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Liberty University Online Academy Christmas Party


Mark your calendars for Friday, Dec. 6! You won’t want to miss any of the holiday events we have planned, like ice skating, a luncheon, and a tour of Liberty University. RSVP on our website if you and your family are able to attend!


College For A Weekend


Calling all high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors — you don’t want to miss Liberty University’s College For A Weekend (CFAW)!  The Spring 2014 semester CFAW dates are Feb. 20-23 and April 10-13.


Attend college classes, stay in a residence hall with current Liberty students, explore the expansive campus, and see why Liberty is home to more than 100,000 residential and online students around the world.


Register today!


Edge/Dual Enrollment Deadlines for the Spring


The deadline to register for the Spring A and B sub-terms is Jan. 2. The Spring C sub-term registration deadline is Jan. 29, and the Spring D sub-term registration deadline is March 5.


Be sure to mark these important dates on your calendar today! 





Spiritual Refreshment


The Ultimate Gift-Giver


‘Tis the season to hit the malls and pick out the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones!


If you’re competitive, you are thinking “I want to give the BEST gift possible to my friends, parents, siblings,” and so on. However, even if you succeed in getting them the gift that was at the top of their wish list, you will still be “out-gifted” by the ultimate Gift-Giver of all time — Jesus Christ.


John 15:13 says, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


This Christmas, as you go about your holiday shopping and exchanging of gifts, be reminded of Christ’s gift to us — the gift of salvation through His death on the cross and resurrection. It is the most beautiful, life-changing gift of all time.


Merry Christmas! 





Getting to Know You


Braxton Carney is a ninth-grade student at Liberty University Online Academy. He lives with his parents and two sisters in Malawi, Africa.


His parents are directors of an orphanage that houses nine children. In addition to that ministry, they also take care of many widows and other children in the community.


There is never a dull moment in the Carney household, and Braxton says he wouldn’t have it any other way. Between caring for, and playing with, the children in the orphanage, talking to family members in the United States, and completing schoolwork, Braxton stays busy! 


In his downtime though, he enjoys reading and baking.


One day, Braxton would like to become a full-time missionary or run his own bakery.


We are happy that he is a part of the Academy family!






Ask an Advisor


Q: As a high school student, when should I take the PSAT and SAT or ACT in preparation for college?


A: You can take the PSAT as a sophomore in order to prepare for the SAT and ACT. You can take the SAT or ACT beginning your junior year. 





One of Our Own


Lorrie Brooks, who holds a degree in elementary education, is one of our middle school teachers and brings six years of experience to Liberty University Online Academy.


She has a heart for traveling and has taught around the world in places such as Thailand and Mexico City. Her love for traveling and adventure once led her to walk the rim of an active volcano in Bali, Indonesia!


In her free time, Lorrie enjoys hiking, all things outdoors, and pursuing her relationship with Jesus Christ.


She and her husband of six years have a two-year-old daughter, Raeleigh, and are looking forward to welcoming a little boy into the family in December.


Her favorite verse is 2 Corinthians 9:6, which says, “He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall also reap bountifully.”


For Lorrie, every day is a new adventure. 






Trivia Question


What current construction projects are going on at Liberty University that will positively impact future college students?