High School Graduation Requirements

The goal of Enlightium Academy is to prepare students to meet the 21st-century demands of their post-high school education, work, and personal lives. High school students are required to meet EA’s graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma.

Enlightium Academy high school students who are pursuing an academic diploma must earn a minimum of 24 credits and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. 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 3.5 credits in order to receive a diploma from EA; the student's counselor will assist in determining which courses need to be taken by the student.

Students who are pursuing a standard high school diploma must meet or exceed the criteria found under Types of Diplomas Offered by Enlightium Academy in order to receive an EA Academic High School Diploma. This program is designed to meet the needs of students who have attended high school at Enlightium Academy for four years.

College preparatory students and students who are pursuing an honors diploma must meet or exceed the requirements found under accepted by most public and private universities nationwide in order to receive an EA College Preparatory or Honors High School Diploma.

The college prep program is designed to meet the needs of students who have attended high school at EA for four years. In addition, students must:

  • Earn at least 24 credits*
  • Complete all Levels of assigned Naviance CCLR lessons and post-tests
  • Take a college entrance examination (ACT or SAT)

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 3.5 credits in order to receive a diploma from EA; the student's counselor will assist in determining which courses need to be taken by the student. In addition, these students must also meet the following GPA requirements:

  • College preparatory students must earn a minimum 3.2 W-GPA on a 5.0 scale
  • Students who are pursuing an honors diploma must earn a minimum 3.5 W-GPA on a 5.0 scale
  • All high school students attending EA are required to take a Bible course each year.

Since it is required for students to take a Bible course each year, students who attend Enlightium for four years of high school could earn a minimum of 24 credits. However, one or more Bible courses can be waived for part-time students, for students enrolling during the 4th quarter of any school year, and for other cases per the discretion of the counselor.

Seniors that meet Enlightium Academy graduation requirements and comply with their state homeschooling requirements or private school requirements (based on how their state or local school district superintendent defines accredited online high school diplomas) are accepted by most public and private universities nationwide because students are considered high school graduates without additional requirements. However, because some colleges and universities have unique admission requirements, we recommend consulting with your local school district’s superintendent and the college/university of your choice to determine what, if any, additional requirements exist in order to be considered a high school graduate. For example, some colleges have additional tests for students who did not sit in a traditional classroom environment in order to qualify for financial aid or may have specific testing requirements in order to be considered a high school graduate, such as in New York state.

Types of Diplomas

College Preparatory/Honor Courses/Honors Diploma:

Subject High School students who are pursuing an Honors Diploma are required to take: Credits
Bible Up to four Bible courses (one each year) Up to 4
English Four English courses (with an emphasis on writing and literature in 11th and 12th grade) 4
History Three history/social studies courses (including Civics & Economics) 3
Math Four math courses (senior year math courses may overlap with the senior year math-based quantities coursework) Up to 4
Science Four science courses, two of which should be in a laboratory science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) 4
Personal Pathway One credit of Personal Pathway elective 1
CTE One credit of Career and Technical Education elective 1
Fine and Performing Arts One credit of Fine and Performing Arts elective 1
Physical Education PE (1.5 credits) & High School Health (.5 credits) 2
World Language Two consecutive years of the same World Language (including reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension) 2
Total Required Credits Minimum of 24

Standard Courses/Academic Diploma:

Subject High school students pursuing an Academic Diploma are required to take: Credits
Bible Up to four Bible courses (one each year) Up to 4
English Four English courses (with an emphasis on writing and literature in 11th and 12th grade) 4
History Three history/social studies courses (including Civics & Economics) 3
Math Three math courses (including Algebra I & II, Geometry (senior year math courses may overlap with math-based quantities coursework) 3
Science Three science courses, two of which should be in a laboratory science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) 3
Personal Pathway One credit of Personal Pathway elective 1
CTE One credit of Career and Technical Education elective 1
Fine and Performing Arts One credit of Fine and Performing Arts elective 1
Physical Education PE (1.5 credits) & High School Health (.5 credits) 2
World Language Up to two World Language courses (the requirement may be waived based on post-high school plans) Up to 2
Total Required Credits Minimum of 22

Alternate Pathway Graduation Requirements (AIMS/504/Students At-Risk):

Subject High school students who are pursuing an Alternative Pathway required to take: Credits
Bible Four Bible courses (one course each year, .5 credits year long) 2
English Basic & Intermediate English (with emphasis on writing and speech in 11th and 12th grade) 4
History Social Studies, US History, and Governments & Economics 3
Math Integrated Math I (Algebra) & II (Geometry), and Business Math 3
Science Physical & Earth Science, Biology (should be in a laboratory science) 3
Personal Pathway Up to two Personal Pathway electives or two credits of work experience 2
CTE Up to two Career and Technical education courses 2
Fine and Performing Arts One Fine & Performing Arts elective 1
Physical Education PE & High School Health* Up to 2
World Language Up to two World Language courses (the requirement may be waived based on post-high school plans) Up to 2
Total Required Credits Minimum of 20
*Offline PE could include Physical Therapy or be waived due to health impairments.

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Advanced Placement Program (AP)

The Advanced Placement Program offers college-level courses. Contact your High School Counselor and visit our AP page for additional information on available courses through Ignitia.
 

Concurrent Credit/Dual Enrollment

The Concurrent Credit Program at Enlightium Academy is a partnership between Northwest Nazarene University and EA that offers students the opportunity to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. Enrolling in this program shows that students are willing to accept the challenge of college coursework. Please review EA’s Concurrent Credit Checklist for qualifications and prerequisites.
 

State Post-Secondary Dual Enrollment

Junior and Senior Enlightium Academy students are also able to participate in their state post-secondary enrollment options. In order for students to enroll in this type of opportunity, students must consult their high school counselor and fill out an Enlightium Academy Equivalency Verification Form prior to dual enrolling in their local college and registering for college courses.
 

Standard High School Diploma

Enlightium Academy requires the following criteria to be met or exceeded for a student to receive an EA Academic High School Diploma. This program is designed to meet the needs of the student who has attended EA High School for four years.
 

High School Graduation Requirements Page Diploma

Grading Scale


Grading Scale:

97%-100% = A+
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
P = Passing
I = Incomplete

GPA numberic values for standard courses

A = 4.0
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

Assignment weighting:

25% - lessons of 100%
30% - projects of 100%
20% - quizzes of 100%
25% - tests of 100%
Total =100%

Weighted GPA values:

  • Honors courses: +0.5 to the GPA
  • AP, CC, and DE 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.

Honor Roll, Scholar’s List, and Dean’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 each semester will earn recognition on the Scholar's List. Students earning greater than a 4.00-grade point average each semester will earn recognition on the Dean's List. These individuals will receive specific awards for their achievement. 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 Enlightium’s mission of being a light to the world for the glory of God (Matt. 5:16), and in being driven to make a difference in hearts and minds (Rom. 12:1–2; Eph. 3:14–19), Enlightium high school students are required to complete 10 hours of community service per high school grade level enrolled with Enlightium 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.

Naviance College, Career, and Live Readiness Curriculum Requirements

While the majority of high school students aspire to go on to college, many do not know the specific steps to get there. Developing an action plan can be a challenge for students as many schools and districts do not have easy-to-use resources to help develop an actionable plan for achieving student success.

The Naviance College & Career Readiness curriculum is a blended learning solution for students in grades 6–12 that helps them develop critical, non-cognitive skills and college knowledge. It instills confidence, empowering students to persevere and achieve their long-term college and career goals.

The Naviance curriculum was developed in collaboration with Roadtrip Nation to deliver exciting multimedia resources that expose students to a wide array of available career paths.

Enlightium Academy meets the national standard placed on schools to provide students with a basic understanding of college, career, and life readiness. The video lessons within the Naviance curriculum are designed to help students think about such topics as "What Makes Me Unique?", "My Career Goals.", "Challenging Myself.", "National Scholarship Search.", "My Resume.", and "Leaving Home.".

6th-through 8th-grade students: Not all 16 Naviance CCLR lessons are required. We would like our middle school students to complete only the first five video lessons. Middle school students that complete five or more lessons will receive a certificate at the end of the year.

Freshman and Sophomores: Not all 16 Naviance CCLR lessons are required. We expect all 9th and 10th grade students to complete only the first 10 video lessons. 9th and 10th grade students that completing 10 or more lessons will receive a certificate at the end of the year.

Juniors and Seniors: Please check your student’s high school plan. If you see that Naviance CCLR is a part of your student’s plan, your student is expected to complete all the lessons and tests to meet graduation requirements. Upon completion, your student will receive high school credit for the Naviance CCLR lessons.