AP Courses/College Credits
Advanced Placement - AP® enables students to pursue college-level courses while still in high school. Talented and dedicated Enlightium Academy teachers help students in grades 10-12 work through AP courses to develop and apply the skills, abilities, and content knowledge they will need in college. Please review EA’s AP Checklist for qualifications and prerequisites.
Due to the extensive workload associated with each AP course, students who wish to take multiple AP courses at one time should consider taking no more than two AP courses, unless approved by their EA counselor. Each AP course is modeled after a comparable college course. AP exams that are administered by College Board in early May are an essential part of the AP experience, enabling students to demonstrate their mastery of college level coursework.
Students who pass an AP course but do not take the AP exam will receive credit for the AP course in their high school transcript only. To receive college credit for an AP course students must take the AP test and meet the score requirements. Successful AP exam scores on a 5-point scale (3 is a passing grade) are accepted by most two- and four-year colleges and universities worldwide. 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.
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study of non-fiction texts taken from a variety of eras and genres (including speeches, poetry, letters, essays, and historical documents).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.
This course is based on the six themes required by the College Board: global challenges, science and technology, contemporary life, personal and public identities, families and communities, and beauty and aesthetics.
This add-on course may have an additional fee.
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.
Timetable for AP Courses:
Since exams for AP courses take place during the first two weeks of May, students are encouraged to begin working on them as early as July and no later than the beginning of school year. Enlightium Academy registration for AP courses ends at the end of September. College Board requires students to register for the exam as early as March. Students will need EA’s school code: 481292.
Tuition for AP Courses:
AP courses are available with the Silver, Silver+, Gold, and Diamond Programs.
- Silver Program - An additional $350 per AP credit*; EA will ship families the required textbooks
- Silver+ Program - An additional $350 per AP credit*; EA will ship families the required textbooks
- Gold Program - included in the tuition; EA will ship families the required textbooks
- Diamond Program - included in the tuition; EA will ship families the required textbooks
- Part-time students - $1,000 per AP credit; EA will ship families the required textbooks
*Students can use tutoring minutes for phone support and screen-sharing services if needed.
Contact for AP Courses:
Overview of AP Exam Scores:
The final score is reported on a 5-point scale; 3 is a passing grade. Although colleges and universities are responsible for setting their own credit and placement policies, AP scores signify how qualified students are to receive college credit or placement:
5 = Extremely well qualified
4 = Well qualified
3 = Qualified
2 = Possibly qualified
1 = No recommendation
For more information, visit www.collegeboard.org/apid (students). Students can find additional information on these score reporting services and awards in the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents, in the AP Student Pack and at www.collegeboard.org/apstudents.
*Book purchases may be required. Check the course page for required purchases.