Academic Program Overview
Abundant Life Academy is a fully accredited high school operating under the guidelines and requirements of the State Office of Education. We are a school accredited through the Northwest Accreditation Commission, which is the same as other state high schools, colleges and universities.
When a school student has completed all of the high school graduation requirements set forth by the state, he or she is awarded a high school diploma from ALA. Since we are a fully accredited high school, this diploma and all credits will be honored at any college or university in the United States.
As students often transfer to ALA in their 11th or 12th grade years, we realize they may be in the process of preparing to apply to a post-secondary institution. Students are asked in their initial interviews with the Academic Counselor what their post-secondary education plans and career goals are. For seniors, we make every attempt to meet specific application deadlines, both for admissions and scholarships. For juniors, we assist students in registering and preparing for the ACT or SAT tests. We also transport the students to these tests. We provide mock ACT tests that help acquaint them with the time restraints of these tests. Traditionally, ALA students perform very well on the ACT test. While the national composite average on the ACT is 19.2, composite average of ALA students is 22.4.
Abundant Life Academy also integrates some practical vocational courses, both for young men and young women.
Students with an IEP (Individualized Educational Program) are evaluated on a case by case basis. If it is in the IEP students’ best interest to be enrolled at ALA, all areas of implementation of the scaffold classroom experience will be discussed prior to entry. There may be other particular situations, such as honors courses, where the needs of a student may not be covered with the standard tuition rate and will be an additional cost to the parent.
Our academic program is designed for a small student body of up to 72 students, grades 7 – 12. We have an exceptional group of licensed teachers and academic staff that provide the students with an interactive learning environment. The way that the academic program runs is similar to that of a normal public or private school. Each 1-credit semester is 18 weeks of stand-and-deliver teaching, with homework assignments, quizzes, tests, and one-on-one interaction with the teacher or tutor. This allows for both the student and teacher to enforce progress in the course, and for the student to receive extra help as needed. However, students may be able to progress through the semesters at an accelerated pace. This is entirely dependent upon the student’s motivation and academic needs. When entering ALA’s academic program, each student is enrolled in four core courses and has the opportunity to take up to four electives.