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    Private Online Christian School for Grades K-12

    Accredited. Affordable. Flexible. Personalized.

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Elena V. Solodyankin, M.Ed.  Founder & Executive Director

Elena V. Solodyankin, M.Ed.
Founder & Executive Director

Elena V. Solodyankin has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education. She founded an online Christian school in 2003, which is now Enlightium Academy. Since then, she guided the development of seven brick and mortar private schools along the west coast within church communities.

Mrs. Solodyankin has spoken at numerous educational conferences about the need for personalized Christian education and how she applied it to raising her three biological and five adopted children. She holds an M.Ed. in K-12 Guidance & Counseling from Whitworth University and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Leadership at Gonzaga University. Elena is ACSI and state certified. Throughout her career, she has been devoted to preparing the next generation of godly leaders by making a difference in their hearts and minds.
 


Attendance in Online Settings

Attendance in Online Settings

In traditional school settings, attendance means that students are in school for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, for a minimum of 180 school days. This adds up to about 1,050 instructional hours per academic year. In online school settings, the attendance policy simply requires that students log on, complete lessons, and “attend classes” by progressing in their school work.

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The Importance of Parental Involvement in a Child's Life

The Importance of Parental Involvement in a Child's Life

Throughout my educational experience, I have learned the importance of parental involvement in a child’s life. The involvement can take many forms: being a role model, instilling good habits, being consistent in discipline, and building good relationships. This can be done by taking the time to nurture a relationship with grace and love. Equipping children in such ways can help them overcome various life challenges. Since social interactions are vital for children’s development, let’s review how social interactions occur in the family.

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What is E-Learning?

What is E-Learning?

E-learning reflects the reality of how people learn in the 21st century. As more and more parents are choosing e-learning for their children, there is a need to respond to the following questions:

  1. What is e-learning?
  2. What are the benefits of e-learning?
  3. What are the challenges of e-learning?
  4. How does my child apply his/her personal strengths to e-learning?
  5. What is the future of e-learning?

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EA is Not Just a School, It's a Relationship, It's a Partnership, It's a Family

EA is Not Just a School, It's a Relationship, It's a Partnership, It's a Family

Research indicates that in online settings teachers having more genuine relationships with students and one-on-one interactions. Online students are able to practice their social and emotional learning on a personal level. Parents of online homeschooled students have more opportunities to get involved with their student’s learning than in a traditional brick-and-mortar environment.

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Learning Unfolds in Opportunities for Engagement in Practice

Learning Unfolds in Opportunities for Engagement in Practice

What kind of environment provides a proper context for learning to take place? This question is often asked by educators and parents. Let’s try to answer this question in a practical way so it can benefit students and satisfy parents’ and teachers’ expectations.

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Why Homeschooled Students Need Structure

Why Homeschooled Students Need Structure

Structure originates from the Latin word structura which means "a fitting together or building." When students work on assignments in a homeschool environment, it is important to have a set of rules. Research suggests that a student’s learning abilities improve in a structured environment.

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Parents as Leaders in Their Child's Education

Parents as Leaders in Their Child's Education

As a Christian educator, I believe that it is the parent’s, rather than the state’s, primary responsibility to take an active role in their child’s education. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).

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AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation

Accreditation ensures that other accredited schools and universities recognize our students’ transcripts, credits, and courses.
Anytime Learning

Anytime Learning

We take the classroom to wherever you may be, regardless of timezone, provided a reliable internet connection is available. Lessons can also be printed to be completed offline.
Anytime Enrollment

Anytime Enrollment

Students can enroll at any time during the year and counselors will work to align the coursework to match up to previously completed work from the other school.
Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview

Our program has a strong emphasis on incorporating the Christian worldview in everything we do. The curriculum and staff together provide a strong foundation for Christian living and firmness in faith.