High School Graduation Requirements
High school students are required to meet Enlightium Academy (EA) graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma from EA. Our goal is to prepare students to meet the 21st Century demands of their post-high school education, work, and personal lives. EA seniors must earn minimum of 22 credits and a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Per ACSI accreditation, it is required for students to take a Bible course each year. Students who first enroll at EA during their senior year are required to complete at least 25% of the course work or take at least five credits in order to receive a diploma; the student's counselor will assist in determining which courses need to be taken by the student.
EA High School Diploma
EA requires the following criteria to be met or exceeded for a student to receive an EA high school diploma. This program is designed to meet the needs of the student who has attended high school at EA for four years.
EA models its graduation requirements after Washington state and national requirements. Your student’s counselor may tailor graduation requirements based on your state of residence.
College Preparatory and Students in Honor Courses
College preparatory students and students who are pursuing an honors diploma are recommended to meet the following requirements:
- Earn at least 24 credits
- Take up to 4 credits of math (senior year may overlap with senior year math-based quantities coursework)
- Take 4 credits of English (with emphasis on writing and literature in 11th and 12th grades)
- Take up to 4 credits of history/social studies
- Take up to 4 credits of science (two of which should be in a laboratory science: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
- Take 2 consecutive years of a World Language. World Language courses include reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension
- Take the college and career preparation via the Naviance platform
- Take the entrance examination (ACT or SAT) in the student's junior or senior year
The student’s counselor will confirm the final credits required for each student to graduate. In addition to the above requirements, these students must also meet the following GPA requirements:
- College preparatory students should have a minimum of 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Students who are pursuing an Honors diploma should have a minimum of 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- All high school students attending EA are required to take a Bible course each year.
Advanced Placement Program (AP)
The Advanced Placement Program offers college level courses. Visit our AP page for additional information on available courses through Ignitia.
93%-96% = A
90%-92% = A-
87%-89% = B+
83%-86% = B
80%-82% = B-
77%-79% = C+
73%-76% = C
70%-72% = C-
67%-69% = D+
63%-66% = D
60%-62% = D-
0%-59% = F
25% - projects of 100%
25% - quizzes of 100%
30% - tests of 100%
GPA numberic values for standard courses
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
F = 0
Weighted GPA values:
AP and DE/CC courses: +1.0 to the GPA
High school student weighted GPAs are calculated based on completed high school credits. Only high school credits are weighted.
Elementary and middle school student GPAs are calculated on progress reports and report cards even if a course is not complete. Elementary and middle school students will not have a GPA if all courses are failed.
Honor Roll and Scholar’s List
Students who earn a 3.00 to 3.49 grade point average each semester will be placed on the Honor Roll. Students earning a 3.50 to 4.00 grade point average at the end of the year will earn recognition on the Scholar's List. These individuals will receive specific awards for their achievement at the end of each academic year (in June). In order for a student to receive an award, the entire semester’s coursework must be completed by the due date of each semester.
Community Service Graduation Requirements
To fulfill EA’s mission of being a light to the world for the glory of God, and in being driven to make a difference in hearts and minds, EA high school students are required to complete 10 hours of community service per high school grade level enrolled with EA in order to graduate and receive a diploma.
Community service can be completed for a non-profit and/or religious organization. It is a great way for students to give back to their community and to promote personal growth. Here are some ways students can earn their community service hours:
- Participating in the local church community involvement
- Assisting in retirement homes and centers
- Reading and tutoring in elementary schools
- Volunteering in church settings
- Assisting in homeless shelters
- Volunteering at a humane society
Students will track their hours online by logging into x2VOL, a service offered within Naviance Student. This service makes tracking, logging, verifying, and applying hours to meet the service requirements quick and easy. x2VOL will allow students to reflect upon their community service experiences, upload documents, and pictures, and print service transcripts all in one place. A verification request is automatically sent via email when the community service hours are submitted for approval.