With the online middle school courses at Liberty University Online Academy, you can prepare your student for success in high school and beyond. Our certified teachers and responsive staff can help you nurture and educate your children in an ideal learning environment with a Christian curriculum. When you partner with us, you’ll have 24/7 access to all the resources and materials you need to give online middle school students a quality education and prepare them for the future.
View Middle School Courses and Grades When It’s Convenient for You
Enrolling in our middle school program grants you 24/7 access to our Christian curriculum — so you can review your student’s grades, check their future assignments, and contact teachers whenever it’s most convenient for you.
Online Middle School Classes
Getting started is simple. Once you have completed the application and sent in your student’s records from his/her previous school, we will complete the enrollment process by setting up a course schedule.
Take a look at the online middle school courses we offer and find out how a Christian curriculum can provide your student with a foundational academic and spiritual learning experience.
Sixth GradeSeventh GradeEighth GradeElectivesCourse Materials
Bible (41-week course) (BIB-600)
LUOA’s 6th-grade Bible course teaches students that the Bible tells a consistent story of how God is seen in the lives of humans in the Old and New Testament and the story of the Messiah. Through the utilization of God’s truths, engaging materials, and intriguing activities, students will explore biblical themes and research the lives of biblical figures. Students will memorize — but most importantly, apply — Scripture to their lives, learn about important Christian character traits, and be able to grow in their faith.
Language Arts (41-week course) (LAN-600)
LUOA’s 6th-grade Language Arts course utilizes innovative technology and engaging activities for students. The course allows students to interact with exciting literature, practice grammar skills, embrace the components of great writing, and learn grade level-appropriate vocabulary words. Students will read a wide range of novels and participate in literary activities that help develop strong reading comprehension and fluency skills.
Math (41-week course) (MAT-600)
LUOA’s 6th-grade Math course promotes problem-solving skills by teaching students how to make real-world connections with mathematics through the teaching of number theory, graphing and statistics, estimation, and real-world problems. Students are also taught about the order of operations, integers, decimals, fractions, ratios and probability, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra. These concepts are taught using engaging multimedia video lectures, practice problems, and assessments.
History and Geography (41-week course) (HIS-600)
LUOA’s 6th-grade History and Geography course can help provide the foundational knowledge necessary to better understand how people and events shaped the United States from Reconstruction to the present. Special attention will be paid to the U.S. Presidents who shaped their eras and the accomplishments that they oversaw during their tenure in office. The course will provide information regarding how politics, religion, the economy, and culture all work together to shape the American national identity.
Science (41-week course) (SCI-600)
LUOA’s 6th-grade Science course provides students with an opportunity to discover scientific topics through interactive and engaging activities and lessons. Students will dive into God’s world through units that employ imperative Christian values. The truths of creation and God’s design are interwoven continuously throughout the entire course — allowing students to gain solid scientific knowledge with a biblical worldview. Students will explore a wide range of topics which include the following: creation, nature and method of science, matter, water and the water cycle, the Earth and its atmosphere, biomes and oceans, the Earth and its surface, Earth’s resources, and the universe and solar system.
Bible (41-week course) (BIB-700)
LUOA’s 7th-grade Bible course, Heroes of the Faith, walks students through the study of Christian martyrs and heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices for the cause of Christ. Throughout the course, missionary highlights and stories behind Christian hymns and songs will be examined. This Bible course also encourages and teaches students the importance of daily Bible reading and Scripture memory. Students will explore a wide range of Biblical figures, including Gideon, Samuel, Stephen, Paul, Clement of Rome, John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, Matthew Henry, David Brainerd, William Carey, Florence Nightingale, Mary Slessor, C.S. Lewis, Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, and Billy Graham.
Language Arts (41-week course) (LAN-700)
LUOA’s 7th-grade Language Arts course continues to build on the sequential review and development of grammar and communication skills in writing. This course offers an evaluation of literature and helps develop critical thinking skills using examples of short stories, 2 novels, poetry, and drama selected from a variety of periods and authors. A research paper using appropriate style, formatting, and research methods is required.
Math (41-week course) (MAT-700)
Math 7 covers a variety of subject matter from the world of mathematics. This course will review the basic concepts and operations
that students learned in Math 6, and it will help students prepare for future mathematics courses. Students can learn how to use math skills for real-world application as well as how to think abstractly as they investigate problems that exist in an imaginary environment. This course will also teach students how to use math to solve problems using a variety of strategies including diagrams, equations, factoring, and algebraic expressions.
Civics (41-week course) (HIS-700)
LUOA’s 7th-grade Civics course explores the many aspects of America’s government and economy. Lessons cover fundamental values and principles, rights, responsibilities, limits, founding documents, biblical foundations of the U.S. government and economy, and the roles of the branches of government. This course introduces students to the state government, political parties, and economics. Topics in this course are designed to teach students about their government so that they can be equipped with the tools they need to be informed and engaged citizens.
Life Science (41-week course) (SCI-700)
LUOA’s 7th-grade Life Science (SCI 0700) course is a fascinating journey that allows students to know God better through the study of His creation. This life science course will expand upon previous learning and set the foundation for science in high school. In order to effectively prepare for high school, the middle-school student’s understanding should encompass both the micro and macro aspects of life, and this life science course includes both. Other major concepts include scientific inquiry, cells, organization of life, classification, cell processes, population dynamics, differences between and effects of biotic and abiotic factors, ecosystem dynamics, genetics and its applications, and change over time (micro-evolution vs. macro-evolution).
Bible (41-week course) (BIB-800)
LUOA’s goal for this course is to engage each student by offering an introduction to the Bible, along with major themes, characters, and life principles found in the Bible. The objective is to take the timeless truths of God’s Word and make them relevant and applicable to each student’s life.
Language Arts (41-week course) (LAN-800)
In 8th-grade Language Arts, students will review grammar and vocabulary skills that can help strengthen their writing abilities. Students will incorporate this knowledge as they craft creative writing pieces and nonfiction essays. Writing is an integral part of this curriculum as students learn not only the basics of the writing and research processes, but also how to approach different types of writing, including narrative, expository, persuasive, and informational. Literature is also a primary component of this English class. Students will read works from a variety of genres, including novels, short mystery stories, poetry, speeches, and historical nonfiction. Students can learn to approach the written word through the lens of a Christian worldview and analyze the secular worldview messages they encounter daily.
Math (Pre-Algebra) (41-week course) (MAT-800)
LUOA’s Pre-Algebra course is an introductory algebra course designed to prepare students for Algebra I. This course will review basic math concepts regarding number sense, the rules regarding math operations, and the order of implementation. Students taking pre-algebra will practice concepts taught in previous math courses at higher levels and in ways that can broaden their skills. Students will also be challenged to practice algebraic thinking in order to model and solve real-world problems. Geometric concepts and related formulas will be linked to algebraic thinking to prepare students for future courses.
Physical Science (41-week course) (SCI-800)
LUOA’s Physical Science course is an introduction to chemistry and physics with an emphasis on utilizing the scientific method. This course will explore God’s love of balance and how that’s reflected in the world He created. Students will be introduced to scientists who built their theories on the Bible and observations of the world around them. Student experiments are woven through the lessons, so they can experience the thrill of science and develop an understanding of the “new language” being learned.
World Geography (41-week course) (HIS-950)
World Geography provides an overview of Earth’s places, cultures, and environments. The course will provide an overview of
geographical study, including climate, weather, regions, and resources. It will delve into a detailed analysis of Earth’s world regions,
including the United States and Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Southwest Asia, South and Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Australia and the Pacific. Students will also analyze the characteristics of different segments of the world’s population, including topics such as standard of living, urban development, and migration and cultural diffusion. The course will conclude with a study of the impact of globalization and political divisions.
This is a high-school-level course so that a student, while in 8th grade, can obtain 1 high school credit while fulfilling the history requirement needed to be considered full-time for 8th grade.
Middle School Creative Writing (semester only) (22-week course) (LAN-651)
LUOA’s Creative Writing course is a semester-long course that explores different genres of writing through both reading and writing as well as the other necessary elements needed to improve writing and composition skills. This course is designed with the goal of inspiring students to develop original pieces and ideas. Through writing and thinking, students can learn to become better readers, writers, and thinkers. The skills focused on in this course can help students in other courses as well, especially English. Writing genres covered include autobiographies, family storytelling, fairy tales, fantasies, short stories, and journals.
Middle School Guitar (41-week course) (APP-700)
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 professional musician, this course is a great place to start. No prior music experience is needed. This course teaches the fundamentals of music and the basic skills necessary to play a wide variety of music styles. Student guides are available to walk the student through each step of the journey towards becoming a skilled guitarist.
Online Academic Success (semester only) (22-week course) (APP-750)
The goal of the Online Academic Success course is to help students master the ability to study, learn, and retain information in a way that best fits their learning style. Students can discover their learning style, learn how to use time effectively, learn study skills and tips for taking better notes, and prepare to be a successful online student.
Spanish I: Part A (41-week course) (LAN-2170)
This is a full-year course that will provide your student with 0.5 high school credit. This is high school content for Spanish I stretched over 2 years (Part A and Part B). Only permitted for 7th- and 8th-grade students.
Spanish I: Part A includes an overview of basic concepts with an introduction to more advanced grammatical concepts. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only can students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures. Students can expect to use their new language both in written and oral form as they complete each of their assignments throughout this course. Additionally, students can learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and analyzing Bible verses.
Spanish I: Part B (41-week course) (LAN-2180)
This is a full-year course that will provide your student with 0.5 high school credit. This is high school content for Spanish I stretched over 2 years (Part A and Part B). Only permitted for 8th-grade students.
Spanish I: Part B includes mastery of basic concepts with an introduction to more advanced grammatical concepts. Through the use of web-based technology, students will begin this exciting journey into learning a second language. Not only can students build language skills, but they will also learn about various Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures. Students can expect to use their new language both in written and oral form as they complete each of their assignments throughout this course. Additionally, students can learn more about their own faith by reading the Bible in Spanish and analyzing Bible stories.
You can access a list of the materials your middle school student will need for the 2022-2023 academic year here: