April 2014 Newsletter





Standardized Testing


During April and May, Liberty University Online Academy administers standardized tests using the Stanford 10 Online Test. Pearson, the company who creates and scores the Stanford tests, states “the online version of the Stanford Achievement Test Series allows for automated capture of student responses and real-time reporting and scoring, providing immediate, reliable data to evaluate student performance and plan effective instruction.” 


The Stanford 10 Online Test results help Liberty Online Academy measure the success of our curriculum when compared to other students nationwide. If you have not already signed your student up, call your advisor today.


Class of 2014


The Liberty Online Academy Graduation Ceremony will be held on Liberty University’s campus in Lynchburg, Va., on May 10. If you plan to attend the ceremony, make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Nearby hotels are selling out fast.


Edge/Dual Enrollment Deadlines for Summer 2014

The Summer A/B sub-term registration deadline is Wednesday, April 23. Be sure to mark this important date on your calendar.


Liberty University Summer Camps


Liberty offers a wide variety of summer camps for students of all ages. From taking the field at football camp to making a musical debut in the theater, there is something for everyone! Your student will have a great time making new friends and memories while developing their walk with Christ. Visit www.Liberty.edu/SummerCamps for more information and a full list of available camps.





Happy spring! After a long cold winter, spring is a welcome friend, bringing with it the promise of flowers, warmth, and new birth. Spring also brings Easter, the most important holiday of the Christian faith. 


As the remembrance of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection takes place on April 20, take some time to reflect on what Jesus’ sacrifice means to you. His perfect life, tragic death, and miraculous resurrection paid the price for your sins and gives you direct access to the Father. With Easter approaching, thank God for your salvation and for Jesus enduring the cross to provide eternal life to those who believe in Him. 


“Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over Him. The death He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.”  - Romans 6:8-11





Meet Charles Fernandez, an 18-year-old senior at Liberty University Online Academy.


Fernandez lives with his family in Guatemala, where they have been serving as missionaries for 10 years. He is the oldest of three children, and is an Olympic athlete, competing in the pentathlon, which consists of running, shooting, fencing, swimming, and equestrian.


Fernandez trains five hours a day and has competed in 12 countries, and he appreciates the flexibility Liberty Online Academy offers him. Fernandez has had great teachers, and he feels privileged to be part of one of the best online programs available. Because he is earning college credit through his high school courses, at graduation he will have completed nearly one year of college as well.


In the future, Fernandez plans to study sport management and business. He plans to use his experience as an Olympian to work with large athletic organizations around the world. 






Question: How do I receive an official transcript for my student at the end of the school year? 


Answer: You will need to contact your academic advisor and request a transcript. Please, allow 24-48 hours for processing. 





Nell Ginn teaches English and Spanish for Liberty Online Academy. She lives with her husband Jeff and her youngest son Zachary in Baton Rouge, La. Ginn has taught English, Spanish, and reading since 1985, in both public and private schools, seminary, and junior college. Several of those years were dedicated to family and to mission work in Colombia, South America. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and singing, and has visited 23 countries.  


Ginn’s favorite verse from Scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:15, “And He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.”


We are proud to have Ginn as part of the Liberty Online Academy family!





Twice each semester Liberty University hosts thousands of high school students on campus for a weekend filled with fun and exploration. What is this special weekend called?