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The Academy

A rigorous academic program for distinguished scholars in grades 6-12

Our top-tier Academy empowers tomorrow's notable leaders and brilliant visionaries

Quick Facts
  • Who can apply?

    The Academy is open to middle and high school students in grades 6-12.
  • When can students enroll?

    Students enroll almost any time with rolling admissions.
  • How much does it cost?

    For grades 6-8: $11,000
    For grades 9-12: $15,000
  • What time are classes?

    Students complete coursework at their own pace when they set their schedule.

Discover The Academy Advantage

Provide your scholar with an enhanced academic experience developed to nurture their interests, talents, and passions.

Prepare for Top-Tier Universities

High-performing students in middle school and high school preparing for a selective college or university thrive with a personalized curriculum and specially trained teachers.

Collaborative Student Life

College prep extends beyond the classroom. Most Academy students supplement their high school academic resumes with clubs offering leadership, collaboration, and real-world opportunities exploring areas of interest and passion alongside their peers.

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Learn from online education experts

The Academy provides talented students with teachers specially trained for their advanced learning needs. Faculty members undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure content-level expertise, advanced licensing and credentials, and quality teaching methods in an online classroom.

Mastery-Based Learning Model

Personalized instruction and self-pacing empower students to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to master foundational knowledge, building upon this framework as they progress in their lessons.

Highly Trained Teachers and Staff

Our teachers provide a learning environment to help students achieve academic and personal goals, with specialized teaching methods designed to promote critical thinking and engage exceptional learners.

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The unlimited flexibility within your academic schedule is crucial for someone like me to receive Top Notch education while pursuing my dreams! This Academy has given me the flexibility, and opportunity to travel and have the right amount of time for my hobbies. My teachers and counselor have open communication and they're easily accessible no matter where I am in the world. They're always making sure I understand everything given to me and they are there every step of the way. They walk me through any questions that I have and I can truly feel their love for teaching. I feel that this private online school really helps prepare me for college. I'm a proud student here at LSS!"

Maliyah Lorenzo

The Academy at Laurel Springs

Get a premier education built around you

The Academy creates a customized experience for each student with an engaging and rigorous curriculum. Students receive personalized instruction and flexibility designed around personal interests, talents, and passions.

Pursue Your Interests and Talents

Academy offerings are created with flexibility in mind so that students may select rigorous courses and choose collaborative experiences that fit their schedules.

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Beginning in 9th grade, Academy students have the opportunity to earn college credit from esteemed universities like Baylor and Syracuse University with our dual enrollment program.

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Receive student-centered counseling

Beginning in 6th grade, each Academy student is assigned a College Counselor. Our specially trained counselors guide students through graduation to prepare them for prestigious educational institutions worldwide.

Social-Emotional Growth

Students engage with purpose-filled, grade-specific Seminar courses. And, they have the opportunity to participate in activities related to cognitive and social-emotional growth and college and career preparation.

Valuable Relationships and Guidance

College Counselors work closely with students and parents to offer resources and strategies connected to topics such as time management, perfectionism, summer programming, selecting the right college, test preparation, application and scholarship assistance, and more!

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See how the class of 2021 performed

Proven Success

  • 76%

    Graduates offered admission to U.S. News and World Report's Top 50 Schools

  • 91%

    Graduates are college-bound

  • $17.2m

    Earned merit scholarships

Proven Performance

Each year, more than 300 colleges and universities around the world accept our graduates

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Virtual Open House

Learn more about our approach to flexible, top-tier education, how online learning works, student life at Laurel Springs, and so much more.

Admissions Process FAQs

  • How do I enroll my student in The Academy?

    Simply fill out an application. An admissions coordinator will reach out shortly.

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  • What courses does The Academy offer students?

    We offer more than 200 college-prep courses, including unique elective options, Advanced Placement courses, and honors courses. High school students enrolled in The Academy can also enroll in dual enrollment offerings.

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  • What are the graduation requirements for Academy students?

    Full-time, Upper School students must meet the 23.5 credits required for graduation.

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  • Does The Academy offer NCAA-approved courses for student-athletes?

    Yes. We offer NCAA-approved courses.

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  • As an Academy parent, what is my role in my child's online education

    Academy students will create and act on their schedules with minimal guidance from you. If your student is in grades 6 through 8, you may still need to assist with some lessons and coursework.

    Parent resources include Observer accounts to monitor your child's learning progress and access to Naviance for observing your child's college plans. We also encourage you to regularly connect with your child's counselor and teachers.

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  • What are the technology requirements for the The Academy?

    Upper School students need a standard laptop or desktop computer with Windows or Mac OS support, plus an up-to-date browser and access to high-speed Internet. Some courses require speakers and a microphone, and some require a printer and scanner.

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  • Do you have prom and other school events?

    Yes! Throughout the year, students can participate in in-person and virtual field trips. And, at the end of the traditional academic year, we host our Annual Year-End Celebrations, a three-day event including prom, graduation, and an alumni reunion.

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