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    All students receive support throughout their academic journey at Laurel Springs—from experienced and devoted teachers to college counselors.
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    Engaging in Your Child's Learning Experience

    Whether you have a child currently enrolled in Laurel Springs or are considering online education, it’s important to recognize your role as a parent in this type of learning environment.

    The role of the parent—or academic coach—is to provide organization and structure, create a proper learning environment, and promote consistency in the learning process. Parents also act as learning companions, facilitators, and advocates for their children. They help build and sustain a positive relationship with the school and work closely with teachers to ensure a successful learning experience.

    "We have been impressed by how knowledgeable and helpful his teachers and the administrators are. Each brings humanity to the process with their comments and feedback. I appreciate the time that the teachers and counselors take to get to know my son and to offer specific advice and direction."

    Laurel Springs School Parent

    Support Your Student Every Step of the Way

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    Laying the Foundation in Lower School

    Online students in kindergarten through grade 5 require a lot of support from their parents or academic coaches and educators. Laurel Springs provides a variety of academic resources to create a proper learning progression, but much responsibility falls on parents or academic coaches to ensure successful completion of assignments and projects. A daily routine for students in this age group should include a variety of activities and breaks to help children stay engaged and on task.

    Furthermore, parents need to monitor and recognize their child’s comprehension in order to successfully partner with their teachers at Laurel Springs. This helps to mold the student’s lessons and learning pace.

    Shifting to Independence in Middle School

    The Middle School years are a transformative time for students, and Laurel Springs aims to help parents contribute to their success by providing age- and academic level-appropriate resources.

    Parents of students in grades 6 through 8 can allow their children more independence. While parents still need to assist with some lessons and coursework, children must have the opportunity to think critically and solve problems more independently at this stage.

    Additionally, this freedom makes it even more imperative that parents monitor how well their child’s progress and comprehension. Parents should communicate with teachers regularly to help develop learning plans.

    Taking Ownership in Upper School

    As students in grades 9–12 become more capable of directing their studies, parents can move into more of a supporting role in their child’s academics. Students should create and act on their own schedules at this stage.

    Students are encouraged to meet with their College Counselors and communicate directly with them via Naviance. Resources for Upper School parents include Observer accounts to monitor their child’s progress, ability to connect with their child’s College Counselor, and access to Naviance for observing their child’s college plans. This allows students to take true ownership of their education and future goals, while giving parents a window into their progress.

    Technology Requirement FAQ

    • What types of computers are required for Laurel Springs online course work?

      Standard laptop or desktop computers with Windows or Mac OS are supported.

      Chromebooks, Tablets, iPads, Smartphones, and other mobile devices are NOT supported.

    • Which internet browsers can I use?

      Up-to-date versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge browsers are supported.

    • Do I need a certain internet speed to attend courses?

      A High-speed internet connection (Cable, DSL) is highly recommended.
      Satellite internet service and cellular wifi hotspots may be subject to speed and reliability issues and could result in unsatisfactory performance.

    • Is any additional equipment required?

      World Language courses require speakers and a microphone, or a headset with microphone.

      Webcam or camera-enabled smartphone is recommended for the option of having a video conference with faculty or staff

       

    Please contact us for more details about technology requirements.

    • How to Get Help

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    • Phone Support

      Call (800) 377 - 5890 (ext. 6050)
    • Email Support

      techsupport@laurelsprings.com

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