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Our Philosophy

 

The INK Learning Institute Co. is dedicated to the successful education of our children!  We aim to make the discovery process a fun endeavor for both parents and children.  We believe children learn best in environments that welcome their creativity and honor their inquisitive nature. The INK Learning Institute Co. believes parents play the most important role in educating children. Our faith-based learning community is built around parents as their children's first and most important teacher!  We endeavor to join the process of learning with the joy of laughter.  We truly believe you can enlighten your mind and have fun at the same time. 

Location

The INK Learning Institute Co. faith-based hybrid homeschool and homeschool collective are located in Bexley, Ohio.  The community is home to the lush metro parks, a public library, Capital University, local playgrounds,  two community gardens, two ice cream shops as well as several eateries.  Students will have the opportunity to spend time outdoors exploring and discovering as a part of their daily activities.

Students

All students registered for The INK Learning Community are homeschool students whose parents have submitted a Notice of Intent to homeschool their child.  As such, we function in a supportive role to the family’s desire to home educate.  Our students are 3-12 years of age, typically in preschool through 6th grades. We operate as a “one room schoolhouse” where students of all ages are engaged in the learning process together.  Gleaning and sharing with one another as they discover and grow.  There are two options for enrollment in the INK Learning Community for the 2022-2023 school year.  Families can participate in the Hybrid Homeschool days where students are dropped off for class 2 to 4 days a week during the school year.  Hybrid Homeschool days DO NOT require parents to serve as teachers. 

The second option for participation in The INK Learning Community is to become a member of the Homeschool Collective.  The Homeschool Collective requires one parent per family to teach 1, 2, 3, or 4  days a week for the entire school year.  Parents should prayerfully consider the time commitment to the Homeschool Collective before registering their family for participation in this option.  Homeschool Collective families participate + pay a flat tuition fee for the year based on the number of days the parent teaches. For example:  a parent teaches one day a week, this entitles all the children in the family to participate in one day of classes + activities at the Homeschool Collective.

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Curriculum

Students receive a well-rounded educational experience at INK Learning Community.  We utilize group activities, structured learning material and independent creative time.  We engage in academic core subjects via The Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool  and Genesis curriculum by Lee Giles.  Parents have the option of a hybrid learning model that incorporates online and offline work, a fully online learning model or a more traditional book and workbook model.  Student needs and parent desires for their child’s education are at the forefront of each child entrusted to our faith-based learning community.

Grade levels are used loosely at INK.  The curriculum focuses on levels that can be interchanged as needed.  Students may be at level 3 for one subject and level 2 for another.  It is common for students to vary across the levels depending on subject matter. 

Parents may purchase the grade level materials for their children to use while at our Homeschool Collective.   Parent Guides for Math and Language Arts are available for purchase, but not required for participation.  The Easy Peasy and Genesis curriculum have links to purchase the books via Amazon. 

Take a look at the curriculum we will be using here:  https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Core Subjects:  Reading, Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

Supportive Subjects:  Physical Education/Health, Computer, Music, Art and Spelling

Purchase books from the list below for the 2021-2022 school year:

Select the Level 1-6 based on grade:

EP Reader (first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth has 2 books)

EP Reader Workbook

EP Math Workbook

EP Language Arts Workbook

EP Early American History Printables Level 1-4 or 5-8 based on grade

EP Zoology Printables Level 1-4 or 5-8 based on grade

Example books for Level 3 or 3rd grade student:

EP Third Reader

EP Third Reader Workbook

EP Third Math Workbook

EP Third Language Arts Workbook

EP Early American History Printables Level 1-4

EP ZoologyPrintables Level 1-4

Our Tenets of Faith

We start each day with Bible and Prayer.  We focus our teachings to a core set of beliefs that govern our daily work with our students. 

We believe:

1.  The Bible is the inspired word of God (I Thessalonians 2:13, II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)

2.  In the Holy Trinity-God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (I John 5:7)

3.  Man is created by God in the image of God (Genesis 1:27)

4.  The only way to Heaven is through Acceptance of our Savior, our Lord, Jesus Christ  (Romans 10:9-10)

5.  In the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues (Acts 2:1-4)

6.  The Lord calls us to continually practice lives of holiness not conforming to the worlds ways (1 Peter 1:13-25, Romans 12:1-2, James 1:27)

7.  In Divine Healing from the Lord for every believer ((Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-16, I Peter 2:24)

8.  In the death, resurrection and return of the Lord (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 20:6)

9.  Heaven and hell are real.  Heaven is the eternal reward of the believer and hell is the eternal consequence for the unbeliever. ( (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20)

School Calendar

The INK micro school operates on a learning cycle of six weeks of classes with one week break from classes. 

Our calendar for 2022-2023:         

School Year runs from:       Tuesday September 6, 20228-Thursday June 30, 2021

          (First Day of Classes) Monday September 13, 2021

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          First Six Weeks:  Monday September 13, 2021-Friday October 22, 2021

           First Class Break:  Monday October 25, 2021-Friday October 29, 2021

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        Second Six Weeks:  Monday November 1, 2021-Friday December 17, 2021

    (Thanksgiving Break) Wednesday November 24, 2021-Friday November 26, 2021

   (Christmas Break)  Second Class Break:  Monday December 20, 2021-Friday       December 24, 2021

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 Third Six Weeks:  Monday December 27, 2021-Friday February 4, 2022

 Third Class Break:  Monday February 7, 2022-Friday February 11, 2022

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               Fourth Six Weeks:  Monday February 14, 2022-Friday March 25, 2022

    (Spring Break)  Fourth Class Break:  Monday March 28, 2022-Friday April 1, 2022

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    Fifth Six Weeks:  Monday April 4, 2022-Friday May 13, 2022

      Fifth Class Break:  Monday May 16, 2022-Friday May 20, 2022

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                   Sixth Six Weeks:  Monday May 23, 2022-Thursday June 30, 2022

                  (Memorial Day) Monday May 30, 2022

          (Last Day of Classes) Thursday June 30, 2022

Daily Schedule

The INK Homeschool Collective offers 2, 3, and 4 day class options for families.  We operate on a 4 day Monday-Thursday class schedule.  Fridays are reserved for community engagement activities through various field trip opportunities.  All families enrolled in the INK Learning Community are encouraged to attend the Friday field trips.  The INK Homeschool Collective day runs from 8 am-2 pm on class days (Monday-Thursday).  Friday field trip times vary based on community activity.  Wednesdays are reserved for Workshops for parents of our students.  Workshops run from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.

Example School Day

8-8:30 am Welcome + Centers

8:30-9:00 am Bible + Prayer

9:00-10:00 am Reading

10:00-10:30 pm Spelling

10:30-12:00 pm Lunch + Outdoor Exploration

12:15-1:00 pm Music

1:00-2:00 pm Independent Creative Time

Tuition

Our goal at INK is to ensure that as many families, as have a desire to, can afford to send their children to The INK Learning Community.  With this in mind, our tuition is structured as such:

Hybrid-Homeschool (Drop-off Program)

Tuition is paid on a monthly or yearly basis.  The 2 day a week program is $398 monthly or $3,582  yearly.  The 3 day a week program is $598 monthly or $5,382 yearly.   The 4 day a week program is $798 monthly or $7,182 yearly. Tuition is due by the 1st of the month if paying monthly.  Tuition is due at time of registration if paying yearly.

Homeschool Collective

Family tuition is based on number of days a parent is teaching at the Homeschool Collective.  One day of teaching and participation is $950 a year.  Two days of teaching and participation is $850 a year.  Three days of teaching and participation is  $750 a year.  Four days of teaching and participation is $650 a year.  Tuition is due at time of registration.

                                               

Benefits of Joining the INK Faith-based Homeschool Collective!

*  Fun, creative, educational environment for your child to learn and explore 

*  Focus on outdoor activities, playtime and exploration

*  Support with academic work for your student

*  Parents + Teachers collaborate on academic work completed by students

*  Assistance with completing Notice of Intent to homeschool

*  Assitance with completion of School Assessments to be submitted to home school district

*  Weekly Community days (Field Trips)

*  Social interaction for your child through group learning and activities in the collective and in the community

*   Workshops for parents with questions about the homeschool process, teaching their student and overall support

Teachers/Facilitators

 

India N. Keith, LISW

India is a wife and a mom of 5 boys. She has been homeschooling for the last 7 years.  India has worked as an educational consultant since 2015.  She is a teacher in Faith Life Home Educators Homeschool Co-Op.  Teaching her own children as well as helping parents educate their children, is a great joy in her life.  India loves reading and watching movies!  Her future goals include helping parents, who would not otherwise be able, to home educate their children by providing a small group, learner-centered educational environment.

                      

 

Tanisha Wynn

 

Tanisha is a wife and a mom of 2 boys. She has been homeschooling for 2 years.  Tanisha is enjoying learning about the homeschool community and seeing her son flourish in his homeschool.  Like India, Tanisha’s future goals include helping parents, who would not otherwise be able, to home educate their children by providing a small group, learner-centered educational environment.

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Application

Enrollment is limited to 20 students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Application fee is $25.  Application review will begin upon receipt of application fee and completed application.  Application fee is paid in the INK store.

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