Highlights for October, 2019

  • The end of Quarter 1 is approaching
    • Wednesday, October 16: The end of the 1st Quarter; students will have access to the curriculum until 11:59 pm PT.
    • Thursday, October 17 - Sunday, October 20: Quarter Break; students will not have access to Ignitia
      • Students can print off their lessons and projects from Ignitia ahead of time and work on them during the break
    • Monday, October 21: The start of the 2nd Quarter; students will have access to Ignitia.
  • The Student Council Election is Friday, October 11 - Tuesday, October 15. All currently enrolled students will be provided a link to vote through Ignitia
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences will be during the month of November; a registration form will be sent via email on October 21



Table of Contents


Required Read

October and November Calendar - Updated

Student Social Opportunities - Updated

Teachers' Notes - New

Parent-Teacher Conferences - New

Spiritual Awareness Day Video - New

Addendums to the Family Handbook - New


Required Read if Applicable

All High School Students - New

9th Grade Students - New

10th Grade Students - New

11th and 12th Grade Students - New


Required Read if a New Family

The Admissions Department

The Accounting Department


Required to Read at Least Once

The Bridge Program

Gifted and Higher-Level Learner - Updated

Spiritual Support

The Referral Program




Required Read


October and November Calendar

  • Friday, October 11 - Tuesday, October 15: Student Council Election; all currently enrolled students will be provided a link to vote through Ignitia
  • Wednesday, October 16: The end of the 1st Quarter; students will have access to the curriculum until 11:59 pm PT.
  • Thursday, October 17: Student Council Ceremony; a slideshow will be presented on the Facebook Family Alliance
  • Thursday, October 17 - Sunday, October 20: Quarter Break; students will not have access to Ignitia
    • Students can print off their lessons and projects from Ignitia ahead of time and work on them during the break
  • Monday, October 21: The start of the 2nd Quarter; students will have access to Ignitia.
  • Friday, November 1 - Wednesday, November 27: Parent-Teacher Conferences; parents will receive registration forms mid-October
  • Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November, 29: Thanksgiving Break; Enlightium’s office will be closed and teacher support will not be available. Students will still have access to Ignitia and can use the day to catch up or work ahead.


Click here for a printable 2019–2020 calendar, which your student can post at his/her workstation.


Click here to add a digital calendar to your Google calendar. You may need to create a Gmail account.



Student Social Opportunities


Thank you to all families who registered their student for a social opportunity or submitted a waiver request. Our team is excited for this school year and the social events that will bring students closer to teachers and other students.


Next Steps:

  • Bible Studies - Students receive an invitation through Ignitia to join; students will need to attend starting in October
  • Book Club - Book Club leaders sent an email to the address provided on the registration form with student expectations; the first meeting for each group is in October
  • Math Olympics - The Math Olympics Coordinator sent an email to the address provided on the registration form; the first practice session is October 3
  • Speech Meet - The Event Coordinator sent an email to the address provided on the registration form; Round 1 videos are due November 17
  • Spelling Bee - The Spelling Bee Coordinator sent an email to the address provided on the registration form; Round 1 starts September 21
  • Student Council - The Student Council Lead Advisor sent an email to the address provided on the registration form; due dates for submitting election videos and posters is October 7
  • Young Illustrators - The Event Coordinator sent an email to the address provided on the registration form with more information; books are due by January 12


Teachers' Notes


After a full six weeks of school, we hope that students have developed a rhythm of completing their school work while managing other areas of their social life. If not, parents may want to sit down with each of their children to map out a clear daily/weekly schedule to keep them on track. 


If a student is failing a course, we encourage the parents to reach out to the teachers for help in that subject. Teachers are more than happy to work with each family to ensure success for their student. 



Parent-Teacher Conferences: Registration Opens October 21


  • Parent-Teacher Conferences take place during the month of November 2018.
  • A Parent-Teacher Conference is a meeting held over email or phone between the parents/guardians of a student and the student’s teacher. Both parties discuss the student’s strengths and weaknesses in a particular course to determine how to best assist the student in moving forward.
  • Most families have conferences in only 1-2 courses for each student; it is recommended to hold conferences only in courses where the student is struggling.
  • An email will be provided to families to register for Parent-Teacher Conferences in mid-October.



Spiritual Awareness Day Video


  • September 27 was Spiritual Awareness Day; the theme was “Spiritual Warfare”
  • God is good, but the enemy seeks to defame His goodness. As humans, we get caught up in this battle over God's name. This sermon gives us a practical approach to standing our ground when Satan and his minions attack us




Addendums to the Family Handbook


The following addendums have been added to the Family Handbook:

  • August 1, 2019 
    • The previous version under “Summer School and Extensions” incorrectly stated that students with a 70% completion at the end of summer school would receive zeros for incomplete assignments. The correct percentage is 75%.
    • Removed “Teachers contact student” as EA responsibility after one week of inactivity by the student in the “Attendance Policy” section.
  • September 12, 2019
    • The final paragraph under “High School Graduation Requirements Policy” was updated to provide more accurate information in regards to online schooling based on AdvancEd and ACSI guidelines. 

You can find the Family Handbook and Family Handbook Checklist in the Parent Orientation.



Required Read if Applicable


All High School Students


  • October 16th, 2019 marks the last day of Quarter 1. If your student is not around 50% complete in all courses by then, you may want to schedule a Calendly appointment with your student’s counselor to discuss possible options to support your student's success.


9th Grade


  • PSAT 8/9. Enlightium highly recommends that Freshman take the PSAT 8/9. It provides students a head start in the skills and knowledge that will be tested on the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. It measures what students have already learned and shows where they are on track for college, while providing a direct connection to Khan Academy for practice and improvement. That means students will have more time to practice and improve prior to taking the SAT. 
    • There are two windows of opportunity for Freshman to take the PSAT 8/9: 
      • September 23, 2019 - March 27, 2020
      • April 14 - 20, 2020
    • If your student is a Freshman and is interested in getting a head start on the SAT please contact your local school district and get registered. 


10th Grade


  • PSAT 10. Enlightium highly recommends that Sophomores take the PSAT 10. It provides students a head start in the skills and knowledge that will be tested on the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT. It measures what students have already learned and shows where they are on track for college, while providing a direct connection to Khan Academy for practice and improvement. That means students will have more time to practice and improve prior to taking the SAT. 
  • There are two windows of opportunity for Sophomores to take the PSAT 10:
    • February 24th, 2019 - March 27, 2020 
    • April 14 - 30th, 2020. 
  • If your student is a Sophomore and is interested in getting a head start on the SAT please contact your local school district and get registered.


11th and 12th Grade


  • SAT Practice. College Board has teamed up with Khan Academy. Khan Academy offers 15 minutes a day practice sessions tailored to each student’s current knowledge and preparedness for college. If your student took the PSAT/NMSQT the results can automatically be connected to Khan Academy through your student’s College Board account. Enlightium offers a 0.25 CTE High School credit to Juniors (even if they didn’t take the PSAT/NMSQT) that would like to practice for the SAT using the Khan Academy platform. Please contact your student’s counselor to find out more.


Required Read if a New Family


The Admissions Department

  • Placement Tests

    • New students - Make sure you complete the math and English Placement Tests as soon as they are assigned. Email admissions@enlightiumacademy.com if you have any questions.

    • Returning students - Placement tests are not required.

  • If you would like to speed up the class assignment process:

    1. Please have your child complete the placement tests within days of receiving the Placement Test Assignment Notification

    2. Send us a copy of your child’s report card (two year’s worth) or transcript for high school. You can send the records to records@enlightiumacademy.com.

  • An overview of your student’s account can be accessed through your parent portal.

  • Individual units and lessons within courses, can be accessed through your student’s Ignitia account.


The Accounting Department

  • Within three days of enrolling, or before the end of the month, the first tuition payment may be scheduled or charged with the card on file and an email will be sent explaining how the remaining payments have been set up. The amount charged will be based on information provided in the application; if the final tuition differs than what the application states, the difference will be communicated to the family via email and remaining payments adjusted accordingly.

    • If you would like to adjust the card on file, date of payment, or anything else, please email billing@enlightiumacademy.com or call 866-488-4818 option 6.

  • 14 days after starting courses, there is a $5 fee for changing the payment date one time and a $15 fee for changing ALL remaining payment dates.

  • As a reminder, tuition is paid either as a lump sum at the time of enrollment or spread out into monthly payments until the end of the school year. Families do not pay for “monthly access” to the curriculum. Please know that tuition payments may continue beyond the school year in order to keep monthly payments lower, depending on when your family enrolled and what arrangements were made. You can email billing@enlightiumacademy.com if you have any questions or would like to find out how many payments are remaining on your account.




Required to Read at Least Once


The Bridge Program


The Bridge Program was designed to benefit students in grades 6-12 and their families in providing academic and motivational support for students. The Bridge Team takes adequate time to:

  • Know your student’s academic situation and struggles 

  • Help your student come up with goals to get back on track in progressing through the courses 

  • Help bring up low and/or failing grades 

  • Equip your student with resources to work independently in case he/she struggles academically in the future

This support provides the accountability, encouragement, and motivation that many students may need in an online school setting. Enlightium believes that by giving students extra support and encouragement, we will help them to see that they have God-given abilities to be successful and confident in life.



Gifted and Higher-Level Learner (GHLL)


  • The Gifted and Higher-Level Learner (GHLL) Program is now available to students in grades 5-8. The purpose of Enlightium’s GHLL Program is to meet the uniquely advanced needs of gifted, talented, and highly capable learners by providing opportunities to learn and progress at individual paces, levels, and abilities
  • If you think your student might be a good fit for this program, please fill out this form to let us know that you are interested


Spiritual Support

  • The Enlightium Prayer Support Team leads staff and faculty in prayer each week for the school, our students, and their families. We encourage students to reach out to staff or faculty with prayer requests and we encourage families to use the Prayer Request Form on our website to submit prayer requests


The Referral Program


If you’re having a great experience at Enlightium, take advantage of our Referral Program. With the Referral Program, you can refer a friend, a neighbor, or a member of your extended family to Enlightium. Both you and the referred family will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or a $50 credit on tuition. The referred party will receive a $50 credit on tuition upon writing your name in the referral section on the application. Check out Enlightium Academy’s Referral Program page for more information.


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