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Choose a Trusted Academy for Your Student’s Education

Perhaps you’re wondering whether distance education offers the same rigor and credibility as a traditional, in-person institution. It’s important to pick an online school that is accredited – that way, you can rest assured that your student will receive a top-notch learning experience that can equip them for the future.

LUOA holds prestigious accreditations from various agencies – so you can be confident that your student is receiving a world-class education in each and every one of their classes.

Importance of Accreditation

Why Send Your Student to an Accredited School?

Accreditation means that an academic institution has undergone rigorous checks and evaluations from an objective, established, outside authority on education. It shows that a school meets high standards of quality – which includes offering a carefully crafted, effective curriculum and having faculty who are qualified to teach in their field of study. If you want to ensure that your student receives an excellent education, picking an accredited academy like LUOA is one of the best ways to do so.

Additionally, enrolling your student in an accredited school can help ensure that other K-12 institutions, universities, and future employers will recognize the validity and credibility of your student’s education. So whether your student is needing to transfer credits from LUOA or looking to start applying to jobs or colleges, you can rest assured that the instruction they receive at LUOA will be respected by other schools and organizations.

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Two Kinds of Accreditation

LUOA Accreditation

Liberty University Online Academy is:

Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

  • ACSI is an internationally recognized accreditation program that is highly regarded among Christian schools. This accreditation is designed to drive improvement in private schools and to help schools grow and flourish.
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Accredited by Cognia.

  • Cognia™ is the parent organization of North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
  • Cognia™ offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement solutions to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in 90+ countries, Cognia™ serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day.
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Additional Recognition

LUOA is recognized by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) as an accredited K-12 Private School in Virginia.* VCPE is the only organization authorized to oversee the accreditation of PK-12 Private Schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VCPE is the leading voice of private education in Virginia and serves an integral role in representing private schools.

Additionally, our Enhanced Courses and Dual Enrollment courses have been approved by the NCAA for Division I athletic program participation.

*Visit our State Requirements page for important information about LUOA students who live outside Virginia.

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