Education On Your Schedule

The Upper School provides a flexible online learning environment that is uniquely suited to students who want to set their own pace and complete coursework on their own schedule. Students receive personalized support from teachers to help them progress along the path to graduation.

Teachers offer a mastery-based instructional model that focuses on knowledge acquisition and application, emphasizing critical thinking, time management, and independent scholarship.

Personalize Learning Plans For Your Life Schedule

Curricula are designed around the individual student to create the best possible learning experience. Teachers and counselors seek to identify and amplify student strengths, with an emphasis on preparing students for scholarship at the college level.

Students may choose from an extensive catalog of core courses at the college-preparatory, Honors, Advanced Placement, and dual enrollment levels, as well as world languages and electives. Students can also participate in clubs that promote collaborative, real-world opportunities connected to their interests and passions.

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"This school has been life-changing for my two daughters. Attending school at LSS has allowed them both to pursue their dreams while still getting an excellent academic education. My older daughter now attends Harvard and was completely prepared for an Ivy education thanks to the curriculum approach at LSS. Excellent, excellent school filled with staff and teachers who care. #ForeverGrateful"

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A College-Minded Curriculum

The Upper School focuses on preparing your child academically and emotionally for post-secondary success. Teachers and counselors work collaboratively with your family to make sure students are ready for the rigors of college-level academics.

Students receive ongoing guidance from experienced counselors, as well as opportunities to enroll in Honors, Advanced Placement, dual enrollment, NCAA-approved, and UC a-g-approved courses to better achieve their college goals.

Highly Qualified Counselors

College counselors play a key role in keeping students focused and on track for post-secondary goals, the college application process, and graduation. Counselors communicate with teachers, write recommendation letters, and assist students and parents with academic, social, and emotional needs.


Counselors meet one-on-one with students and parents to answer questions and provide valuable resources to support students’ success with reaching their goals.  In addition, college-bound student athletes receive guidance that focuses on topics such as eligibility, amateurism, recruitment, and balancing academics and athletics.


Preparing For Post-Secondary Study

The Upper School provides a high level of instruction for college-bound students, with personal attention and academic coaching to help students reach the nation’s top colleges and universities.

  • Learn critical thinking, writing, and reading skills through a rigorous Upper School curriculum.
  • Enroll in college-level classes that challenge your mind.
  • Interact with a global community of peers who share similar interests and passions.

Our two older children graduated from LSS and have gone on to great success in college, and our daughter is on track to be accepted at her top college of choice. The kids retain what they learn, they have real teachers to interact with, extracurricular activities that are both fun and educational, and they make friends with other LSS students all around the world. It's a wonderful experience and I highly recommend this school. If you've been considering online school, now's the time to give LSS a try."

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Choose Your Own Educational Path

Laurel Springs believes in an experiential learning model that invites students to discover, explore, and grow through real-world experiences. The Upper School provides a diverse catalog of courses for your student. Students may choose core courses, world lanuages, electives, and microcourses that appeal to their individual interests.

Extensive Selection Of Courses, Electives and Clubs

College preparation extends beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in clubs that provide leadership, collaboration, and real-world opportunities to explore areas of interest and passion alongside their peers. Clubs range from Honor Societies to creative and performance-based, health and sciences, language and travel, and more!

Upper School students are also invited to participate in annual international travel opportunities that include service-learning and/or leadership experiences. To learn more about trips planned this school year, contact an Admissions Coordinator today.

Diverse Curriculum

  • Choose from more than 200 college-prep courses.
  • Earn college credit through nearly two dozen Advanced Placement courses and available dual enrollment offerings.
  • Select from the list of almost 100 elective options or the uniquely designed micro-courses to further explore areas of interest.

World Language Programs

  • Gain proficiency in conversation, culture, and comprehension of world languages.
  • Choose from American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.
  • Travel as a part of a school-sponsored international student trip to practice your world language skills.

My son attended Laurel Springs this past semester as a freshman. He is a competitive golfer needing a rigorous curriculum, but a flexible schedule; and after extensive research, we realized Laurel Springs offers this. My mother is a retired teacher, so she monitored his classes and we were all impressed with the quality of the education he received. His teachers were accessible and helpful, and every aspect of the online process was well defined and easy to use.

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