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Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA) offers courses for online high school and elementary students (grades 3-12) with a Christian perspective and an emphasis on individualized learning. Class instruction is administered in an online format. Lessons are interactive and designed to stimulate student interest, engage students in the learning process and maintain their focus. Although coursework promotes self-instruction, parental guidance is essential. Daily parental review of student progress is highly encouraged.

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  1. Liberty University Online Academy Review by Arizona
    Pros: Self Paced but structured, so you can work ahead a be a little behind without being stressed.
    Cons: Grading and teacher reply

    Grades Used: 10th

    So I am a student, and this is my first year at LUOA. It has been a great experience but I do have a couple of things that need to be brought to attention. 1) The grading. When I finish my first attempt, it will say how many I have gotten wrong. Here comes the problem. It doesn’t tell you which question(s). So you second guess ALL of your answers. Now keep in mind that you do get to keep the highest score but this is been annoying for me since the beginning. 2) Teacher reply. Most of the teachers only reply once a day. So sometimes it will only take a day to get something sorted out, and other times it will take a WHOLE WEEK to get sorted out. These teachers most definitely need to amp up their game. Other than those 2 issues, LUOA is a all around great, accredited school that you should most definitely consider sending your child to if they ever want to be homeschooled/ online schooled.

  2. Liberty University Online Academy Review by Margaret
    Pros: I like the observer account they set up for parents. You can view grades and course content and email instructors.
    Cons: System always crawls with every click and we have 5 MB download speed. You can't see the what was correct or incorrect on an assignment unless you complete BOTH attempts.

    Grades Used: 7th grade math, 8th grade for Bible, Civics, English, and Physical Science

    We’ve been enrolled for 3 weeks and we’re withdrawing today. I thought the content for Physical Science was a joke.It first talks about “How to be Successful at LUOA” (this should be in the orientation, not the science class), then “Using MLA in Writing” (we had to do the same thing a week later in the English class) “Worldview and the Scientific Method”, then a quiz, week 2 started with “Introduction to a Science Fair”, “The Why and What of the Metric System” (content for this topic was abysmal)… So far, all the science course has gone over is glossing over metric conversions (you obviously need prior knowledge, or you have to go look up how to do it in order to complete the homework). Most of the video selections we’ve seen so far were obnoxious, and the questions that the student answers at the end of each assignment were either ambiguous, or off topic.

    Math was good, Civics wasn’t bad, English had a few issues: the assignment would teach you a part of speech and use very simple sentences, but when it came time to answer questions, the sentences were more complicated and then the student had to write a paragraph using the part of speech just taught! That was a real challenge. I emailed the teacher and she was accommodating.

    I was really hoping that LUOA would work out, but I found myself spending more time with my son get through the assignments than I did creating my own curriculum.

  3. Liberty University Online Academy Review by Cyndy Stout
    Cons: None

    Grades Used: 3rd and 6th

    I absolutely love the Liberty Academy. My girls used it last year and I found it just incredible. Yes it is online but there is not cost for books and supplies. The projects utilized products and things we already had in our home. The school day didn’t usually pass 3 hours and for my 3rd grader it was often less. The teachers are just wonderful. There is no lesson planning on my part. I work at home and this was a perfect fit for our lives. I cannot think of a more perfect situation for homeschooling. In a time when computers are so much a part of our lives this just adds to the future for them. While a little expensive overall it is a wonderful program and I cannot say enough about it. We were able to add so much to our lives and give them the best education in the world by utilizing Liberty Academy. The things being taught today in schools is not good for our children and I never had to worry or question what was being taught. Definitely worth the money and time.

  4. Liberty University Online Academy Review by Krystal
    Grades Used: 1st grade

    Not a review but a question.
    I don’t like the thought of having my first grader sit in from of the computer 3 hours a day even with interaction from me. Can anyone tell me there experience with that concern?
    Thank you

  5. Liberty University Online Academy Review by Nkiruka Ballek

    Thank you Tamara for your input! I really appreciate it! I have a 5yr old and 2yr old. I have had a few issues with my kindergartner’s school and thought I should look into Liberty for Middle School for my boys. How long is an average day of learning? Do you stay home or work out of the home? I plan to be working in the next year or so and wanted to know how this could be accomplished when I work. Thanks again for all your insight.

  6. Liberty University Online Academy Review by Tamara
    Pros: independent learning pace
    Cons: nothing

    Grades Used: 4th and 6th

    I signed my 6th grader up and had planned to send my 4th grader to public school this fall. After my 6th grader got started my 4th grader insisted that he wanted to “do it too”. My 6th gragder is a gifted student and both enjoy the self-paced aspect and the content. Both have expressed that they feel that they are learning more. My straight A students are now A & B students. I am fine with that as long as they are putting forth their best efforts. We have also given consideration that they are new to online schooling. My oldest is son is an adult learner. I feel this program will help my youngest son develope his own learning style to his fullest potential. I cannot imagine getting more bang for your buck with LUOA’s early regestration discount of $500.00. That comes to under $2000.00/year. I dream of offering this program to less fortunate communities through local churches. Blessings, Tamara

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