Curriculum

Electives

Enlightium Academy understands that students need a diverse curriculum—one that goes beyond the basics—to succeed in today's world.

Ignitia's electives were developed to provide a diverse slate of rigorous online courses that today's families expect from an academic environment. From practical courses including business computer information systems and physical fitness to college preparatory courses such as Personal Financial Literacy and world languages, students can fill out their schedules with courses that appeal to them and meet the needs they require for their future.

The intuitive, easy-to-use interface supports digital literacy with interactive lessons available online anytime. With unsurpassed administrative controls, teachers customize courses to accommodate differentiated learning, plan in advance with progressive scheduling and calendar options, and easily create data-rich reports with advanced filtering functions. With Enlightium Academy, students benefit from the latest digital technology available in the Christian market that holds true to traditional values founded on faith.

Please note that some world language courses may have an additional fee depending on your tuition support package. Students enrolled in the Bronze package cannot take Middlebury courses through Enlightium Academy.

Electives by Grade Level

Elementary School Electives

Chinese I

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive Chinese course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Chinese language.

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French I

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive French course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the French language.

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French II

1 year // Grades 3-5

This continuing French course focuses on an authentic story, myth or legend from various French-speaking cultures.

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German I

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive German course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the German language.

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Health Quest

0.5 credit // Grades 4-7

This introduction to health basics focuses on topics such as, personal health, wellness, and safety.

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Spanish I

1 year // Grades 3-5

This immersive Spanish course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Spanish language.

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Spanish II

1 year // Grades 3-5

This continuing Spanish course focuses on an authentic story, myth or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures.

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Middle School Electives

Art Appreciation A

0.5 credit // Grades 6-12

Explore the world of visual art, ranging from color theory to techniques used in prehistoric times and early civilization.

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Career Exploration I

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Examine work, lifestyle, and career options before entering high school.

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Career Exploration II

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Introduction to five technology-related career fields.

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Career Exploration III

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Explore more technology-related career fields.

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Chinese I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to Mandarin, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Chinese II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Chinese characters and pinyin are explored with specific practices to help students learn the characters.

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Civics

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Discover the many facets of America's government, ranging from the Bill of Rights to the role of religion within government.

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Consumer Math

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Simplify personal money management and navigate the math concepts that make up the economy.

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Family and
Consumer Science

1 year // Grades 6-12

Students prepare for the potential challenges of transitioning to adulthood.

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French I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to French, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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French II

1 year // Grades 6-8

This French course represents an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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German I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Introduction to German, focusing on the four key areas of world language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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German II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Provides new reading and listening comprehension activities, multicultural presentations and much more.

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Health Quest

0.5 credit // Grades 4-7

This introduction to health basics focuses on topics such as, personal health, wellness, and safety.

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Keyboarding
and Applications

1 semester // Grades 6-8

Practice proper keyboarding techniques; increasing speed and accuracy over time.

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Latin I

1 year // Grades 6-8

Learn Latin through ancient, time-honored classical language approaches, including: repetition, parsing and much more.

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Latin II

1 year // Grades 6-8

Engage with authentic classical Latin through weekly encounters with ancient passages from Virgil and many more.

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Music Appreciation

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Follow the development of classical music throughout history; examining the power of music to reflect the world around you.

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Personal Financial Literacy

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Students learn to build a solid foundation for future finances, including life skills such as, budgeting and investing.

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Spanish I

1 year // Grades 6-8

This immersive Spanish course provides a fun and interactive introduction to the Spanish language.

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Spanish II

1 year // Grades 6-8

This continuing Spanish course focuses on an authentic story, myth or legend from various Spanish-speaking cultures.

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State History

1 semester // Grades 7-8

Make history come alive through this exploration of the cultural tides and events that have shaped your state.

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High School Electives

Allied Health Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the role of allied health care professionals in the overall health care environment.

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American Literature

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the history and culture displayed in great American literature.

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Architecture and Construction Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore career opportunities available in the field of architecture and construction.

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Art Appreciation A

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the world of visual art, ranging from color theory to techniques used in prehistoric times and early civilization.

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Arts, A/V Technology and Communications Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore career opportunities available in the arts, A/V technology and communications.

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A/V Technology
and Film Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore career opportunities available in the A/V technology and film industry.

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Banking Services Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Gain an understanding of the basic functions of customer transactions, such as, check collection processes.

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British Literature

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore some of the foundational pieces of British literature, including the works of authors such as, Chaucer and Dickens.

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Business Essentials

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Learn how to apply practical business concepts to daily life and examine corporate citizenship.

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Business Law

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Learn how laws are created and interpreted and discover the legal concepts that affect commerce and trade.

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Career Management

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Develop the skills needed for a successful career in management, including: communication and problem-solving.

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Chinese I Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Chinese characters and pinyin are presented throughout the course.

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Chinese II Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon Chinese-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Chinese I Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn to develop metacognitive strategies by processing authentic input.

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Chinese II Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how to understand and be able to communicate more difficult concepts.

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Civics

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Discover the many facets of America's government, ranging from the Bill of Rights to the role of religion within government.

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Civil War

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Journey back to the Civil War. Learn about key historical figures, the roles of women, the life of a soldier and much more.

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Communication Essentials

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Practice the speaking and collaboration skills necessary for success.

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Computer Information Systems

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Gain knowledge in computer networks, operating systems and much more.

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Computer System Fundamentals

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn the basics of operating systems, computer hardware and software.

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Consumer Math

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Simplify personal money management and navigate the math concepts that make up the economy.

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Consumer Services Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Gain an understanding of the current issues affecting a variety of consumer services professions.

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Digital Arts

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

The practical study of the digital arts and the use of computer tools to effectively manipulate and edit digital and audio files.

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Digital Media Fundamentals

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the ever-changing world of digital and online media.

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Education and
Training Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Discover the various career opportunities available in education and training.

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Engineering and
Design Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Build real-world problem solving and critical thinking skills while learning to innovate and design new products.

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Engineering and Innovation Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Introduces the concepts of invention, innovation and the nature of engineering.

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Engineering and Product Development Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Build an understanding of the product life cycle, from initial idea to final product.

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Essentials of Mathematics

0.5 credit // Grades 8-12

Review the fundamentals taught in Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Geometry.

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Family and
Consumer Science

0.5 credit // Grades 6-12

Students prepare for the potential challenges of transitioning to adulthood.

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Finance Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore financial topics, including the securities market, banking, insurance, risk management, investments, and more.

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French I

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand global awareness and digital literacy with the exploration of French language and culture.

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French II

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Build upon previous concepts and lessons; further exploring French culture and strengthening communication skills.

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French I Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Provides an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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French II Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon French-speaking and comprehension skills.

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French III Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how to understand and be able to communicate more difficult concepts.

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French I Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Information relevant to francophone countries and communities are explored.

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French II Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue to develop metacognitive strategies by processing authentic input.

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French III Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue to build skills needed to produce fluent spoken and written French.

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German I Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Provides an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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German II Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon German-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Government and Public Administration Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explores a range of positions within government and non-profit agencies.

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High School Health

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Examine nutrition and fitness, love and emotions, safety and first aid, drug use, and sexually transmitted disease.

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Information Support
and Services Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn customer service skills and explore careers information support and services.

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Information
Technology Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the field of information technology, including mobile and internet applications.

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Integrated Math I

1 credit // Grades 9-10

Provides students with a broad overview of the practical implications of math.

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Keyboarding
and Applications

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Practice proper keyboarding techniques; increasing speed and accuracy over time.

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Latin I Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn Latin through ancient, time-honored classical language approaches.

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Latin II Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon Latin-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Logic

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Provides the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to critically analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments.

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Logistics Planning & Management Services Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the expansive history and recent advances in logistics.

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Manufacturing Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Explore the fundamentals of manufacturing including: management, compliance and safety.

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Manufacturing Processes Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Discover the manufacturing process through the prototype stage including: fabrication and customer satisfaction.

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Marketing Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn the principles of marketing and explore trends, opportunities, and challenges facing marketers today.

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Marketing Research Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how marketing research provides data needed to make key strategic decisions.

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Music Appreciation

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Follow the development of classical music throughout history; examining the power of music to reflect the world around you.

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Music Theory

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

In this enriching course, students learn to conceive, write and compose music using online composition tools.

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National Security Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explores the broad range of opportunities available in US national security.

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Network System Design

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn the basics of network design, including: network management, security strategies and data protection.

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Network Systems Introduction

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn the fundamental concepts and become acquainted with relevant systems, such as, Local Area Networks (LAN).

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New Applications

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore the basics of web programming and hosting. Projects may include: video game and/or mobile app development.

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Nursing Careers

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Compare and contrast various academic and clinical training pathways that lead to an entry-level position in nursing.

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Office Applications I

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Develop the software skills needed for success in the real world like: Microsoft® Word®, PowerPoint®, and Publisher®.

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Office Applications II

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand on the software skills needed for success in the real world like: Microsoft® Excel® and Access®.

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Offline Electives

0.5-1 credit // Grades PreK-12

Offline electives are electives that are not taken on a computer. Offline electives may include: Physical Education.

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Personal Financial Literacy

0.5 credit // Grades 7-12

Students learn to build a solid foundation for future finances, including life skills such as, budgeting and investing.

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Physical Education

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Study topics include exploring proper technique, rules, and adequate preparation for a variety of sports.

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Physical Fitness

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Discover the importance of physical, mental, and emotional health. Topics include: exercise and flexibility.

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Principles of Coding

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Explore the basics of coding, the thought processes behind technology design, and the impact of technology throughout the world

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Programming and
Software Development

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn the core principles of programming, develop software specifications and more.

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Psychology A

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Introduces the systematic and scientific study of human behavior and mental processes from a biblical perspective.

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Psychology B

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

This course expands upon the information introduced in Psychology A, diving deeper into topics such as, emotional intelligence.

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Small Business Entrepreneurship

0.5 credit // Grades 10-12

Topics include creation, development, and organization of a small business.

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Software
Development Tools

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Learn how applications are created using software development tools.

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Spanish I

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Introduce students to this exciting world language with this year-long, interactive, introductory Spanish course.

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Spanish II

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue the exploration of Hispanic culture as you build your proficiency speaking the Spanish language.

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Spanish III

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Spanish-language course emphasizes: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

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Spanish I Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Provides an ideal blend of language learning pedagogy and online learning.

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Spanish II Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Expand upon Spanish-speaking and comprehension skills.

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Spanish III Competency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Learn how to understand and be able to communicate more difficult concepts.

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Spanish I Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Information relevant to Hispanic countries and communities are explored.

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Spanish II Fluency

1 credit // Grades 9-12

Continue to develop metacognitive strategies by processing authentic input.

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Teaching and
Training Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Explores the fundamental foundations of teaching and training.

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Technology and Business

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

This course covers must-know skills, such as: word processing, data management and effective communication methods.

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Transportation Distribution & Logistics Careers

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Introduces students to the increasingly complex and sophisticated world of commercial transportation.

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Twentieth Century American History

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

Travel back in time to discover America in the 20th Century.

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Vietnam Era

0.5 credit // Grades 9-12

This course chronicles three turbulent decades of conflict that began in Southeast Asia but affected the world.

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The Works of C.S. Lewis A

0.5 credit // Grades 11-12

Analyze the selected works of one of the most significant and influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century.

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World History
and the Church

1 credit // Grades 11-12

Survey the history of the church as it relates to historical events.

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