Enlightium Academy (EA) utilizes two placement tests in English and Math to assist counselors with the course scheduling process. The tests help evaluate that the student’s knowledge from the previous school aligns with EA’s curriculum. In general, how the student scores on the Math and English Placement Tests may influence a counselor’s decision to recommend the Standard, Honors, Bridge Program, Dual Enrollment (CC), or Advanced Placement (AP) course schedules.
Depending on the student’s grade level, the previous school records, and in collaboration with parents, a counselor may provide less weight to the placement tests in assigning a schedule for the student. Placement tests are assigned within one business day of the completed enrollment form and should be completed as soon as possible for classes being assigned on time.
The Elementary School Counselor will contact parents of students in grades 3–5 who score below 35% on the EA placement (entrance) tests and/or performed poorly in the previous school to discuss the best available options to ensure student success at EA.
Students in grades 6–12 who score below 35% on the EA placement (entrance) tests and/or performed poorly in a previous school may be placed in the EA Bridge program. Parents may also request the Bridge program for a minimum of one quarter for students with academic challenges. Students with an Individual Service Plan (ISP) can only be placed in this program if the resident district deems it appropriate in collaboration with the ISP Coordinator. The Bridge program will provide accommodations to the student’s coursework for a specific period of time to allow the student time to get caught up and to be able to transition back to a regular academic program. High school counselors will review student’s placement test results and their records from the previous school to determine what program would be most appropriate for the student. Learn more at EA's Bridge Program page.
Students in grades 3–12 who score above 85% for their grade level on EA entrance tests and who displayed above average performance on the previous school progress report will be given an option to opt into the Honors program. Students will not be assigned Honor courses by default, but instead need to request a course, which will require their counselor’s approval.
If a technical error occurs during the placement test, it can be reopened or an alternate test may be provided. Any placement test questions should be directed to email@example.com.