Becoming an LUOA AFFILIATE
WHAT CAN LUOA DO FOR YOU?
Our vision at Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA) is to help you fulfill your mission. Whether you want to start a new Christian school or expand your current one, LUOA can help make that vision a reality. Through an affiliation with us, your students can experience the best of both worlds — the advantages of a brick-and-mortar school combined with the benefits of an online education. In other words, you can easily enhance your school by implementing a blended learning model with LUOA.
LUOA AT A
Founded in 2007 as an extension of Liberty University
Fully accredited, online private Christian school serving grades K-12
• Affiliated with more than 75 schools worldwide • Utilized by over 6,500 students from all 50 states and over 20 countries
Put your school at the forefront of a in education.
As technology expands and our culture changes, the blended learning model has the potential to best prepare students for success. Blended learning combines the benefits of brick-and-mortar schools and online education, allowing each student to have a personalized education:
Social interaction and sense of community
Local field trips
• Athletic programs and events •
Extracurricular clubs and activities
Interactive courses, such as music and theatre
Other courses that work best in a group setting
LUOA: • A complete online K-12 curriculum • Access to a wide variety of courses, such as Spanish, computer programming, anatomy, health, and academic and career success •
Rolling enrollment available year-round
Self-paced assignments within course deadlines
Over 100 dual enrollment courses
Multiple Associate of Arts tracks
Over 100 certified teachers
Experienced staff to handle administrative details
WHAT IS AN LUOA AFFILIATION?
AN LUOA AFFILIATION IS AN AGREEMENT THAT ALLOWS YOUR SCHOOL TO: •
Immediately adopt a blended learning model
Offer any of LUOA’s courses to your students
Utilize LUOA’s teachers and curriculum
Pay a discounted rate for all courses on a percourse basis
Charge your students the rates you choose
• Take advantage of free marketing opportunities
Use the model that best fits your needs or create a new one! CURRENT MODELS IN USE BY LUOA AFFILIATES INCLUDE: • Associate of Arts program
• After-school program
High school diploma
College prep courses
Credit recovery options
• Added electives
WE PROVIDE YOUR SCHOOL WITH: •
Online K-12 curriculum
• A model customizable for your school •
Dual enrollment program for qualifying 11th and 12th graders
Middle and high school electives
SAT and ACT prep
• A dedicated LUOA Affiliate advisor • Certified teachers and professors who handle grading, student questions, and record-keeping
WE ASK THAT YOU PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING: • A facility for students •
Computers (please review our technical specifications here)
• A facilitator who will supervise students, answer low-level math and English questions, and assist with technological issues
YOUR DEDICATED LUOA AFFILIATE ADVISOR WILL: •
Register new and current students
• Assist with student scheduling • Troubleshoot problems •
Receive feedback and direct to appropriate department chair
• Answer general curriculum and policy questions •
Issue extensions if appropriate
ADDITIONALLY, YOUR ADVISOR WILL HELP YOU WITH: •
Creating and sending transcripts
• Addressing honor code issues •
Monitoring student progress
Sending relevant curriculum information
• Allowing extra quiz attempts when needed •
Setting up registration for standardized tests
VIEW OUR CURRICULUM
LUOA COURSES INCLUDE: •
Core Curriculum: English, history, math, and science (all K-12)
Electives, such as Bible, business, college prep, foreign languages, and information technology
• Additional courses added each year COURSES ADDED FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR: •
Programming Logic and Design
• Web Design •
Man of Valor (Bible course)
VIEW OUR ELEMENTARY COURSES HERE. VIEW OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES HERE. VIEW OUR HIGH SCHOOL COURSES HERE.
DUAL ENROLLMENT ALLOWS YOUR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS TO GET A JUMP-START ON COLLEGE AS THEY: •
Earn college credit through Liberty University
Save money by taking college courses at a significant discount
Explore areas of interest with a choice of over 100 courses
Choose from our eight Associate of Arts tracks or our à la carte option
VIEW OUR DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES HERE.
Why choose Dual Enrollment? •
Saves time and money
Offers high school and college credit through the same courses
Provides instructional support
• Awards credit based on course grade • Allows students to earn up to 60 college credits •
Does not require a testing center, unlike AP courses
Can help students explore areas of interest for future major
Prepares students for the demands of college coursework
Creates the opportunity to earn credits toward an associate degree, awarded by Liberty University, upon completion of high school graduation requirements
4 TAKE A SELFGUIDED TOUR THROUGH LUOAâ€™S PLATFORM, CANVAS!
WHAT IS CANVAS? • A completely online learning management system • A storehouse for all LUOA curriculum — no textbooks required! • A central location where students, teachers, school administrators, and LUOA staff submit assignments, monitor grades, and communicate via message In order to help you decide if LUOA will be a good fit for your students, we have developed a sample of our curriculum. To access the sample course, click here and use the login information provided below: • Username: test_student • Password (case sensitive): Liberty123
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS In order to fully take advantage of our curriculum, please keep the following in mind. DESKTOP/LAPTOP •
Processor: 2GHz or more; Elementary requires Intel Core2 2.4GHz
Memory: 2GB of RAM or more
Screen: 1024x768 resolution or higher
Internet: High-speed broadband internet; 1-2 Mbps per concurrent user
MEDIA & PRINTING REQUIREMENTS •
• Webcam* •
*You may be able to substitute with a smartphone or tablet.
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SYSTEMS •
PC: Windows 7 or newer
Mac: Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
REQUIRED SOFTWARE • Web Browser: Chrome OR Firefox* •
MS Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel – Office 365
• Adobe Flash: Latest version of Flash Player* • Adobe Reader: Latest version of Adobe Reader for viewing PDFs* • Java: Must be installed to use Canvas *Available for free
GENERAL NOTES • At this time, we cannot guarantee an optimal user experience with a netbook, Chromebook, or mobile device, including tablets. •
Exercise caution when using web filtering software as internet filters will sometimes restrict students from accessing course material, such as videos.
LUOA curriculum is completely online. However, some courses may require schools to purchase some additional materials for labs or eTexts in English. These are listed in the syllabus of each course.
BECOMING AN AFFILIATE...
WE’VE MADE THE PROCESS simple, AND IT ONLY TAKES 1-2 WEEKS! 1. You request a sample contract at LUOAAffiliates@liberty.edu.
2. We send you a draft of the contract. 3. You send us back the signed contract. 4. We process the contract, sign it, and return it to you. 5. We create your application portal. 6. You are ready to begin submitting applications! We’ll guide you through every step along the way, so reach out with any questions.
Our vision is to help you fulfill your mission. You want to reach your community through Christian education, and we want to equip you to do that with excellence. Whether you need one course or an entire curriculum, an LUOA affiliation can give you the tools you need to impact your community. (866) 418-8741 LibertyOnlineAcademy.com LUOAAffiliates@liberty.edu