How to Quickly Fix Slow Load Times on Your Child's Computer


Is your child's computer running slowly and taking far too long to open a new tab or load a page? In this blog post, we'll explore what causes slow loading times on computers and how to fix them quickly. So read on for some tips and tricks on getting your child's computer up and running in no time!

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How to Fast-Track Your Child's Homeschooling


Have you considered homeschooling for your child, but are worried about a lengthy admissions process? Don’t let that be an obstacle to a better education. With the right guidance and resources, you can easily fast-track the admission stage, no matter where in the world you live. In this blog, we’ll break down how parents can quickly and efficiently get their children set up with a quality homeschool education.

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Finding a Second Chance at Education: How Enlightium Academy Can Help Expelled Students


When a student is expelled from school due to academic or behavioral concerns, it can be an overwhelming experience for both the student and their parents. It’s challenging to find a new school that can provide a personalized academic approach to education. Enlightium Academy offers exactly what parents of expelled students might need to help their student to get on track. As an online school, Enlightium Academy accepts students throughout the year in grades PreK-12. We provide an easy admissions process, affordable tuition, counselors, and caring teachers who guide each student toward an accredited diploma. Read on to learn more about how Enlightium Academy can help your child get back on track with their education!

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Seven Recommendations to Follow to Give Homeschooled Students Structure


Structure originates from the Latin word structura, which means "a fitting together or building." When students work on assignments in a homeschool environment, it is important to have a set of rules. If students follow a schedule and stay productive, they may accomplish more within a smaller window of time.

Here are seven recommendations for providing your homeschooled student with a structured day.

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Ready, Set, Launch! How to Start a Micro-school with Just Ten Students


Are you ready to start a micro-school? With just ten students, you can launch a school with the help of the Enlightium Academy Alliance Program team. All you need is a space within your church or a community center, a few computers, and the commitment and enthusiasm to create an individualized learning environment for your students. Let Enlightium Academy help you make your dream of launching a micro-school a reality!

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Ten Reasons Why Homeschooling Might Be an Excellent Choice for Your Family


Are you pondering about homeschooling your children? If so, you are not alone. With more parents searching for an alternative to traditional schools, homeschooling has become an increasingly popular option. From providing individualized attention to fostering creativity and encouraging family time, homeschooling might be the best choice for your family. Here are ten reasons why homeschooling might be an excellent choice for you.

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How Can Parents Plan for the Upcoming School Year During the Summer?


As parents of online students, you may be thinking about the upcoming school year and how your students can work ahead in their education or be better prepared for the next grade level. At Enlightium Academy, students and their parents have several opportunities during the summer months that they can take advantage of.

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Does My Student Have the Best Internet Connection for Online Schooling?


Technology continues to grow exponentially, and so does our need for a reliable, efficient, and safe connection to the Internet. Internet Service Providers have developed several ways to connect to the Internet. Keep reading for a list of internet connection types and how well they work for online students.

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Navigating Annual Standardized Assessments for Homeschooled Students in Grade 8


For homeschooled students in grade 8, annual assessments are an important part of tracking progress. Not only do they provide feedback on academic strengths and weaknesses, but they can also offer insights into college readiness and career paths. This guide will explore the different tests available to homeschooled students in grade 8, including the PSAT 8/9, the CLT8, and the Iowa Complete. With this information in hand, parents can make informed decisions about which assessments best align with their student’s academic goals.

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How Do College Admission Officers View Students Who Were Homeschooled?


As homeschooling has become increasingly popular in recent years, many students and parents have wondered if college admission officers might “look down” on those who were homeschooled. The answer is a resounding “no;” college admissions officers recognize that homeschooled students can bring unique qualities and experiences to their campus. In fact, they often see the self-discipline and initiative that comes with homeschooling as an asset. In this blog, we’ll look at how college admissions view homeschoolers, what objectives you should focus on as a homeschool student, and tips for making your application stand out.

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Frequently Asked Questions from Parents about Homeschooling


In recent years, homeschooling has become an increasingly popular option for parents looking to provide their children with a high-quality education. However, as with any important decision, many questions and doubts often arise when someone considers homeschooling. To help navigate this important decision, here are some frequently asked questions from parents considering homeschooling their children.

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Where to Place Your Student's Desk for an Optimal Homeschool Learning Environment


As parents of online homeschool students, it is important to provide your student with the right learning environment. Finding the right spot in your home for a desk can be one of the most difficult parts of setting up a homeschool space. Here are some tips on how to pick the ideal location for your student's desk and create an optimal learning environment.

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Building Healthy Eating Habits


What is the best diet?

Is it low-fat? Low-carb? Paleo? Keto? Vegetarian? Mediterranean? And while it would be easier if there was The One Diet to Rule Them All, unfortunately, there isn’t one. What a bummer! We like easy answers, but life so rarely works out that way.

This is the fourth entry in the Healthy Meals for Homeschoolers series. You can find the entire series at this link.

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Enlightium Academy Puts Students On Track Along the Path to STEM Careers


In 2015, I was invited to the 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CSTEM) at Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington. This event hosted several amazing speakers from local companies and former alumni. It also showcased several of the robotic engineering and animation labs, where a variety of student projects were on display.

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Three Proven Strategies for Online Students to Finish Their Courses On Time


With the flexibility of online learning and the ability to work from anywhere comes the risk of procrastination, missed deadlines, and falling behind. Online learning requires students to be self-motivated and consistent with their work to stay on track. Here are a few strategies to help your student complete their courses on time.

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How Restarting Your Computer Can Help Improve Online Student Performance


When your computer is having a problem, you've probably heard your student's teacher or tech support member tell you to “turn it off and back on again.” But why does this seemingly simple step often solve so many issues? In this blog post, we'll explore the science behind why restarting your computer can help improve your online student's performance. From frozen screens to sluggish Internet connections, being able to quickly troubleshoot and fix problems with a few clicks of the mouse could be the difference between success and failure for your child's online studies.

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7 Common Misconceptions about Pulling a Child Out of School to Homeschool


There are many reasons why students may not thrive in public or private brick-and-mortar schools: the truth is that every child has a different learning style, and traditional schooling might be unsuccessful in meeting unique students’ needs due to classroom structure or peer pressure. 

Pulling a child out of traditional schooling to a homeschooling option might be a tough decision, but it can bring rich rewards in the quality of both your child’s education and your family life. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about homeschooling. 

Here are seven widely-held myths and facts that show why these myths simply aren't true:

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How to Help Your Student Who Refuses to Do Their Work


As a parent, you want to help your student succeed and do their best, but it can be challenging to know how to support them if they refuse to do their homework or study. Fortunately, there are strategies you can use to motivate your students and help them to stay on track with their studies. In this post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can help your student who refuses to study.

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Which Browser Works Best for Online Schooling?


 When it comes to search for finding information online, students need to be aware that the browser they choose will dictate their internet exploring experience. For an online school student, choosing the right browser can be the difference between a great day of learning and wasting time for a page to load for several minutes.

Below are a few of the most popular browsers rated by:

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Is Accreditation Necessary for Homeschooling Success?


Without the oversight of an accredited organization, many parents wonder if their homeschool student would receive the same or a higher quality of education as their peers in public or private schools. 

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