Academic Progress & Accountability
Enlightium Academy (EA) has developed the Progress Department to assist families with students in grades 3–12 in keeping track of students’ progress. The purpose of the Progress Department is to help parents keep their students accountable, to support students’ success in education, and to ensure compliance with the truancy policy as required by EA’s accreditation.
The EA Progress Department’s vision and mission statement: “The Progress Department's goal is to help students become independent learners and responsible for their schoolwork so that they can glorify God through their success. We intend to accomplish this by keeping students accountable through timely and accurate communication about their performance and by continuously improving and optimizing workflows.”
What Does the Progress Department Do?
The Progress Department tracks students’ progress weekly to ensure students are completing a sufficient amount of work on a weekly basis to finish the school year on time. An email notification is sent out to all families regarding their student’s progress.
If a student continually falls behind without catching up on missed work, the Progress Department will communicate this to the parent(s) via email or phone (depending on the severity of the situation) and eventually take additional steps to keep the student accountable for catching up with assigned work.
Balancing Flexibility and Accountability
The Progress Department has several policies in place to help keep students accountable for their school work on a consistent basis and to ensure adequate communication is established with families about their students’ progress. Even with these policies in place, many families enroll with Enlightium Academy because of the flexibility that EA offers:
- EA students can work at any time of the day and any days of the week, as long as they keep up with assigned work on a weekly basis and finish on time at the end of each quarter, semester, and school year.
- If a student is unable to finish assigned work during a given week due to illness, travel, or other reasons, please fill out the Absence Form ahead of time or immediately after the absence. This will prevent a student from incurring any penalties for falling behind. However, students are responsible for keeping up with school work and parents are responsible for providing sufficient documentation for excessive absences.
- If coursework is not completed by the assigned deadline, an extension may be granted depending on the situation and type of deadline.
- Schoolwork is accounted for on a weekly basis rather than a daily basis, so students are only held accountable for completing sufficient work for the week. The EA Progress Department recommends working daily (Monday-Friday) on school assignments, similar to a regular school setting. However, a student may work more on some days than others or additional days with less hours each day, as long as sufficient work is completed each week.
- Accommodations may be given for families with frequent delays in progress if the situation warrants it and if sufficient documentation is provided (ongoing illness, frequent travel, etc.). Additionally, EA’s optional Bridge Program allows for greater flexibility as arranged by the coordinator of that program.
How Does the Progress Department Handle Truancy?
As an accredited online school, EA is responsible to hold students accountable regarding their progress. Though we are flexible and work with families in varying situations, extended periods of extremely low activity without sufficient documentation can result in a student being withdrawn from EA. To prevent students who are at risk of being withdrawn, the Progress Department sends weekly email notices to the family with warnings. In addition, EA counselors reach out to families by phone after multiple weeks of truant behavior. After numerous attempts to get in contact with the family, if the family does not communicate with EA, and if the student continues to show truant behavior, the student is withdrawn from EA and the family notified by email.
Please be aware that receiving an email about low progress does not mean the student will be withdrawn. Families are encouraged to reply to these emails or contact the EA Progress Department by phone to find a solution for the student. Students who are showing truant behavior due to emotional distress caused by their circumstances may be directed to EA’s Bridge Program to provide additional support and instruction to get them back on track.
Available Resources for Parents
The Progress Department has many resources that can help parents stay informed, including, but not limited to, weekly email notices detailing student progress. Two specific resources described below have proven to be useful for parents, helping them to effectively monitor their student’s progress.
First, the EA Progress Department offers detailed reports that can provide more information concerning student’s progress. Reports are provided upon request and can include helpful information such as:
- Total completed assignments per class
- Daily login/logout times
- Times that an assignment was started and submitted
- Length of time spent to complete any given assignment
- Length of time spent in the Ignitia curriculum daily
- Current grades
Another helpful resource is the parent portal. This is an account assigned to the parents of individual students, which provides parents an overview of their student’s progress. At any time the following information is available through the parent portal:
- Current courses
- Percentage completed for each class and unit
- Current grade for each course
- Final grade for each lesson, quiz, and test
- Completion and due dates for all assignments
The student portal may also be used to review recent progress and grades with the student.
General Questions and Generating Reports. If your student needs any help with getting back on schedule, if you want a report generated, or if you need guidance concerning your student’s accountability, feel free to contact the Progress Department by phone or email:
Call: 509-319-2288 option 3
Toll Free: 866-488-4818 option 3
Andrey Karpov, Progress Director & Accounting Support
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12
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