd)
10:15-10:30am Snack
10:30am-12:00pm Math/Science (1st & 2nd) Literacy/Writing (k4& K5)
12:00-12:30 Lunch/Recess
12:30-1:45pm Music/Art/P.E.
1:45pm Strong Start Carline
1:45-2:45pm Aftercare-Structured Play for Siblings of Art Students (Enrollment is Required under Thursday Classes)

 

CREATIVE ARTS

PROGRAM DETAILS

Our Creative Arts Program follows RLC’s 30 week calendar year!

Offering instruction in voice, piano, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, and drums.

Areas of Instruction:

  • Voice Group lessons (ages 8-12)
  • Piano: Improvisation / one on one lessons
  • Acoustic Guitar Group classes / Beginner Year 1&2, Intermediate, & Advanced
  • Drums: Beginner one on one lessons
  • Violin: group lessons
  • Modern Dance Class

Program Details:

  • 1 block is 30 weeks of 30 minutes per lesson.
  • No lessons on holiday weeks. (see RLC holiday schedule)
  • The lesson schedule needs to be confirmed with our instructor.
MEET OUR TEAM OF INSTRUCTORS

Miss Abby – Student Instructor (Piano)

Mr. James – Student Instructor (Drums)

Miss Jessie – Instructor (Dance)

Miss Alice – Instructor (Piano & Guitar)

Mrs. Elizabeth – Instructor (Violin)

Miss Olivia – Instructor (guitar)

Miss Emma – Instructor (Piano)

Mrs. Charla – Instructor (Piano)

FEE INFO

We appreciate you choosing to participate in our programs. Our mission is to keep our program fees affordable while serving home schooling families. Each program year we adjust fees as little as possible to keep up with our rising operational and team cost.

ALL PROGRAM FEES

Learning Day Fees for the 2024/2025 program year have increased by $100 annually for the first student enrolled. Our multi students family discounts remain the same!

LEARNING DAYS:

1st Student = Year $500

2 Students = Year $700

$100 annual increase for each additional child registered.

EXTENDED DAY & THURSDAY CLASS FEES:

1 hour classes full year $300

1.5 hour classes full year $400

Aftercare – Structured Play full year $150

STRONG START PROGRAM FEES (prek3-7 YRS OLD):

1st Student $1400

2nd Student $1,000

CREATIVE ARTS LESSONS:

One on One blocks =  $600

Group blocks = $300

Notes:

All fees reflect the annual total per program per student per program or class.

Payment info below. 

Sponsorships are available when needed.

PAYMENT INFO

Registration Fee:
A registration fee of $25 is applied once per year for all RLC programs. Summer Camp registration fee is additional.

Seat Security:
A Seat Security payment is required to complete the enrollment process and secure your child’s seat.
  • The Seat Security payment is the equivalent to one month’s payment for the combined enrollment of all learning days and classes registered for.
  • The Seat Security payment will be applied to student’s first month.
  • Registrants will receive Seat Security payment amount via invoice and are due before start of RLC.
  • Keep in mind each program has a maximum student limit. Seats are secured only after Seat Security payment is completed. After each program is filled to capacity your child will be placed on a waitlist unless a refund is desired instead.

Invoices:

  • An invoice will be sent each month via email from our QuickBooks email address.
  • Full Year Payments can be made or the program year fees pro-rated from student starting month through May.
  • Payments are due on or before the 15th of the month as the invoice will indicate.
  • Payments are sent via invoice. Monthly automatic payments options can be scheduled HERE as well as other payments methods through text payments, Paypal, or Venmo.

Refunds:

  • Each month’s payment is non-refundable after the student’s second day of attendance that month.
  • Refunds are not offered for missed classes.

Curriculum Reference Guide

Writing & Grammar
Grammar 3rd – 5th Grade & 6th – 8th Grade

A program offering instruction in the various aspects of grammar such as sentence structure, parts of speech, sentence diagramming, capitalization, punctuation, and more.

We will be using the “Growing with Grammar” curriculum.

Your child’s grade level would correlate with the Level book.  For ex: Grade 5=Level 5
Writing 3rd – 5th Grade
A program offering instruction in developing skills in the writing process.  Using IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) materials.
You can purchase the Teacher/Student Manual at the links below or  just the  Student manual.

Writing Skills taught: Structure, research based writing, creative writing, style techniques, and developing expressive writing as well as use of vocabulary in writing.

Curriculum Links: https://iew.com/discoveries-in-writing-student-book-only

 

Lost Tools of Writing 6th – 8th Grade

A program offering instruction in persuasive writing, essay writing and thinking skills.

Writing Skills taught: Basic Essay Writing, Schemes, Tropes, Editing, Division, Narratio, Thesis, Proofs, Arguments, Refutation, Conclusion, and Amplification

Thinking Skills taught: Material Logic: Common Topics, Definition, Comparison, Circumstance, Testimony, and Relationship.

For more information about the Lost Tools of Writing program visit their website: https://circeinstitute.org/lost-tools-writing/

Curriculum Links: Student book only required: https://circeinstitute.org/product/ltw-1-student-workbook/

Optional Complete Set: https://circeinstitute.org/product/ltw-1-complete-set/

Science

Grades 3rd-5th Grade – “God’s Design for Heaven and Earth “

A program offering instruction in complete life curriculum for 3rd-5th graders which reveals the amazing world of God’s creation through the study of plants, animals, and the human body.

Curriculum Links:
Student Book only required

https://www.masterbooks.com/gods-design-for-heaven-earth-mb-edition

Optional Complete Set

https://www.masterbooks.com/gods-design-for-heaven-earth-set-mb-edition

Grades 6th-8th – “Introduction to Astronomy”

Explore the fascinating branches of scienceIn this unique science course students will explore caves, archaeology, fossils, and geology as they discover fascinating facts, incredible wonders, captivating structures, and God’s glory on display throughout creation!

This junior high and high school level science course allows one core area of science per quarter. Lessons are scheduled five days a week and should take 30-45 minutes to complete.

Curriculum Links:
Teacher Guide is Optional – https://www.masterbooks.com/intro-to-astronomy-pack

Art

A program offering instruction in project based art. Students complete a series of projects throughout the semester that utilize different skills and mediums of art.

Students use a variety of mediums including colored pencils, sketching pencils, pen, markers, oil pastels, water color and acrylic paint.

All projects are completed in class.

Skills/Topics Covered:
• Drawing techniques (proportions, lines, shading, shapes, tools, etc.)
• Layering mediums of art (ex. coloring w/ markers, adding layers w/ colored pencils)
• Oil pastels
• Acrylic paintings
• Water Color paintings

P.E.

A program offering a physical education opportunity to homeschool families.

Students will get moving, learning about fitness, sportsmanship, and teamwork while improving their coordination, building strength, and enjoying themselves in a variety of ways.

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