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Homeschooling and Social Engagement

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As parents consider the pros and cons of homeschooling their children, perhaps the most debated topic is that of social engagement, and the topic deserves our attention. The conversation is possibly the most polarizing part of making the decision to educate a child at home. Opponents of homeschooling assert that children in a brick-and-mortar school are given the opportunity to socialize with their peers during a crucial time of development in which they learn how to interrelate appropriately with other children their age. While it is true that traditionally schooled children likely do have more interaction with their peers, parents must consider whether this is in their child’s best interest. 

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Giving Options to Christian School Leaders

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Change is hard. COVID-19 has forced countless schools to change and has led to an unprecedented number of K-12 students completing their school work virtually. As a result, school leaders are in an unusual position in which they must seek temporary solutions to respond to the pandemic while considering their long-term strategic plan. 

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Tax Benefits for Enrolling in an Online Private School

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Several states have K–12 private school education tax benefits, deductions, or refund programs. Please keep the following in mind:

  1. Legally, Enlightium Academy is considered a private school, not a homeschool.
  2. Enlightium Academy is accredited, an important distinction for several states in filing for tax benefits. Enlightium Academy is accredited by Cognia and the Association of Christian Schools International. More information can be found here.
  3. This article is intended to inform you on the first steps that need to be taken to prepare for filing; speak with a tax professional and/or conduct further research before filing.
  4. Laws are subject to change. 
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Online Homeschooling is a Great Solution for Busy Parents

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Online Homeschooling is a Great Solution for Busy Parents

The main benefit of online learning is the teachers. Research indicates that teachers have more genuine relationships with students in online settings since they provide one-on-one interactions with their students and so have a better chance to learn about each student in comparison to the classroom setting.1 

Online education is designed around the learner. It allows for self-paced learning that provides students with opportunities to speed up or slow down in their assignments as necessary. Online education also utilizes cutting-edge technologies to support the needs of diverse learners. For example, gifted and talented students can maximize their perceived gifts and talents and progress in their schooling at a quicker rate.2

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Academic Article: Personalized Approach to Learning

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An individualized approach to learning has been used for decades in K-12 schools as it addresses students who need to proceed through a curriculum more slowly or immerse in a certain topic or principle to really “get” it. 

Personalized learning goes beyond individualization; it seeks to understand the personality of the learner which includes the student’s preferences, interests, and aspirations. In personalized learning, instruction is tailored to each student’s interests, innate curiosity, strengths, and needs. It includes enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when, and where they learn - to provide flexibility and support to ensure mastery at the highest standards possible. 

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Taking the Stress Out of Homeschooling During the COVID-19 Crisis

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With the surge of reported cases of COVID-19 worldwide, it’s no wonder that parents are concerned about their children’s health and welfare at school. Some states already announced school closure for public and private schools until the end of this school year and even in the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021. The reality is that most school districts are not prepared to conduct classes in a remote learning environment. With Enlightium Academy, you can provide your child with a safe learning environment at your home. In this article you will learn that by partnering with Enlightium Academy, homeschooling your child can be easier than you think!

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Why Should I Send My Child to Your School?

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Since the dawn of the 21st century, various alternatives to K-12 public education have become more common. One of the rising school choice options available to parents, which reflects the reality of how students learn nowadays, is online education. Online education (1) is designed around the learner, allowing for self-paced learning that provides students with opportunities to speed up or slow down as necessary; (2) provides the flexibility offered by online technologies to support the needs of diverse learners; (3) opens a wide array of options to all learners1. Ken Robinson2, an international advisor on innovative education, noted that a solution to the downsides of public education is individualized learning through technology to discover the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn, and where they can naturally discover their true passions.

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Do You Know Someone Who Needs to Experience What You Have at Enlightium? (Referral Program Guide)

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As you experience the differences of schooling with Enlightium Academy compared to your child’s previous school, you may feel the need to celebrate your journey with family and friends. Since you likely share stories with your friends and family about important milestones and events in your child’s life, along with the joys of watching them grow, we would like to empower you with this guide on how to share your educational achievements and the fruit of a sound Christian education through Enlightium. To help you celebrate your story with your friends and family, our Referral Program allows you to gift a tuition credit or Amazon gift card to anyone who enrolls and receive a tuition credit or gift card for your family per referral.

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What is Online Learning?

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Some of the most important developments in education have happened since the launch of the Internet - online learning.

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Online K-12 Education As A Homeschool Option

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Homeschooling has been an option for parents for decades. In the beginning, parents who educated their children at home faced societal backlash. Many felt they were doing their children a disservice.

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Ignitia Troubleshooting: My Student is Waiting Too Long for Quizzes and Tests to be Unlocked

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Li’l Billy is working on a quiz or test when the internet cuts out and the assessment is turned in automatically. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” Li’l Billy needs the quiz or test unlocked so he can finish it.

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Ignitia Troubleshooting: An Assignment Has Not Been Assigned

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Li’l Billy is going on vacation soon. He would like access to future assignments so he can work on them ahead of time and print a few off to work on while on the road. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” Some of the assignments are not yet assigned, so Li’l Billy cannot access them.

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Ignitia Troubleshooting: Answers are Being Changed After My Student Submits an Assignment

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Li’l Billy is finishing a Bible assignment. He reviews the answer assignment, navigates through a few pages to make sure all of the answers are correct, then hits “submit”. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” Some of the answers were changed after the assignment was submitted.

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Ignitia Troubleshooting: Answers are Showing Up Blank After Submitting an Assignment

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Li’l Billy is finishing a history assignment. He’s feeling great about this assignment, navigates through a few pages to make sure all of the answers are filled in, then hits “submit”. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” Some of the answers are blank even though he just double-checked that they were all filled in.

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Ignitia Troubleshooting: My Student Can See the Answers

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Li’l Billy is just started an English test. He’s confident he will do great on his test. Suddenly, from the living room, “Moooom!” For some reason, when he clicks on a text box to type in “A”, “B”, or “C”, the answer shows just below the text box. It’s weird.

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Technical ESOs for 12th Graders: Carefully Storing Sensitive Data

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 12th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 12th grade are expected to understand the reason for carefully storing sensitive data.

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Technical ESOs for 11th Graders: Creating Secure Passwords

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 11th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 11th grade are expected to understand the reason for creating secure passwords.

Passwords can be a beast. Below are some practical (and actually sort of fun) actions for you to take to stay on top of your passwords.

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Technical ESOs for 10th Graders: Understanding Malware and Antivirus

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 10th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 10th grade are expected to understand malware and antivirus.

Keeping your computer free from malware allows you to surf safely. Malware could be planted by hackers, terrorists, or bored individuals.

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Technical ESOs for 9th Graders: Data Organization

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 9th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 9th grade are expected to learn how about data organization.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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Technical ESOs for 8th Graders: Keeping your Computer Secure

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At Enlightium Academy, students have Expected Student Outcomes (ESOs) for each grade level. This means that upon completing the 8th grade, each student is expected to grow not just academically, but spiritually and socially.

One of the three academic ESOs is technical capabilities. Upon reviewing this article, students in 8th grade are expected to learn how to keep your computer secure.

Students should review this article with a parent.

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