Parent Updates

New Theology in Action Video Series: Comfort

EA’s latest Theology in Action Series, entitled Comfort: How the Bible Comforts, Helps, Strengthens, and Directs Us Every Day is finished with production! This series includes 11 videos with several EA staff and faculty members sharing personal experiences of various trials - from loss of a loved one to anxiety and depression.

In the first video of the series, Spiritual Support Director Mr. Robertson shares the basis for why we can find comfort in the Word of God - it has supremacy.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, October 31st: 1st Quarter report cards will be emailed

Wednesday, October 31st: National Honor Society Ceremony for students in grades 7–12; see “National Honor Society Ceremony” for more information

Thursday, November 1st - Friday, November 30th: Parent-Teacher Conferences; see “Parent-Teacher Conferences” for more information

Thursday, November 22nd - Sunday, November 25th: Thanksgiving Break; EA’s office will be closed and support will not be available, but students will have access to Ignitia

Friday, December 21st: End of the Second Quarter and First Semester

Monday, December 24th - Tuesday, January 1st: Winter Vacation; EA’s office will be closed and support will not be available, but students will have access to Ignitia

Wednesday, January 2nd - Sunday, January 6th: Winter Vacation; Ignitia will not be available to students

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

Click here to add a digital calendar (as seen above) to your Google calendar. You may need to create a Gmail account

October Accomplishments

  • The 2018-19 Student Council was elected
  • The National Honor Society Council selected students and will perform the induction ceremony on Wednesday, October 31st; see “National Honor Society Ceremony” below
  • The AIMS, Bridge, English Language Learner (ELL), and Gifted Programs, which are all new to EA this year, are up and running smoothly
    • The AIMS program was developed from Enlightium Academy’s acknowledgment of the restrictive laws that govern educational funding for students with academic challenges and our desire to support the needs of our students by providing academic interventions and accommodations without a Resident District ISP
    • The Bridge Program is available to students to provide any combination of short-term individualized resources, academic and schedule changes, and emotional support services to help distressed students
    • The English Language Learners (ELL) Program offers students whose first language is not English the opportunity to receive support in English language learning through modified courses, targeted English language practice and lessons, and instruction by an ELL certified instructor
    • The Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program's purpose 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
  • High school counselors conducted two webinars; see “College and Career Readiness Webinars” below
  • EA Bible studies for grades 3–12 are going very well
  • Faculty & Staff participated in an in-service hosted by Association of Christian School International with speaker Christopher Brooks

National Honor Society Ceremony

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for students in grades 9–12, while the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is for students in grades 6–8. Selection for the NHS and NJHS is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

The ceremony will be held on October 31st, 2018 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. Invitations to view live or at a later time will be provided at the start of the ceremony:

  • Through the Facebook Family Alliance
  • By email to the primary and secondary parents’ email addresses of the student being inducted

Parent Teacher Conferences - Last Chance to Register!

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences take place during the month of November for the first semester of the 2018–19 school year
  • The form must be submitted by Wednesday, October 31st to register. This deadline is set in stone, so be sure to submit the Parent-Teacher Conference Form at the link below.

Juniors and Seniors

  • If your student is a Junior or Senior, be sure to look out for communication from his/her counselor through Naviance about any due dates for application and registration when applying to a college or university.
  • Please review the Senior Fall Calendar College Checklist to best prepare for college.

College and Career Readiness Webinars

EA high school counselors hosted two webinars with Q&A sessions for students in grades 9–12 and their parents

Watch the Career Readiness Webinar.

Watch the College Readiness Webinar.

Spiritual Support

Enlightium Academy offers spiritual support and encourages spiritual development in our students and their families. Here are a few different ways this is accomplished:

Bi-Monthly Bible Studies:

Bible Teacher Mr. Preedy holds separate Bible Studies twice each month for students in Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. See EA’s Google Calendar for which days these occur.

Bi-Weekly Prayer Meetings:

The faculty and staff gather on Tuesdays and Thursdays to pray for the needs of EA’s students and families. You can submit a prayer request through EA’s Prayer Form or you can email or message a teacher.

Weekly Theology in Action Videos:

The EA Spiritual Support Team produces videos that cover different theological topics, from the Apostle’s Creed to the Lord’s Prayer. These are posted every Friday on EA’s Facebook page and in the Family Alliance Facebook group and can be found on YouTube as well.

Students are strongly encouraged to work ahead during the winter season so that an illness or holiday travel doesn’t result in the student falling behind in his/her coursework.

Bible teacher Mr. Preedy highlights important moments in the history of the Christian church.

Please review the courses assigned to your student to see how he/she is progressing and let his/her counselor know of any concerns. If any changes need to be made, it is usually best to make them sooner rather than later. You can review your student’s work either through his/her student portal or through the parent portal. Reach out to the Progress Department if you have any questions.

Progress reports for students in grades 3–12 will be emailed October 31st. Please check your email and review your student’s progress report.

    • 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 the 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 notice that your student has good grades and good progress, please congratulate him/her! It is an accomplishment worth celebrating!

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Parents and students are encouraged to review the EA's 2018-19 Family Handbook.