Our Online High School Classes

Online High School Classes

 Liberty University Online Academy offers a wide range of accredited, 100% online high school courses in a variety of formats. These programs help your student achieve academic success, earn an accredited online high school diploma, and prepare them for the future. Students study core subjects, including language arts, mathematics, history, and science, and choose from an ever-growing variety of electives including Bible and Spanish. New electives are added regularly to the curriculum selection. New electives are added regularly to the curriculum selection. Program benefits include:

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

 

  • Bible

    Survey of the Bible

    In a world where a basic knowledge and understanding of the Bible can be difficult to attain, this course acts as a tool to help individuals gain a “big picture” perspective of God’s Word.  In particular, this course will give students a glimpse as to how God has worked throughout history to initiate and carry out His plan of redemption for the human race, through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Introductions to the Old and New Testament will be presented and a survey of each of the sixty-six books will be conducted

    Survey of the Bible Syllabus

     

    Apologetics

    In this course students will be challenged to consider many of the most difficult questions regarding Christianity and to make a decision about Jesus Christ.  Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to: introduction to apologetics, the definition and importance of truth, existence of God, authenticity of Scripture, miracles, historicity of Jesus and his bodily resurrection, and the problem of evil.   

    Apologetics Syllabus 

     

    Life Applications

    Life Applications is a Bible course that concentrates on four areas of Biblical study. The Book of James - studies related to the author, major themes, and practical applications that can be drawn from the book. Topics to include: humility, perseverance, working faith, self-control, and heavenly versus earthly wisdom. Preparation of Marriage and Family – lessons dealing with Biblical standards for dating, courtship, and marriage focusing on marriage as a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman. The Life of Jesus – Jesus Christ being the central figure of all human history, this section of the course is dedicated to a better understanding of the cultural, political and historical environment of Jesus Christ. It provides insight into His influence on both mankind in general and the individual in particular. Other Religions – a look at major religious ideologies that attempt to undermine the supremacy of Christianity. The three major areas of consideration are atheism, pantheism, and monotheism and how to deal with each of them according to the truth of Christianity.

    Life Applications Syllabus - Male 

    Life Applications Syllabus - Female 

     

    Global Studies - (Semester only)

    Global Studies is an elective course for high school students. The course is a one-semester course that investigates essential material related to both personal evangelism and worldwide missions. The content includes historical and biblical principles and information that describe the Christian worldview and how the Gospel message is shared. Students will not only learn about missions, but they will also be given opportunities to display their knowledge of the material and apply it to both everyday life and world outreach.

    Global Studies Syllabus

     

    Intercultural Communications - (Semester only)

    Intercultural communications will equip students with the understanding, skills and potential motivators necessary to effectively understand and incarnate the gospel, understand and navigate culture, and engage culture and cultures with the gospel in transformative ways.

    Intercultural Communications Syllabus

     

    A Woman of Worth - (Semester only)

    What is a Woman of Worth? What do you think of when you look at this question?  What does it mean to be a woman of worth?  Does this sound like an impossible goal?  So many questions to start off our course!  This course is the beginning of a wonderful journey of learning what God wants for us as women.  While the goal is lofty, it is attainable with God’s help.  God gives us an excellent description of a Godly woman in Proverbs 31. This course will consider biblical standards for living, look at examples of how to live a Christ-centered life, and provide opportunities for incorporating life skills in your daily life. (This is for 11th & 12th grade girls who have already taken Apologetics or Life Applications.

    A Woman of Worth Syllabus 

     

    A Godly Man - (Semester only)

    What is a Godly Man? What do you think of when you look at this question? What does itmean to be a godly man? Does this sound like an impossible goal? So many questions to start off our course! This course is the beginning of a wonderful journey of learning what God wants for us as men of God. While the goal is lofty, it is attainable with God’s help. This course will consider biblical standards for living, look at examples of how to live a Christ-centered life, and provide opportunities for incorporating life skills in your daily life.

    A Godly Man Syllabus

  • English

    English 9
    Ninth grade English continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing.  An evaluation of world literature develops analytical skills using examples of short stories, the novella, the novel, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, format and documentation will examine the conflict between the secular moral struggle and the Christian worldview.

    English 9 Syllabus

     

    English 9: Enhanced

    9th Grade English continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing. An evaluation of world literature develops analytical skills using examples of short stories, the novella, the novel, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, format, and documentation will examine the conflict between the secular moral struggle and the Christian worldview.

    English 9: Enhanced Syllabus


    English 10
    English 10 undertakes the study of the literature of the ancient civilizations (Hebrew, Greek, Roman, etc.) and European literature during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, The Age of Rationalism, the Romantics and Realists, and the literature of the Modern world. Grammar and vocabulary will also be studied as well as research and writing.

    English 10 Syllabus

     

    English 10: Enhanced

    English 10 provides a generalized overview of World Literature from various current and ancient societies. It covers major works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama and introduces students to the historical context, author’s influence, and literary impact of the works. Extensive research and writing are also elements of this course.

    English 10: Enhanced Syllabus


    English 11
    At the start of the course, students will be guided through a series of lessons purposed specifically at helping all students become more mature writers and more astute readers. These reading and writing skills will then be continuously reinforced throughout the remainder of the course lessons. The 11th grade English course places its literary focus on texts specifically from American Literature. Two modules take students through a comprehensive summary of American literature, spanning from the first settlers and their writings through every major literary period, including: the Age of Faith, Age of Reason, the Romantic and Realist movements, the Harlem Renaissance, and up to Modern day literature. Literary genres will include: poetry, short stories, personal diaries, nonfiction essays, a novel, and drama. Students will be able to study the classic American novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and also the drama Our Town. As students read to understand literature, they will be able to reflect on the literary works through various styles of writing, including: creative writing, expository writing, essay and short answer responses, and thoughtful literary analysis. The writing portion of 11th grade will also include a full research module in which students will be able to go through the various stages of creating a proper, grade-level appropriate research project, culminating with a well-developed research paper.

    English 11 Syllabus

     

    English 11: Enhanced

    Throughout the course of 11th grade English, students will be challenged to become moremature writers who are able to clearly and properly express themselves through both academic and creative writings. Additionally, students will become more-equipped readers who are able to dig far beyond the surface meaning of a text and see the purpose, creativity, and significance of various types of literature. The 11th grade English course places its literary focus on texts specifically from American Literature, from the first settlers to the Age of Faith, the Age of Reason, the Romantic and Realist movements, the Harlem Renaissance, and Modern Literature. Literary genres will include the following: poetry, short stories, personal diaries, nonfiction essays, a novel, and drama. As students strengthen their ability to interpret literature, they will express themselves through various styles, including creative, expository, and persuasive writing.

    English 11: Enhanced Syllabus


    English 12
    English 12 provides the student with a broad overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, and the Renaissance periods through the Modern. Seniors will take on the challenge of the British masters including Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dickens, and many others. Uniting the study of various genres will be extensive writing activities as well as vocabulary, grammar, and research.

    English 12 Syllabus

     

    English 12: Enhanced

    English 12 provides a generalized overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon era to the Restoration. This course covers major works of fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will be introduced to the historical content, authorial influence, and literary impact of these works. Additionally, this course will challenge students to strengthen their research and writing skills.

    English 12: Enhanced Syllabus

  • Physical Education & Health

    Health and PE I

    Health & PE I designed for 9th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. This course will alternate between Health and Physical Education (PE) weeks. During the Health weeks, students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including nutrition, community, online safety, and developing a biblical worldview about the body. During PE weeks, students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.

    Boy's Health and PE I Syllabus

    Girl's Health and PE I Syllabus

    Health I - (Semester only)

    Health I is designed for 9th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. Students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including nutrition, community, online safety, and developing a biblical worldview about the body. Students will perform these activities and provide submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of personal health from a variety of disciplines.

    Boy's Health 1 Syllabus (refer to Health concepts only)

    Girl's Health 1 Syllabus

    Physical Education I - (Semester only)

    Physical Education (PE) I is designed for 9th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body. Students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.

    Boy's PE 1 Syllabus (refer to PE concepts only)

    Girl's PE 1 Syllabus

    Health and PE II

    As a continuation of Health & PE I, the Health & PE II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. This course will alternate between Health and Physical Education (PE) weeks. During the Health weeks, students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including body systems, depression, relationships, and accountability. During PE weeks, students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.

    Boy's Health and PE II Syallbus

    Girl's Health and PE II Syllabus

    Health II - (Semester only)

     As a continuation of Health I, the Health II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body and overall health. Students will investigate topics on physical, mental-emotional, social, and spiritual health including body systems, depression, relationships, and accountability. Students will perform these activities and provide submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health from a variety of disciplines.

    Boy's Health II Syallbus (refer to Health concepts only)

    Girl's Health II Syallbus

     

    Physical Education II - (Semester only)

    As a continuation of Physical Education I, the Physical Education (PE) II course is designed for 10th grade students but can be taken by a high school student on any level. It will guide the students to establish a biblical worldview regarding the body. Students are given instructional content, including video instructions, regarding aerobic and anaerobic exercises that will strengthen the body. Students will perform these activities and provide video submissions to their instructor for grading—male students with male teachers and female students with female teachers. The students will additionally complete weekly activity logs recording regular physical activity to ensure that they stay active. Following this course, a student should have a deeper understanding of health and physical fitness from a variety of disciplines.

    Boy's PE II Syallbus (refer to PE concepts only)

    Girl's PE II Syllabus

  • History

    World History I: From Creation to the Renaissance

    The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.

    World History I Syllabus

     

    World History I: Enhanced

    The first half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey early African, American, Asian, and European cultures from creation to the establishment of early societies in the Americas. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history. Students will also study the geography of ancient civilizations in an attempt to understand their patterns of behavior, including religion, science, economy, and government.

    World History I: Enhanced Syllabus


    World History II: From the Renaissance to the Present

    The second half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey African, American, Asian, and European cultures from the fall of Rome in AD 476 to modern times. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history.

    World History II Syllabus

     

    World History II: Enhanced

    The second half of World History uses a Biblical worldview to survey African, American, Asian, and European cultures from the Fall of Rome to modern times. A Biblical approach to World History will demonstrate that man, though made in the image of God, is innately sinful and has limitations and is in need of redemption. The course uses the Bible as a historical source to complement historical research and study to reveal God as the prime architect in human history and Jesus Christ as central to that history.

    Wolrd History II: Enhanced Syllabus

     

    U.S. History

    United States History provides an overview of the progression of the American republic from early exploration to the present. It will examine the development of the American nation with special attention paid to the political, intellectual, economic, religious, and cultural influences on the development of the United States as an exceptional nation with a unique place in the global context.

    U.S. History Syllabus

     

    U.S. History: Enhanced

    This course provides an overview of American History from early exploration to the present. It will examine the development of the American republic with special attention paid to the political, intellectual, economic and cultural inf

    U.S. History: Enhanced Syllabus


    Government - (Semester only)

    Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals.  This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government.  Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.

    Government Syllabus

     

    Government: Enhanced - (Semester only)

    Government is needed to restrain sin; to preserve order; and to protect the life, liberty, and property of all individuals. This course will evaluate the foundation of American Government. Paying particular attention to the purpose and roles of all government, the course will emphasize the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, the separation of powers, and the issues, interests and institutions of American politics. The primary purpose of this course is to train people for effective citizenship.

    Government: Enhanced Syllabus


    Economics - (Semester only)

    Economics is an introductory course in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including a discussion on the relationship between worldview and economic theory, with an emphasis upon free market economics. Students will be presented with microeconomics theories as it relates to the nature of property and property ownership, the laws of supply and demand, profits and incentives, the morality of markets, the role of market information, the price system, as well as monetary theory. The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free market place, as well as the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions on political economy and public policy. In this regard, topics such as taxation, monetary and inflationary policies, the role of unions and organized labor, tariffs, minimum wage laws and unemployment, and price caps will be addressed. Keynesian economic theory will also be presented. 

    Economics Syllabus

     

    Economics: Enhanced - (Semester only)

    Provides an overview of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including a discussion on the relationship between worldviews and economic theory. It places an emphasis upon free market economics. Students will be presented with microeconomic theory as it relates to the nature of property and property ownership, the laws of supply and demand, profits and incentives, the morality of markets, the role of market information, and the price system. The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free market place, as well as the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions on political economy and public policy. In this regard, topics such as taxation and fiscal policy, monetary theory and inflationary policies, tariffs, minimum wage laws and unemployment, and the nature of price controls will be addressed. Students will also be presented with a brief overview of the U.S. federal budget and the rise of entitlement programs in contrast to American constitutional theory as it specifically relates to federalism and limited civil government

    Economics: Enhanced Syllabus


    Virginia History - (Semester only)

    Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics and religion.

    Virginia History Syllabus

     

    Virginia History: Enhanced - (Semester only)

    Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Special attention will be paid to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American History in areas of law, government, education, economics and religion

    Virginia History: Enhanced Syllabus

     

  • Math

    Algebra 1

    Algebra 1 is a math course that presents the fundamental concepts of algebraic thinking and operations. The course will give students instruction and practice in the areas of equations, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, polynomials and factoring. The student will also investigate topics related to quadratic functions and equations, exponential and radical functions, and data analysis and probability. As the students progresses through the course he/she will be presented the material through video lecture, daily practice, remediation as needed, and preparation for further math studies.

    Algebra 1 Syllabus

     

    Algebra 1: Enhanced

    Algebra 1 takes the student beyond the basic mathematics skills learned at lower level classes of mathematics and introduces them to topics that explore higher mathematic principles and skills. The student will investigate and solve problems that use both real numbers and variables. The skills learned will be used to solve real life problems to help students function better in the world around them. An emphasis will be placed on solving equations, including linear, quadratic, inequalities, multistep, and variations. Factoring and graphing will be used to solve a variety of equations and systems of equations. Also, skills related to exponents, statistics, and probability will be explored and related to practical application.

    Algebra 1: Enhanced Syllabus

     

    Geometry

    Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency.

    Geometry Syllabus

     

    Geometry: Enhanced

    Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a good foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes the exploration and practice of inductive and deductive reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, properties and principles related to polygons, and a more detailed look at trigonometric ratios. As the student is presented material through video lectures and practice, he/she will become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency

    Geometry: Enhanced Syllabus


    Algebra 2

    Algebra 2 is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra 1 with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra 1 this course develops skills related to linear systems in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, conic sections-their properties and equations, and a thorough study of trigonometric functions, graphs and identities. The student will be presented the material through video lectures, daily practice and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra 1, the student will expand his/her knowledge of functions including exponential, radical and logarithmic functions.

    Algebra 2 Syllabus

     

    Algebra 2: Enhanced

    Algebra 2 is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra 1 with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra 1, this course develops skills related to linear systems in two and three dimensions, matrices, complex numbers, conic sections (their properties and equations), and a thorough study of trigonometric functions, graphs and identities. The student will be presented the material through video lessons, worksheets with answer keys, daily practice and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra 1, the Student will expand his/her knowledge of functions including exponential, radical and logarithmic varieties.

    Algebra 2: Enhanced Syllabus

     

    Pre-Calculus

    Pre-Calculus will begin with a review of essential algebraic concepts such as exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, and complex numbers. The student will then study material related to trigonometric identities, systems of equations and matrices, and graphing everything from linear and quadratic functions to vectors and polar coordinates. Concepts such as absolute value, synthetic division, and radical expressions will be coupled with real applications of trigonometric functions, combinations and probability. As the material is presented through video lectures and illustrations the student will be given opportunity to practice learned skills and explore topics such as limits, differentiation and integration.

    Pre-Calculus Syllabus

     

    Pre-Calculus: Enhanced

    Pre-Calculus will begin with a review of essential algebraic concepts such as exponents, radicals, polynomials, factoring, and complex numbers. The student will then study material related to trigonometric identities, systems of equations and matrices, and graphing everything from linear and quadratic functions to vectors and polar coordinates. Concepts such as absolute value, synthetic division, and radical expressions will be coupled with real applications of trigonometric functions, combinations and probability. As the material is presented through video lectures and illustrations the student will be given opportunity to practice learned skills and explore topics such as limits, differentiation and integration.

    Pre-Calculus: Enhanced Syllabus

     

    Personal Financial Literacy - (Semester only)

    Personal Financial Literacy is one semester course that provides the student basics on financial practices and literacy. Topics such as goal setting, money management, insurance principles, and consumer rights will be coupled with projects that allow the student to display real life investigation and insight into financial management. The student will use mathematical operations and skills to solve problems involving interest, investment, and sound financial planning.

    Personal Financial Literacy Syllabus

     

    Personal Finance: Enhanced - (Semester only)

    Personal Financial Literacy is a one semester course that provides the student basics on financial practices and literacy. Topics such as goal setting, money management, insurance principles, and consumer rights will be coupled with projects that allow the student to display real life investigation and insight into financial management. The student will use mathematical operations and skills to solve problems involving interest, investment, and sound financial planning.

    Personal Finance: Enhanced Syllabus

     

    Trigonometry - (Semester only)

    Trigonometry is a one-semester course designed to take the student through a detailed study of trigonometric identities. The material will include topics on graphs and functions, the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, vectors, complex numbers and polar coordinates. The student will take a closer look at conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, and inverse trigonometric functions. The subject matter will be presented by video lecture, daily practice, and include sample video solutions, a glossary of terms and other ancillary materials to aid in learning.

    Trigonometry Syllabus

     

    Calculus

    Calculus is an advanced high school mathematics course. It builds on principles of Geometry, Algebra and other prior mathematics courses to take students into the world of limits, derivatives, special computational techniques such as the Power Rule, and differentiation. Calculus also explores topics related to sequences, series, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Finally, the mathematics of physics is presented through vector calculus. This is a course that is an important prerequisite for many educational programs in engineering and science. 

    Calculus Syllabus

  • Science

    Earth Science

    God designed the Earth with unique properties and characteristics. He created a delicate balance amongst the systems of the earth, the solar system, and the universe. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships with each other, and man’s effect on the earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks and minerals, geology, Earth’s interior, Earth’s geologic history, plate tectonics,volcanoes, earthquakes, weather, storms, climate, oceans, the solar system, and stars and galaxies. The students will be given the challenge to explore the rationale behind secular,old earth, and young earth science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. The course is a rigorous, multimedia and laboratory-based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.

    Earth Science Syllabus 

     

    Earth Science: Enhanced

    God designed the Earth with unique properties and characteristics. He created a delicate balance amongst the systems of the earth, the solar system, and the universe. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships with each other, and man’s effect on the earth. Students will be given the opportunity to explore rocks and minerals, geology, Earth’s interior, Earth’s geologic history, plate tectonics,volcanoes, earthquakes, weather, storms, climate, oceans, the solar system, and stars and galaxies. The students will be given the challenge to explore the rationale behind secular,old earth, and young earth science in order to be more effective at presenting the Gospel scientifically. The course is a rigorous, multimedia and laboratory-based science course that will require supplies for the hands-on labs.

    Earth Science: Enhanced Syllabus 

     

    Biology

    Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole.The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students’understanding as well as provide real world applications. The student should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra I to be successful in biology.

    Biology Syllabus (No Materials Required)

     

    Biology: Enhanced

    Biology is an examination of God’s living creations beginning at the atomic level, progressing to the cellular level, and then continuing on to the organism as a whole.The course focuses on the Scientific Method to utilize the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to develop the students’understanding as well as provide real world applications. The student should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra I to be successful in biology.

    Biology: Enhanced Syllabus (No Materials Required)

     

    Chemistry

    Chemistry begins its study of God’s creation at its most basic level: the atom and its components. The course then focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties and reactions. The Scientific Method is used to develop the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the student's understanding as well as provide real world applications. Chemistry students should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II, successfully to function in this course.

    Chemistry Syllabus (No Materials Required)

     

    Chemistry: Enhanced

    Chemistry begins its study of God’s creation at its most basic level: the atom and its components. The course then focuses on the other basic principles of matter, their properties and reactions. The Scientific Method is used to develop the student’s critical thinking skills. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the student's understanding as well as provide real world applications. Chemistry students should have completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II, successfully to function in this course.

    Chemistry: Enhanced Syllabus (No Materials Required)

     

    Physics

    Physics is a general course intended to expose students to the physical and mathematical relationships that allow us to describe the world that God has created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian Mechanics while the second semester covers a variety of topics including Electricity and Magnetism, Sound and Light Waves, and Modern Physics. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this physics course, students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II.

    Physics Syllabus (No Materials Required)

     

    Physics: Enhanced

    Physics is a general course intended to expose students to the physical and mathematical relationships that allow us to describe the world that God has created. The first semester of this course focuses on Newtonian Mechanics while the second semester covers a variety of topics including Electricity and Magnetism, Sound and Light Waves, and Modern Physics. The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the students understanding as well as provide real world applications. To successfully function in this physics course, students should have completed or be enrolled in Algebra II.

    Physics: Enhanced Syllabus (No Materials Required)

     

    Anatomy

    This class will explore the structures of the human body and the terminology associated with the structures. Emphasis will be placed on orientation, organization, and body systems. Body systems covered will include integumentary, skeletal, cardiovascular, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and nervous. Further explanation will cover the special senses and how the student will be able to apply the anatomical knowledge to a future career! Please note: This course requires a Course Waiver to be signed in order to register for the course.

     Anatomy Syllabus 

  • Electives

    Fine Art, Career, and Technology Electives

     

    Academic and Career Success - (Semester only)

    Academic Success and Career Planning is designed to equip students to be successful online students and guide them in making wise choices for further career or academic endeavors. This course offers an orientation to the purpose and mission of LUOA and how a student’s academic performance should be viewed in relationship to the biblical worldview.  Included in this course are resources to enhance a student’s scholastic pursuits including communication, study, note-taking, and time management skills; reading and comprehension strategies; methods for evaluation of resources for research and writing; and approaches for future career planning.

    Academic Success and Career Planning Syllabus

     

    Computer Applications I - (Semester only)

    This course guides students in understanding application skills in Computer concepts, Email Concepts, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. The course will introduce the student to the operation and use of computers. Specific applications taught include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Students will use these applications to design, develop, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. In addition, students will learn basic terminology and concepts related to the use of computers in today’s society.

    Computer Applications I Syllabus

    *Must be in at least 10th grade

     

    Computer Applications II - (Semester only)

    This course guides students in integration of Microsoft Office applications including: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, and Microsoft Access 2013. The course will introduce the student to intermediate and advanced computer applications. Specific applications taught include, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. Students will use these applications to design, develop, create, and edit documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. This course provides the IT foundations that are applicable for all curriculums.

    Note: This course is designed for PC use and strongly recommended; however, a Mac can be used to complete a majority of the course. Please note there will be several functions unavailable on a Mac that are needed to complete some of the required assignments. You will need to have access to a PC to successfully complete this course.

    Computer Applications II Syllabus

    *Computer Application I is prerequisite

     

    Essentials of Business - (Semester only)

    This semester-long course is an introduction to the goals, processes, and operations of business enterprises for students. The main focus is on the functions that a company – whether a multinational corporation or a corner grocery store – must manage effectively to be successful. These include accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, operations management, and strategic planning. Attention is also given to the legal environment in which businesses operate, and the importance of business ethics and corporate citizenship.

    Essentials of Business Syllabus

    *Computer Application I is prerequisite

     

    Programming Logic and Design - (Semester only)

    This course will guide the student in developing structured program logic with good programming practices. Included in the course are fundamental programming concepts, including decision making, looping, and classes with a focus on practical examples. The text contains flowcharts and pseudocode to provide some familiarity with these development tools. Simulated tasks are provided in 3 programming languages: C++, Java, and Python.

    Programming Logic and Design Syllabus

    *Must be in at least 11th grade

     

    Web Design - (Semester only)

    This course will guide the student in developing web pages using HTML and CSS. Included in the course are principles of good web design and an introduction to basic JavaScript programming. The text is supported by simulated tasks with real-time feedback.

    Web Design Syllabus

    *Must be in at least 11th grade

     

    Family and Consumer Science

    This course is designed to establish foundational skills to provide the student with the basic understanding of the major aspects of family life using a multi-dimensional approach. Modules include instruction of successful living while analyzing basic proficiency levels in food and nutritional fitness, international cuisine, and preparation and planning for large gatherings.

    Family and Consumer Science Syllabus

     

    High School Guitar

    Have you ever dreamed of playing the guitar? Whether you love music, want to play guitar for your family and friends, or desire to be a music star, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. You will learn the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides, Carlos and Ariel, will guide you through each step of this journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist and musician. This course can be used as a performing/fine arts credit to meet the art requirement for high school graduation. 

    High School Guitar Syllabus

     

    Music Appreciation - (Semester only)

    Music Appreciation provides instruction in basic musical elements and instruments, traces the development and growth of several forms of music, and give students a foundation to appreciate music more fully. Students will be exposed to several genres of music in the world around them and discover how they experience music. Students will learn the names and backgrounds of several famous musical composers and their contribution to their particular genre. Students will also learn how and where classical music began, how it developed over the centuries, the ways in which classical music has affected modern music, and the ways in which music and culture affect one another.

    Music Appreciation Syllabus

     

    Foreign Language Electives

     

    Latin I (Available early Fall)

    In Latin I, students develop the ability to comprehend simple written Latin texts based on a variety of topics. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of texts rather than interpersonal communication. To support the development of reading skills, students learn the basics of spoken Latin and write very simple phrases and sentences. Students compare the history and traditions of Roman culture to their own culture and recognize examples of the influence of Roman civilization in their own world. Through their understanding of the structures and vocabulary of the Latin language, students enhance their understanding of these same linguistic elements of English.

    Latin I Syllabus

     

    Spanish I

    Students in Spanish I will master the basic concepts of Spanish and be introduced to more complicated concepts. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only will the students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish speaking cultures. Students can expect to speak throughout the course and to use their new language both written and orally in each of their assignments. Additionally, students will learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and contemplating worldview issues through the eyes of various cultures.

    Spanish I Syllabus

     

    Spanish II

    Spanish 2 builds on the fundamental language elements taught in Spanish 1 and continues to focus on the four language skills, which are reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the target language. Through this course, students broaden their knowledge of Spanish grammatical structures and vocabulary allowing them to freely communicate ideas using various tenses. Students are challenged through their lessons and assignments to improve and further develop their language skills and their comprehension of Spanish. Students are also introduced to native aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures, which allow connections to be made with their own culture. Lastly, throughout this course, students examine Scripture in the target language as they learn about different biblical topics related to adolescents.

    Spanish II Syllabus

     

    Spanish III

    Spanish 3 builds on the fundamental language elements taught in Spanish 1 and 2 and continues to focus on the four language skills, which are reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the target language. Through this course, students broaden their knowledge of Spanish grammatical structures and vocabulary, with an emphasis on oral communication in various tenses. Students are challenged through their lessons and assignments to improve and further develop their language skills and their comprehension of Spanish. Lastly, throughout this course, students examine Scripture in the target language as they learn about different biblical topics related to adolescents.

    Spanish III Syllabus

    General Electives

     

    America’s Colonial Foundations - (Semester only)

    America’s Colonial Foundations provides an introduction to the major topics of the establishment of British North America, their political economic and social structures, religious and intellectual characteristics and the transition from distant citizens of Great Britain to a new American identity. It will examine changing relationships with Native Americans, development of racial slavery as a labor source, and European cultural influences on the various colonial regions.

    America’s Colonial Foundations Syllabus 

     

    American Literature - (Semester only)
    Throughout the course of American Literature, students will be able to encounter and experience the full span of America’s rich literary history. The course begins with the literary contributions of America’s first settlers, and explores how their faith and difficult circumstances shaped their lives and the literature through which they captured these early moments of America. The course then moves through the Age of Faith, during which the core of American Literature was shaped by a strong and foundational faith, and then into the Age of Reason, during which the world of science and modern thinking started to shape the literature of the times. The study of literature then moves into the Romantic period, and then the Realist period, both of which shaped American Literature at its core and brought about significant changes to the style, structure, and purpose of literature. The introduction of Modern literature includes the literature of the early 1900s, including the Harlem Renaissance, and then Post-Modern literature brings students into the study of current day texts. Overall, the course includes literature spanning from the 1500’s to current day, and introduces students to some of the greatest authors and works in American Literature. Genres that are included are: nonfiction essays, diaries, sermons, letters, and editorials, fictional short stories, novel excerpts, and an array of poetry.

    American Literature Syllabus

     

    British Literature - (Semester only)

    This course provides a generalized overview of British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Era to the Restoration.  It covers major works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama and introduces students to the historical context, author’s influence, and literary impact of the works.  

    British Literature Syllabus

     

    Civil War and Reconstruction - (Semester only)

    This course introduces the student to the important themes, people, and ideas arising from the period of the American Civil War.  While the focus of the course is from 1850 to 1877, the place of the way and its impact on subsequent American history is also examined.

    Civil War and Reconstruction Syllabus

     
    College Planning and Preparation - (Semester only)

    College Planner is a suggested elective course for all students who intend to move directly from high school to college. It provides the student with a process that walks him or her through finding God’s plan in the next educational step and provides practical guides through the college planning process from considering the kind of school that is best suited to the student to application and acceptance. Portions of the course include instruction on financial aid planning, writing the college essay, and making the best use of college campus visits. Also covered is an overview of basic expectations for the first year at college, including a section on college level reading, writing, and research.

    College Planning and Preparation Syllabus

     

    Consumer Math

    Consumer Math is an elective course that covers topics related to basic mathematical skills, and then directs the student to apply those skills in real life situations and problems. The course will offer a review of basic skills related to math operations and properties. The student will learn how to apply math in a variety of ways in order to be a better-educated and informed consumer. Included in the course of study will be a survey of basic financial practices and computations that correlate to business and personal money management.

    Consumer Math Syllabus

     

    Creative Writing - (Semester only)
    Creativity in humans is evidence of God’s image within, and the exercise of that creativity through the medium of the written word gives rise to the possibility of impacting both the present and the future for eternity.  A close study of God’s written word demonstrates His appreciation for the literary elements of writing in the figurative and precise diction present in the Bible as evidenced in Scripture’s inclusion of poetry, the historical narrative, and the beautifully creative.  This Creative Writing course provides the student with an outlet to express (or discover!) that part of his or her God-reflecting image through the study of the elements of narrative non-fiction, short fiction, poetry, and drama as well as the application of those through the student’s original creative non-fiction compositions, short stories, poems, scripts, and plays.

    Creative Writing Syllabus


    History of the Constitution - (Semester only)

    The Story of the Constitution provides a survey of the history of the United States Constitution emphasizing the ideological origins of Constitutional Principals and the history of the drafting, adoption, amendment and application of the Constitution. 

    History of the Constitution Syllabus

     

    Public Speaking - (Semester only)

    Everyone has an occasion to speak in public. Sometimes it may be as the main speaker at a specific event, other times it could consist of leading a small group discussion such as a Bible study, or it could simply be a conversation between two people. In order to be an effective public speaker, it is important to know some basics about purpose, research, situation, types of speeches, and the audience. This course will present information, exercises and example speeches to clarify the main points related to public speaking.

    Public Speaking Syllabus

     

    Christian Authors - (Semester only)

    The Christian Authors course provides an in-depth study of the major works of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. The course will address the religious, cultural, and literary influences upon the works, as well as the influence of the two authors upon each other’s work. 

    Christian Authors Syllabus

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