Currently Serving Northern Heights, Coesse, Mary Raber, and ISMS

What is LifeWise?

LifeWise is a Released Time Religious Instruction (RTRI) program that provides Bible-based character education to public school students. Under RTRI laws, students can be released from public school during the school day to attend religious classes, provided the program is off-school property, privately funded, and parent-permitted. The LifeWise curriculum is designed to take students through the entire Bible, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation, over the course of five years. Each lesson reviews a Bible passage and a “Living LifeWise” character trait. The lessons’ order and activities are flexible and can be modified as the teacher finds necessary. 

The LifeWise & Center Partnership 

Lifewise is a national nonprofit with rapidly expanding sites around the country.  The Center has collaborated with Lifewise to pilot the first Lifewise site in Whitley County in 2022 with plans to continue partnering to open a Lifewise opportunity at every elementary in the county.

How do I enroll my student? 

LifeWise Whitley County is currently offered for FREE to students at Northern Heights Elementary, Coessee Elementary, Mary Raber Elementary, and Indian Springs Middle School. LifeWise programming takes place off school grounds at Oak Grove Church of God (for Northern Heights students) Big Lake Church of God, and The Center for Whitley County Youth (for Indian Springs students). Transportation is provided by certified LifeWise bus and van drivers.

Students must be registered in order to attend LifeWise programming! You can register your student(s) by clicking the button below.

For the 2023-2024 school year, LifeWise programming occurs at the following sites and times listed below: 

  • 4th-Grade Coesse Students: Wednesdays from 9:20 AM- 10:15 AM
  • 5th-Grade Coesse Students: Wednesdays from 11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 1st-Grade Northern Heights Students: Thursdays from 11:45 AM- 12:40 PM
  • 2nd-Grade Northern Heights Students: Tuesdays from 9:35 AM- 10:30 AM
  • 3rd-Grade Northern Heights Students: Thursdays from 1:15 PM - 2:10 PM
  • 4th-Grade Northern Heights Students: Thursdays from 8:45 AM - 9:40 AM
  • 5th-Grade Northern Heights Students: Tuesdays from 8:00 AM-8:50 AM

Contact Information

Jacie Stahl

LifeWise Whitley County Program Director

Email Jacie | Call/ Text: 260-609-0142

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