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
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.