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What Curriculum will iLumenEd Academy use for course work?

Foundational curriculum by BJU Press Health / PE (Apologia) Biblical Worldview track includes: Apologetics Hermeneutics Logic / Rhetoric Comparative Worldviews For more information, click here.

Is iLumenEd Academy Accredited?

We are partnering with the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) and will be fully accredited by the end of 2021. We will also acquire a dual accreditation with Middle States to ensure compliance with national and state standards.

What diploma paths will iLumenEd Academy offer?

iLumenEd Academy's Standard and Advanced diplomas are in alignment with the Virginia Department of Education's requirements.

What are the tuition costs and fees for iLumenEd?

  • K5 - Annual Tuition: $1,295
  • 1st - 2nd Grade Annual Tuition: $2,195
  • 3rd - 12th Grade Annual Tuition: $2,895
  • 3rd - 12th Grade "a la carte" Tuition: $550/course for a full school year (2 semesters)
  • Book fees range from $250 - $500 for full-time students depending on course selection.
  • Enrollment begins April 1 with $150 per student deposit that will be applied to the first month's tuition.
  • Payment options are annually, bi-annually, or monthly through automatic deduction utilizing FACTS tuition management system.
  • Scholarships and need-based financial aid options are available.
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When is the first day of school?

Classes begin on August 16, 2021.

If I need more information, who do I contact?

If you have additional questions about our program, please contact us at or 540-200-8388.

Is there a school calendar?

Yes, click here to view the 2021-22 academic calendar.

What technology will my children need in order to be successful?

Students may use any laptop or desktop purchased within the last five years. Cell phones or iPads cannot be used. Students will need to use the Chrome browser to complete all course work. To see further requirements, click here.

How will classes be offered and what type of scheduling will iLumenEd Academy utilize?

Families with students in 3 - 12 grades have the opportunity to participate in a grade level course load in its entirety or select courses à la carte through both a synchronous (live educationalists) and asynchronous (recorded) format. Recognizing the need for schedule flexibility for families, courses are scheduled around a university model with Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday sequences. Fridays remain open for independent study and one-on-one tutoring opportunities. 1st - 2nd grade students will have a set time to complete math, English Language Arts, and Bible with the educationalists. The other courses are self-paced through the BJU CCO video platfom. The educationalist is there to support the learning throughout the process. Kindergarten students utilize the BJU CCO video platfrom with a self-paced model utilizing a facilitator to help guide the course content.

What is iLumenEd Academy's Statement of Faith?

The following statement is the basic spiritual foundation for iLumenEd Academy.
• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
• We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• We believe in the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
• We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.
• We believe that all humanity is born under the curse of sin and can only be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
• We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
• We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved: the saved unto the resurrection of life and the unsaved unto the resurrection of damnation.
• We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
• We believe in the Genesis account of Creation.
• We believe marriage was instituted by God as a lifelong union between one man and one woman.

Can Christian schools partner with iLumenEd Academy?

Yes, our vision is to give millions of children a biblical worldview. ILA desires to partner with schools to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to continue this endeavor. Significant discounts are available to schools who partner with iLumenEd Academy. Please contact Gretchen Pike at or set up a one-on-one meeting utilzing the following link to request a personal conference call to understand how we can best support your school. - Gretchen Pike Calendly Link

Does iLumenEd Academy have special resources to support with special learning needs?

Yes, we have specially trained educationalists to support students with specific learning needs. An initial interview and potential assessment will be used to determine what level of support may be needed. For those families desiring individualized support, additional services are available at a low additional cost of $500 per student per year.

What school offerings are available for my K5 through 2nd grader?

The 1st - 2nd grade program is a hybrid program utilizing the BJU Press Christian Classroom Online (CCO) video lessons for Bible, social sciences and science as well as a live certified educationalist teaching English Language Arts, and math. This program merges the parent/teacher partnership in order to ensure the student's success. It is required that the parent be involved in the learning of the 1st - 2nd grade student. The educationalist will provide grading, lessons, and parental/tutor coaching as needed. Each 1st - 2nd grade student will be enrolled in iLumenEd Academy and all records, etc., will be handled by iLumenEd Academy. Kindergarten students need adult or parent support when learning from home and utilizing a virtual option. Therefore, iLumenEd Academy utilizes the BJU Press Christian Classroom Online (CCO) platform for all Kindergarten courses with a facilitator to help guide the course content.