Laurel Springs Upper School
Our team of school admissions professionals are ready to help you discover why Laurel Springs is the accredited online school of choice for online private education. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 8 am-8 pm Eastern Time. Call 800-377-5890 and ask to speak with an admissions coordinator or submit an inquiry form today and discover how convenient online school can be.
The high school years are an important time in a student’s life, both academically and emotionally. Our upper school college prep program offers exceptional online high school courses and curriculum options designed to challenge students to discover, explore, and grow.
Laurel Springs is an accredited, private, online high school offering a complete selection of core academic and elective courses required for graduation and admission to college. Our students receive reciprocity of credits, courses, and grade-level placements with schools and universities around the world, and our curriculum and teachers meet the highest standards. We emphasize the development of critical thinking, reading, and writing skills throughout our curricular offerings so that students are prepared for the rigor of college-level academics. The Laurel Springs difference is in the relationships that students cultivate with teachers, school counselors, admissions coordinators, and peers.
“All of my teachers were knowledgeable and accessible. They allowed me to work at my own pace, but were always quick to respond to anything I may have needed. The coursework was reasonably challenging, but my stress level was usually low.”
– Laurel Springs Student
Online High School Curriculum Information
Our competency-based learning model and online high school curriculum allows teachers to review and grade lessons and assignments so that students may improve their understanding of subject matter. Our approach to education is personal, dynamic, and includes innovative learning activities, unique assessments, and standards-based proficiency testing. We want to ensure that our upper school students get the exceptional education of a premier private school and the proficiency in time-management, collaboration, and personal responsibility to navigate the academic world and beyond successfully.
Students of the online high school program will have ample opportunities for growth in our online school curriculum. We offer honors courses to meet the requirements of students who are college-bound and seek a challenge. Electives like International Business, Forensic Science, and Digital Photography are available to nurture a student’s passions outside of the core academic subjects. Advanced placement courses allow students to succeed in college-level courses that earn them college placement or credit while they’re still attending our online high school. The courses in our upper school program cover a variety of core subjects, including:
- World Language
How Online High School Works
Laurel Springs Schools’ asynchronous learning model gives students a flexible learning experience with personalized learning plans to suit their learning needs and life schedules. A suggested schedule for each course is provided to the student that acts as a guide to keep them aware and on top of their coursework. The expected submission dates for assignments and coursework are included to ensure students are adequately prepared to keep on track with the courses. The assignments and coursework are designed in conjunction with a student’s customized learning plan. They’ll learn the skills needed to transition to the post-secondary life, including university and beyond.
Program Structure Information
The teachers and faculty of Laurel Springs School want to ensure that a student’s online education at the upper school level prepares them for success after their secondary academic tenure. To do this, we maintain a balanced, student-centered plan of action to support your child throughout the education program.
- Planning – Through student-centered learning, our educational professionals will create a learning plan specific to each student that guides them down the path to academic success and promotes their development of knowledge and collaboration.
- Progress Tracking – We regularly assess a student’s ability to comprehend lessons, keep up with their assignments and courses, their acquisition of skills and knowledge, and what the appropriate next steps for learning should be. These assessments provide teachers, students, and parents with specific information about their experience and progress within the program.
- Flexible Schedule – Our asynchronous learning model gives students the flexibility needed to help them succeed in academics. It’s designed for a student to grow personally and academically through a flexible schedule to ensure the education works with their own terms and schedule.
- Coursework – Students are provided with a suggested schedule that acts as a guide for when assignments and coursework need to be submitted. Dates for submission are provided for assignments and projects to ensure students stay up-to-date on their academics.
Why Choose an Online High School Program?
Enrolling your child in an online upper school program offers greater freedom for their learning than what is typically found in a traditional brick-and-mortar high school environment. By taking courses in a virtual classroom, students can study and advance in their schoolwork from anywhere in the world with an internet connection at their own pace. The flexible learning also allows them to complete their coursework and assignments on their own schedule, as long as they keep up with the required submission dates. All of the faculty are certified professionals in the field of education, and are available to students to support their academic development.
The Upper School Counselor
The credentialed school counselors of Laurel Springs ensure full-time students are well supported and prepared to graduate. They partner with students and their families and strive to build lasting relationships as they continue to work with their students throughout their upper school experience.
Counseling Services & Academic Planning
Our counselors schedule meetings throughout the school year with students and their families to build and modify their course schedule or academic plan. The academic plan ensures that any specific goals or needs of a student are addressed using personalized options based on a student’s educational experiences, talents, and skills. Our counseling department also coordinates with the learning team to review academic plans and determine any adjustments or course selections to recommend. Factors to consider for a student’s learning goals include AP and honors courses, courses approved for student–athletes by the NCAA, and University of California approval for UC and CSU a-g college admission requirements.
Transitioning to College
Laurel Springs School is committed to making sure that our students are prepared to flourish in their post-secondary education at the college or university of their choice. That’s why we provide information and support to help them highlight their strengths and assist them with the college admissions process successfully. This includes the ins and outs of the process, selecting the right college, college entrance exam preparation, testing accommodations requests, assistance with college applications, letters of recommendation, and providing resources for scholarships and financial aid. We even offer counseling for specialized college plans that are tailored to an individual student’s goals. NCAA eligibility for athletic pursuits is an example.
If you’re wondering how Laurel Springs can help prepare your student to get into college, we can offer multiple benefits of our educational programs for students bound for higher learning. A few highlighted reasons include:
- As an accredited online school, our academic validity is recognized by schools and universities all over the world.
- A large number of our courses are NCAA and University of California a-g approved.
- Our learning plans guide every student to perform at their best academically and develop into a successful student and world citizen within their education and beyond the pursuit of degrees and diplomas.
Why Choose Laurel Springs for Online High School?
The educational professionals at Laurel Springs School are experienced at offering exceptional support and guidance to teenage adolescent students. Our accredited online school uses an asynchronous learning model that offers flexible learning, which allows you to schedule your child’s schooling around your time table and what works best for your teen’s learning needs.
To learn more about our online school program and how it can benefit your child’s educational needs, please send us an email at email@example.com, or speak with an admissions coordinator by calling 800-377-5890 today.