Part-time, Full-time, or The Academy - Making the best choice
Students at Laurel Springs School enjoy an experience that caters to their specific needs. We believe that each student requires a different approach, which is why we offer multiple Laurel Springs programs for you to choose from.
While all of our programs lead to an optimized and well-rounded education, the Academy at Laurel Springs is a track for exceptional scholars who are driven by a passion for learning. This 6–12 program exists to challenge and inspire your child—and their peers—as well as prepare them for higher education and a future career.
To get a better idea of the features of Laurel Springs programs, how The Academy differs from our other programs, and which best suits your child, we have organized a comparison chart to illustrate the features and benefits of Laurel Springs.
Laurel Springs programs side-by-side
|Category||Part-Time||Full-Time||The Academy at Laurel Springs School|
|Program Description||An online private school providing part-time students a flexible schedule with accredited, NCAA and UC a-g approved courses.||An accredited, online private school for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, including a Postgraduate Program. The school of choice for the college-prep student who wishes to grow and excel academically and personally while maintaining a flexible schedule.||A selective college-prep program for distinguished scholars providing a personalized education built around each student’s interests, passions, and talents. Studying alongside like-minded peers from around the world, students in the Academy program are intellectually curious and driven, immersing themselves into subjects and experiencing an education that encourages engagement, collaboration, and community.|
|School Schedule||Year-Round Offerings||Year-Round Offerings||Year-Round Offerings|
|Assigned Admissions Coordinator||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Academic Placement Services||No||Yes||Yes|
|Academic Records||Course Report, Report Card, Transcript||Course Report, Report Card, Transcript, Diploma||Course Report, Report Card, Transcript, Diploma|
|Virtual Live Support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Parent Support||Family Support Center; Student Services||Family Support Center; Student Services, Facebook Groups; Community Connections||Family Support Center; Student Services, Facebook Groups; Community Connections; Parent Speakers|
|Digital Technology Platforms||Buzz LMS; Adobe; Zoom||Buzz LMS; Adobe; Zoom||Buzz LMS; Adobe; Zoom; Class for Zoom|
|Faculty||Certified; Master's required||Certified; Master's required||Certified; Master's required; Specialized professional development and training|
|Faculty Office Hours||2 hours daily, M–F||2 hours daily, M–F||2 hours daily, M–F|
|Live Instruction||No||No||Optional Workshops with select courses; Optional World Language live instruction|
|AP Courses||Typically available beginning grade 11||Typically available beginning grade 11||Available beginning grade 9|
|Dual Enrollment||No||With Laurel Springs' partners (Baylor and Syracuse Universities) beginning grade 11||With Laurel Springs' partners (Baylor and Syracuse Universities) beginning grade 9|
|World Language Offerings||ASL, French, German, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish||ASL, French, German, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish||Arabic, ASL, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish|
|Live Speaker Events and Assemblies||No||Make a Difference Mondays||Make a Difference Mondays; Symposium|
|College Counseling Services||No||Available counseling support for grades K–8; assigned College Counselors for grades 9–12; optional assigned College Counselors for Postgraduates||Assigned Academy College Counselors for grades 6–12|
|Counseling Programming for Academic, College and Career, and Social-Emotional Learning||No||Required 0.50 credit Seminar courses for grades 9–12, including Naviance access||Required Academy Seminar courses for grades 6–12 (worth 0.50 credits for grades 9–12), including Naviance access, and Mosaic by ACT, Mindprint Learning assessment, Project Wayfinder, and optional live monthly associated events|
|Social Activities and Events||No||Access to Laurel Springs Social Community (clubs, field trips, monthly events, private online social network)||Full access to Laurel Springs Social Community (clubs, field trips, monthly events, private online social network); Academy Hangouts|
|Alumni Network Access||No||Yes||Yes|
The Laurel Springs Difference
Key similarities of Laurel Springs programs
FLEXIBILITYNo matter which program you choose, you can expect a schedule that works with your lives. Our students are able to log in and complete their coursework at any time that benefits them.
EXPERT INSTRUCTIONWith 100 percent of faculty members holding advanced degrees, students are offered more than 200 college preparatory courses taught by experts in their field.
STUDENTS WHO FEEL SUPPORTEDEach of our programs involves our Family Support Center as well as Student Services, ensuring your child has the network they need to excel. For more information on all of our programs, contact us to set up an appointment.