AP® enables students to pursue college level studies while still in high school. AP provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both. Taking AP courses also demonstrates to college admission officers that students have sought out the most rigorous curriculum available to them. Talented and dedicated Enlightium Academy teachers help students in AP courses develop and apply the skills, abilities and content knowledge they will need later in college.
Each AP course is modeled upon a comparable college course, and college and university faculty play a vital role in ensuring that AP courses align with college level standards. Each AP course concludes with a college level exam developed and scored by college and university faculty members as well as experienced AP teachers. AP Exams are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to demonstrate their mastery of college level course work.
AP is accepted by most two and four year colleges and universities worldwide for college credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of successful exam scores. Universities in more than 60 countries recognize AP Exam scores in the admission process and/or award credit and placement for qualifying scores. Performing well on an AP Exam means more than just the successful completion of a course. Research consistently shows that students who score a 3 or higher typically earn higher GPA in college and have higher graduation rates than their not AP student peers.
AP® Courses offered at Enlightium Academy:
1 credit: Grades 11
This course focuses on rhetorical analysis through study of non-fiction texts taken from a variety of eras and genres (including speeches, poetry, letters, essays, and historical documents). Students will develop their awareness of the writing process and engage with diverse literary voices. This course is typically taken by high school juniors.
1 credit: Grades 11-12
Students will become familiar with the various schools of thought in psychology over the past 150 years, the role of the brain, what compels us to act, the nature of emotion, how we learn, and a host of other fascinating and relevant subjects from a Biblical, Christian perspective.