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February and March Calendar - Updated
The Mission Program - New
The ACSI Day of Prayer - New
Teachers’ Notes - Updated
The Accounting Department - Updated
All High School Students - Updated
9th Grade Students - Updated
10th Grade Students - Updated
11th and 12th Grade Students - Updated
12th Grade Students - Updated
The Progress Department - Updated
Reach out to our dedicated support team!
- Email email@example.com
- Call 866-488-4818 option 8 for an operator
- See contact information by department
- Submit a Feedback Form to notify a school administrator
- Monday, March 2 - Wednesday, March 11: Parent-Teacher Conferences - review your student’s first semester progress and make plans for the second semester
- Wednesday, March 11: End of the third quarter - students will have access to Ignitia until 11:59 pm Pacific Time
- Thursday, March 12 - Sunday, March 15: Quarter break - students will not have access to Ignitia while Enlightium staff and faculty conduct quarter-end procedures
- Monday, March 16: Start of the fourth quarter - students will have access to Ignitia
- Monday, March 16 - Tuesday, March 31: Parent-Teacher Conferences - review your student’s first semester progress and make plans for the second semester
- Friday, March 27: Third quarter report cards will be emailed
Wednesday, April 1: Summer School registration begins
Thursday, April 2: PSAT/NMSQT registration (Grades 9-10)
Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10: Spring break - students will have access to Ignitia, no new assignments will be assigned, Enlightium’s office will be closed, and teacher support will be limited
Wednesday, April 22 - Friday, April 24: Stanford 10 Standardized Assessment (Grades 3-10). Students will have access to Ignitia and no new assignments will be assigned
Click here for a printable 2019–2020 calendar, which your student can post at their workstation. The printable calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is also available.
Click here to add a digital calendar to your Google calendar. You may need to create a Gmail account.
Date: Friday, June 12, 2020
Time: TBD; early afternoon
Duration: Approximately 1 hour
Ceremony Location: 828 W Indiana Ave, Spokane, WA 99205
- Quality Inn Downtown 4th Ave, 110 East 4th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a senior, but I'm unable to travel to Spokane for the ceremony. Will I still graduate?
Yes! Participating in the graduation ceremony is a fun opportunity for seniors; it is encouraged but not required. Enlightium will mail graduating students their diplomas if they are unable to attend.
Do I need to be a graduating senior to attend?
No. The graduation ceremony is open to currently enrolled students in grades PreK-12 and their families. We encourage families to travel to Spokane, Washington, if possible, to celebrate our graduating seniors and to attend the following picnic.
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Start date: Monday, June 8, 2020
End date: Friday, July 17, 2020
Summer school report cards/transcripts will be issued via email by July 31, 2020.
Let Enlightium Help You Give More This Christmas With Our Promotional Referral Gift ($200 Shared Per Student)
- 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 credit in tuition)
- Students - click here and earn up to $50 (first 20 submissions for this campaign are guaranteed to receive a $25 gift card)
- Parent-Teacher Conferences take place during the month of March 2019
- Visit the Parent-Teacher Conference page for more information and to register
Enlightium is now offering the Mission Program for students in grades 9 through 11. The Mission Program is an extracurricular program in which students will be awarded a certificate upon completion. The program is structured around the mind, heart, and hands. Students may grow together in their understanding of the Gospel, their affections for Christ, and their abilities to uniquely serve the world for Christ. We hope this will enrich the biblical foundation that you, as parents and guardians, are establishing in your students’ lives. Visit the Mission Program page for more information and to enroll your student(s) in the program.
The ASCI Day of Prayer takes place on Tuesday, February 18. This year's thematic verse is Romans 15:13, which says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Enlightium faculty and staff will take time throughout that day to pray for our school as well as education across the globe. If you would like more information regarding how to pray, check out ASCI's prayer guide.
- Gather non-perishable food items and donate them to a local food collection organization of your choice
- All high school students can use this time serving as community service, which is a graduation requirement
- NHS and NJHS students are permitted to use the time spent participating for their Honor Society goals
- All participants that donate a minimum of ten items and submit a video will receive an Enlightium t-shirt
- Be watching your inbox for more detailed instructions on how to submit your video
Students should reach out to their teachers if they have any questions about assignments or how to use the school’s Livebinder. The Livebinder is a compendium of resources that were handpicked or created by Enlightium teachers to help students with their assignments.
For students struggling to understand how to use programs like Ignitia, Turnitin, Flipgrid, or Livebinder, please reach out to a teacher for further explanation. Enlightium teachers are more than happy to assist with navigating these programs.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a statement
- Several states offer tax benefits for families with students enrolled in a private school. Enlightium created articles for several applicable states to help families see what tax benefits may be available: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin
- Disclaimer: The articles linked above are for informational purposes only and are not meant to replace the advice of a tax professional. It is important to remember that tax laws may change and each family's situation is unique
- We have many students that are already enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year! The Counseling Department is excited to begin the planning process with all early-enrollment students.
- The first step will be for the student to revisit their graduation plan. The graduation plan was sent prior to class assignments this year and is a working document that includes a tentative plan for the students’ remaining high school years. Students are able to provide comments and pick electives through the dropdown lists on the plan.
- The second step is to create a Calendly with your student’s counselor for next year to help finalize next year’s schedule. Counselors will begin discussing next year’s courses with students and families beginning in March.
- PSAT 8/9. Enlightium highly recommends that freshman take the PSAT 8/9. It provides students with 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 if 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 with 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 if 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.
- College Applications and Naviance Student. It is time to start completing college applications if you have not already. 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, and FAFSA guidance.
- 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 and find study resources to be prepared for the SAT.
- Official Mid-Year Transcripts. See the email “Enlightium: All Official Transcript Requests Required to go through Naviance Student Accounts” for details.
- Unofficial Mid-Year Transcripts. This year seniors received their unofficial midyear transcript via email. If you have any questions about the unofficial transcript, 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 (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.
- Please use the progress summary emails that are sent to the primary parent’s email address 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. 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.
- 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! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
- "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.
- 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.