Enlightium Academy: Enrollment for 2015-16 School Year

Ready To Start? Enroll Today and Save Up to 20% Off Tuition

Diamond Tuition

Diamond Tuition

  • Starting at $500/month
  • Grades 7-12
  • Teacher Led
  • Premium Support
  • $1,000 / Credit
Gold Tuition

Gold Tuition

  • Starting at $250/month
  • Grades 3-12
  • Teacher Led
  • Phone Support
  • $500 / Credit
Silver Plus Tuition

Silver Plus Tuition

  • Starting at $200/month
  • Grades 3-12
  • Teacher Led
  • Priority Email Support
  • $400 / Credit
Silver Tuition

Silver Tuition

  • Starting at $150/month
  • Grades 3-12
  • Teacher Led
  • Email Support
  • $300 / Credit
Bronze Tuition

Bronze Tuition

  • Starting at $100/month
  • Grades 3-8
  • Parent Led
  • Grading Support
  • $200 / Credit

The Enlightium Online Distance Education program is available for any students in grades 3 through 12 located in the USA or abroad. Kindergarten through 2nd grade is available via the A Beka print based curriculum. All Enlightium Academy graduates receive an accredited diploma. Please select the program appropriate for you based on your needs and click on the blue button with the tuition price, to pay for the enrollment fee. Once the fee is paid, you will be taken to the online enrollment application. We have a 100% money back guarantee just in case you are not sure about our program. If you decide the online program is not for you within the first 14 days, we will refund any tuition you paid. Anything after 14 days has a 30% withdrawal fee to cover the costs of processing the student withdrawal. The enrollment application fee is non-refundable after 72 hours.

7 Steps to Enroll at Enlightium Academy

  • Step 1: Pay the $150 Enrollment Application Fee Per Student And Select the Payment Plan (application fee is non-refundable after 72 hours)
  • Step 2: Fill Out the 10-20 Minute Online Application
  • Step 3: Fax Student(s) Current Grades or Unofficial Transcript to Enlightium Academy at 888-317-6571
  • Step 4: Fax Records Release Form to Enlightium Academy at 888-317-6571 and Previous School of Attendence (download records release form)
  • Step 5: Complete the Placement Tests (you will receive the curriculum login credentials via email within 3 days of completing the application)
  • Step 6: An Enlightium Academic Advisor will call you within 3 days to Welcome You Into Our School
  • Step 7: Begin Course Work

Our academic packages are customized to address every families' budget and support requirements. Since every student is unique, our placement tests will ensure the right curriculum is designed for your student. We have a very flexible program and qualified teachers that will keep your student accountable on achieving their academic goals. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 866-488-4818 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuition: How Much Does It Cost To Get Started?

Please review the tuition support options below and click on one of the blue enrollment application buttons to start the application process. Your total tuition and applicable discounts will be calculated after you submit your application. The custom purchase link for prepayment or monthly payments will be emailed to you within 3 days for you to complete the final enrollment step.  The $150 application fee per student is refundable within 72 hours if you change your mind after submitting the application.

Available Discounts for Full-Time Students in Grades 3-12:

  • Early Enrollment Discount: 5% off tuition (June Promotion)
  • Prepayment Discount: 15% off Tuition for 5, 6 or 7 subjects under Gold or Diamond Level (20% with early enrollment discount)
  • Prepayment Discount: 10% off Tuition for 5, 6, or 7 subjects (15% with early enrollment discount)
  • Family Discounts: 5% off tuition for two students & 20% off if 3 or more students
  • Active Military Discount: 10% off tuition
  • Active Ministry/Missionary Discount: 10% off tuition
  • Veteran Discount: 10% off tuition
  • Group Discount: 10% off for 5-9 students and 20% off if 10 or more students enroll from the same group within 7 days
Maximum combined discount is 20% off tuition.

Detailed Review of Available Programs:

 Download the PDF of this tableAllTuitionLevelsTable

Teacher-Led Support: Tuition & Enrollment Options

Silver Tuition

Silver Tuition

A full service Teacher-Led program that offers unlimited academic support via our internal messaging system (within 24 hours), assignment grading, customized curriculum, and much more. Learn More >

Enrollment Fee = $150
Silver Premium

Silver Premium

A full service Teacher-Led program that offers unlimited academic support via our internal messaging system (within 60 minutes), assignment grading, customized curriculum, and much more. Learn More >

Enrollment Fee = $150
Gold Tuition

Gold Tuition

A full service Teacher-Led program that offers unlimited messaging and phone support with the fastest response rate during school hours (within 1 hour). Designed for students that need priority support and guidance on assignments. Learn More >

Enrollment Fee = $150
Diamond Tuition

Diamond Tuition

A full service Teacher-Led program that offers unlimited messaging, phone support, screen share sessions, and face to face video interaction with the fastest response rate during school hours.
Learn More >

Enrollment Fee = $150

Parent-Led Support: Tuition & Enrollment Options

Bronze Tuition

Bronze Tuition

A Parent Led program designed for students whose parents want to take the initiative of educating their own child using our accredited online curriculum and guidance of Enlightium Christian Academy. Learn More >

Enrollment Fee = $150
Preschool - 2nd Grade Curriculum

Preschool - 2nd Grade Curriculum

A Parent Led program designed for students whose parents want to take the initiative of educating their own child using our A Beka print based curriculum.

Read More >
PreK - Kindergarten

PreK - Kindergarten

1 Payment:

$800

2 Monthly Payments:

$450 / $450

3 Monthly Payments:

$450 / $275 / $275
1st Grade

1st Grade

1 Payment:

$1000

2 Monthly Payments:

$550 / $550

3 Monthly Payments:

$550 / $325 / $325
2nd Grade

2nd Grade

1 Payment:

$1000

2 Monthly Payments:

$550 / $550

3 Monthly Payments:

$550 / $325 / $325

Online Summer School:

The Enlightium Academy summer school program is designed to serve those students who need more time to finish previously assigned course work and who want to get ahead for the following school year.

Students that do not finish their minimum unit requirement by June 15th will be billed a one-time fee of $200 for any amount of units to be transfered to the summer term.

Also, to help students whose special health conditions hindered their steady progress during the year, the $10 fee per unit will be waived if we receive a doctor's report explaining the child's condition and how it affects his/her daily learning.

Summer school runs for eight weeks from June 15th to August 15th.

Withdrawal Policy: A 30% withdrawal fee will be applied on remaining prorated tuition if student is withdrawn after 14 days from when the course work was assigned.

TAKING LESS THAN 5 CREDITS: If your student would like to take fewer classes than our 5 core-subjects-package, please select the Silver or Gold Program.

TRANSFER STUDENTS: If your student has finished and passed 1 quarter (two months of school) with another school, then he/she can finish the remaining 3 quarters with Enlightium at a reduced tuition rate. Same rules apply if your student completed 2 (four months of school) or 3 (six months of school) quarters with another school.

LATE FEES AND NSF ACTIVITY: Your account will be charged a $28 fee for late payments or for not having sufficient funds.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS: If your account is 30 days late, you need to bring account current or withdraw your child.

WITHDRAWAL OF A STUDENT: A 30% withdrawal fee will be applied on your total tuition if your child is withdrawn after 14 days from when the course work was assigned. For example, your withdrawal fee will be $450 if your total tuition was $1,500.  Transcripts won't be released and any applicable refund submitted until the Enlightium Academy Withdrawal form is received at the district office.

SCHOOL RECORDS: School records will not be released until your account is current.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Enlightium Academy accredited?

Enlightium Academy is a private school accredited by AdvancED. This accreditation ensures that our students receive reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade-level placements with schools and universities around the world. Our accredited status validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities, and indicates that our curriculum and teachers are meeting state and U.S. standards. Our accredited status means that our transcripts are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.

Enlightium Academy is accredited, licensed and approved by the following organizations:

How does the content of the Ignitia curriculum compare to LIFEPAC?

Ignitia lesson content was originally drawn from the LIFEPAC curriculum. Ignitia developers have updated the content, rewritten sections, and enriched the material with interactive multimedia such as 3-D animation, video clips, and learning games. Made for today's generation, this flexible, computer-based curriculum offers multiple printing options, a helpful resource center, and an automated "text-to-speech" feature.

How much time does my student have to finish the school year?

The school year consists of 180 days, which is about nine months from August 26th to June 4th. Students are required to finish all work assigned within given timeframe. Students enrolled in a one-semester course will have up to 90 days or four and a half months to complete the course. For an additional fee, we offer summer school to those students who need more time to complete the school year.

Can I use a satellite Internet connection if I live in a remote area?

We do not recommend using satellite Internet connections because of frequent reports of difficulty transmitting information to the main server. An ordinary dial-up connection usually works better than a satellite connection. However, if there is no better way, families may try using a satellite connection if they are willing to assume the risk.

Are students only admitted during certain times of the year?

No. We understand that not everyone operates on the same calendar; because of that, we offer rolling enrollment. Rolling enrollment means that you can start your school year at any day or month during the year as long as you fulfill all requirements either by the end of the second semster or summer session. The tuition will be calculated based on the amount of assigned credits.

I do not know if distance learning is for me. May I talk to someone?

Our educational specialists are available Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST. Please call 866-488-4818. We look forward to discussing your student's educational needs.

If my student is enrolled in the Academy, am I still in control of their schedule?

One of the benefits of Enlightium Academy is the flexibility of the schedule. The parent has the freedom to change the student's schedule, provided they stay within the deadline for the course. Parents do not need to notify the Academy of a school day that has been missed. If the student will not be working for a week or more, we ask parents to inform our Hotline Support staff.

Are there specific times in the day when students need to login?

No, students can log in at any time of the day. However, teacher support is only available during school hours of 9 AM - 7 PM EST.

Are students required to use any textbooks?

The curriculum is online based for grades 3-12; there is no requirement for any additional textbooks. However, the curriculum for preschool to 2nd grade is textbook based.

How do you work with students that have special needs?

Our program allows students to study on their own time and at their own pace, which helps to accommodate many special situations. In addition, our certified teachers are trained to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and with varying educational needs. However, we recognize that each individual is unique and may need an individualized educational program. The placement exam will help us determine how we will customize their curriculum to fill any gaps they may have.

If you have a particular situation you are concerned with, your best course of action is to speak with our Academic Advisors at 866-488-4818.

Does my student have to be connected to the Internet while doing schoolwork?

The Ignitia curriculum is online based and requires internet connection at all times.

Will your program prepare my student for college?

One of the main goals of designing the Ignitia curriculum was to equip students with the necessary knowledge and work habits for a challenging post-secondary academic environment. The amount of content required to be mastered daily and difficulty level of tests and quizzes were fine-tuned to match the expectations of most competitive four year institutions in the country.

Can my student use other curriculum?

All students must use the Enlightium Academy Online curriculum—Ignitia. High school students may, for an additional fee, include outside courses. Outside courses must be pre-approved by a counselor and not be offered in Ignitia.

Do you know my state's distance learning requirements?

Certain states view enrollment in any form of distance education as "homeschooling." Other states recognize distance education institutions as accredited schools. It is the responsibility of the parent to be familiar with the education laws in their home state in order to know how enrollment in Enlightium Academy Online is interpreted by their state. You may contact your local school district for more information.

Does Enlightium Academy offer achievement testing?

Measures of Academic Progress in grades 3-8
Enlightium Academy offers enrolled students the Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) test through the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). MAP is a nationally normed and accepted achievement test delivered to enrolled students through the home computer. During the first year of enrollment, achievement testing is done in April. Parents are notified about the test one month in advance by our office.

High School Measurement of Achievement: PSAT & SAT
Enlightium Academy high school students take PSAT in October for grades 10-11 and SAT for grades 11-12 in spring. It is parent's responsibility to help their student register for PSAT and SAT at least one month in advance at www.collegeboard.com.

If I'm not able to explain academic concepts to my student when he/she needs additional help, what should I do?

Enlightium Academy Teachers will answer academic questions for your student in the Ignitia program using the message system and the problem notepad. Between our well-written curriculum, the Enlightium teacher, and our Hotline Support educators, your student will receive as much help as necessary.

How quickly can my student work through curriculum?

While there is flexibility in doing schoolwork at home, Enlightium Academy requires approximately 180 school days of instruction for each school year. It is especially important to meet these requirements at the high school level in order to receive credit. Students can complete their courses over a shorter period of time by occasionally increasing hours of study, working on the weekends, or adding a summer session. Students usually spend about 45 minutes to an hour per subject per day.

How long will it take to get started after we enroll?

Normally it take about a week to get started on the coursework. We will assign the placement exam within 1-3 business days and upon receiving the transcript, we'll be able to assign the required courses.

Does Enlightium offer AP or Honors Program?

Yes, Enlightium Academy offers honors program for grades 7-12 and AP courses for grades 11-12. Honors/AP courses demand the highest level of participation, effort and quality from students. This program requires additional emphasis on higher-level thinking and explores curriculum at greater depths and levels of complexity. The AP Program, allows students to participate in a college level course and possibly earn college credit while still in high school. Students who score 75% or higher on entrance testing will be considered for this program. Upon registration, students will be given an option to opt out of the Advanced Placement or Honors Program.

My child is failing classes in his current school, how can Enlightium Academy help them?

Enlightium Academy offers Remedial Program that is designed to help students who are having problems with understanding the basics of core subjects. These classes act as a safety net for struggling students, allowing them to work at the level they are on, rather than letting them fail on the level they are expected to be. The main goal of the Remedial Program is to accelerate the student gradually to a Regular Program.

My child has average abilities, how can Enlightium Academy help him to excel?

For students who score 50% or higher on entrance tests, Enlightium Academy offers a Regular Program which is academically challenging and designed to develop all necessary skills for a competitive post-secondary environment.

How does Enlightium Academy help gifted children?

Our honors program allows us to challenge gifted children by placing them in a faster paced course. They will gain a broader level of knowledge in whichever subject they are enrolled in the honors program.

Are there any fees for obtaining a Diploma for graduating seniors?

There is a $50 fee for an Enlightium Academy Diploma and issuing the official transcript. It is a one time fee that should be paid by mid June.

  Hear What Our Customers Have To Say!

  • "As a Christian home schooling single parent mother, I wanted my son to have the privilege of attending a Bible based Christian school. I had researched on the internet for at least a month to find a Christian school with high academics. I am very pleased to say this is the second year that my son has been enrolled in Enlightium Christian Academy. My son truly enjoy's his online courses and learning is something he looks forward to! I must say that I feel the curriculum is a higher standard of learning, which ensures me that my son is above the mark for where he needs to be. The teacher's at ECA are extremely nice, helpful and quick to answer any question he or I may have. It is a blessing to watch my son became such a well rounded fine young boy. ECA is not just an online school to us....ECA is absolutely part of our family that makes learning complete! Thank you everyone at ECA!"

    - Stacie H. MA

  • "I am a parent of a Enlightium Christian Academy student. I am so grateful for the opportunity for my daughter to finish her last year of high school with Enlightium Christian Academy. She has learned much more with Enlightium Christian Academy than she did in public school. She actually looks forward to doing her homework. Every time she needs help with a problem a teacher is always readily available to help. If I as a parent am needing to know how my daughter is doing with her school work, I can easily log in and check her progress. Enlightium Christian Academy is a school that I would highly recommend to any parent who needs a good education for their children. Thank you, Enlightium Christian Academy."

    - Angela Proffitt, TN

  • "Our children were in a "PACE" school before. We just felt it was not the best God had for our children. We looked online to find a program that could be done online. That's when we found Enlightium Academy. The cost was excellent and our kids, ages sixteen and eleven, loved it. They found it challenging and the flexibility is great for them and us. This is our second year with Enlightium Academy and we are very pleased with how staff keeps us informed of our children's progress. God Bless."

    - Chuck Kerr, WV

  • "I would gladly refer anyone to this school. I researched many online studies for my son Jonathon. He is very pleased and so am I. The staff is very supportive and the courses are excellent. We are extremely pleased with Enlightium Academy’s home school study and regard it as a great blessing!!!"

    - Theresa Key, TN

  • "I love Enlightium Christian Academy. It is homeschooling that gives accountability from a Christian perspective. I can still help my daughter along with her studies and she feels confident in her work. The curriculum is very dynamic and keeps the student engaged. I think this is great for older students who want the independence but may need some extra help sometimes. The staff is also so very helpful and nice. Thanks, Enlightium Academy, for giving my daughter a second chance!"

    - Lia R., WI

    icon-accreditationAdvancED Accreditation

    Our accredited status validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities.

    icon-calendarAnytime Enrollment

    Any time is a good time to start. At Enlightium Academy, you can begin courses whenever you want with our year-long open enrollment.

    icon-timeAnytime Learning

    Learn online from anywhere in the world no matter if you're in Portland or Portugal, and access lessons anytime of the day.

    icon-bibleChristian Worldview

    Teach your student the values of Christian living with Bible-based curriculum and teachers who promote Godly character.