Serving the Diocese of Palm Beach ... and Beyond
Approved by the Office of Catechetical Leadership, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Formation • Anthony C. Marchica, Director
The Enrollment Process and Application
Important! Please click through the five steps outlined below before submitting your Enrollment Application.
Determine If You Can Access the Online Tutorials
Note: We have redeveloped the online tutorials so they are accessible on mobile devices, such as iPads, tablets, and smart phones. Wherever this is the case, you will see the "mobile" symbol displayed. If you also want to complete your interactive course PDFs on a mobile device, obtain the free Adobe Fill&Sign App.
• A high speed internet connection.
• Acrobat Reader: Please download (or upgrade to) the most recent version. This application is necessary to support the electronic PDFs associated with each course. (Note: Electronic PDFs with interactive text fields are not supported on mobile devices and must be filled out via computer.) But, if you do want to be able to complete your interactive course PDFs on a mobile device, obtain the free Adobe Fill&Sign App.
• The Acrobat Reader is a free download from the Adobe.com website.
Review the Certification Page and the School Policies Page
• If you are seeking Catechist Certification (or are a Catholic school teacher seeking certification), visit the "Certification" page and review the requirements.
• Go the "Policies" page and review the information provided.
Note: Using the links provided above will open the corresponding pages in a separate browser window. To return to this step simply close the new window.
Apply for Enrollment in the Searchlight Virtual School
When you click on the "Open Enrollment Application" button below, an electronic Application for Enrollment form will open. Fill out the form and submit it. A copy of the application will be sent to your e-mail address. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact: Michelle@SearchlightVS.com. Please save a copy of your application for your file.
Also be sure to submit your $5.00 Processing Fee. The enrollment process cannot go forward until both the enrollment application and processing fee are received.
Watch Your E-mail For Your Enrollment Confirmation
When both your Enrollment Application and the $5.00 Processing Fee are in place, you will receive a confirmation e-mail providing your Student Number and further instructions for purchasing your subscription.
Purchase Your Searchlight Subscription Plan
Follow the directions provided with your confirmation e-mail to purchase your subscription plan.
• Basic: $30.00 (Includes materials for all courses in this level.)
• Intermediate: $30.00 (Includes materials for all courses in this level.)
When notification of your subscription is in place, you will receive your materials as an attachment to an e-mail. Your subscription is valid for one year.
There are two parts to the enrollment process: Submitting the Enrollment Application and paying the Processing Fee. When both are complete, you will receive an e-mail confirming your enrollment, assigning your student number, and providing instructions for getting started with your online courses. Please read the section on using PayPal.
First, submit the Enrollment Application:
• Click the button to open the electronic Enrollment Application, fill it out, and click the "submit" button.
• A copy of your enrollment application will be sent to your e-mail address. Save a copy for your records.
• For questions or assistance: Michelle@SearchlightVS.com.
Once you've submitted the enrollment application, remember to come back to this page and submit the $5.00 Processing Fee! The enrollment process can't proceed until you do.
Note: When you click "Submit" at the bottom of the Enrollment Application, you will be redirected to this page to pay the Processing Fee.
Second, pay the $5.00 Processing Fee:
Important Notice: The electronic Enrollment Application is supported on mobile devices.
Important things to know about using PayPal:
• The processing fee is paid electronically through PayPal. (If you are submitting your Processing Fee by mail, you should send a $5.00 check payable to Ocean East Publishing. Go to the "Contact" Page to access the mailing address.)
• You may log in to an existing PayPal account or choose to pay with a credit card.
• If you choose to set up a PayPal account, you will be asked to create a username and password. Please make note of these, as you will need to log in to your account to purchase your SVS Subscription Plan.
• PayPal will walk you through the payment procedure and process your fee payment.
• PayPal will send you an e-mail confirming your payment. (You should print this for your records.)
• When we receive both your Enrollment Application and notification that the Processing Fee has been paid, you will receive an e-mail confirming your enrollment. This e-mail will assign your student number and provide further instructions to help you get started with your online courses.
• Important: The charge on your credit card will be to Ocean East Publishing. All or part of that company name may appear on your bill. The Searchlight Virtual School is a division of Ocean East Publishing. Please do not instigate a "charge back" to your credit card because you do not see "Searchlight Virtual School" on your bill.
The Searchlight Virtual School is a division of Ocean East Publishing.
The Searchlight software programs used on this site are the property of Ocean East Publishing and are for individual use by Searchlight students.
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All rights reserved.
Phone: 772-563-9457 • E-mail: Michelle@SearchlightVS.com