Online High School Graduation Requirements


Liberty University Online Academy offers two diplomas - General Education and Advanced Studies.


LUOA’s course of study is designed to prepare students for entrance into most universities and colleges. However, since each college and university has its own entrance requirements, we recommend that you consult the school of your choice to tailor an appropriate preparatory education program.

 
General Education diploma


Most colleges and universities will accept students with a general course of study diploma. This diploma enables prospective students to attend community college, some vocational or technical schools and most universities.

The following are the recommended courses requirements for the General Education and Advanced Studies diplomas.

 

General Education Diploma

Course
Credit
Bible 1 credit per year of attendance in LUOA
up to 4
English
4
History*
4
Math**
3
Science
3
Health & PE
2
Foreign Language, Fine Arts, Technology***
2
Economics & Personal Finance 1
Electives 3
Total
26

 

Advanced Studies Diploma

Course
Credit
Bible 1 credit per year of attendance in LUOA
up to 4
English
4
History*
4
Math - Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II, Pre-Calculus
4
Science - Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
4
Health & PE
2
Foreign Language - 3 credits in one language or 4 credits in two languages (2 credits each)
3 or 4
Fine Arts or Technology
1
Economics & Personal Finance 1
Electives - 3 credits  3
Total
30

 

*The senior year history requirement requires a combination of state government and federal government.  To comply, LUOA students will now take the LUOA state history course and the LUOA Government course in the senior year.

 

**Algebra I can only count as 1 credit.  Beginning with the 2011/12 school year, incoming freshmen taking a two-year algebra IA and IB program will receive 1 math credit for the combined two-year course.

 

***Students must earn 2 credits from any one subject area or from a combination of courses in foreign language, fine arts, and technology. 

 

LUOA recommends that students pursuing the Advanced Studies diploma take semester electives in American Literature and British Literature.

 
 

Class Standing


For class standing and placement students must meet the following requirements:

 

Grade

Requirements

9 Successfully complete 8th grade
10 Accumulate a minimum of 7 credits
11 Accumulate a minimum of 13 credits
12 Accumulate a minimum of 19 credits; plan to graduate in the immediate year

 

 

Credit earned outside of Liberty University Online Academy
 

  • The course must have prior approval by LUOA.
  • The course must be scheduled for a specific time, with 4-5 hours of instruction per week.
  • The course must be recognized as required or elective LUOA curriculum with a credit value assigned to it.
  • The course must have a qualified instructor.
  • A progress report form must be submitted to LUOA in order to monitor progress and assign proper credit.
  • Adequate verification must be submitted to LUOA to show that the course has been completed.
  • If the course is taken at a school or college, a transcript must accompany the final quarter report.
  • Non-standard courses designed by parents, churches or other non-school entities must include a content outline divided into units and identify quizzes, a final test and a list of materials used.
  • Requests are generally not approved for classes that meet for actual instruction only once a week. Examples include instrumental/vocal music lessons, hobbies, work experience, sports and fine arts classes.
  • Transcripts and grades should be signed by the instructor.

 


Admission to Colleges and Universities


Students planning to pursue higher education should research the entrance requirements of the particular school they wish to attend. The ACT or SAT examination is required for admission to many colleges and universities. These tests are usually offered during the spring of a student’s junior or senior year.

Upon request, LUOA will send a copy of the student’s academic records to a prospective college or university. To request a transcript, contact Liberty University Online Academy offices. Allow three to four weeks to process requests during summer months.


 

Achievement Testing


LUOA offers students the nationally recognized Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition Online (Stanford 10 Online) in the spring of each school year. Testing students in language usage, mathematics and reading, the exam is monitored by the parent and requires no proctor or designated testing days. The Stanford 10 Online is an adaptive exam administered online, so testing is faster and more effective than traditional methods. Test results are usually available within one day. Testing is administered by Pearson Learning Assessment.

 

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