Li’l Billy is working on a math quiz. Everything is going great, and he’s on track to finish by lunch. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” He was kicked out of his test.
Li’l Billy wrapped up his science quiz and is ready to submit. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” The screen says that not all questions are answered, but Li’l Billy is sure that they are.
Li’l Billy logs in for the day, ready to tackle his math lesson. But something doesn't seem right… Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” lessons have been progressed when he hadn’t started them.
Li’l Billy thinks his Ignitia account has been hacked!
8 am. Li’l Billy finishes breakfast and is ready to tackle that English lesson he’s been procrastinating on. He moseys to the computer. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” He is not able to log into Ignitia to start his courses. The screen shows “Invalid credentials”.
Li’l Billy just started his history course for the day and is about to watch a video to help him learn about the Civil War. Li’l Billy is excited to learn about an important part of American history. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!”
The video’s audio isn’t playing.
Li’l Billy opens a Bible quiz. It’s his first attempt and he feels good about it. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!”
The assignment shows that he has already accessed it, even though this is his first time.
Li’l Billy is working on a science project. His teacher sent him a video to help him comprehend the concept before starting the project. He opens the link. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!”
The video won’t play.
Li’l Billy is working hard on his science test. He studied all day and knows the information inside-out. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!”
A question has an answer that Li’l Billy (and you) know to be incorrect.
Families in Ohio with students enrolled in Enlightium Academy have relatively unknown benefits which may be available to them such as hardware and software from their local school district’s public schools, health and remedial services, and vocational training opportunities.
The Regents Examinations are a series of standardized tests given to high school students in New York. New York requires all high school students to pass standardized tests in order to meet graduation requirements. While Enlightium Academy does not require its students to take the Regents, it is a method of testing available to high school students in New York that allows students to meet the minimum requirements needed for graduation.
Some states may require families to submit an IHIP. Additionally, New York State families that have filed an intent to homeschool with their local school district superintendent (also known as the Superintendent of Schools) and are enrolled with Enlightium Academy must submit an IHIP to the state that is signed by their student’s guidance counselor.
Illinois has minimal private school requirements in areas such as accreditation, teacher certification, and curriculum standards, although families do have health obligations to fulfill. Tax credits may also be available to families.
Enrolling in an online private school is relatively simple for families located in Washington state. The minimum expected regulations are in place, and since Enlightium Academy (Enlightium) is located in Washington state, local families are more likely to attend Enlightium’s public events such as the annual graduation ceremony. Please note that this article is intended for families located in Washington state, so out-of-state students should review their state’s private school requirements.
In online school settings, the online teacher and student are separated from one another by distance and often by time, so knowing and understanding online students is an important factor in building teacher-student relationships.1 Research suggests that online students are successful if they respond to three different types of learner interactions: (1) learner-to-content (appropriateness of the course material and delivery), (2) learner-to-instructor (access and support), and (3) learner-to-learner (procedures for dialogue).2 Watson et al. (2014)3 noted that practical consideration of the role of a teacher in an online classroom similar to those of traditional face-to-face classroom is important to ensure student success.
A standardized assessment allows the student, the family, the private school/homeschool program, and the state insight as to how the student is doing in his/her academics compared to other students around the United States who took the same assessment.
The right of parents to choose an education for their children was declared at the United Nations General Assembly in 1948: “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.”1 The child is not the mere creature of the state; those who nurture and direct his or her destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare the child for life. The state may require that all children of proper age attend school, that teachers would be of good moral character and patriotic disposition, that certain studies essential to good citizenship must be taught, and that nothing be taught which is manifestly inimical to the public welfare.2
Florida state legislature has minimal regulations for private school students. Enlightium Academy meets the existing state requirements and has high standards in areas where state law may have none, such as teacher certification and organization accreditation.
Families in Georgia have minimal requirements when it comes to enrolling their students in an online school such as Enlightium Academy. The great news is that with its dual accreditation, Enlightium Academy covers the requirements and sets the bar high in terms of accreditation, teacher certification, and curriculum options.
Homeschooling was one of the solutions for parents for decades since home education provides parents the opportunity to teach moral and religious principles to their children.1 The first homeschoolers dealt with backlash from numerous groups, family members, educators, politicians, and neighbors who felt they were doing their children an injustice. However, proponents of homeschooling held fast and helped to establish the laws and regulations that recognize that teaching one’s children is a right.2 In the 1970s only 10,000 children were homeschooled and by 2010, about 2,000,000 students were part of homeschool options.3
It can be difficult to hold your student accountable when homeschooling, especially when the program you are using is online based. In a brick-and-mortar school system, students have a teacher keeping a watchful eye on them during their entire day at school. The teacher is their accountability system.