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 LUOA staff member will contact you within 24 hours with information regarding our online assessment tests.
Step 3: Your student’s guidance counselor will draft an individualized 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, LUOA will provide you with access to the online curriculum developed specifically for your student.
Academy teachers are licensed professionals who hold a degree in their subject area. The teacher assesses student work and is responsible for the homeschool curriculum and day-to-day academic well-being of each student. Parents and students can access grades anytime via the online grade book.
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.
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.