Does Enlightium accept displaced international F-1 or M-1 students or students who have had to move back to their home country due to COVID-19?
Absolutely! Students can start a new school year with Enlightium or pick up from where they left off. Students can work from anywhere in the world with internet access to pursue an accredited diploma from Enlightium.
What if the school year in my country doesn’t align with Enlightium’s standard school year?
Enlightium offers a non-traditional rolling school year for international students where each student receives up to a full school-year ending at one of the standard quarters. Standard extensions can still be requested.
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Do international students living in the U.S. need an F-1 visa to attend Enlightium Academy?
International students do not need an F-1 visa to attend our school. Enlightium Academy is not an I-20 school and, at the present time, cannot assist students with the F-1 visa application process.
What grade levels does Enlightium Academy offer for international students?
Enlightium Academy offers grades 3-12 for international students.
What hours are teachers available to international students?
Enlightium teachers are available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm Pacific Time.
What online schooling options do you provide for international students?
International students living outside of the U.S. time zones must select the Silver Tuition Package, which offers teacher support via messaging within 24 hours. International students living within a U.S. time zone are eligible to select any tuition package. The Bronze Tuition Package is not available for international students if English is not their primary household language.
Are there any English proficiency requirements in order to attend Enlightium Academy?
International students are accepted if they are coming to Enlightium from an English-speaking school with a course load and rigor comparable to U.S. standards. Text translation tools are available within the curriculum platform. Correspondence between the school and parents will be sent via email and will be in English.
What countries do you accept students from?
Enlightium Academy accepts international students from countries all over the world. There are no restrictions and our platform is available online from any location with acceptable access to the internet.
Will I be able to access a Christian curriculum in my country?
Some countries may ban Christian websites, which may limit your ability to access our curriculum. You may test the accessibility of the curriculum in your country by doing a demonstration of the curriculum. Access the Curriculum Demo page
and follow the directions to log in. If your student can successfully log into a demo account and navigate the curriculum, then they should be able to access their courses upon enrollment.
What resources are provided for students that do not speak English?
Text translation tools are available in the curriculum platform. Correspondence between the school and parents will be sent via email and will be in English. We also have an English Language Learners (ELL) Program
for students whose first language is not English.
Do my student’s transcripts need to be in English for Enlightium to accept them?
If your transcript is not in English, it will require at least two weeks for our team to translate and then convert it to the U.S. academic system. We are able to translate incoming transcripts from Spanish, French, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, or Portuguese. If the incoming transcript is not in one of those languages, your family will need to provide a transcript already translated into English so that our team can convert the credits to the U.S. system. The cost of translating and converting transcripts is built into the international student enrollment fee.