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Announcement:

The last day of the First Quarter is Wednesday, October 17th. Ignitia will be unavailable between Thursday, October 18th through Sunday, October 21st so that teachers can finish grading. Students will be able to resume work on Monday, October 22nd.

Bridge Program

Enlightium Academy’s Bridge Program is available to students to provide any combination of short-term individualized resources, academic and schedule changes, and emotional support services to help distressed students. The Bridge Program’s goal is to help students grow confidence in their potential so that they can obtain the needed academic skills for their future career. The EA team believes that by giving students in need extra support and encouragement, we will help them to see that they have God-given abilities to be successful in life.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

The EA Bridge Program offers a more proactive approach to education in preventing struggling students from falling through cracks during their academic career.

The Bridge Program is recommended to students in grades 3–12 who are struggling academically (have failing grades from the previous school, have low progress, or course inactivity while at EA), and for students in grades 3–8 who scored significantly below average on EA placement tests, as determined by EA counselors.

A short intervention via the Bridge Program might be recommended by EA counselors for students that are going through an emotional crisis (depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, significant loss, or trauma) that need ancillary services.
Through EA’s Bridge Program, students may receive academic and/or schedule changes for a specific period of time. Ideally, this will allow students to get caught up and transition back to the Standard Academic Program.

Parents, EA’s principal, counselors, teachers, or the Progress Department may request student enrollment.

Please consult with your student’s Counselor or Bridge Program Coordinator if you have additional questions or need help with your student registration.

Additional Information

  • Add-ons, including participation in the Bridge Program, are not available for Part-Time students
  • Discounts do not apply to the Bridge Program

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

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Top row: Olya Churkin, Cameron Allen, Alex Solodyankin, Jovanny Villanueva, Mike Kuldayev, Turner Perkins, Branden Preedy, Kirsten Kosoff, Jean Kolb, Jane Mills, Mandee Mittler, Roman Fedin
Middle row: Natalya Kopeyka, Will Mead, Camilla Canner, Michael Brooks, Julleah Fink, Will Olson, Pearl Sanchez, Thomas Lambert, Elena Solodyankin, Miranda Ferguson, Reshanna Anderson, Serenity Henderson, Kim Allen, Marina Vagin
Front row: Camren Ebat, Ronzai Saurombe, Colten Lindberg, Tim Seo, Nick Brimmer, Alexandra Siefe, Brianne Johnson, Heath Robertson, Andrey Karpov, Valentin Solodyankin

August 15th was the first day of the 2018–19 school year. Please keep an eye on your emails for important information, resources, and ways to connect. Counselors will work to assign courses based on the desired start date. Please print out a copy of Enlightium's school year calendar for reminders of important dates.

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A Message from Administration

On behalf of Enlightium Academy teachers and staff, I'd like to welcome you to the new school year! Our team is committed to collaborating with you in teaching your student from a Christian perspective. We aim to lay a foundation of spiritual formation, academic discipline, and psychological well-being in your child's development. Please learn about your student’s support level so that you may know what to expect under the Diamond, Gold, Silver Premium, Silver, and Bronze packages. Know that if the support level is not meeting your child’s needs, the first change of the support level comes at no charge, but should be finalized by the 14th day of working on assignments. We aim to tailor to each family the best we can, so do not hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any questions or concerns.

The social development of your child is critical in any grade level, so be sure to engage in the EA social events that we offer throughout the year. Please reference our school calendar often, to stay informed about when we send report cards, have parent-teacher conferences, hold educational webinars, and more. Since most of our communication is done online, check your email at least once a week and stay connected with our dedicated team of teachers and staff. Communication is the key to a successful school year and we are here to help in any way.

Many blessings in Christ,
Elena Solodyankin
Founder & Executive Director

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Liya360x360A Message from the Admissions Team

Dear EA Families,

We are so excited to have your family enrolled for the 2018–2019 school year. The admission team’s top priority is to ensure the enrollment process is smooth and effortless for your family. If you have any questions regarding placement tests, records, or simply need an update on your child’s enrollment status, please contact us. We are always happy to help!

Best,
Liya Vogin
Head of Admissions
admissions@enlightiumacademy.com

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Marina360x360A Message from Counselors

Dear EA Families,

It is a pleasure to work alongside you this year! It is our goal to create a personalized schedule that fits each student’s individual needs. Our dedicated counselors are happy to guide your children in their educational journey. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and schedule a time to speak with your counselor using your counselor's Calendly link

Best,
Marina Vagin
Head of Admissions
elem.counselor@enlightiumacademy.com

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Thomas360x360A Message from Teachers

Dear EA Families,

The faculty at Enlightium Academy is dedicated to seeing each and every child gain a passion for learning and excelling academically. As teachers, we hope to provide the necessary support for your student to reach his/her academic goals. If you or your student have any questions or need any help at all, please reach out to one of your teachers. We love to help! We are so excited about working with you this school year! 

Best,
Thomas Lambert
Assistant Principal
t.lambert@enlightiumacademy.com

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Aleks360x360A Message from the Accounting Team

Dear EA Families,

Thank you for enrolling this 2018–19 school year. As always, the accounting team is happy to help accommodate your financial needs with a variety of payment options. Our team can set up annual, semi-annual, monthly, bi-weekly, and weekly payments to fit your schedule. By default, 12 and 11 monthly payment plans for the 2018–19 school year begin in June and July respectively. You may request to begin a 10 monthly payment plan starting in August.

We look forward to working with you.

Best,
Aleksandr Solodyankin
Administrator
billing@enlightiumacademy.com

 


 

Andrey360x360A Message from the Progress Department

Dear EA Families,

We are very excited for the 2018–19 school year and hope to be a greater help to parents and students than ever before. With new technology for tracking student progress, we hope to increase the accuracy and timeliness of our processes to allow our staff more time to focus on helping your family.

Our goal is to help students be successful in becoming independent learners. We believe this is best accomplished by empowering parents and guardians to keep their students accountable and motivated. If there is any way we can assist you with this by providing details on student progress, offering suggestions, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 866-488-4818 option 3 or by emailing progress@enlightiumacademy.com.

Best,
Andrey Karpov
Progress & Customer Service Director
a.karpov@enlightiumacademy.com

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Michael360x360A Message from the Technical Team

Dear EA Families,

We are thrilled to get this year started with some new resources available to families. If you’re new to online private homeschooling or aren’t too tech-savvy, have no fear! Our team has been producing technical requirements articles to help get you on the right path. We’ll continue to add topics over time, but for now we have:

-Buying the Right Computer for an Online Private School Student
-Do I Have the Right Browser for Online Private Schooling?
-What Devices Can Be Used with Ignitia?
-Do I Have the Right Internet for Online Private Schooling?
-Best Computer Practices for Online Students

If you have any technical questions or difficulties, please try the following methods:

  1. Check out our Ignitia Troubleshooting Handbook. It lists common issues and the solutions for them.
  2. Contact Ignitia Technical Support at 877-251-6662. Their team is knowledgeable and is capable of addressing issues in their system. If their resolutions are not satisfactory, EA can assist in providing alternative solutions.

If there’s any one recommendation I have, it’s to talk to an EA employee if you have any questions or concerns, no matter how small, whether it is technical, concerning grades or progress, or just wanting to know more about online private homeschooling. Honest and open communication between all parties is the best path towards a successful education.

Best,
Michael Brooks
Communications Director
m.brooks@enlightiumacademy.com

 


 

Important Changes for Students in Grades 3–12

  • Student Orientation - All new and returning students will be assigned a new and improved Student Orientation course. The updated course has been modified to include new content and instructions about requirements for a successful school year.
  • Grammarly - Students will no longer be required to upload screenshots with their projects. Teachers of grades 6–12 will use TurnItIn as our new partner for validating student work for originality. This is the same software many universities use, and will help prepare students to meet the writing demands. Juniors and seniors will be required to have their own account by which they will submit their assignments.
  • Naviance Student - High school and middle school students will have Naviance Student as their primary interface to access all of the available Enlightium Academy resources and curriculum. Naviance Student is a web-based counseling program that connects students in grades 6–12 to the national collegiate community. Through Naviance Student, students explore and choose college and career options, by taking part in creating an individual learning plan, constructing a résumé when appropriate, applying for scholarships, applying to colleges, submitting transcripts, and more.
  • Lessons and Quizzes Attempts - As stated in the Family Handbook, students are given two attempts to reach the threshold of 73% on lessons. On quizzes, students may have a second attempt if the first attempt score is lower than a C grade (73%). Students have the option to receive partial points on quizzes below 73% by submitting explanations and/or steps to solving the problem that were marked incorrect in the form of help requests. Students will not be allowed to make corrections on quizzes above 73%.
  • Family Alliance - Enlightium Academy families should join our Family Alliance Facebook group where we post school updates, online private homeschooling articles, and more. Families can also connect with each other or ask EA staff questions.
  • Transcripts and Report Card Change
    • Prek–5th Grade students will receive cumulative grades each quarter based on the entire time enrolled at Enlightium. This will help provide accurate snapshots each quarter that correspond with the curriculum cumulative grade.
    • 9th–11th grade students will also receive report cards each quarter.
    • 12th grade students will receive report cards during the year and a transcript at the end of the year.
  • Students are only allowed up to two extensions on semester courses before the summer school term. The allowed extensions are about 60 days and an additional 30 days extension.
Convenience


Convenience
Our online Academy is available 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Accreditation
 


Accreditation
Enlightium Academy provides fully accredited transcripts and diplomas that are accepted nationally and recognized worldwide.

 Christian Worldview


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

 Student Support


Student Support
Teachers provide students however much support they need to succeed. Various support level packages are available based on students’ needs and aspirations.

 Parent Support


Parent Support
EA partners with parents and equips them to monitor their student’s progress and to assist in the student's education in accountability, support, and encouragement.

 Anytime, Anywhere Learning


Anytime, Anywhere Learning
Learn online from anywhere in the world no matter if you're in Portland or Portugal, and access lessons any time of the day or night.

 High School Diploma


High School Diploma
EA offers fully accredited honors and standard diplomas based on the student’s academic qualifications and achievements.

 Superior Academics


Superior Academics
Get quality instruction with our rigorous academics, full accreditation status, and qualified teachers.

 Flexibility


Flexibility
Enjoy distance learning centered around your student. Here you choose what courses to take, your own hours to work, and where you work.

 Self-paced Lessons


Self-paced Lessons
Move as quickly or slowly as you want. Self-paced learning helps fit individual learning styles and allows your student to master important concepts.

 Caring Teachers


Caring Teachers
Find compassionate, caring teachers who work one-on-one with your student to create a nurturing learning environment.

 Qualified Teachers


Qualified Teachers
Licensed teachers who understand the needs of online learning are behind you every step of the way. Instructors are just a click away.

 Complete Lesson Plans


Complete Lesson Plans
Experience truly personalized learning. Here, your student will receive an individualized learning plan and the support of a dedicated student support team.

 Grading Services


Grading Services
Relax and let us do the paperwork for you! Find out more about our grading services, our grading scale, and how to request copies of grade reports.

Recordkeeping


Recordkeeping
Our staff maintains a robust recordkeeping system and can provide a wide range of detailed reports to parents per request for personal and state requirement purposes.

Official Transcripts


Official Transcripts
Official transcripts are provided upon request, while unofficial transcripts are provided annually.

Anytime Enrollment


Anytime Enrollment
Students can enroll at any time during the year and counselors will work to align the coursework to match up to previously completed work from the other school.

Part-time Enrollment


Part-time Enrollment
Want to four or less courses? Find out more about part-time options, browse a wide variety of courses and electives, and enjoy stellar teacher support.

Summer School


Summer School
Full-time students may have their courses extended into the summer term, or utilize the summer term to begin the next school year early. A student may also enroll for just the summer term and generally can take up to 1 credit.

The Enlightium Academy (EA) online program is available for students in grades 3 through 12, with graduates receiving an accredited diploma. A print-based curriculum is available for Preschool to 2nd grade.

Please select the program appropriate for you based on your needs by clicking on the blue button below and paying the enrollment fee. Once the fee is paid, you will be taken to the online enrollment application. We have a 100% money back guarantee on tuition 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 from when the student began coursework, we will refund any tuition you paid. If your family withdraws after being enrolled for more than 14 days after classes are assigned, a 10-30% withdrawal of the remaining tuition will be due. The enrollment fee is refundable if the withdrawal form on the website is filled out within 72 hours. Learn more on the Policies and Refunds page.

7 Steps to Enroll at Enlightium Academy

Step 1: Pay the Enrollment Fee

Pay the $150 Enrollment Fee per student and select a payment plan (the Enrollment Fee is non-refundable after 72 hours).

Step 2: Fill Out the Online Enrollment Agreement Form

The online enrollment form takes about 10–20 minutes to fill out; you will need to use a laptop or desktop computer. You will need to provide your contact, payment, and previous school of attendance information. Upon submission, you will receive an email with the next steps, outlined below. If you do not receive a ‘Thank You’ email, please contact us at admissions@enlightiumacademy.com.

Step 3: Fax Student’s Current Grades or Unofficial Transcript

Fax student's current grades or unofficial transcript to Enlightium Academy at 888-317-6571.

Step 4: Fax Records Release Form to Enlightium Academy and Previous School of Attendance

Fax the Records Release Form to the student's previous school of attendance. It typically takes 3–5 business days for the previous school to send records, though it may take several weeks. If possible, please provide the grades to expedite the process using the Student Records Uploader.

Step 5: Complete Placement Tests

You will receive the curriculum login credentials via email within one business day of completing the enrollment agreement form. The placement (entrance) tests are for Math and English. It can take about an hour per test.

Step 6: Connect With Your Advisor

An EA Academic Advisor will contact you via email or phone once your student has been approved to welcome you to our school. Once you are enrolled, review your state’s homeschooling requirements on HSLDA.org or on our state requirement articles to determine if you will need to notify the state of your enrollment with Enlightium Academy.

Step 7: Begin Coursework

Class schedules will be assigned within 3–5 business days of Enlightium receiving academic records.

Our academic packages are customized to address every family's budget and support requirements. Since every student is unique, the Placement Tests will help ensure the curriculum assigned is right for your student. EA offers a flexible program and qualified teachers that will keep your student accountable on achieving the academic goals. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 866-488-4818 option 8 or consultants@enlightiumacademy.com.

Discounts for Full-Time Students in PreK-12th Grade (Promotion)

  • Prepayment Discount for Primary, Silver & Silver+ Packages: 20% off Tuition
  • Prepayment Discount for Gold: 25% off Tuition
  • Prepayment Discount for Diamond: 30% off Tuition
  • Monthly Payments*: 10 Payments from October 2018 to July 2019
  • Family Discounts: 10% off tuition for two students & 20% off if 3 or more students
  • Single Parent/Guardian Discount: 10% off tuition
  • Active Military/Veteran Discount: 10% off tuition
  • Active Ministry/Missionary Discount: 10% off tuition
  • Buddy Discount: 20% off tuition for both students if enrolled within a 24 hour period and are located within 30 miles of each other
  • Discounts cannot be combined
  • Discounts apply only to full-time students

*Discounts noted with an asterisk (*) are only applicable for students in grades 3-12

Tuition Program Options

  • Diamond
    The genesis of the Diamond package began when EA administration deconstructed the best aspects of a brick and mortar school and combined it with the benefits of the homeschooling model to create the perfect hybrid. Attending a physical private school is one of the best investments a parent can make for optimizing their student’s academic success. But what happens when your student has unique needs and isn't achieving his/her full potential in a classroom setting? Some students are not able to keep up with the classroom environment in a traditional brick and mortar school. Other students may be ahead in his/her studies, so they are disengaged from their academics. Having an online private school experience with teachers who are available to work one-on-one with your student in near real-time provides the best of both worlds.

    For example, just as Amazon revolutionized the shopping experience with their personalized approach, our Diamond package is designed to personalize the educational experience. The optimal learning path offers your student the opportunity to interact with teachers and counselors in near-real-time over multiple digital channels like video chat, screen share, phone, email, and messaging. The standard, Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (CC) courses are customized based on the students' transcripts and post-secondary goals. The curriculum is delivered online and can be completed at any time throughout the day. Parents receive unlimited sessions with teachers and counselors to discuss, strategize, and address their student’s unique needs.

    The EA team proactively monitors your student’s progress and makes adjustments if needed to the personalized plan to ensure he/she is on track in achieving academic goals. Counselors also work one-on-one with students in grades 6 through 12 within the Naviance college and career readiness platform to help optimize their chances of getting into a college or university of their choice. Start our all-inclusive program at any time knowing that your child’s education is in good hands.
  • Gold
    The Gold package is designed for students who enjoy interacting with their teachers and counselors over the phone, screen-share, and messaging. It is ideal for students who need extra help in math or have learning challenges and are able to take the initiative in reaching out to their teachers. Visual learners love having the ability do a live screen-share session while on the phone with their teacher and work together on solving complex math problems.

    This package is optimized for students with post-secondary goals of attending a public or private university. Students in grades 6 through 12 have access to the Naviance college and career readiness platform to explore their options and are able to initiate a conversation with their counselors about some of the questions they may have. At half the financial investment of the Diamond package, this offering is the perfect fit for families with a tighter budget for personalized online private education and post-secondary goals of attending a public or private university.
  • Silver Premium
    Some students prefer to communicate only through email and messaging. If that is your student’s personality, then the Silver Premium package is right for you. Teachers will respond to students via direct message within one hour during school hours and will provide detailed feedback on essays and projects. Students that have unique talents enjoy our customized projects that are tailored to their interests. We have over 40 career electives available to prepare students who want to attend a trade school or get a job right after high school. Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment (concurrent) courses are available for an additional fee if your student is looking to be better prepared for a selective college admission. This program is also ideal for students who are looking to get ahead and graduate early.
  • Silver
    The Silver package is perfect for parents who want to be more involved in the day-to-day activities of online private homeschooling. Since teachers respond to students' emails and messages within 24 hours, parents are able to step in and help their students better understand complex math problems and other difficult subjects. It is important for parents to be available as needed to ensure that students finish their school work on time. If students or parents feel that they need more support from teachers, they can upgrade to the Silver Premium package at any point in the school year. The Silver program has an à la carte model where parents can pick and choose Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Dual Enrollment (concurrent) courses, private tutoring sessions, private counseling and extensions to complete courses for an additional fee.
  • Bronze
    The Bronze package is available for grades 3-5 and is designed as a parent-led model where parents do the majority of the teaching while Enlightium does all the other administrative activities that are required for accreditation. Our teachers will grade all assignments and respond to messages within 72 hours, but parents are expected to provide detailed feedback on projects and essays. This plan has an à la carte model where parents can add private tutoring sessions and counseling via phone or screenshare as well as a time extension for an extra fee.

14-day Money Back Guarantee

All new families are offered 14 days after the student begins completing the coursework to decide if the Enlightium Academy (EA) online program will be the best fit for their family. If a family decides to withdraw within those 14 days, a withdrawal fee will not be charged and all paid tuition will be refunded. The enrollment fee is non-refundable after 3 days. Parents can request an extension to the withdrawal period prior to the end of the 14th day, if they are still not sure about their enrollment at EA.

The same policy above applies to dropping individual courses. If withdrawing after the 14-day period, a 10–30% withdrawal fee applies on the remaining coursework, with the 30% fee applying after 60 days.

If after the 14-day trial period, Enlightium Academy has not met your expectations, EA administration will investigate any concerns and enact changes to provide you the best experience possible and may lengthen your money-back guarantee if needed. Please communicate any concerns directly to administration by emailing feedback@enlightiumacademy.com.

Policies and Refunds Family

Refunds

Credit and debit card refunds take 7–10 business days to process for transactions less than a month old. If the most recent transaction is over a month old, a direct deposit or check will need to be requested. Direct deposits can be processed within 1–2 business days with a $3 bank processing charge; otherwise, a check can be mailed within 1–2 weeks. You may contact the Accounting Department at 866-488-4818 option 6 or billing@enlightiumacademy.com if you have any questions.

Tuition Policy

Payments can be delayed up to 30 days from students beginning coursework. An email will be sent to inform you of your tuition payments setup with information about the amount due, the breakdown of the tuition, and the amount, number of payments and the date you will be billed monthly if monthly payments were selected.

Payment reminders are sent three days prior to the scheduled charge date. If a payment is declined, an email will be sent which will allow a new card to be provided prior to the next scheduled attempt. After two additional attempts, the accounting team will need to be notified to process the charge once the card has been updated and a $5 late fee will apply unless you are in your 14-day trial period.

If 10 days pass from the original charge date without payment or an arrangement being made, the student account will be deactivated and a $25 reactivation will apply. A warning will be emailed 3 days prior.
If a total of 25 days pass from the original charge date without payment or an arrangement being made, the student will be withdrawn. Instead of the reactivation fee, a $50 reinstatement fee will apply.

Add-on fees should be paid within 30 days unless arranged otherwise.

Policies and Refunds Family couch

Enrollment Requirements

Each student needs to demonstrate that he/she is a good candidate for continued enrollment at Enlightium Academy by maintaining passing grades in core subjects and staying up to date with the assigned weekly schedule. Absences can be excused per approval via the Absence Form.

Students with failing grades in core classes and/or those who fall behind more than two weeks on average between all classes, without excused absences, are at risk of being placed on academic or low progress probation. This is to alert families of the risk that their student will not be able to complete the school year on time and/or with passing grades, and thus may need a summer school extension, class assignment adjustments, or teacher and counselor intervention. The interventions may include enrolling in EA’s Bridge Program, academic growth plan adjustment by the student’s counselor, teacher collaboration on student learning needs, and/or the installation of monitoring software on the students computer to provide added accountability and uncover any potential distractions the student may have.

Students who do not demonstrate improvement or sufficient effort after multiple attempts may be recommended for withdrawal so the family can find a learning environment that better suits the student.

Prior to enrollment, parents and students will also need to read and understand the Parent and Student Responsibilities page. Please contact the EA team if you have any questions at 866-488-4818 option 8 or support@enlightiumacademy.com.

AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation

Accreditation ensures that other accredited schools and universities recognize our students’ transcripts, credits, and courses.
Anytime Learning

Anytime Learning

We take the classroom to wherever you may be, regardless of timezone, provided a reliable internet connection is available. Lessons can also be printed to be completed offline.
Anytime Enrollment

Anytime Enrollment

Students can enroll at any time during the year and counselors will work to align the coursework to match up to previously completed work from the other school.
Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview

Our program has a strong emphasis on incorporating the Christian worldview in everything we do. The curriculum and staff together provide a strong foundation for Christian living and firmness in faith.