Academic Progress

The purpose of the Academic Progress & Accountability Department is to help parents keep their students accountable, to support students’ success in education, and to ensure compliance with Enlightium's truancy policy.

Enlightium Academy (Enlightium) has developed the Progress Department to assist families with students in grades 3–12 in keeping track of students’ progress. The Progress Department tracks students’ progress weekly to ensure students are completing a sufficient amount of work on a weekly basis to finish the school year on time. An email notification is sent out to all families regarding their student’s progress.

If a student continually falls behind without catching up on missed work, the Progress Department will communicate this to the parent(s) via email or phone (depending on the severity of the situation) and eventually take additional steps to keep the student accountable for catching up with assigned work.

Meet Our Progress Department
Mission & Vision

Our goal is to help students become independent learners and responsible for their schoolwork so that they can glorify God through their success. We intend to accomplish this by keeping students accountable through timely and accurate communication about their performance and by continuously improving and optimizing workflows.

Balancing Flexibility & Accountability

The Progress Department has several policies in place to help keep students accountable for their school work on a consistent basis and to ensure adequate communication is established with families about their students’ progress. Even with these policies in place, many families enroll with Enlightium Academy because of the flexibility that Enlightium offers:

  • Enlightium students can work at any time of the day and any days of the week, as long as they keep up with assigned work on a weekly basis and finish on time at the end of each quarter, semester, and school year.
  • If a student is unable to finish assigned work during a given week due to illness, travel, or other reasons, please fill out the Absence Form ahead of time or immediately after the absence. This will prevent a student from incurring any penalties for falling behind. However, students are responsible for keeping up with school work and parents are responsible for providing sufficient documentation for excessive absences.
  • If coursework is not completed by the assigned deadline, an extension may be granted depending on the situation and type of deadline.
  • Schoolwork is accounted for on a weekly basis rather than a daily basis, so students are only held accountable for completing sufficient work for the week. The Enlightium Progress Department recommends working daily (Monday-Friday) on school assignments, similar to a regular school setting. However, a student may work more on some days than others or additional days with less hours each day, as long as sufficient work is completed each week.
  • Accommodations may be given for families with frequent delays if the situation warrants it and if sufficient documentation is provided (ongoing illness, frequent travel, etc.). Additionally, Enlightium’s optional Bridge Program allows for greater flexibility as arranged by the coordinator of that program.

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

School Information
  • Be actively involved by ensuring students have a conducive learning environment at home and are staying on track, and being aware of all communications sent from Enlightium.
  • Keep your Enlightium Academy Family Handbook in an easily accessible place on your home computer. Highlight information pertaining to your student’s grade level and program choice to ensure you understand the type of teacher support you can expect and how to utilize all that is offered within your child’s program The Family Handbook can be found in the Parent Orientation information. We also send it to you via email during the registration process.
  • 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 20% or higher 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. Please note, if a primary school student (PreK–2nd grade) withdraws, the tuition can only be refunded for unmarked books with no wear and tear within 30 days of the invoice date. For more information, visit the Policies and Refunds page.
  • Understand that Enlightium reserves the right to deny or cancel enrollment when it is determined by Enlightium that enrollment is not in the best interest of the student, per Enlightium policy.
Monitoring Student Academics

This is a "work at your own pace" program; however, students should work on their assignments every week and so keep up with their weekly schedule. The due dates are set to act as guidelines so students will stay on track to finish their courses by the assigned due dates. Students will not be penalized for having a few assignments “overdue” during the week. However, when students’ progress is checked at the beginning of each week, the Progress Department will notify parents about students’ activity. Enlightium Academy is an accredited school so students who continuously complete less work than is assigned may be placed on probation, be required to utilize additional tracking software, or even be withdrawn from Enlightium. If an absence is due to excusable reasons, families should request a pre-arranged absence using the Absence Form or submit the form after the absence with verification for absence due to illness or family emergency.

  • Ensure students read/study lessons in their entirety, take notes, and spend minimum of 30–60 minutes per assignment for sufficient retention. Additionally, parents should verify that students review completed assignments to master the material and fill in or inquire about any gaps in learning.
  • 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 students’ needs and counselor’s recommendations. This should be done in the beginning of the 1st and 2nd semesters.
  • Be aware of and respond to their child’s emotional needs by providing a safe school space at home, supervision, and social development by organizing family events, attending the local church youth events, etc. If any concerns arise, reach out to Enlightium counselors for guidance.
Curriculum Awareness
  • Review the students’ orientation course to be aware of all available resources that Enlightium offers to support the student learning.
  • Be aware that the curriculum is Bible-based and faculty and staff will exemplify the Enlightium Statement of Faith in interactions.
Partnering with Enlightium
  • Work with Enlightium counselors and request adjustments to the course schedule to ensure the student completes the school year on time. At Enlightium, students are held accountable to keep up with the weekly schedule, unless excused absences are submitted and approved.
  • Honor the requests for additional proctored examinations to validate creditworthiness as deemed appropriate by an Enlightium administrator, counselor, or teacher.
  • Regularly communicate with the student’s teachers via email or through the students’ Ignitia messaging system.
  • Engage with Enlightium 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.
Utilize Available Resources
  • Request a parent portal account and review students’ progress on a weekly basis.
  • Request detailed reports, as needed, about student activity and time spent to aid in supervision by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • 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 help to reduce eye strain and provide structure.


Academic Responsibilities
  • Read the lessons in their entirety and watch the relevant videos within the assignment and the supplementary content within the Enlightium digital LiveBinder.
  • Spend a sufficient amount of time to read, take notes, and study lessons for mastery learning (typically 30–60 minutes per assignment), totaling 5–7 hours per school day for full-time students, similar to a traditional school.
  • Review completed assignments to study incorrectly marked questions to learn the material or request partial credit from the teacher.
  • Be prepared for quizzes and tests by reviewing notes prior taking a quiz or test.
  • Be active in your education by regularly asking questions, reviewing teacher feedback, and asking follow-up questions as needed.
  • Communicate any concerns about class assignment, scheduling, or teachers to parents so parents can assist in providing a resolution with the Enlightium team.
Social Development

Engage with the various digital social engagement Enlightium 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 bi-monthly Bible studies, and participate in competitions hosted by the student council for prizes.

How Does the Progress Department Handle Truancy?

As an accredited online school, Enlightium is responsible to hold students accountable regarding their progress. Though we are flexible and work with families in varying situations, extended periods of extremely low activity without sufficient documentation can result in a student being withdrawn from Enlightium. To prevent students who are at risk of being withdrawn, the Progress Department sends weekly email notices to the family with warnings. In addition, Enlightium counselors reach out to families by phone after multiple weeks of truant behavior. After numerous attempts to get in contact with the family, if the family does not communicate with Enlightium, and if the student continues to show truant behavior, the student is withdrawn from Enlightium and the family notified by email.

Please be aware that receiving an email about low progress does not mean the student will be withdrawn. Families are encouraged to reply to these emails or contact the Enlightium Progress Department by phone to find a solution for the student. Students who are showing truant behavior due to emotional distress caused by their circumstances may be directed to Enlightium’s Bridge Program to provide additional support and instruction to get them back on track.

Available Resources for Parents

The Progress Department has many resources that can help parents stay informed, including, but not limited to, weekly email notices detailing student progress. Two specific resources described below have proven to be useful for parents, helping them to effectively monitor their student’s progress.

First, the Enlightium Progress Department offers detailed reports that can provide more information concerning student’s progress. Reports are provided upon request and can include helpful information such as:

  • Total completed assignments per class
  • Daily login/logout times
  • Times that an assignment was started and submitted
  • Length of time spent to complete any given assignment
  • Length of time spent in the Ignitia curriculum daily
  • Current grades

Another helpful resource is the parent portal. This is an account assigned to the parents of individual students, which provides parents an overview of their student’s progress. Parents may also use the student portal to review recent progress and grades with the student.

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Andrey Karpov, B.A.

Student Services Director

Since 2013, Andrey has been involved in varying parts of Enlightium Academy. He has spent much of this time working with students and parents to provide a better understanding of the Ignitia system and the progress of students through their coursework.

Andrey received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources and Business Analytics from Eastern Washington University. He and his wife are raising their children in the beautiful Inland Northwest. Andrey enjoys quiet moments over a cup of tea or coffee and in nature. He is also involved with a group of Christians that focuses on evangelism in his town.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

Romans 12:1-2

Haley Gust
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Haley Gust

Customer Service

Haley joined Enlightium Academy in the fall of 2018. She has experience in Children’s Ministry and various customer service roles. Haley enjoys reading, going on walks, and studying God’s word with friends. She is a singer on the worship team, youth leader at her local church, and is involved with other discipleship groups among believers in the Pacific Northwest.

“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”
Psalm 116:5-7

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Bryan Aguilar

Salesforce Admin

Bryan holds a degree in Information Processing. He creates, manages, and updates processes which accurately report student progress. Additionally, he uses process-building and workflow automation to make progress tracking informative and precise.

Bryan enjoys learning new skills or crafts and applying them in creative and innovative ways. He also enjoys running, playing ping pong, and playing basketball with his family. While in college, Bryan spent time tutoring his classmates. He enjoys sharing knowledge, as well as learning from others.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

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Tim Seo

SF End-User Support

Tim Seo attended Moody Bible Institute in the field of Biblical Exposition. Tim works as an Enrollment Consultant for Enlightium Academy, helping families determine whether Enlightium is the right fit for their students.

Tim and his wife serve his church family by filling any needs they see. In his free time, Tim tries to be intentional with people by listening to their life stories or hearing them talk about something they enjoy, finding some way to help them, or just being present for them.

"He asked me, “Son of Man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know."
Ezekiel 37:3

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