Online Elementary School


Liberty University Online Academy’s elementary school curriculum prepares your student for success in middle school and beyond. Consider these valuable program benefits:
 

• Structured yet flexible program.
• Customized learning plans to meet your student's educational needs.
• Flexible enrollment allows students to enroll any time throughout the year.
• Around-the-clock access to curriculum and grades.
• Academic, administrative and technical support.
• Certified teachers and responsive staff.
• Proven curriculum taught from a biblical perspective.

 

Elementary School online

With the online elementary school courses at the Liberty University Online Academy you can prepare your young students for success in middle school and beyond. Our certified teachers and responsive staff can help you nurture and educate your children in an ideal learning environment. When you work with us you'll have access to all the resources and materials you need to give you students a quality education and get them ready for the future.

Getting started is easy. Once you've enrolled your student they will be asked to take a diagnostic/placement test which will allow us to discover the best coursework and class schedule for them. We don't believe in a “one size fits all” education program, and this way we can tailor a program to your student's individual needs.

Participating in an online elementary school program means that you will be able to access the curriculum 24/7, whenever it is most convenient for you. Online classes also mean that you will be able to see the student's grades whenever you need to, and at Liberty University Online Academy we encourage you to do so. A quality education depends on you taking an active role in the process.

 

Take a look at the courses we offer and find out how a Christ-centered curriculum can provide your young students with an academic and spiritual learning experience.


Course Descriptions

 

Kindergarten

 

Literacy


The Liberty University Online Academy's Kindergarten Literacy course encourages students to be active learners.  The course incorporates phonics, writing, early reading, science, and social studies.  The interactive Reading Eggs and Education City programs aid the student in the understanding and practice of various literacy skills.  This course integrates a Biblical worldview throughout numerous lessons and activities. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Your Community, Transportation, Life on the Farm, Your Body, Bears, Water Exploration, and Recycling.


Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy's Kindergarten Bible course encourages students to get to know the Bible.  The students will learn about the lives of various people in the Bible. The Bible course teaches students how much Jesus loves them and will encourage them to pursue a personal relationship with Christ. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Creation, Biblical characters, Birth of Christ, Miracles, and Spiritual Life.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy's Kindergarten Math course engages students in various areas of mathematics.  This course gives the students an opportunity to connect a real-life Biblical world view with everyday math situations.  The students are provided with engaging, exciting, and interactive lessons that build upon one another. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Whole and Ordinal Numbers, Addition, Subtraction, Place Value, Fractions, Money, Shapes, Graphing, Measurement, Time, and Sorting, and Classification.

 

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First Grade

 

Literacy


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st Grade Literacy course utilizes innovative integration ideas to incorporate social studies and science lessons into the language arts curriculum. This integration will make learning more purposeful and intriguing.  The main theme for the whole course of instruction is “God made the Heavens and the Earth.”  The course focuses on phonics, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. It applies their learning into many fiction and non-fiction studies while applying these skills to the subject areas of social studies and science.  The entire literacy course is interwoven with God’s truths and principles.  Literature selections will benefit students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills. Additionally, creative writing strategies are used in this course to assist students in expressing their thoughts effectively. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Exploring the World, Digging Deep, The Ocean Blue, The Giving Tree, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Oh My Stars!, Who’s Who in the Zoo?, Home Sweet Home, Me and My Family, and My World.


Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st grade Bible course teaches the students about different characters in the Bible and how they can learn from their lives. Through the utilization of God's Truths, engaging materials and intriguing technology activities, students will explore the lives of many important characters.  Each unit contains a character education lesson for real life application.  Each lesson includes an opening activity, biblical passage, activity, life verse, and prayer opportunity.  Students will focus on passages from the Bible and will learn about important Christian character traits. This Bible course is designed to help students greatly expand their knowledge of God and His love for them through learning about His grace and love shown in these stories. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Creation, Characters from the Bible, The Birth of Jesus, The Life and Miracles of Jesus, Parables of Jesus, The Story of Easter, To God Be the Glory, and Christian Lessons through Music.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 1st Grade Math course provides students with exceptional opportunities to make real Biblical worldview connections to math through engaging lessons, materials and activities.   The math course utilizes hands on learning opportunities in each math unit that helps the students to review their prior knowledge and continue to build a solid foundation for future learning.  An end of the unit math performance task provides for the students to apply knowledge in a real learning experience that will make their learning concrete and relevant. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Number Sense, Place Value, Fractions, Shapes, Estimation of Patterns, Addition, Subtraction, Fact Families, Word Problems, 2 digit equations, Money, time, Calendar, and Measurement.

 

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Second Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd Grade Bible course will utilize Scripture and Biblical characters to teach Christian character traits that students need in everyday life.  Not only will they learn and apply character traits to their own life, they will learn Scripture through Bible verses and how to apply these verses to life.  Students will explore a wide range of character traits which include: Forgiveness, Kindness, Love, Obedience, Prayer, Respect, and Self-Control.


Language Arts

 

The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade Language Arts program will enhance literary skills in each student.  Literary sections with spelling, grammar, and writing skills are included.  The student will progress in phonetic strategies when reading.  This course will focus on comprehension and ways to decode words.   Fiction and non-fiction books will be utilized in teaching literary components.  All components will be based upon Biblical truths as found in the Bible. Students will read a wide range of books which include: Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant, Arthur’s Reading Race by Marc Brown, Duck on a Bike by David Shannon, Helen Keller by Margaret Davidson, and Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade math course will develop number sense within each student.  It will prepare the student’s for the next level of math.  The Biblical basis for math and real-life activities will be presented to show the need for and usefulness of mathematics in the world.  Reviews and speed drills will be implemented for basic math recall.  This is all to prepare the student by building new concepts upon previous concepts. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Place Value, Problem Solving, Rounding, Fractions, Shapes and Patterns, Algebra, Addition, Subtraction, Time, Money, Measurement, Probability, and Multiplication.


History


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade history program will provide opportunities for students to explore and see how the United States has developed through Christian leadership and goals. A focus is put on patriotic holidays and how they came into existence.   We will see how God has blessed this nation because they have followed Him.  We will also talk about citizenship and our role as Christians in the community. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Map Skills, Citizenship, Thanksgiving, Patriotic Holidays, Christmas Around the World, Timelines, Consumer Choices, Native Americans, Community, and Colonial America.

 

Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 2nd grade science course will show God’s creation in all of science.  Many hands-on activities will be incorporated to show exactly how a concept works or is displayed.  Journals will be used to observe and note observations that are made.  God’s creation and design of our world will be the emphasized. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Nutrition, Solar System, Plants, Weather, Animals, Dinosaurs, Electricity, Sound, Magnets, and Force and Motion.
 

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Third Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade Bible course encourages and teaches students how to make Jesus the Ultimate Teacher of their lives. Through the utilization of God's truths, engaging materials, and intriguing technology activities, students will explore the life of Jesus and the choices He wants us to make for our lives.  Additionally, students will research the lives of Biblical figures.  Students will memorize, but most importantly apply, Scripture to their lives, learn about important Christian character traits and strengthen their faith. The Bible course is designed to help students greatly expand their knowledge of Christ and His teachings, which will provide incredible opportunities to develop an even closer and powerful relationship with Christ our Savior.


Language Arts


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd grade language arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students.  The course focuses on spelling, vocabulary, correct word usage, punctuation, capitalization, and the utilization of the parts of speech.  The entire language arts course is interwoven with God’s truths and principles.  Literature selections will benefit students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills. Additionally, creative writing strategies are used in this course to assist students in expressing their thoughts effectively. Students will explore a wide range of grammar, spelling, and writing topics while engaging these literary selections and units: The Chalk Box Kid, George Washington’s Breakfast, The Courage of Sarah Noble, Sign of the Beaver, How to Eat Fried Worms, Hero Series, and other selected poetry and writings.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd Grade math course provides students with exceptional opportunities to make real Biblical worldview connections to math through engaging and exciting lessons, materials, and activities.   The math course integrates a Biblical theme into each math module that helps the students review their prior knowledge and continue to build a solid foundation for continued future knowledge.  An end of the course math simulation allows the students to utilize their acquired math skills through an innovative process that will encourage and excite each student’s interest in math skills. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Review of Addition, Subtraction, Fact Families, Word Problems, and Patterns, Money and time, Data and Graphs, Number Sense, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Multiplication and Division, Math in the Real World, and Math Simulation.


History


The Liberty University Online Academy's 3rd grade history course provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people and places that have helped to shape our future. Biblical truths are woven continuously into the course, allowing students to see and experience God and His incredible plan throughout history.  The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ followers.  Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Geography and Map Skills, Biblical Archeology, Citizenship and Communities, We the People, Founding Fathers, Whose Who in Government, Influence of Greece and Rome on America, Colonial America, American Revolution, the New Nation, Civil War and Reconstruction, Gilded Age, World War I and II, and Student History Showcase.


Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 3rd Grade science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons.  Students will dive into God’s world through the units that will employ imperative Christian values. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven continuously throughout the entire course allowing students to gain solid science knowledge with a Biblical worldview. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Observation and Inquiry, Physical Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Water World, Health, and God’s Amazing Design.

 

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Fourth Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th Grade Bible course encourages students to get to know the Bible. Students will be immersed in God’s Word in an effort to help students understand who God is, what He has done, and what He offers each individual. Students will study the Life of Jesus, the Psalms, the Proverbs, the Fruit of the Spirit, How God Deals With Sin, and How God Blesses Obedience.


Language Arts


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade language arts course allows students to interact with exciting literature, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading books like The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, Stone Fox, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, Chocolate Fever, Jackie Robinson, and a biography of a famous American. Students will complete a written and oral presentation on the famous American book they choose.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade math course promotes problem solving skills by teaching students how to add, subtract, multiply, divide, average, and write the value of multi-digit numbers. Students learn how to apply mathematical concepts to everyday life using decimals, fractions, estimation, probability, measurement (US and Metric), graphs, word problems involving making change with money, and basic geometry.


History


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade history course gives students an overview of how America came to be. Students will see the development of the new nation and study the events and people that contributed to the free America we live in today. Students will take a journey through Jamestown, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and present day America.


Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 4th grade science course challenges students to gain a better understanding of God as they investigate the world through research, projects, and activities. The fourth grade science course is comprised of exciting units that cover: creation, space, weather, rocks and minerals, plants, insects, ecosystems, friction, force, and electricity.

 

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Fifth Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade Bible course encourages and teaches students the importance of daily Bible reading and Scripture memory. Through the utilization of God's Truths and engaging materials, students will explore the following topics: God’s Judgment and Grace, the Armor of God, Fruits of the Spirit, Building Godly Character, and Obedience. Students will also study how they can be Christ followers and carry God’s message around the globe and in their own community.


Language Arts


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade language arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students. The course allows students to interact with exciting reading text, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading the novels The Cay and Timothy of the Cay. The novels and other literary activities will benefit the students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th grade math course promotes problem solving skills by teaching students how to make real world connections with mathematics through the teaching of number theory, data and graphing, estimation, and solving real world problems. Students are also taught the mathematical concepts of place value, double-digit multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra. These concepts are taught using engaging lessons, hands on activities, videos, and interactive games.


History


The Liberty University Online Academy's 5th grade history course provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people and places that have helped to shape our future. Biblical truths are woven continuously into the course, allowing students to see and experience God and His incredible plan throughout history.  The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ followers.  Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Geography and Map Skills, European Exploration, Colonial America, the American Revolution, New Nation, Westward Expansion and Reform, Civil War, and Interdependence.


Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 5th Grade science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons.  Students will dive into God’s world through the units that will employ imperative Christian values. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven continuously throughout the entire course allowing students to gain solid science knowledge with a Biblical world view. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Creation, Cells, Body systems, Sound, Earth, Scientific Methods, Plants, Color and Light, Chemistry, and the Ocean.

 

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Sixth Grade

 

Bible


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade Bible course encourages and teaches students how to make God the Ultimate Teacher of their lives. Through the utilization of God's truths, engaging materials, and intriguing technology activities, students will explore the Old Testament books of Genesis through Chronicles.  Additionally, students will research the lives of Biblical figures.  Students will memorize, but most importantly apply, Scripture to their lives, learn about important Christian character traits and strengthen their faith. This course is designed to help students greatly expand their knowledge of the Bible and how it applies to their lives.


Language Arts


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade language arts course utilizes innovative technology resources and engaging activities for students. The course allows students to interact with exciting literature, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and spell grade level appropriate words. Students will enjoy reading the novels Oliver Twist and Shades of Grey.  The novels and other literary activities will benefit the students in developing strong reading comprehension and fluency skills.


Math


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th grade math course promotes problem solving skills by teaching students how to make real world connections with mathematics through the teaching of number theory, graphing and statistics, estimation, and solving real world problems. Students are also taught the mathematical concepts of order of operations, integers, decimals, fractions, ratios and probability, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra. These concepts are taught using engaging lessons, hands on activities, videos, and interactive games.


History


The Liberty University Online Academy's 6th grade history course provides students with exciting and engaging opportunities to explore historical events, people and places that have helped to shape our future. Biblical truths are woven continuously into the course, allowing students to see and experience God and His incredible plan throughout history.  The in-depth explorations pave a clear path for students to embrace past history patterns that are preparing them and future generations to be Christ followers.  Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: the Civil War, Post Civil War and New Frontiers, the Rise of Industry and the Turn of the Century, the First Decade of the New Century, the Decades of the 20th Century, and the United States Today.


Science


The Liberty University Online Academy’s 6th Grade science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons.  Students will dive into God’s world through the units that will employ imperative Christian values. The truths of Creation and God’s design will be interwoven continuously throughout the entire course allowing students to gain solid science knowledge with a Biblical world view. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include: Creation, Tools of Science, Matter, Chemistry, Water and the Water Cycle, the Earth and its Atmosphere, Biomes and Oceans, the Earth and its Surface, Earth’s Resources, the Universe and Solar System.

 

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