Laurel Springs School Adds Interactive Foreign Language Courses to its K-12 and College Prep Curriculum

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In conjunction with Power-Glide, the leader in foreign language courses for independent learners, Laurel Springs School gives its K-12 students the opportunity to learn five languages in fun, interactive courses.

Laurel Springs School, the accredited leader in college prep private schools offering distance learning programs and teacher services for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, today announces its new partnership with Power-Glide Language Courses, Inc., the leader in foreign language training materials for independent learners.

Laurel Springs students can now learn Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Latin through Power-Glide's award-winning language courses that engage students through video, stories, graphics, music, games and avatars. The innovative courses are age-appropriate and were developed specifically for elementary, middle school and high school students. All courses are aligned to national and state standards, include online assessments, oral and written exercises, tools for recording and listening to your work, and more.

"Adding the foreign language courses by Power-Glide strengthens our college preparatory curriculum in the area of foreign languages. Laurel Springs students now have the opportunity to maximize their potential to get into the very best colleges and universities," said Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, executive director and founder of Laurel Springs School. Gordanier went on to say, "As families become aware of their educational options, distance learning is now a viable alternative. I believe learning can take place in many environments and our student performance is indicative its success. Distance Learning is an idea whose time has come and many families are embracing this dynamic form of learning. At Laurel Springs we can offer students a foreign language program as a concurrent or dual enrollment, or a complete full-time college prep curriculum as their school of record." Jim Blair, CEO of Power-Glide said, "As states change their foreign language requirements to a minimum of two years, students are now looking outside of their schools for language courses and Laurel Springs provides a stable environment for our courses to be delivered. The Power-Glide philosophy of honoring different learning styles of students is parallel to Marilyn's philosophy at Laurel Springs School."

Staying true to its mission that each child is a unique human being with personal interests, special talents and a recognizable learning style, Laurel Springs School now offers its homeschool students foreign language courses that reflect this mission. The school's entire educational model honors the unique learning styles of its students; with the Power-Glide partnership, home-based Laurel Springs students now have access to learning foreign languages according to their particular learning style. "Teaching an auditory or visual learner a foreign language outside of the traditional classroom setting through a wide variety of courses and interactive materials is revolutionary," said Mosley Gordanier.

About Laurel Springs School:
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited, college prep private school offering distance learning programs and teacher services for students in grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California Laurel Springs serves students across the United States and in 43 countries. Current enrollment is 3,000 students, with more than 2,000 students enrolled in the online high school program. Laurel Springs uses web-based communication tools, a standards-based curriculum, and personalized instruction to offer students the highest quality home education experience. http://www.laurelsprings.com

About Power-Glide:
Power-Glide Language Courses, Inc., is a Provo, Utah based company that is the leader in foreign language training materials for independent learners and schools. Power-Glide is also a fully accredited foreign language school serving the "foreign language for credit" market. This market includes public, private, and charter schools, homeschool, third-party training companies (private labeled), corporations and individuals. Our products offer a "whole family" solution and are specifically designed to fit children Pre-K through grade 12 and adults. http://www.power-glide.com

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