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 Enlightium Academy graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma.

Enlightium Academy seniors must earn a minimum of 22 credits* and a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 5.0 scale. Please note: since it is required for students to take a Bible course each year, students who attend EA for four years of high school could earn a minimum of 24 credits. 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; the student's counselor will assist in determining which courses need to be taken by the student.

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College preparatory students and students who are pursuing an honors diploma must 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 3 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
  • Complete all Levels of assigned Naviance CCLR lessons and Post-tests
  • Take a college entrance examination (ACT or SAT)

Please note that 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 a 3.2 GPA on a 5.0 scale.
  • Students who are pursuing an honors diploma should have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 5.0 scale.
  • All high school students attending EA are required to take a Bible course each year.*

*The Bible course could be waived for part-time students and could be waived for students enrolling during the 4th quarter and up to the discretion of the counselor.

**Students residing in New York State will be required to meet the yearly expectations of Enlightium Academy and fulfill their state graduation requirements including submitting a quarterly IHIP and taking the yearly regency exams at their local High School.

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.

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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 Academy 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), 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.

Naviance College, Career, and Live Readiness Curriculum Requirements

While the majority of students today aspire to go on to college, many do not know the specific steps required to reach their goals. And many schools or districts do not have easy-to-use resources to help develop an actionable plan for achieving students' goals. 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 and instills confidence so that they’ll persevere to reach their long-term college and career goals. 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 are not difficult and there is no wrong answer to the questions after the videos. The lessons are designed to help students think about topics like, "What Makes Me Unique?" "My Career Goals." "Challenging Myself." "National Scholarship Search." "My Resume." "Leaving Home."

Freshman and Sophomores, please understand that not all 16 Naviance CCLR lessons are required. We expect all 9th-grade and 10th-grade high school students to complete only the first 10 video lessons. 9th-grade and 10th-grade Students that complete 10 or more lessons will receive a certificate at the end of the year.

Juniors and Seniors, please check your high school plan. If you see Naviance CCLR on your high school plan you are expected to complete all the lessons and tests to meet graduation requirements and you will receive High School credit for the Naviance CCLR lessons upon completion.