Parent and Student Responsibilities
Enlightium Academy (EA) partners with parents in their child’s educational journey. Parents should be actively involved with EA’s team of educators to support their child’s academic, spiritual, and social development. Parents should be aware of their student’s progress through the curriculum, monitor their study habits, and take advantage of the offerings EA offers, such as informative webinars, educational tools and blogs about online private homeschooling. Parents should bring up potential concerns to the EA team as they arise, to resolve and find a timely solution.
Enlightium Academy parents should:
- Be actively involved by ensuring students have a conducive learning environment at home, stay on track, and read the communications sent from EA along with the family handbook.
- Request a parent portal account and may request detailed reports about student activity and time spent to aid in supervision by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review the student’s orientation course to be aware of all available resources.
- Be aware that the curriculum is Bible-based and faculty and staff will exemplify the EA Statement of Faith in interactions.
- Ensure students read the lessons in their entirety and spend 30-60 minutes per assignment for sufficient retention. Additionally, parents should verify that students review the previously completed assignments to master the material and fill in or inquire about any gaps in learning.
- Leverage the available technology to assist in online learning. Tools such as ActivTrak and Hubstaff are free or inexpensive monitoring and website blocking applications, while software like F.lux and digital timers helps reduce eye strain and provide structure.
- Honor the requests for additional proctored examinations to validate creditworthiness as deemed appropriate by an EA administrator, counselor or teacher.
- Be aware of and respond to their child’s emotional needs regarding their academics and reach out to EA counselor’s guidance if concerns arise.
- Work with EA counselors to request adjustments to course assignment and schedules to ensure the student completes the school year on time. At EA, students are held accountable to keep up with the weekly schedule, unless excused absences are submitted and approved.
- Review their student’s class assignment and schedule of assignments in the “courses” section of the curriculum platform to ensure they are in line with the student’s needs and counselor’s recommendations.
- Regularly communicate with the student’s teachers via email or through the student’s Ignitia curriculum portal.
- Engage with EA educators and other parents on the Enlightium Academy Family Alliance Facebook group to ask questions and benefit from other online private homeschooling families.
- Escalate and communicate any deficiencies in service to administration when issues are not resolved.
- Be responsible to remain up to date with tuition payments to avoid account deactivation, withdrawal and academic records retention. Late payment and reactivation/reinstatement fees may apply.
- Be responsible for a 10-30% withdrawal fee applied on the unfinished coursework (depending on the duration of enrollment) if withdrawing a student after the 14 day trial period from the day the student began coursework.
- Understand that Enlightium Academy reserves the right to deny or cancel enrollment when it is determined by EA that enrollment is not in the best interest of the student, per EA policy.
Enlightium Academy students should:
- Read the lessons in their entirety and watch the relevant videos within the assignment and the supplementary content within the EA digital LiveBinder.
- Spend a sufficient amount of time to learn and retain the curriculum (30 to 60 minutes per assignment) taking up to a standard 5-7 hour school day for full-time students. If assignments cannot be completed with that allotted time, students should inform parents to discuss available options with counselors.
- Take notes to solidify the concepts, which can be used on quizzes and tests.
- Be active in their education by regularly asking questions, reviewing teacher feedback, and asking follow-up questions when a teacher’s response is not sufficient.
- Review previously completed assignments to study incorrectly marked questions to learn the material or request partial credit from the teacher. Students should also provide corrections to quizzes through detailed explanations for partial credit.
- Review their schedule in the “courses” section of the curriculum platform to ensure that the courses being taken are in line with the student’s needs.
- Communicate any concerns about class assignment, scheduling, and/or teachers to their parents so parents can assist in providing a resolution with the EA team.
- Engage with the various digital social engagement EA provides to develop necessary skills in an ever increasing digital world. Students can join the Enlightium Social platform to engage with other students nationwide, join monthly Bible studies, and participate in competitions hosted by the student council for prizes.