Enhanced Courses are an excellent option for students who want to receive additional accountability and interaction with teachers as they complete their assignments. These courses can help prepare your student for college by offering an even more rigorous high school education.
Here are some important things to note about LUOA’s Enhanced Courses:
Note: the following charts include times that are all Eastern Standard Time.
Live Schedule (1st Start Date)
|9:00-10:00||VA History||Spanish I||World Hist I||English 9||Spanish II|
|10:10-11:10||Algebra II||Pre-Cal||Algebra I||English 12|
|11:20-12:20||Earth Science||Biology||Chemistry||English 11||Physics|
|12:30-1:30||US History||Geometry||World His II||World Religions|
Live Schedule (2nd Start Date)
|9:00-10:00||Biology||Economics||Spanish I||English 11||US History|
|10:10-11:10||Earth Science||Algebra I||WHI/ Span II||English 9||Physics|
|11:20-12:20||Anatomy||World Religions||World Hist II||Chemistry|
|12:30-1:30||English 12||Algebra II||Geometry||Calculus|
|1:40-2:40||English 10||VA History||Pre-Cal|
To take full advantage of our Enhanced Courses, it’s important that students stay on track with their scheduled assignments. This allows them to benefit from discussions with their teachers and classmates and helps them become accustomed to meeting deadlines — a skill that will aid them in college and beyond! Additionally, assignments for Enhanced Courses must be turned in by the due date to receive full credit. For each day the assignment is not submitted, the student will have 5% deducted from the assignment grade with a maximum deduction of 20%.*
English 10 provides a generalized overview of world literature from various current and ancient societies. It covers major works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama and introduces students to:
Extensive research and writing are also elements of this course.
Throughout the course of 11th-grade English, students are challenged to become more mature writers who are able to clearly and properly express themselves through both academic and creative writing. Additionally, students can 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:
Literary genres will include the following:
As students strengthen their ability to interpret literature, they will express themselves through various styles, including creative, expository, and persuasive writing.
This course provides an overview of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including the relationship between worldviews and economic theory. It places an emphasis on free-market economics. Students study microeconomic theory as it relates to:
The section on macroeconomics will cover the role of civil government in the free marketplace and the growth of government involvement in the economy, which includes discussions of political economy and public policy. Other topics that are addressed include:
Students also study a brief overview of the U.S. federal budget and the rise of entitlement programs in contrast to American constitutional theory related to federalism and limited civil government.
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 primary purpose of this course is to train students for effective citizenship. The course will emphasize:
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 influences on the development of the United States as an exceptional nation in a global context.
Virginia History provides an overview of the history, geography, and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the 16th century to the present. Studies pay special attention to the contributions the Commonwealth has made to the progression of American history in the areas of:
Algebra I takes the student beyond the basic mathematics skills learned at lower-level classes of mathematics and introduces them to topics that explore higher mathematical principles and skills. The student will investigate and solve problems that use both real numbers and variables. Students can develop the skills needed to solve real-life problems and function better in the world around them. The course places an emphasis on:
Algebra II is a math course that builds on the material covered in Algebra I with more detail and added subject matter. Beyond the basics of Algebra I, this course helps develop skills related to:
The student studies the material through video lessons, worksheets with answer keys, daily practice, and animated examples. Building on the foundation of Algebra I, the student can expand his/her knowledge of functions, including exponential, radical, and logarithmic varieties.
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:
This is a course that is an important prerequisite for many educational programs in engineering and science.
Geometry combines the skills of algebraic thinking with the abstract concepts of plane geometry to give the student a strong foundation in mathematical logical thinking and the skills needed to develop sequential proofs. The material includes:
As the student studies material through video lectures and practice, he/she can become more familiar with constructions, the measurement of angles, and relationships such as similarity and congruency.
Anatomy and Physiology (41-week course) (SCI-2100)
This class will explore the structures and functions of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on orientation, organization, and body systems. Body systems covered will include integumentary, skeletal, cardiovascular, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, digestive, and nervous.
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. This course places an emphasis on understanding the Earth’s systems, their interrelationships with each other, and man’s effect on the Earth. Students have the opportunity to explore:
Students are challenged 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.
Physics is a general course with the intention of exposing 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:
The course incorporates a virtual laboratory component to expand the student’s understanding as well as provide real-world applications. The student should have already completed or be currently enrolled in Algebra II to be successful in physics.
A multitude of religions exist in the world today. The beliefs and worldview that a person possesses can significantly impact the way he/she lives. However, with so many unique and distinct viewpoints, it can be hard to distinguish the definitive roots of those belief systems. With the high number of existing religions and faiths, this course acts as:
*Exceptions to this late policy may be considered in cases of illness, travel, or unforeseen events. Students will need to contact their teacher to seek approval for an exception.