The New Minerva Baccalaureate Program: An Education Like No Other

The Minerva Baccalaureate at Laurel Springs School is an advanced four-year curriculum available to Academy 9th graders who wish to elevate and accelerate their high school education.


Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year has now ended. Complete the form below to discuss your student’s future education needs.

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An Accelerated Program with College Credit

Delivered within Minerva’s cutting-edge Forum™ learning environment, the Minerva Baccalaureate condenses the curriculum of The Academy at Laurel Springs into a three‑year track, with the fourth year focused on rigorous, college‑level courses and a Cornerstone Project.

Graduates of the program obtain a high school diploma from Laurel Springs and a Minerva Baccalaureate diploma that includes 32 hours of college credit.

“What might be the best high school…
program in the world”

“A new standard of quality was introduced today, the Minerva Baccalaureate. It’s a new interdisciplinary high school course of study designed around critical career competencies.”

Tom Vander Ark,
Former Executive Director for Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Complex Thinking
Skills that Transcend
Subject Matter

The Minerva Baccalaureate teaches and engages students in the real-world application of knowledge, and allows learning to transcend subject matter in a way that will produce a more advanced level of understanding and engagement.

Online Education in a Collaborative Learning Environment – Without Interruption

Students in the Minerva Baccalaureate program benefit from an online, collaborative learning environment, including two live classes each day where students are challenged to interconnect subject matter and to develop complex critical thinking, advanced problem solving, and strategic decision-making skills.


Register for our Academy Virtual Open House

Would you like to learn more about The Academy at Laurel Springs School? Please join us at our Virtual Open House, where our faculty and staff will answer any questions that you have.

Sign up today for our next Open House to be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 1pm ET/10am PT.