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When you are the parent of an online private school student, you might find yourself in a role that you never imagined: Information Technician. You are now in charge of ensuring that your student has all of the correct technology he or she needs to complete the schoolwork.

Buying a computer is like buying a car. Your selection is dependent upon your intended use. A family of six living in Alaska might choose an SUV, while a retired couple in Florida may purchase a convertible. Your computer purchase should compliment your lifestyle.

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Deciding to homeschool is the first step in an amazing journey. Now that you’ve taken this step, you are probably wondering what legal hoops you have to jump through so you can start educating your child at home. The important thing to keep in mind as you work through the legal requirements is that you have the right to make decisions about your child’s education. All states recognize the right of parents to homeschool their child, in one form or another. However, the laws regulating homeschooling vary between states, and it is important for homeschooling families to read and understand these laws, to know their rights, and to ensure they are complying with regulations.

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Welcome back to our series entitled Growing in Grace. We are discussing how to mature in our faith amidst a fallen world. We have already focused on the importance of meditation and prayer, and are now moving onto understand the value of fasting. This is a subject that is often overlooked or rarely talked about, yet Scripture frequently talks about the value of fasting.

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A few years ago, I was asked to write a short article for a local church magazine which was released from Picayune, Mississippi. Within weeks, God stirred my heart to write the entire story. After approximately six months, the book Heal Me or Kill Me: My Road to Freedom From OCD was complete. With personal journal entries coupled with raw confessions, this books tells the story of overcoming OCD with God.

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If you live in New York and have researched homeschooling you probably know one thing for sure: the regulations are numerous and complex. Parents often receive mixed messages from their local school district as to whether or not they can legally homeschool in New York. As long as the family follows the regulations, your family has the legal right to homeschool in the state of New York.

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“Post tenebras lux; after darkness, light.” These words were the motto of the Reformation. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Holy Catholic Church found herself victim of a series of scandals and abuses. One needs only to google the name of Pope Alexander VI or Pope Leo X to discover the controversies in which the church was involved. But something was stirring in a small German town in the Fall of 1517. A young radical monk was about to launch one of the greatest and most influential movements the world had ever seen. Light was about to shine in the darkness.

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Welcome back to our “Growing In Grace” series. We are currently discussing the Christian disciplines that help us grow in receiving the grace of God fully available to us through Christ on the Cross. The big question of this series is “What helps us know and grow in God’s grace, and how do we do that in our lives every day?” Today’s topic is prayer.

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This is the first segment in the series Growing in Grace, which focuses on how we develop and strengthen our walk with Jesus. To start the series off, we will discuss the spiritual discipline of meditation. Like counterfeit coins or dollars, meditation has its counterfeits: taking the same name and similar form. Counterfeit meditation claims to connect you with the divine and grow you spiritually. Often times it produces temporal results (momentary relief from stress for example), which makes it an influential counterfeit. Nevertheless, these forms of meditation do not genuinely transform one’s soul (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18) and bring about lasting healing (Matthew 11:28-30).

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January 20, 2017 - West Liberty, Ohio
April 10, 2017 - San Bernardino, California
May 4, 2017 - Irving, Texas
September 13, 2017 - Rochford, Washington

It seems like in recent years the number of shootings have gone up. Every few months students in another town face the terror and danger. Every few months another community asks the question: How did this happen?

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We are starting a new Theology In Action series entitled Growing in Grace. The series aims at answering the overarching question, how do I grow in my relationship with Jesus? Specifically, how do we find clarity, conviction, and confidence in Christ, in a culture of confusion, complacency, and compromise? Throughout this series we will allow God’s Word to confront us and answer these questions. It will be divided into seven parts and Jesus will be our exemplar, our template on how to grow in His likeness.

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

                                       - George Santayana

Educating online homeschool students about the Holocaust presents a challenge for many parents. You want your children to see the beauty and wonder in the world, and teaching them about this dark time in history feels heavy. You may be worried about burdening your children with the knowledge of such a tragedy. Yet many parents also recognize the importance of educating their children about the Holocaust. We have to learn from our history. We have to know what humans are capable of, both good and bad. We have to teach our children a Godly moral standard.

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Making the decision to homeschool is a huge step, both for the student and the parents. Without a doubt it is not an easy decision to make.

After many prayers and discussions you have decided that this is what is best for your family. Now what? What’s the next step? What do you need to do to get started? We would like to help you on your journey.

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If you are educated at home, you can learn in whatever way your parents will allow! The key is getting them on board in creating the learning environment that will help you truly thrive. This might mean having an animal by your side as you work: a school dog. While the benefits of a school dog may seem apparent to you, you may have to spell things out for your parents. A dog can improve your learning environment and help you become more complete physically, mentally, and spiritually. These are all things that your parents want for you. Below are 10 points that can help you make the case for getting a school dog.

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If you ask average high school students if they think the quality of their education is important, most of the students will say that education is very important but won’t fully understand why. Similar to how newly-weds have no experiential knowledge about the challenges of caring for a newborn child until they have one, most students do not realize the precise impact that the quality of their education can have on their future. This is just as true of online high school programs.

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As the end of January draws near, there is an entire semester of school remaining in the school year. The weather is frigid and everyone is tired of shoveling snow. People are sick of the cold and flu season. New Year’s resolutions are falling by the wayside. It’s common to feel like life’s circumstances are unbearable and it is hard to keep trudging along when you encounter the difficulties of life. This blog article, written by Enlightium Academy’s very own Bible teacher, Heath Robertson, serves to provide you with some biblical guidance on what Scriptures you can turn to when you could use help staying the course. His insight on these 3 Bible verses about persevering through hard times may be just what you need to rely upon God’s word to stand firm and carry on.

 

  • 1 Timothy 4:7

  • Galatians 6:9

  • Romans 5:3-4

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In the United States of America, we are about to inaugurate a new president into office. The word president means “the elected head of republican state,” and it is a word that ought to command the respect and honor of the people. “President” is a title that our country has bestowed upon 44, soon to be 45, leaders. For parents, it is particularly important that we teach our kids about the history of the inauguration, the importance of the peaceful transfer of leadership that it represents, the biblical principles that underlie our submission to the authorities placed above us, and the ways we can do God’s work in that submission. 

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If you are interested in homeschooling in Florida, there are a few requirements that you must meet for your student to be exempt from compulsory attendance laws, which apply to all children ages 6–16 by February 1 for the given school year. Fortunately, you do not need to hold a Florida teaching certificate. Just being your child’s parent or guardian will qualify you to teach them as you see fit, so long as they are keeping up with grade level requirements. Learn the basics about how to begin homeschooling in Florida with these five facts.

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When is Martin Luther King Day 2017?

Now that the holiday season is over, it may seem like there isn't much left to celebrate. Many of us are focused on getting back into the swing of things at school and making good on our New Year's resolutions. Regardless, January is full of holidays, from Russian Christmas to Chinese New Year and Fun at Work Day. Although you can find something to celebrate nearly every day of the month, one January holiday stands out from the rest. Martin Luther King Day is a very important holiday in the history of the US, is federally recognized as a national holiday, and falls on Monday, January 16th this year.

 

In this blog article, you will learn more about the important significance of this holiday, including:

  • The reason we celebrate Martin Luther King Day

  • Little-known Martin Luther King Jr. facts

  • Some of Dr. King’s famous quotes

  • The history of Martin Luther King Day as a holiday

  • A list of the public and private offices that are closed to observe Martin Luther King Day 

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It is very important to carefully consider your options when it comes to online middle school. There are many middle schools online; some better, some worse. Choosing the right one takes some effort and research. Consider if online middle school learning is good for you. Everybody learns differently. Match your online middle school choice to your personality. If you are more of a hands-on learner, you probably need hands-on to learn Science. There are science kits available for many online middle school curriculums. If your faith is a priority and you want a God-centered education, you should look for an Christian online middle school like Enlightium Academy.

Once you and your parents decide that you will go to online middle school, you may not know what to expect, and you don’t know whether you will like it or not. Here are a few things you should know about online middle school.

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If you are pursuing alternative education for your children and you live in North Carolina, consider yourself lucky. Homeschooling in NC is much simpler than many other states. You live in a state that has respect for the role you play as a parent in determining how your student is educated, especially when you are willing to put more energy and commitment into making sure that education is just right for your student. North Carolina trusts you as a parent. That must feel good.

 

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