Evaluation and Testing
For the purpose of determining proper academic placement, the counselor will take into consideration grades from previous school(s), state testing scores (if available), as well as review of entrance placement tests in English and Math through Enlightium Academy (EA). Based on all this information, the student will be placed in Honors/Advanced Placement (AP), Regular, or a Remedial program.
For those students who were previously homeschooled, additional exams may be required in other core subjects. Please contact Mrs. Vogin at email@example.com for additional questions/information requests.
The EA admissions team will obtain records from the new student's previous school by sending a completed Record Release Form to the school. We are required to have these records in order to conduct a proper review of each students academic standing. Please help us expedite this process by completing the form immediately and submitting it to our school office by one of the following methods:
- Scan and upload using our Document Uploader (preferred)
- Text a large, clear picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scan and email to email@example.com
- Fax to 888-317-6571
Honors (grades 7-12)/Advanced Placement /Concurrent Courses (grades 11-12):
Honors, Advanced Placement (AP), and Dual Enrollment (Concurrent Credit) courses demand the highest level of participation, effort and quality from students:
- Honors courses are similar to the regular courses, but contain additional and more in-depth information.
- Advanced Placement® courses enable students to pursue college-level courses while still in high school.
- Concurrent Credit courses offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) while still enrolled in high school.
These types of courses demand the highest level of participation, peer collaboration, effort and quality from students. Students may need to start the year early to take the AP test on time in May, drop a course sooner before it’s marked as a grade on a college transcript, take additional comprehensive and proctored tests, utilize third-party platforms, or purchase books. Students who score 75% or higher on entrance testing may be considered for CC/AP program. Upon registration, students will be given an option to opt out of the Advanced Placement or Honors Program. Students will not be assigned Concurrent Credit courses by default, but instead must request to take and be approved to take a course.
Regular Program (3-12 gr):
Students who score 50% or higher on entrance tests will be placed in our Regular Program. Our Regular Program is academically intense and designed to be challenging to prepare students who desire to further their education past their high school career.
Remedial Program (3-12 gr):
Depending on the grade level, students who score lower than average on entrance tests may be placed in a Remedial Program with modified curriculum. The main goal of the Remedial Program is to accelerate the student gradually to a Regular Program. The program is designed to help students who are having problems with understanding the basics of core subjects such as Math and English. These classes act as a safety net for struggling students, allowing them to work at the level they are truly on, rather than letting them remain on the level they are expected to be.
Student Academic Assessment:
The annual assessment (Stanford 10) is offered for EA students in grades 3 - 11 every spring. Visit the Standardized Assessment page for more information.
Alternative Tests Available:
- The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) examination for 10-11 grades is offered during the month of October at your local private/public school. Visit www.collegeboard.com for more information and to register.
- The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) examination for 11-12 grades is offered throughout the year. Visit www.collegeboard.org for dates and registration.
- The ACT examination is offered throughout the year. Visit www.act.org for dates and registration.
Testing through Local Public School:
- EA students may be tested at their local public/private school.
- Parents need to contact their local school's superintendent to request to have your student take a standardized test with the school. The local school should provide further information regarding time of testing and general content of the test.
- Students are generally not required to take state tests as they are designed to test the knowledge of students based on what was taught at the public school.