Enrollment requires seven 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 24-48 hours with information regarding creating your student’s account.
Step 3: Your student’s admissions counselor will request records to be sent over, either a report card or a high school transcript.
Step 4: Your student’s admissions counselor will draft a personalized class schedule based on his/her records and, if necessary, have them take an entrance assessment.
Step 5: Once the schedule is finalized, your student’s admissions counselor will register your student for the start date of your choice.
Step 6: Financial Check-In: Parent/student complete Financial Check-In.
Step 7: Upon completing Financial Check-In, you will receive an email from your academic advisor on the Saturday before courses begin. No work needs to be submitted before your first day!
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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. 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 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST for students who need help understanding the course material.
After completing the lessons — 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.
A school year consists of two 18-week semesters. A full-time student should complete the 180-day school year in 10 months. The curriculum is self-paced with completion based on student ability and daily assignment completion. Students may move at a faster pace but are strongly advised to master content and not rush through the curriculum.
For more information concerning what to expect with our online academy, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions pages below: