Curriculum

Offline Electives

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Students have the opportunity to receive credit for offline electives, including but not limited to: music lessons, participation in extracurricular sports and home economic activities, such as, cooking or gardening.

Offline electives are electives not taken through Ignitia, the curriculum used by Enlightium Academy. If you are interested in taking an offline elective or would like to know if your student’s current extracurricular activities would count as an offline elective, please contact your student’s counselor.

Progress View in Ignitia

Work for Offline Electives is completed on the Offline Elective Form, so the real-time progress by the student is not reflected in Ignitia (if viewed from the parent portal or the student's Ignitia account).

Steps for Taking an Offline Elective
  1. When selecting electives on the enrollment form, choose the “Offline Elective”.
    • You can also talk to your counselor at any point in the enrollment process or during the school year.
  2. Your counselor will review your request and inform you whether or not the activity listed can count as an offline elective.
    • If the activity was approved, the counselor will assign the appropriate Offline Course to student’s schedule in Ignitia and will inform the Accounting Department if there are any tuition changes. A member of that department will reach out to you with the updated tuition.
  3. During the semester or school year that the offline elective is being taken, keep good records in the Offline Elective Form (download below).
  4. Take at least two pieces of photographic evidence of the student completing the activity.
  5. Two weeks before the end of the semester or school year, upload the signed and filled out Offline Elective Form.

Cost for Offline Electives

Offline electives are built into the standard package pricing and, unlike other electives, have a reduced price if the total (including the offline elective) exceeds the grade level pricing structure.
  • HIGH SCHOOL

  • PRICE INCLUDES

    7 Credits

    PER YEAR

  • IF TOTAL IS LESS THAN
    OR EQUAL TO 7 CREDITS

    No additional fee
    for taking an offline elective

    IF TOTAL IS GREATER THAN
    OR EQUAL TO 7.5 CREDITS

    A fee of $50 per semester
    or 0.5 credit (60 hours)

    OR

    $100 per year
    or 1 credit (120 hours)

  • MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • PRICE INCLUDES

    6 Credits

    PER YEAR

  • IF TOTAL IS LESS THAN
    OR EQUAL TO 6 CREDITS

    No additional fee
    for taking an offline elective

    IF TOTAL IS GREATER THAN
    OR EQUAL TO 6.5 CREDITS

    A fee of $50 per semester
    or 0.5 credit (60 hours)

    OR

    $100 per year
    or 1 credit (120 hours)

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

  • PRICE INCLUDES

    5 Credits

    PER YEAR

  • IF TOTAL IS LESS THAN
    OR EQUAL TO 5 CREDITS

    No additional fee
    for taking an offline elective

    IF TOTAL IS GREATER THAN
    OR EQUAL TO 5.5 CREDITS

    A fee of $50 per semester
    or 0.5 credit (60 hours)

    OR

    $100 per year
    or 1 credit (120 hours)

Examples of Offline Electives

Physical Education credits

Includes activities such as soccer, basketball and football. Please keep accurate record of the activity and time spent, and score the effort and skill level. Any recurring activity that meets the following requirements may earn Physical Education credit:

  • 75% comprised of aerobic exercises, such as swimming, dancing, running, etc.
  • 25% conditioning, such as stretching, weight lifting, etc.

Home Economics credits

Can be earned by regularly doing the following tasks and incorporating new skills. Please check with your counselor to get an approval of the tasks you are planning to perform.

  • Cooking a variety of meals at home once a week under parent/guardian supervision:
    • Set the table
    • Chooses and plans a meal
    • Shops for and cooks the meal
    • Considers healthy eating options
    • Cleans up after the meal
  • Consistently helping with household chores
  • Planting a garden
  • Building
  • Sewing
  • Developing skills such as home design and management skills
  • Learning about textiles, fashion, and design

Other Elective credits

Other electives, such as piano, vocal music, choir, and art; the following requirements must be met:

  • The student’s engagement in the activity must consist of both teacher’s instruction and practice
  • A record of daily activity in the subject area and time spent must be faithfully kept

Photographic Evidence

While submitting the Offline Elective Form, students will be required to upload two pieces of evidence proving that the student engaged in the required activities.

Photographs are the most common form of evidence; photographs are used for verification purposes and will be stored with the student’s cumulative file. Please talk to your student’s counselor if you cannot or do not wish to send photographs. The second piece of evidence could be a short written explanation of the elective course and how the student benefited from that activity.