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Laurel Springs offers online and text-based curriculum options. Our online courses combine the dynamic interactivity of the web with on and off line assignments. Our courses feature materials carefully chosen for their academic quality and suitability for a wide range of learning styles.
College Prep and Honors Courses
College Prep courses have been deliberately designed so that successful completion prepares students for college level courses at the most demanding colleges and universities. In addition, our online high school provides a wide range of Honors courses which meet the needs of college-bound students seeking a challenging academic curriculum in a distance learning environment. Honors courses take College Prep offerings to the next level by focusing on critical thinking, research and writing skills, and creative application of ideas.
Advanced Placement Courses
Our school provides a wide variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, enabling students to take college-level courses and exams and earn college credit or placement while still in high school. Advanced Placement programs emphasize vocabulary development, critical thinking, problem solving, expository writing, and research. Excellent AP exam scores enable many Laurel Springs graduates to be exempt from entry level courses in college. Advanced Placement courses include a series of live exam prep sessions in the spring.
Laurel Springs School offers a generous range of courses that carry NCAA approval. The NCAA follows a set of rigorous criteria by which they evaluate courses for approval. If upon enrollment at Laurel Springs, you know that your student plans to participate in sports in college and NCAA eligible, please tell your Partnership Coordinator. Our team will work with you to ensure that your student’s academic plan is created with attention to these specific goals.
University of California a-g Approved Courses
Laurel Springs School offers a significant number of courses that carry University of California a-g approval. This approval is granted for courses that meet a set of rigorous academic standards. If upon enrollment at Laurel Springs, you know that your student plans to apply to a University of California college, please tell your partnership coordinator. Our team will work with you to ensure that your student’s academic plan is created with attention to these specific goals.
Students have access to their own teachers who guide them through the learning process. Teachers can personalize courses to meet student needs, offer ongoing support, and feedback. Laurel Springs teachers are fully qualified, experienced professionals, many of whom possess an advanced degree and learning styles training.
Keeping in Touch and Providing Support
Teachers keep in frequent contact with students, responding to questions through our interactive grade book, phone, email, video conferencing, and virtual classrooms. Teachers set the learning tone through a welcome letter and video when a student enrolls in a course. This personal introduction allows the teacher to connect with the student, setting up guidelines for communication, and offering support for student success.
Live Support and Interaction
A live support virtual classroom is available so that students can receive help in their coursework from a Laurel Springs teacher. Our school hosts a live virtual classroom which provides synchronous, academic guidance. Synchronous, online, content-specific iClasses are provided on a frequent basis in each content area to enrich student learning in a group setting. With students in more than 60 countries, this approach inspires our students to become active learners who think independently, communicate effectively, and see themselves as members of a global community.
Laurel Springs teachers are able to offer personalization of our curriculum to meet the individual needs of each student by enhancing assignments to better suit a student’s unique learning style.