January 2014 Newsletter



News You Can Use

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 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.
Edge/Dual Enrollment Deadlines for the Spring

The Spring C sub-term registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 29, and the Spring D sub-term registration deadline is Wednesday, March 5.


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




Spiritual Refreshment


New Year, New Walk

As 2014 begins and Christmas decorations are put into storage for another year, dedicate this new year to developing your relationship with Christ. God’s mercies and compassions are new every morning, so make the most of the fresh start, and keep Him your first priority!

Lamentations 3:22-24 says, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’”





Getting to Know You


Meet Alex Randazzo, a 10th grader at Liberty University Online Academy.


He is the oldest of five children, and his family is currently on a five-year mission trip traveling the United States and sharing the Gospel through Randazzo’s dad’s position as the national director for ice hockey ministries with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. So far, they have shared the Gospel in 22 states through hosting hockey clinics.


Because his family only stays 30 days in each state, Randazzo gets the unique opportunity to meet many new friends all across the country and experience a variety of Bible study groups.


He has also been involved in TeenPact, a national Christian government leadership program, for the past three years and was recently selected to help train and serve the 2014 TeenPact class in Nebraska.


Randazzo is passionate about acting and filmmaking and is currently working on a low-budget feature film project. He was also selected to be a spotlighted student on “The REAL Winning Edge,” a TV show that features young men and women who are making an impact in today’s world through serving Christ. He also enjoys playing ice hockey in his spare time.


Liberty Online Academy allows him to study around his ever-changing schedule, and Randazzo likes the fact that he can earn college credit while still in high school. In the future, he hopes to play ice hockey with the National Hockey League. He also would like to pursue his dream of directing and acting in movies.  




Ask an Advisor


Q: What is the best way to study for my quizzes and tests?


A: You can click into your previous lessons through the “My Courses” tab and study your completed assignments.





One of Our Own


Elizabeth Phelps, teacher and Liberty Online Academy hotline representative, has a B.S. in Mathematics with a Teacher Licensure from Liberty University and a M.Ed. in Educational Technology and Online Instruction from Liberty University.


She teaches everything from algebra 1 to pre-calculus. Phelps enjoys working with students and always appreciates their sense of humor.


She and her husband live in Lynchburg, Va., and enjoy spending time with family and friends. They also work with teenagers in the youth group at their church. 


She does not have one favorite Bible verse but is constantly inspired by new truths God reveals to her as she studies Scripture. Currently, she has been dwelling on 1 Peter 1:22-23 which speaks to loving one another as Christ loves us.


We are glad Phelps is a part of our staff!




Trivia Question: 

Which academy advisor is getting married this month?