- September and October Calendar
- Student Social Week
- Teachers' Notes
- The Admissions Department
- The Accounting Department
- Progress Monitoring
- Intervention Program
- Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program
- Spiritual Support
- Referral Program
- Family Handbook
September and October Calendar - UPDATED
*11:59 pm Pacific Time
- Monday, September 7: Labor Day. Enlightium’s office will be closed, and teacher support will not be available. Students will have access to courses and can use the day to catch up or work ahead
- Monday, September 14 - Friday, September 18: Student Social Week; students will be able to register for a social event during the school year or submit a waiver. More information will be sent via email the week of Student Social Week
- Friday, September 25: Spiritual Awareness Day; a video to watch and then discuss as a family will be sent via email and posted on the Facebook Family Alliance
- Quarter Break
- Wednesday, October 14: The end of Quarter 1; students will have access to the curriculum until 11:59 pm PT*
- Thursday, October 15 - Sunday, October 18: Quarter Break; students will not have access to Ignitia
- Monday, October 19: The start of Quarter 2; students will have access to Ignitia.
- Friday, October 30: Quarter 1 report cards issued
12:59 am Mountain Time
1:59 am Central Time
2:59 am Eastern Time
Click here for a printable 2020–2021 calendar, which your student can post at their workstation; this calendar includes summer school dates.
Click here to add a digital calendar to your Google calendar. You may need to create a Gmail account.
Keep an Eye On Your Emails - NEW
- Email is the primary method of communication from Enlightium’s team to your family. If you are a new family, be sure to check your spam as some communication ends up there. We ask that you take a moment to mark Enlighitum’s email as “not spam” to ensure that you receive all future communication that is intended to benefit your family.
- During September, you will receive additional emails about Student Social Week (on September 14) and Spiritual Awareness Day (on September 25).
- If you feel you are not receiving critical emails, please ensure you whitelist enlightiumacademy.com in your email. You can also check your spam folder as well as other folders for emails from Enlightium and fill out this form to indicate that you are not receiving critical emails.
Student Social Week- NEW
- Student Social Week is coming soon! We are continuing and improving several ways for your student to get involved and connect with other students:
- Bible Studies
- Book Clubs
- Math Olympics
- Running for Student Council (2 remaining positions)
- Speech Meet
- Spelling Bee
- Young Illustrators
- Enlightium will also be offering two new social activities:
- Social Ambassadors - where students post on different social media platforms about their experiences as an Enlightium student.
- One new social opportunity for students chosen by you. We’ll launch a poll during Labor Day weekend on the Facebook Family Alliance. If you have not already, join the Family Alliance to be a part of that poll.
- Student Social Week is September 14-18. Registration will last the entire week.
- Students in grades 1-12 will choose one social opportunity through Enlightium.
- Families can request a waiver to not participate in a social opportunity; this is available if the student is already participating in social activities such as sports or drama, or if the student is focused on their academics.
- An email will be sent the weekend before Student Social Week with more details and a link to register for an activity or submit a waiver!
Introducing Project Forecasts - NEW
- Enlightium is excited to introduce the new Project Forecast resources!
- Each Ignitia course with projects has a printable schedule with projects
- Unit (this indicates when your student will be assigned the project during the semester or year )
- Type (activity, project, essay, reflection, or lab)
- Difficulty level
- Estimated time of completion
- Each Project Forecast can be found on Enlightium’s website under the course description
Access Your Supply Lists
- During the summer, teachers reviewed and updated each Ignitia course
- Supply lists were updated to reflect the course updates
- To find your student’s courses’ supply lists
- Visit the Supply List page
- Select your student’s grade level
- For each course, look for either notice:
- “ACCESS SUPPLY LIST”, or
- “This course has no required purchases.”
Teachers’ Notes - UPDATED
The school year is underway, and our teachers have enjoyed welcoming old and new students into their classrooms! We understand that for many of our students, this is their first year at an online school, and our teachers would love to help students and their families transition smoothly. So, whether you are a returning family or a new family, if you need help or have questions about the program, please reach out to your student’s teachers!
We want to encourage our students to reach out and ask their teachers for help as they encounter questions about assignments and the content they are learning. Ready and wanting to share their wealth of knowledge and resources, our teachers are prepared to guide students through their courses. As a primary resource for assignment help, we encourage our students to utilize the resources their teachers have collected in the LiveBinders.
We continue to pray for our students and their families during these unprecedented times, and we are grateful that you have chosen our school to continue the education of your children.
Required Read for New Families
The Admissions Department
- If your family enrolled on or after August 21, please review the Admissions During the High Volume of Enrollment page for completing enrollment steps.
- Placement Tests
- New students - Make sure you complete the Math and English Placement Tests as soon as they are assigned. Email Mrs. Suk at email@example.com if you have any questions
- If you would like to speed up the process:
- Please have your child complete the placement tests within days of receiving the Placement Test Assignment Notification
- Send us a copy of your child’s report card (for the last two years) or transcript for high school. You can send the records to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- Counselors send important information to their students and their families via email. Be on the lookout for emails from your student’s counselor (such as college admissions, testing, and community service updates) and reply to the counselor if you have any questions or concerns.
The Accounting Department
- Some parents call in asking for our Tax ID number. Keep in mind that, even though a handful of states have tax benefits for private school enrollment, a Tax ID is not required for those credits. A Tax ID is only needed to receive federal credits on college tuition. Enlightium Academy will not be issuing 1098-T statements since only colleges and universities provide those statements. If you need your history of payments in 2019, email email@example.com to request a statement.
- We make it a priority to keep you informed of your student’s progress each week. Progress summary emails are sent to the primary parent’s email address as a resource to help identify potential issues and keep students from falling behind.
- Please submit an absence form only if an absence prevents your student from completing their weekly course work.
- If you notice poor grades or low progress, please log into your parent portal or into the student portal to check what your child is struggling with (lessons, quizzes, projects, or tests). Please reach out to your student’s teachers or counselor to discuss ways to improve low grades.
- If you did not receive an email but your student has attended a full week of school, please ensure you whitelist enlightiumacademy.com in your email. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are still not receiving emails from Enlightium Academy.
Required Read if Applicable
Enlightium Academy’s Intervention program is designed to support Enlightium’s students that are struggling academically regardless of grade or support level, with the exception of the parent-led Bronze Package.
The Intervention Team takes time to carefully review students and their unique challenges so that we can equip them with the necessary tools for academic success. We strive to help students make the most of their academic resources while promoting a growth mindset and cultivating effective learning habits. Our goal is to help our students to overcome their ongoing challenges so that they can become lifelong, independent learners.
Gifted and Higher-Level Learner (GHLL)
- Is your child gifted or highly capable? Is your child advanced in any way? Does your child need to be challenged beyond their grade-level curriculum to excel? Enlightium’s Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program provides the opportunity to unlock your child’s potential and elevate their learning to higher levels!
- "Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." -Leo Buscaglia
- The Gifted and Higher-Level Learner (GHLL) Program is 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 the individual student’s own pace, level, and ability
- The GHLL Program is designed to:
- Provide one-on-one mentoring, evidence-based practices, specialized instruction, and project-based curriculum
- Enhance higher-level thinking, promote creative learning experiences, progress learning, maximize potential, and develop skills to solidify strengths and improve weaknesses
- Teach your student how to learn and give them the tools to adapt in school and in the real world
- Help your student cultivate metacognitive and self-regulating techniques to promote brain development
- Sharpen your student’s ability to achieve success, help others, and grow in their walk with the Lord by understanding self-awareness, evaluating motivations, and exploring individual God-given purpose
- Mentor your student to make positive Christ-centered changes within themselves, their families, their communities, and the world
- Facilitate student-directed learning and peer collaboration
- Ask mostly open-ended questions to allow your student to explain what they know and think without being limited to one correct answer
- Visit the Gifted and Higher-Level Learner page for more information. 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
Required to Read at Least Once
- 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.
- Bible Studies are available for students in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. If your student is not in summer school, but would like to continue with Bible Studies, you may find the Bible Study coordinator information on our Bible Studies page.
- 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.
- Click here to access Enlightium’s Family Handbook. Please send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.