Searchlight® Virtual School Policies - Youth Division
The programs used by the Searchlight® Virtual School are approved by the Office of Catechetical Leadership
and Youth Ministry Formation, Diocese of Palm Beach.
The information, software, and print materials contained on the Searchlight® Virtual School web site are the property of Ocean East Publishing and the Searchlight® Virtual School. Materials are intended for individual use only. Downloading or distributing materials for any other use is prohibited.
The “Adult Facilitator” (parent or legal guardian) will have the responsibility to:
Initiate and complete the enrollment process
Purchase the subscription
Review the online class materials
Assist and monitor the student through the courses of study*
Review and submit the completed class worksheets, quizzes, and tests to the Searchlight® Virtual School School for assessment
Communicate with the Searchlight® Virtual School representative throughout the year
*The interactive programs and the online class materials that go with each program employ a step-by-step learning system that requires minimal supervision. The learning process is "open-book." Students are encouraged to refer back to the content sections when answering questions. This includes quizzes and tests.
Please read all directions provided on the pages of this web site. They have been included to guide you through the Searchlight® Virtual School site.
Three internet browser plug-ins are needed.
These are free downloads from Adobe.com.
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader: To open and use the electronic forms and course materials
Adobe Shockwave® Player: To access the online course tutorials
Adobe Flash® Player: To support certain visual and audio elements used on this web site
Participation in the Searchlight® Virtual School requires a parent or legal guardian to initiate and complete the enrollment process.
After the enrollment form has been received by the Searchlight® Virtual School, a representative will contact the parent or legal guardian on file to review the information. At this time the parent/legal guardian will have the opportunity to voice any questions or concerns.
A notification of acceptance into the Searchlight® Virtual School will be e-mailed to the parent/legal guardian and the child’s registered parish.
When notification of acceptance has been received, a parent or legal guardian may purchase the Searchlight®Subscription Plan. Click on the “Subscriptions” button at the top of the screen and choose "Youth Division" from the dropdown menu. Prior to ordering a Seachlight® Subscription, carefully review the information provided, as refunds are not permitted. Please print your subscription receipt as proof of payment.
A Searchlight® Subscription Plan is necessary for receiving and downloading the online class materials. Purchase the appropriate subscription plan before registering for the classes.
An electronic registration form must be submitted prior to beginning each class. When the registration form is received, the appropriate class materials will be sent to the Adult Facilitator's e-mail address. These materials will be sent as PDF attachment(s).
The classes should be completed in the order provided below. It has been estimated that the classes can be completed comfortably within the following timeframes:
Searchlight On Faith: The Basics -- 4-6 weeks
Deepening Your Knowledge and Faith in the Person
of Jesus Christ -- 8-14 weeks
Confimation: Seven Symbols in One Sacrament -- 1 hour and 15 minutes
The Contemporary Issues Course -- 1-3 weeks
Building A Culture of Life: The Church's Social Teachings -- 6-8 weeks
The Scorpion Files: Lies Satan Tells to Young Catholics -- 10-15 weeks
Students may elect to complete the classes in shorter or longer timeframes than those suggested above. Each subscription plan is good for one year.
Enrolled Searchlight® Virtual School students will receive electronic Certificates of Completion after the required course materials (worksheets, quizzes/tests) have been submitted and accepted by the Searchlight® Virtual School. Course completion certificates will be issued by the Office of Catechetical Leadership and Youth Ministry Formation, Diocese of Palm Beach. Certificates should be printed and kept on file for future reference.
Certificates of Completion are forwarded to the Parish Catechetical Leader (i.e. Director of Religious Education or Coordinator of Youth Ministry) of the student's registered parish. For students outside the Diocese of Palm Beach, certificates are mailed directly to the Adult Facilitator, unless the diocese is an Independent or Affiliate Participator. For participating dioceses certificates will be sent according to the agreement established between the diocese and the Searchlight® Virtual School.
When the required courses for either level of the Youth Evangelizer Certification are completed (Basic or Intermediate), the Diocese of Palm Beach (or the participating diocese) will issue the Diocesan Youth Evangelizer Certification.
For additional information, or if you have further questions regarding these classes or policies, please click here.
The Searchlight® Virtual School
Engaging Catholics in the study of their faith and preparing them for today's challenges ... ONLINE!
The Searchlight® Virtual School is a division of Ocean East Publishing.
The Searchlight® Software programs presented on this web site are the property of Ocean East Publishing.