Enlightium Academy Overview Video
Have you become frustrated with the way your school is educating your child? The secret to a successful academic experience can be found in this video. So keep watching and you will find out how you can provide your child with the best education, focused around core Christian values.
Since 2003, Enlightium Academy has gained a reputation for igniting a passion for learning in students all over the world. Our accredited online curriculum is everything you would expect from a world-class academic institution. Right now you will see how our school can light up your student’s passion for learning, no matter the circumstance.
If you homeschool your children, or would like to, consider Enlightium Academy as your partner in private online Christian education. We take the guesswork out of homeschooling. Many parents like you have tried homeschooling only to discover that private schooling is what they really want. The parents of our students don’t have to worry about obtaining teaching credentials, grading assignments, or finding and creating curriculums. We provide all the necessary materials needed for students to fulfill their full academic and spiritual potential.
For the next few minutes, we will address some of the questions that we often hear from parents. Many families wonder if there is a major difference between public and private schools. Sarah will shed some light on the latest research.
The U.S. Department of Education found that private school students generally perform better than their public school counterparts on standardized achievement tests; are more likely to complete advanced-level courses in math, science, and world languages; and are more likely to complete a post-secondary degree by their mid-20s.
You are perhaps aware that, in general, private schools are known for setting high standards and providing youngsters with a sound moral and religious education. Teachers expect excellence from students, and students tend to live up to those expectations. Private schools like ours are the only schools that can assist parents with the religious and spiritual development of their children.
There are many new concepts to cover, but it is helpful to understand why we do this important work. If you haven’t heard of Enlightium Academy, Sharalyn will give you a brief history.
We are a college preparatory, private Christian school for grades K through 12 based out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. It was started by Elena Solodyankin in 2003 to focus on providing a quality online education to students all over the world. With over 25 years in the field of education, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Guidance & Counseling both earned while raising three biological and five adopted children. Elena is devoted to the idea that within the hearts and minds of children is an endless source of inspiration, caring and a desire for learning. Elena and our academic team are committed to excellence and to ensuring that your child receives the best education possible.
When families first consider Enlightium Academy, they are usually unfamiliar with online education and wonder how it can work for them. After signing up, they frequently tell us that they wish they had started sooner. Parents frequently want more information about our teaching methodology. Let me go over this for a moment. Our teachers possess exceptional credentials, strong subject area expertise, and a passion for teaching. We believe that teaching as a collaborative process, rather than just the delivery of instruction and assessment of student work. Our teachers grade every lesson, regularly consult with each student, and provide the academic and emotional support needed for students to succeed.
Our program is mastery-based.
This might be an unfamiliar term to many of our newcomers. A mastery-based education is an education where students are expected to master a topic before they can advance. Enlightium students work at their own pace, which ensures that they are ready to demonstrate proficient understanding of a lesson’s concepts before moving on to the next lesson. Teachers reinforce key topics according to the needs of individuals.
This approach inspires students to become active learners who think independently, communicate effectively, and see themselves as members of a global community. Students gain the necessary skills required to become self-directed adults who are confident about life directions and career paths.
I mentioned a moment ago that students work at their own pace. This has caused some parents to come to us with questions. Sharylyn will explain why you don’t need to be concerned with this type of schedule.
We set high academic standards in a self-guided and self-paced program that provides an atmosphere where students take ownership of their own learning. Parents choose how much involvement they would like to have in their children’s education. Our award-winning curriculum is constantly evolving to stay up to date, but most importantly, we have a knowledgeable and caring staff who can always help with ideas and support to make distance learning work for each family’s situation. Students thrive when they are given the freedom they need to set their own schedule, within the boundaries we provide.
Students also thrive when their attention is kept on target. Employing the latest multi-media techniques, we provide a rich online learning environment. Made for today's generation, this flexible, computer-based curriculum offers interactive multimedia such as animation, video clips, and learning games.
But the most amazing technology is useless without rich content. We offer almost 100 courses, covering everything from essentials to electives. The core curriculum contains over 40 courses including Math, Science, History, Language Arts, and the Bible. Electives include such subjects as world languages, music, business, technology, and physical fitness. Students also have access to college preparatory courses. Students can enroll in our high school, middle school or elementary school as their primary school or as a supplement to another educational program.
But even with all these great factors, some parents still wonder if they can trust that this is the right school for their children. That is why our staff has put great effort into maintaining accreditation. We will explain why this is so important.
Accreditation matters because students deserve the highest level of educational excellence possible. It ensures that students receive reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade-level placements with schools and universities around the world.
Accreditation is an ongoing process of self-study, goal setting, and evaluation. During the self-study phase of the accrediting process, the school compiles data about its programs from all members of its community, including students, parents, and teachers.
The information that is collected is compiled in a report for the accrediting committee. This committee, composed of peer educators, visits the school to evaluate all aspects of the program, and ensures that the school is meeting accreditation guidelines. The school’s ability to articulate and implement an educational mission that clearly benefits students is of foremost importance to these committees.
This process proves that our school meets the highest standards of excellence. We are proud that our school is accredited by AdvancED. Our curriculum and teachers meet, and often exceed, state and U.S. standards. The transcripts and diplomas our students earn are recognized at other accredited schools and universities worldwide.
That may be impressive, but why should your student want to attend our school?
One of the most appealing features of Enlightium Academy is flexibility. Students can log in at any time of the day. Teacher support is available during school hours of 9 AM - 7 PM, Eastern Standard Time. Depending on the chosen support level, students can communicate with their teachers via email, phone, screen sharing, or video.
Parents appreciate the flexibility as well. They have the freedom to change a student's schedule, provided they stay within the deadline for the course. Students are not penalized for missing a day, provided their work is completed on time.
Keep in mind, this flexibility doesn’t mean students are not held accountable. They are required to finish all assignments within the given timeframe. Our school year requires 185 school days of instruction, and traditionally runs from last week of August to first week of June.
But if that isn’t flexible enough, for an additional fee, we offer summer school to those who need more time to complete the school year. Students usually spend about 45 minutes to an hour, per subject per day. Or, if they are interested in graduating early, 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.
We understand that not everyone operates on the same calendar; because of that, we offer rolling enrollment.
This 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 semester or summer session.
We work to accommodate many special situations. Our certified teachers are trained to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and with varying educational needs. We recognize that each individual is unique and may need a customized educational program.
Since every student is unique, our placement tests will ensure the right curriculum is designed for your student to fill any gaps they may have. All of these elements fit within the mission of Enlightium Academy: to equip students with the necessary knowledge and work habits for a challenging university education.
All of our content and tests have been fine-tuned to match the expectations of most competitive four year institutions in the US. Our high school students also take the PSAT in grades 9 and 10, and the SAT in grades 11 and 12.
Also as part of our mission, we offer honors programs for grades 7-12 and Advanced Placement - AP courses for grades 11-12. Honors courses demand the highest level of participation, effort, and quality. They give additional emphasis to higher-level thinking and deeper 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.
We recognize that some students seek online schooling because of difficulties mastering information at their grade level.
Our remedial program 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. These students are gradually accelerated at their pace to a regular program.
So, why should you enroll your student in Enlightium Academy today?
Your time is valuable, and trying to find the right school out of the 33,000 private schools in the United States is a daunting task. Here is a recap of five reasons why thousands of students worldwide have enrolled over the last decade:
Christian Worldview – Students are taught by teachers who promote Godly character, using a Bible-based curriculum that emphasizes the values of Christian living. We’re Christ-centered in everything we do, say, and teach. We teach and lead from Biblical truth, equipping students accordingly. We embrace every student with the welcoming love of Jesus Christ, inviting and encouraging them towards spiritual growth. We focus on providing purpose and meaning to life. The sad reality is that our society is marked by a great fear that fundamental values are coming undone.
Within that context, a growing number of parents desperately desire the opportunity to choose schools whose primary purpose is to provide youngsters a sound moral and religious education. Private schools are the only schools left that can assist parents with the religious and spiritual development of their children, a sphere of development so essential for their complete and proper upbringing.
Support – During school hours, students have access to teachers. Students experience truly personalized learning and the support of a dedicated support team. Our teachers create, share, and adapt courses to support differentiated learning, stimulate critical thinking, and enrich the classroom experience for every student. Parents also have access to our qualified teachers, course enrollment advisors, and counselors.
Flexibility – Learn anytime, anywhere. Material is seamlessly available across all digital platforms.Choose what courses to take and your best start dates. Self-paced learning helps fit individual learning styles. The curriculum is conveniently available 24/7 from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a good Internet connection. Want to take just one or two courses? You can! We offer part-time options from a wide variety of courses and electives, still with the same stellar teacher support. Students can also catch up or get ahead. They can retake a course or accelerate their learning during the summer months.
Quality - Our graduation track makes earning a high school diploma rewarding. Our rigorous academics and qualified teachers offer one-of-a-kind opportunities to master the subjects students need and want. Teachers work one-on-one with students to create a nurturing learning environment. They understand the needs of online learning, and are just a call or click away. Parents can relax and let us do the paperwork. We offer grading services and provide copies of grades, attendance, test results, exam scores, and more. In order to provide a quality education, we reviewed various Christian curriculums and selected an industry leader. This company shares our desire to help students develop all the skills necessary for academic success in future education and prepare them for demanding careers.. To learn more about the curriculum in detail, visit the curriculum section of our website where you will find lesson plans for each grade level and course. You can also demo our curriculum for free to see if it is the right fit for your child.
A few more aspects that set us apart from traditional educational settings include:
- A Flexible Custom Course Editor which allows customizing courses to support differentiated learning, stimulate critical thinking, and enrich the classroom experience for every student
- Real-time Curriculum Updates so that students always have up-to-date content
- Assignment Screens to keep students on track with a consolidated view of daily assignments, curriculum overviews, due dates, subject review, and grades.
- Our Built-in Global Calendar to keep everyone informed and updated throughout the school year,
- Media-rich Learning with more than 50,000 multimedia elements including audio and video files, challenging games, interactive exercises, a historical timeline, and integrated video clips that reinforce concepts and offer in depth explanation of key points.
- Text Translation and Text-to-Speech Tools
- Smart Search and Filtering Functions to help find relevant data quickly,
- Strong, Reliable Security Safeguards to enforce a credible learning experience,
- Integrated Web Links that encourage self-directed learning
- Printing Options for students to print entire assignments, lessons, vocabulary lists, problems and records.
- An Intuitive, Easy-to-use Interface
- Automatic Grading with Instant Feedback
That covers most of the reasons why you should consider Enlightium Academy. But we haven’t discussed the one question you probably wanted to know first.
What about the cost?
Well, you don’t have to worry about that either. With our academic support plans and affordable payment options, we can help you find a plan that fits your budget and needs. Sarah will go over what we have to offer.
We have 4 different tuition support plans to choose from for grades 3-12. These options use the same online curriculum but come with different levels of support. We recommend clicking on the “request a quote” button for the most accurate tuition pricing based on the student’s grade, number of courses, date of enrollment, payment plan, number of students enrolling, and any other applicable discounts.
- The Diamond Tuition support level costs $1,000 per credit. It includes priority teacher support through messaging, phone, video, and screen share. This support package is designed for students that require immediate support from their teachers during school hours.
- The Gold Tuition support level costs $500 per credit. Unlike the Diamond level, the priority teacher support is only available via phone and messaging within 1 hour.
- Our Silver Tuition support level is the most popular option at $300 per credit. It is the only option available for students outside the United States. Teacher support is provided within 24 hours via the curriculum-messaging platform. This program was designed for students with less demanding academic support needs.
- The parent-led Bronze tuition package is $200 per credit. It is designed for parents who want to take the initiative of educating their own child using our accredited online curriculum while staying under our umbrella and guidance. Parents provide the academic support to their children, while our teachers grade the assignments on a daily basis.
Now that you have enough information to decide if we are the right fit, what comes next?
You will need to visit the enrollment page and click on the “pre-payment” or “monthly payment” option to start filling out the online enrollment form. When the admissions application is complete, we will begin the onboarding process and will have your student in our system within three school days.
Getting started is easy and only takes 10–20 minutes to complete the online enrollment application.
You have nothing to lose. Unlike other online private schools, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our withdrawal process is simple and painless. We're so confident that you will benefit from your experience that we are ready to back it up with our 14-day money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with our program, just notify us within 14 days of starting your coursework, and we will issue a full refund on the tuition. Anything after 14 days has a 30% withdrawal fee on the prorated tuition. We are continuously improving our school and are happy to say that the withdrawal rate is less than 1% from dissatisfied customers. We offer this guarantee because we hear so many positive testimonials on a daily basis.
As Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
If our message has resonated with you, please take the next step and visit the enrollment page to start the admissions process. We would love to have the privilege of working with your family. Start the process today by filling out a form on this page. You will have immediate access to our pricing, frequently asked questions, curriculum details, and enrollment steps. We even provide login credentials for your student to try out a few lessons online for free. One of our academic advisors will follow up within 24 hours, during school, to answer any remaining questions.
Be assured that we know how valuable your time and information are. We will never sell your personal details or use them for anything beyond enrollment.