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We subsidize a portion of shipping costs. Shipping rates are based on a percentage of order subtotal:
Up to $44.50 $4.00
Over $500.00 6%
Rush (minimum of $4.00) 22%
Up to $30.80 $4.00
Over $500.00 10%
Rush (minimum of $4.00) 26%
INTERNATIONAL: The shipping rate for International is 20% of order subtotal.
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Before returning any material, contact the Order Department for a return authorization number. Write the number on the outside of the package. All returns should be in saleable condition to receive credit (original condition and current edition). Non-saleable items will be disposed of by Christian Light. US customers should allow up to 30 days to process your return; Canadian and foreign customers should allow up to 60 days.
We do not issue credit for shipping fees, COD fees, or sample packets.
Credit will be given as follows for books and curriculum:
Postmarked by 45 days: 100% credit
Postmarked between 45-90 days: 50% credit
After 90 days: No credit
Sunday school materials: 50% credit
Story papers subscriptions: 100% credit for remainder of subscription.
You can order printed copies of the test for $2.00 each, but the file is available to be printed for free. The download link is listed on the page with the diagnostic tests.
Go the Shop Curriculum page, and then select either By Subject or By Grade. Navigate to the specific subject and grade level of the course you are interested in. Click View Samples or Order Individual LightUnits. On some products, you will need to click Learn More and then click See a Sample.
For samples of Teacher's Guides and Diagnostic tests, click the See a Sample button that appears under the image.
Samples of tracts can also be found by clicking the See a Sample button shown under the image.
Christian Light Education published its first LightUnits in 1980 under an agreement with Alpha Omega Publications that allowed Christian Light to revise and publish some of Alpha Omega’s material.
Christian Light later began writing its own curriculum. These new courses were called Sunrise Edition to distinguish them from previous courses. Ever since, we have worked nonstop to create new curriculum, releasing new courses regularly.
The following courses are not yet available in Sunrise Edition:
Bible: Grades 10-12
Math: Grades 10-12
Science: Grades 3, 4, 7-12
Social Studies: Grades 9-12
These older courses are printed in a single color, do not have daily lesson divisions, and do not feature the Sunrise Edition model of incremental learning and continuous review.
Christian Light is a conservative Mennonite publisher. You can learn more about what we believe here. Like many evangelical groups, Mennonites (also known as Anabaptists), trace their roots to the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s.
We are privileged to serve many non-Mennonite families who appreciate our curriculum and values. Our curriculum reflects the values of a strong work ethic, a simple lifestyle, good stewardship, family and brotherhood, separation from the world, and returning good for evil. You’ll notice that artwork shows Mennonite styles of dress with women wearing head coverings.
If you have any further questions about this, feel free to call, e-mail, or chat with us! We’d like to hear from you.
LightUnit Study Method: A LightUnit is a workbook that includes lesson text, exercises, quizzes, and test all in one. Students write their answers in the LightUnit. For Reading and most Social Studies courses, the exercises in the LightUnits are based on a reader or textbook.
Worksheet Study Method: A few courses have the option of a Worksheet study method in addition to the LightUnit study method. Worksheets accompany a textbook or reader and are designed for classroom environments where teachers are more actively involved in providing guidance, instruction, and review. Quizzes and tests are sold as a separate item.
Textbook Study Method: Instead of using LightUnits or Worksheets, this study option for Math, Social Studies, and Science courses uses exercises directly from the textbook and requires more teacher involvement. This method is designed for classrooms where teachers are actively involved in providing instruction and review.
A student needs to complete one LightUnit in each course every seventeen days in order to complete the whole grade level in one school year while allowing for field trips or sick days.
The daily work between quizzes should be checked and corrected every day. The final grade for the LightUnit is based on the LightUnit test or the average of quizzes and the LightUnit test.
The LightUnit test is stapled into the middle of the LightUnit so that it can be pulled out and stored in a secure place. Also remove the quizzes found in the back of the LightUnit (except for some Reading LightUnits where they are in the middle with the tests). Students should not have access to the test or the quizzes before they are ready to take them.
The answers to the quizzes are next to the LightUnit test answers in the middle of the answer key. If students score their work themselves, pull out the answers to the tests and quizzes and store them in a secure place.
Use the first box to write down the student’s raw score (number of points correct); the second box the percent score; and the last box the parent’s or teacher’s initials, stating they have checked over the student’s progress.
Not unless you wish for the student to do his own scoring. Answers in the Teacher’s Guide (where available) are reduced in size compared to the size of the student LightUnit.
Christian Light’s philosophy is that students should be placed at their independent working level—where they can work comfortably on their own and at their own pace. Our self-paced curriculum is often a good fit for learning-disabled children.
We issue a Certificate of Recognition for students who are mentally incapable of meeting our graduation requirements and yet have reached their highest level of achievement as assessed by the student’s educational authorities.