What To Expect With Online Homeschooling
Registration requires five main steps. You will be asked to complete two of those steps — Application and Financial Check-In. LUOA will complete the remaining steps and provide you with the information and access needed to begin your coursework.
Step 1: Application: Complete our easy-to-use online application.
Step 2: An admissions counselor will contact you within 48 - 72 hours with information regarding our online assessment tests.
Step 3: Your student’s admissions counselor will draft a personalized class schedule based on his/her placement test results and official transcripts.
Step 4: Financial Check-In: Parent/student complete Financial Check-In.
Step 5: Upon receipt of your tuition payment, your student's academic advisor will provide you with access to the online curriculum developed specifically for your student.
Students have three main avenues of support while enrolled in LUOA: Academic Advisor, Teachers, and Subject Specialists. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s education and develop the parent/teacher/student relationship as in a traditional classroom.
Upon enrollment, students are assigned a grade specific Academic Advisor. Families can contact their Academic Advisor by phone or email with questions about computer problems, record keeping, class schedule, transcripts, etc.
Academy teachers are professionals who are licensed in their state, licensed by ACSI, or hold an advanced degree in their subject area. The teacher assesses student work and is responsible for the day-to-day academic well-being of each student. Teachers can be contacted through the messaging system within the curriculum, but are not available by phone. Parents and students can access grades anytime via the online grade book.
Subject Specialists are individuals who are available by phone for students who need help understanding course material.
After completing the lessons of the homeschool curriculum — which are presented in text and video format — students complete problems, assignments and tests electronically. Parents and students have instant access to grades and can quickly gain feedback regarding the student’s progress.
Each day LUOA teachers grade written work, such as essays and projects, and communicate grades and any comments to parents and students. Due dates and past due notices help students adhere to their weekly lesson plan.
The Online Timeline
A school year consists of two 90-day semesters, each spanning five months. A full-time student should complete the 180-day school year in 10 months.
The homeschooling curriculum is divided into 10 units per course. Each unit typically requires three to four weeks to complete depending on unit length, student ability, daily scheduling and grade level. Students may move at a faster pace but are strongly advised not to rush through the curriculum.
Statement of policy on nondiscrimination
No student shall be denied enrollment, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or subjected to discrimination in any program or activity, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or ethnic group.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information concerning what to expect with our online academy, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions pages below: