Laurel Springs Programs: Features and Benefits

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.
Grade Levels K–12 K–12 6–12
School Schedule Year-Round Offerings Year-Round Offerings Year-Round Offerings
Tuition $ $$ $$$
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

Laurel Springs School believes in quality education carving a unique path to meet an individual student’s needs. While The Academy offers extra support in various areas, all of our programs feature high-quality curricula, and every program is designed to meet the individual needs of each scholar.
  • Key similarities of Laurel Springs programs

  • FLEXIBILITY

    No 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 INSTRUCTION

    With 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 SUPPORTED

    Each 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.

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