September 2013 Newsletter - Liberty University Online Academy

News You Can Use 


Don’t Forget to Register

If you are a high school junior or senior and you are planning on enrolling in an EDGE/dual-enrollment course for the C or D sub-terms, be sure to check the enrollment calendar for the deadlines  on our dual-enrollment Web page.


College For A Weekend

Choosing a college will impact the rest of your life. Experience Christian college life at Liberty University's College For A Weekend (CFAW).


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



Sept. 26-29
Nov. 7-10





Spiritual Refreshment

Liberty Online Communities
Liberty University Online has created Liberty Online Communities to provide you and your family with spiritual resources to keep you encouraged and strengthened. Get acquainted with Liberty Online Communities and take advantage of all we have to offer. Read articles, watch video clips from well-known Christian authors and speakers, submit prayer requests, and connect with other online students in your own community.
Also, find tools to answer your questions about hot topics regarding Christianity and life issues, while gaining information about the Bible. Liberty Online Communities has so much to offer. Check it out now!



Getting To Know You

Ian and Tricia Smith
Ian Smith and familyAt Liberty University Online Academy, we have several husband-wife teams who serve as faculty. Ian and Tricia Smith make up one of our dynamic duos, and have been teaching at the academy since 2008. They have been married for eight years and have two boys: four-year-old Eli and two-year-old Connor. Ian and Tricia will welcome their third child next February. 

In addition to the academy, Tricia has taught in traditional classroom settings. She spent several years as a fifth grade substitute teacher and held full-time positions teaching both kindergarten and second grade. Tricia now teaches a variety of classes in third through seventh grades for Liberty Online Academy, and Ian teaches courses in Bible.

One of Tricia’s favorite verses is, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. 
Ian’s favorite is, "...but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8. 

Tricia enjoys running (and finished one race just two weeks before giving birth), and Ian plays sports of all kinds from softball to golf. They both enjoy sports and spending time with their families.





Ask An Advisor 

You Ask, We Answer

Q. Where can I go to access Liberty University Online Academy’s academic policies?


A: Go to and click on "Current Students" at the top of the page. Then, click on "Student Handbook" on the left side of the page. The student handbook contains academic policies as well as a complete list of academy courses available. 





One of Our Own

Dwight Luke Poggemiller
Fifth Grade

Dwight PoggemillerDwight Luke Poggemiller is a rising fifth grader at Liberty University Online Academy. His family has close ties to the academy, as his parents, Dwight and Melissa, are graduates of Liberty University. Dwight Luke and his family serve as missionaries in Timisoara, Romania. He also has a younger brother named David who is eight years old, and two sisters, three-year-old Lydia Joy and seven-month-old Annalis. The Poggemillers attend Bethel Baptist Church in Romania and go to AWANA Bible club on Saturdays. Overall, Dwight Luke thinks it is fun serving Jesus with his family in Romania.


In his free time, Dwight Luke enjoys drawing and coloring pictures along with spending time with his brother, David. The two boys like to build with Legos and play sports such as soccer and baseball. They also like to visit with their cousins. He also likes to play soccer with his grandpa and help his grandma make cookies at Christmas.


As Dwight Luke works through his courses at the academy, he enjoys taking tests and quizzes. He appreciates that he can do his work anytime and anywhere his family is traveling. In the future he would like to be a soccer or baseball player, or he might become an artist. Dwight Luke was introduced to the idea of taking courses at Liberty Online Academy through his parents who spoke with former superintendent, Dr. Harvey Klamm. We are glad to have Dwight Luke as part of our academy family.




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