Admissions

Gifted & Higher Learner

The Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program seeks to provide unique learning opportunities to students who are advanced and highly capable learners.

The purpose of Enlightium Academy’s Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program (GHLL) is to meet the uniquely advanced needs of gifted, talented, and highly capable learners by providing opportunities to learn and progress at individual paces, levels, and abilities. This program’s one-on-one mentoring, evidence-based practices, specialized instruction, and project-based curriculum are designed to enhance higher-level thinking, provide creative learning experiences, progress learning, maximize potential, and develop skills to solidify strengths and improve weaknesses. By learning how to learn and gaining tools to adapt, students will cultivate metacognitive and self-regulating techniques to promote brain development. Learning experiences will be student-directed and will involve peer collaboration.

Enlightium Academy’s GHLL Program was developed using the NAGC’s Gifted Programming Standards as a guide for evidence-based practices and expected student outcomes.

Additional Information

Add-ons, including participation in the Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program, are not available for part-time students. See the Pricing Chart for specifics.

Enlightium Academy’s Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program is currently available for students in grades 5–8. Alongside a student's current courses, the GHLL Program is taken in the format of an additional elective course (which includes assignments such as lessons, projects, quizzes, and tests).

"And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills..."

Exodus 31:3

GHHL Eligibility

Exceptional students with advanced abilities, high-performing talent, superior aptitude, and/or high-achieving capabilities beyond his or her age/grade level may be recognized in any of the following areas:

  • Intellect
  • Creativity
  • Artistic Ability
  • Leadership
  • Academic Rigor

Student eligibility for EA’s Gifted and Higher-Level Learner Program is determined by the review and approval of appropriate documentation, such as:

  • Evidence of previous gifted identification/program enrollment
  • Written nomination, referral and/or recommendation from a teacher, specialist, parent, counselor, administrator, etc.
  • Student records, performance history, cumulative grades, teacher observations, etc.
  • Assessment results (i.e. IQ tests, achievement tests, standardized testing, etc.)

Program Options

If a student qualifies for the GHLL Program and enrolls for one year, they may be eligible for one or more of the following (with review and approval):
Acceleration
  • Grade skipping
  • Advancing in a subject/increasing pace of curriculum completion to match the student’s ability
  • Credit recovery (for courses in which a student shows exceptional proficiency, progress, and success)
Compacting
  • Altering curriculum by determining what learning objectives/outcomes a student has already mastered
  • Removing redundant work and adding enrichment opportunities
Enrichment
  • Specialized instruction, assignments, activities, etc. to deepen learning and go beyond the standard curriculum
Differentiation
  • Adapting to a student’s unique needs, pace, level, learning profile, and interests with individualized content and process, student-centered instruction, curriculum modifications, and flexible learning products to demonstrate mastery of material

Program Pricing

  Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Diamond
1 semester $650 $500 $500 $500
1 year $1,200 $900 $900 $900

Discounts do not apply to the Gifted and High-Level Learner Program.

Additional payment (if applicable) is due within 30 days of enrollment. The Accounting Department will reach out via email to arrange a payment. Please note: for the yearlong program, you may also need to purchase the Optimizing Brain Fitness video series from Amazon to complete unit 4. However, this is only necesssary if the student is unable to complete the work during the 7-day free trial.

Nominate Your Student

Ready to nominate your student to the Gifted and Higher-Level Learner (GHHL) Program? If so, please fill out the form below and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for review and approval. You will receive an email explaining your child's eligibility within 3–5 business days.

If you have any questions or want more detailed information on EA’s Gifted and Higher Level Learner Program, please contact the Gifted Program Coordinator, Ms. Lopez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..