THE LIGHT Homeschool Enrichment Program
"You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before others." Matthew 5:14, 16
A lighthouse shines its beacon of hope and light into the darkness and never dims from rough waters, the darkest of nights or impending danger. Their light serves as a navigational aid when fog envelops coastlines, storms rage at sea and winds throw ships off course. Just as the light cast from a lighthouse offers hope for safe passage, Jesus is the hope that anchors our soul and illuminates our lives. He is the firm foundation that calms our storm, stills our raging sea, and quiets our fears so that we may resist all that the world casts against us.
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:19
Who We Are
The Light is a one-of-a-kind, Christ-centered enrichment program for grades 1-8 that meets for two hours each week to provide an opportunity to learn, serve, grow and build life-long friendships using a 2-part approach: Deep investment into the heart of who we are with in-class instruction and then taking those skills into the community with field trips, service projects and social functions.
Mission & Goal
Our mission is to provide homeschooling and traditional schooling families with a safe space where children find confidence to be themselves, cultivate a heart for service and become individuals of integrity. Our goal is to glorify God, support like-minded families, and provide a community for children to grow and thrive with a strong sense of themselves and those around them.
The Light meets at Palmetto Proper in downtown Travelers Rest and serves the greater Greenville, SC area. Class is taught by our teachers and follows a curriculum designed by The Light to include bible study, book club, character building, life skills, friendships and various extra curricular activities. We are a drop-off program and parents are not required to volunteer. Field trips and group service projects are scheduled routinely in addition to class time.
We are joining hands with families to help children understand the world through a lense of honorable character in a way that sets them up to become kind, self-aware individuals with positive values that understand the importance of respect, responsibility and their place in the community... this is their Light!
For grades 4-8, the opportunity to join the National Honorary Beta Club will be available for students who meet the criteria for selection. Beta Club promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service & leadership among elementary and secondary students.
Grade 1-3 : Monday 3pm-5pm
Grades 4-6: Tuesdays 3pm-5pm
Grades 7-8: Wednesdays 3pm-5pm
Spring Semester 2024: February 5th - May 3rd (12 weeks)
ALL CLASSES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 5 CHILDREN ENROLLED. IF A CLASS DOES NOT MEET THE MINIMUM ENROLLMENT, THE CLASS WILL BE CANCELED FOR THE SEMESTER & TUITION WILL BE REFUNDED.
- Class Tuition: $220/student/semester (non-refundable, due two weeks prior to semester start date)
- Registration Fee: $200/student/semester (non-refundable, due upon acceptance of application)
*Additional fees may apply for special events such as field trips and Beta Club membership (when applicable).
Q. Does the completion of the registration form mean I'm accepted into the program?
A. No. Completing the registration form is an expression of your interest in enrollment and no fees are required at that time. As space allows and approval to join is granted, families will be notified of their acceptance and sent an invoice for their registration fee. Semester tuition invoices are due 2 weeks prior to the first day of class.
Q. Where is The Light held?
A. We meet at Palmetto Proper in downtown Travelers Rest (164 S Main Street, Suite B | Travelers Rest, SC 29690)
Q. What areas of study will be included?
A. Our focus is building from within to foster individuals who have a love for themselves, each other and the world around them. Each class will include a Bible study, book club, character development activities, life skills and relationship building. Many of our activities will involve and enhance the core subjects you are already teaching at home with hands-on, real world application to include components of health, science, art, language arts, social studies and math. Holiday parties, field trips, service projects and special events allow our children to not only meet and engage with a wide age range, but also to strengthen the relationships they've built in class.
Q. Is this a drop-off program or do I need to stay on-site?
A. Children should be dropped off for their 2 hour class.
Q. Is tuition for the entire year or the semester?
A. Tuition is paid per semester and due 2 weeks prior to the first day of class. Non-payment will result in loss of placement in the program.
Q. Do I have to volunteer?
A. We want The Light to not only be a time of growth for our students, but a time of respite for our parents as well. Volunteer hours are not required, however we would love to build community with you too! If you are interested in volunteering, please indicate your interest on the registration form.
Q. Do you have preschool or kindergarten classes?
A. The Light is an enrichment program for grades 1-8. Children ages 2-6 are invited to register for our Preschool aged children and their families are encouraged to register for Palmetto Proper's Mother's Morning Out program. The play space will be closed during The Light. Palmetto Proper Membership discounts are available to families enrolled in The Light for children ages 0-6.
Q. How can I stay informed with news and announcements?
A. General information about the program can be found on our Facebook group. For registered families: All pertinent information is emailed and/or text to registered families. Registered families are encouraged to join our private Facebook group, The Light at Palmetto Proper.
Q. Is Foundations only for homeschooling families?
A. No! We welcome anyone who has a desire to instill strong foundations within their children while building relationships and serving others. Classes meet in the afternoons so that traditional schooled children have the opportunity to join The Light as well.