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December, January, and February Calendar - Updated
First Semester Extension - New
Grades PreK-2 - Updated
All High School Students - Updated
The Progress Department - Updated
- Friday, December 20: End of the second quarter and first semester
- Saturday, December 21 - Wednesday, January 1: Christmas Vacation; Enlightium Academy’s office will be closed and teacher support will not be available. However, students will have access to Ignitia and can use this time to catch up on past due assignments. While teacher support will not be available, they will check on requests for unlocking quizzes and tests only
- Thursday, January 2 - Sunday, January 5: Ignitia will not be available to students since teachers will be grading assignments. Students can work on printed assignments or enjoy Christmas Vacation.
- Monday, January 6: Beginning of third quarter and second semester
- Friday, January 10: Second quarter and first semester report cards are emailed for grades PreK-8
- Friday, January 17: First semester report cards are emailed for grades 9-11; first semester unofficial transcripts are emailed for grade 12
- Monday, January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Enlightium’s office will be closed and teacher support will not be available. Students will have access to Ignitia and can use the day to catch up or work ahead
- Monday, February 3: ACT/SAT Spring Registration for students in grades 9-12
- Monday, February 17: Presidents' Day; Enlightium’s office will be closed and teacher support will not be available. Students will 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.
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- June 11-14 (check-in anytime Thursday and checkout no later than Sunday)
- Group Rate: $147.36 per room per night (including taxes and fees)
- Group Rate Code: NI37W8
- 15 rooms available (families need to call to book the group rate)
- (509) 838-6101 or (800) 980-6101
- Any rooms not claimed by May 11, 2020 will be released from our group and open for sale to the general public
- Includes free airport shuttle and hot breakfast
The Family Weekend Retreat is scheduled for June 12-14 following the Graduation Ceremony. The Family Weekend Retreat will provide families and students an opportunity to connect, encourage one another, and make life-long friendships. This year’s retreat will be held at Riverview Bible Camp in the beautiful Pacific Northwest along the Pend Oreille River. Lodging, food, and fun activities are included.
Our desire for this retreat is to bring Enlightium families together, be an encouragement to one another, and celebrate the goodness of Jesus together. There will be worship services for families and students to pray, praise, and unite under God’s word.
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- For a limited time, we doubled our referral bonus to $100 per student for you and $100 for the referred family
- Your family can choose from either a $100 credit in tuition or a $100 Amazon gift card per referred student; the referred family will receive a $100 credit in tuition per referred student
- In order to receive this gift, the referred family must complete either of the following:
- Submit the enrollment form to transfer into the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year by January 31, 2020
- Submit the enrollment form to enroll early for the 2020-2021 school year by February 29, 2020
- Read our Referral Guide for easy steps on how to refer a friend, a neighbor, or a member of your extended family to Enlightium either in person or via social media channels
- Make a video telling others about the impact Enlightium has had for your family
- Parents - click here and earn up to $100 (first ten submissions for this campaign are guaranteed to receive a $50 gift card)
- Students - click here and earn up to $50 (first 20 submissions for this campaign are guaranteed to receive a $25 gift card)
- Friday, January 10: Report cards are sent for grades K-8
- Friday, January 17: Report cards are sent for grades 9-11 and transcripts are sent for grade 12
- Both report cards and transcripts will be sent via email
- If you do not receive your student’s report card or transcript by Monday, January 20, please contact submit the Report Card/Transcript Reissue Request Form
- Students in grades 9-12
- If your student is behind more than three weeks or has not completed at least 60% of assigned work, an extension of first semester is highly recommended.
- Please check your student’s progress in Ignitia, read the email that was sent on December 11 titled “Enlightium: Need More Time to Complete the 1st Semester?”, and use this opportunity for your student to complete the first semester.
- If your family does not request a first semester extension, unfinished assignments will be given zeros in courses with 75% completion or more. Courses with less than 75% completion will be given an “Incomplete” grade on the report card/transcript.
- Students in grades 3-8
- A first semester extension is not needed since the final deadline for their courses is the end of the school year in May 2020.
- Friday, December 20 is the end of first semester. Enlightium’s office will be closed but parents can submit work until January 1 at 11:59 pm PT
- January parent/teacher conferences are canceled, but you can still reach out to the Primary School Coordinator via email or phone if you have questions or concerns
- Students in grades 9-12 are required to complete 10 hours of community service every year they are enrolled in high school with Enlightium. All community service must be logged in the students’ x2VOL account found linked in students’ Naviance accounts. The x2VOL administrator has created a helpful video about community service and x2VOL. This time of year is an excellent time for Enlightium students to live out a heart of service. Deuteronomy 15:11, “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’”
- ACT/SAT Spring Registration information will be sent via email on Monday, February 3.
- 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.
- There are two windows of opportunity for Freshman to take the PSAT 8/9:
- Naviance Student. The 9th grade counselor would like to remind freshman to continue to complete the CCLR lessons and assigned tasks in their Naviance Student accounts. Many freshmen are taking advantage of the high school Career & Technical Education credit option. If earning high school credit for completing Naviance CCLR lessons interests your 9th grade student, please reach out to your student’s counselor.
- 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.
- SAT Practice. College Board has teamed up with Khan Academy. Khan Academy offers 15-minute daily 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.
- Prior Prior FAFSA. If your senior is thinking about going to college after high school, it is not too late to take advantage of Prior, Prior and fill out the FAFSA before the first of the New Year. There are a great deal of benefits to filling out the FAFSA early.
- College Applications and Naviance Student. It is time to start completing college applications. Valuable resources to start planning and preparing for College and a Career can be found in students’ Naviance accounts. Students can search for scholarships, requesting teacher recommendations, develop a college résumé or admissions essay, etc.
- ACT website. Students can find when the next ACT test is, how to expand a support network, plan financially, write a stellar résumé or college admissions essay, and much more.
- CollegeBoard website. Students gain access to valuable resources such as the ability to search for scholarships, find study resources to be prepared for the SAT.
- Official initial transcripts. See the email titled “Enlightium: All Official Transcript Requests Required to go through Naviance Student Accounts” for details.
- Unofficial initial transcripts. This year seniors will receive via email with their unofficial midyear transcript by January 17, 2020. If you have any questions about the unofficial transcript after it is emailed, please contact your counselor.
New students - Make sure you complete the math and English Placement Tests as soon as they are assigned. Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Returning students - Placement tests are not required.
If you would like to speed up the class assignment 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 (two years worth) 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.
- If you are planning to take time off before or after the Christmas Vacation or for any other planned or unplanned absences, please fill out the Absence Form on our website to ensure that the Progress Department is notified about your student’s excused absence.
- After Christmas Vacation you will not receive a progress summary until January 13, 2020, following the first week back to school.
- Please use the progress summary emails as a resource to view potential red flags and help your student avoid falling critically behind.
- If you notice poor grades or low progress, please log into your parent portal or into the student’s account 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.
- To check if your student is on track, please look at the assignment due dates. See if there are any assignments that were due several days ago but are not completed yet. You can also reach out to the Progress Department to discuss this.
- 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 email@example.com if you are still not receiving emails from Enlightium Academy.
- If you notice that your student has good grades and good progress, give them a high five! It is an accomplishment worth celebrating!
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
- "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 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.
- 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 students how to learn and give them tools to adapt in school and in the real world.
- Help students cultivate metacognitive and self-regulating techniques to promote brain development.
- Sharpen 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 students 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 students to explain what they know and think without being limited to one correct answer.
- 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.
- 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. For more information, please visit Enlightium’s Bible Study page. Please check the Enlightium Academy Google Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule regarding Bible Studies and more.
- You can find the Family Handbook and Family Handbook Checklist in the Parent Orientation.