The Top 5 Reasons to Enroll at Laurel Springs This Year

We’ll get right to the point. After all, you’re a busy family with important decisions on your plate. There are more educational options available today than ever before, so what makes Laurel Springs School worth enrollment? In short, here’s the answer:

  • 100% flexibility with enrollment, schoolwork, and course progression
  • Vibrant, global community with both in-person and virtual opportunities
  • In-house, personalized counseling services, including college and career planning, and advisory for college-bound student-athletes
  • Fully accredited, private online curriculum designed to meet every unique learning style, interest, and ambition
  • Education that builds a foundational love for learning, deep-rooted self-confidence, and potential for the future

If you’re undecided about your child’s enrollment for the upcoming school year or are contemplating re-enrollment at Laurel Springs, we believe your search ends here.

Join us for a Virtual Open House if you are a new family. Come meet our incredible leadership team and faculty, explore the points above in more depth, and see first-hand the kind of high-touch, customized learning experience we offer!

Choose Your Start Date, Customize Your Schedule, Progress at Your Own Pace

Every family that enrolls or re-enrolls at Laurel Springs is given the opportunity to choose a Wednesday Cohort Start Date that works for them. These cohort dates, part of our rolling admissions model, ensure a personalized introduction to the new academic year, provide important resources and information for online learning success, and offer opportunities for students to connect with grade-level peers early on. (Space is limited for each date, so the earlier families enroll, the better their chance of securing the start date they want!)

Flexibility continues with our 100% flexible, virtual learning pathways. If you have access to the internet, your coursework is accessible, and so is 24/7 academic support through our partners at Students can truly work from anywhere in the world and at any time of day. It’s school by your child’s design.

Global Community Spanning All 50 States and 100+ Countries

Those who have a global perspective in today’s world are miles ahead of those who don’t. Engaging in our global community not only broadens students’ worldview but also equips them with important skills like empathy, adaptability, open-mindedness, and critical thinking.

When it comes to day-to-day involvement, our school features over 30 clubs and activities, including options like

  • Student Government
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Ambassadors Program
  • Equestrian Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Coding Hangout
  • Book Clubs

…and so much more.

Each year, we host a Year-End Celebration for K-12 students and families. Our event list continues to expand, but some of our most popular in-person activities include

  • Prom
  • 8th-grade Celebration
  • Commencement
  • Senior Brunch
  • Parent Social
  • K-7 Meet-up (at the Sea Life Aquarium!)

We know how important socialization is to a student’s growth and development. That’s why a top priority of ours is making sure they have access to a myriad of opportunities for connection and collaboration throughout each academic year.

If you are seeking the highest-touch, most connected Laurel Springs experience possible for your child, explore The Academy at Laurel Springs – our premier, asynchronous learning pathway for 6th- through 12th-grade students. The Academy features weekly, live workshops, discussion-based courses, and Yearly Seminar designed to support college and career planning.

“There are so many social options – Molly really loves her clubs and all the fun events! I love that there are live classes and Symposium speakers via The Academy. Most important for us is that nothing has compulsory attendance and that there are always recordings available if you miss something. Last, I have to mention all of the community service opportunities. It’s important to me because it keeps Molly connected to the world and gives her the chance to give back.” –Christiana Lawson, Parent of Student Molly Lawson

Personalized, In-house Counseling Services

Not every online school features an in-house counseling department solely dedicated to enrolled students and families. In fact, it’s quite rare. At Laurel Springs, K-8 students benefit from full-time Counselors who provide

  • Early guidance on time management, goal setting, organization, and academic planning
  • Monthly lessons on topics like “Developing a Growth Mindset” or “How to Resolve Conflict in a Healthy Way”
  • An Interactive Virtual Counseling Resource Center
  • Transition support for rising middle and high school students
  • Skill-building groups
  • Monthly parent meet-ups and resources

High school students (starting in the 8th grade) receive tailored academic placement and planning guidance from College Counselors. This advisory helps align their unique needs and goals with college-prep opportunities, including Honors, AP, and Dual Enrollment courses. Our College Counselors also

  • Facilitate grade-level seminars for personal, academic, and college-career exploration
  • Assist with college and career identification
  • Help students navigate the college application and admissions process, scholarships, and standardized testing
  • Participate in virtual college visits with students and help develop relationships with university admissions offices.
  • Partner with in-house Athletic Advisors who specialize in supporting students in the realms of NCAA eligibility, recruitment, college selection, social media branding, and more

Expert Academy Counselors

  • Leverage tools like ACT Mosaic and YouScience for personal development
  • Offer peer mentorship opportunities
  • Conduct specialized webinars on college preparation and admissions, including mock college admission exercises and a College Application Bootcamp

“I liked having structure, feedback from teachers, and knowing that I had an accredited school backing me as I began applying to college. I thought all my teachers and my college counselor were so supportive and nice; I could really tell they took the time to help me—they weren’t just trying to move on to the next student.” –Deya Aliaga Kuhnle, Class of 2013

A Pathway for All Learning Styles and Preferences

Every student is unique. Shouldn’t their learning experience reflect that? Our expansive catalog of college-prep courses is designed to meet students right where they are – shaping to fit their needs and preferences.

  • 233 College-prep courses (including creative electives)
  • 100 electives
  • 36 Honors courses
  • 24 AP courses
  • 86 World Language courses
  • 309 UC a-g approved courses
  • 169 NCAA-approved courses

It’s simple: We want our students to excel at Laurel Springs and beyond, so we give them the options they need to do so on their own terms. Load up with AP courses if you’d like, sprinkle in one or two Honors courses throughout the year, or find your stride with electives and college-prep courses that align with your individual interests.

“Laurel Springs has provided a personalized curriculum from day one. Coco doesn’t fit it. Rather, the school and her education fit her and propel her forward to help her meet her potential.” –Lara Chapman, Parent of 2024 Graduate Coco Chapman

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Building Foundations, Confidence, and Futures

Our Elementary Program builds a foundational love for learning at a pivotal time in a child’s life. With interactive, hands-on, experimental academic experiences, K-5 kids discover that learning is packed with adventure and meaning. This kind of realization sticks around for a lifetime!

The middle school chapter is one where students need confidence the most. Our curriculum is designed to help this age group step into high school with a well-rounded skill set, strong ability to learn independently, and a mindset ready to tackle new academic pressures with courage (particularly during the four years where efforts really start to matter)!

Finally, we know colleges and universities look for students who demonstrate genuine interest, a strong drive, and a self-starter mentality. Our High School Program fully prepares students for their post-graduate plans. Courses, seminars, and workshops emphasize critical thinking, project-based learning, and real-world application; and the endless opportunities for involvement and collaboration with others equip students with crucial social skills and leadership experience.

When It’s Time to Make a Decision

Choosing to enroll or re-enroll at Laurel Springs is opting in for much more than a top-tier private education. You’re choosing a fully flexible, customized learning experience that accommodates your family’s schedule all year round, nurtures your child’s interests and ambitions, and prepares them for whatever their future holds.

We’d love to welcome you into our community. Schedule time below to talk with an Admissions Coordinator so we can answer your questions and help you with next steps. If it’s time to make a decision, don’t wait any longer! Come discover the difference a personalized, immersive, and academically stimulating learning experience can make.

About Laurel Springs School

Laurel Springs is a fully accredited, private online school for K-12 students. With a premier college-prep curriculum including AP and Honors courses, an ever-expanding schedule of in-person and virtual events, and a global student community, we’re ranked as one of the top online private schools in the nation. Join us for a Virtual Open House to learn more!

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Laurel Springs School is an accredited online private school that provides flexible, asynchronous courses taught by experienced instructors for K-12 students around the globe.

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