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 labeled “at-risk”. 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 therefore may need a summer school extension, class assignment adjustments, and/or teacher and counselor intervention. The interventions may include a course plan adjustment by the student’s counselor, teacher collaboration on student learning needs, and/or suggestions to install monitoring software on the student’s computer to provide additional accountability and uncover any potential distractions the student may have.
Students who do not demonstrate improvement or sufficient effort after multiple interventions may be recommended for withdrawal so the family can find a learning environment that better suits the student.
If withdrawing after the 14-day trial period, the tuition is prorated based on the time enrolled (if on track or behind) or work completed (if ahead) and a staggered withdrawal fee applies to the remaining balance: 20% for withdrawing between 15–30 calendar days, 30% for 31–60 days, 40% for 61–90 days from beginning coursework, and no refund after 90 days.
If a primary school student (PreK–2nd grade) withdraws, the staggered withdrawal fee applies only to the tuition. The “beginning of coursework" is considered two weeks from the date that the book order form was emailed to the Primary Parent on file. Parents will need to coordinate with Alpha Omega Publications or BJU Press about book returns and reimbursements.
Enlightium’s withdrawal process is simple. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with our program, just notify us within 14 calendar days of your student being assigned their coursework, and we will issue a full refund on the tuition. A withdrawal after 14 days is subject to a withdrawal fee on the remaining tuition (see details above). We offer this guarantee because we hear so many positive testimonials on a daily basis.
If you are thinking about withdrawing from our school, please follow the steps below:
Upon submission of the Withdrawal Form, Enlightium Academy will begin the withdrawal process. Our staff will contact you if further actions will be required. This process may take several business days.
We understand that family finances might change during the school year. If your family has experienced this situation and would like to stay enrolled with Enlightium Academy, please know that you have some options:
Often a family withdraws a student from a public school for safety or moral reasons, but the student misses the social aspect. Do you know that at Enlightium Academy students can be actively involved in several social events?
Educating your children at home opens up many new opportunities for students to engage with their church, their community, and special clubs or interests in a way that is otherwise inaccessible to students attending a brick-and-mortar school. Before finalizing your withdrawal, we recommend connecting with other families to find out how you can improve your community involvement outside of school to meet your student’s needs. Studies have shown that students develop a more well-rounded social intelligence in this often more diverse setting than in a classroom setting which primarily consists of their peers.
If the student has a hard time focusing on the work or is not interested in it, you can take the same steps you would if you were in a public school:
Parents can intervene to help their student manage their courses:
Keep in mind, the curriculum at Enlightium Academy is intended to challenge your student, helping to prepare them for a successful future.
Contact your student’s counselor. The counselor may have suggestions. Enlightium’s team would love to provide emotional support during this difficult time for your family and add you to our internal prayer list.
If a student changes from continuous enrollment to standard enrollment or is withdrawn at any time before the end of the contract, a $250 termination fee and Enlightium’s standard withdrawal policy would follow.
Payments can be delayed up to 30 days from students beginning coursework without impacting access to the course material. An email will be sent to you that will include payment setup information, the total amount due, the tuition breakdown, the number of payments, and the date you will be billed monthly, if applicable.
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 billing 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 within your 14-day trial period.
Add-on fees are due within 30 days of enrollment. A member of the billing team will provide the relevant payment information via email.