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.
Here at Enlightium Academy (EA), we strive to place our students in appropriate courses that are not overwhelming, while remaining academically challenging. Determining each student’s academic standing is crucial for proper placement. Placement Tests and student records help counselors in this process, but what if your student was homeschooled and there are no official records?
What is a Verification of Enrollment?
A Verification of Enrollment, also referred to as a Certificate of Enrollment or Proof of School Enrollment, is an official document provided by the school that states the student is enrolled in that school. It can be used by parents to affirm to their state or school district that the student is receiving a quality accredited education in a public school, private school or homeschool setting, for such purposes as receiving a driver's license or other legal services. Students must demonstrate compliance with attendance requirements to receive verification of enrollment.
Deciding to homeschool is the first step in an amazing journey. Now that you’ve taken this step, you are probably wondering what legal hoops you have to jump through so you can start educating your child at home. The important thing to keep in mind as you work through the legal requirements is that you have the right to make decisions about your child’s education. All states recognize the right of parents to homeschool their child, in one form or another. However, the laws regulating homeschooling vary between states, and it is important for homeschooling families to read and understand these laws, to know their rights, and to ensure they are complying with regulations.