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 EA offers:
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less work than is assigned may be placed on probation, be required to utilize additional tracking software, or even be withdrawn from EA. 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.
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 bi-monthly Bible studies, and participate in competitions hosted by the student council for prizes.
As an accredited online school, EA 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situations, extended periods of extremely low activity without sufficient documentation can result in a student being withdrawn from EA. To prevent students who are at risk of being withdrawn, the Progress Department sends weekly email notices to the family with warnings. In addition, EA 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if the family does not communicate with EA, and if the student continues to show truant behavior, the student is withdrawn from EA and the family notified by email.
Please be aware that receiving an email about low progress does not mean the student will be withdrawn.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 EA 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 EA’s Bridge Program to provide additional support and instruction to get them back on track.
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 EA 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:
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.
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.”
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.”
Jovanny is completing his B.A. in humanities at Whitworth University. He works as a Customer Service Specialist and supports the Progress Department at Enlightium Academy. He enjoys learning from others, loving others and pointing people to Jesus! In doing so, he actively makes it a point to know families personally and encourage them in the work God is currently doing now, while being mindful of the day of glory to come.
His ambition is to preach the Gospel and celebrate the goodness of King Jesus wherever he goes. He is captured and motivated by the beautiful power of God's grace! He is amazed by the awesome power of God to save rebels! Jovanny enjoys playing sports and various activities as a way to worship God with his body. He also sees this as a way to engage the lost with an invitation to know Jesus. Among many activities, Jovanny mainly plays basketball, disc golf, likes to fish, and when given the opportunity, he goes hunting for turkeys at the bowling alley.
“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
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.”
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."
Contact us if your student needs help getting back on schedule, if you want a report generated, or if you need guidance concerning your student’s accountability.