Laurel Springs has helped me grow both as a student and a person, and without it I would not be who I am today
Ojai, CA (Vocus) August 6, 2009
Laurel Springs School, the accredited private school offering college prep distance learning programs with teacher services for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, begins fall 2009 enrollment for students worldwide. Enrollment in Laurel Springs School aligns students with an online student body that is accepted to the top colleges and universities, scores higher than the nation average on SAT and ACT tests and, as a class, is awarded college?scholarships averaging $1,000,000. In addition to being known for its high college acceptance rates, Laurel Springs School is known for encouraging students to follow their dreams and passions. "Laurel Springs has helped me grow both as a student and a person, and without it I would not be who I am today," said recent Laurel Springs graduate, Caitlin DiMola.
Specializing in college preparation and placement, Laurel Springs differs from other online schools because their rigorous academic curriculum is paired with the most personalized support from teachers and staff that you can find outside of the best private schools. Laurel Springs students develop creative and critical thinking skills with engaging curriculum based on state standards. Students and their families benefit from supportive relationships with their teachers, the staff and fellow students. Students connect online through a virtual community center, in clubs, and in person at the year-end prom and graduation. "The defining quality of Laurel Springs is that it allows one to have a voice within their own learning experience. Laurel Springs may provide each student with materials, teachers, and lesson-plans but it also, more importantly, gives students unprecedented independence to expand upon their education. My teachers helped to create a learning environment under which I was allowed to explore the subjects beyond the scope of textbooks, to critically think outside of preconceived perimeters, to become involved within my own community through volunteer projects, and to pursue my personal interests in addition to schoolwork," said 2009 Laurel Springs graduate, Clayton Lobaugh.
Marilyn Mosley Gordanier, founder and executive director of Laurel Spring School said, "At Laurel Springs we have open enrollment but we encourage fall enrollment so our students stay on their academic track for college. We have very high college acceptance rates and our students are accepted to top colleges and universities. This is a result of our Premier College Prep Program that assigns high school students to a personal college placement councilor. The level of student services at Laurel Springs are unmatched by any?distance learning school."
For every student, Laurel Springs Enrollment Advisors review and/or create academic plans, assist with the enrollment process, and help transfer credits from previous schools.
Laurel Springs offers online, text-based, project-based, and customized courses for students in kindergarten through 12th grade including Honors and Advance Placement courses (AP), NCAA and UC a-g approved courses. Laurel Springs emphasizes mastery-based learning that ensures complete proficiency at every stage of the process. Laurel Springs School is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC).
About Laurel Springs School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is the 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. Laurel Springs uses web-based communication tools, a standards-based curriculum, and personalized instruction to offer students the highest quality home education experience. Laurel Springs also offers gifted and talented students an alternative to traditional schools and an opportunity to become part of a thriving online community.
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