After admission, select your courses

This page is for parents of students who have already applied and been accepted to LAU. If you have not yet applied, follow the instructions on this page. Once your student has been accepted, you can select their courses.  

At LAU, parents get to choose the days/times of courses for which their children register. The course selection process is simple. Just follow these steps.

  1. Consult the appropriate Course Sequence below and make a list of the courses you need to take in Fall and Winter semesters.
  2. Consult the appropriate Course Selection Guidelines below and make a list of your preferred live class meeting times.
  3. Log into SIS by clicking THIS LINK.
  4. In SIS, under My Students > Registration, find the courses you need and complete the registration process. You can ignore the tuition prices unless you’re planning to self-pay for a course (e.g. those that LAU doesn’t pay for, like summer classes or a second Elevation session).

 

Middle School Course Sequence

Program6/7 Grade Fall6/7 Grade Winter8th Grade Fall8th Grade Winter
STEM STEM 6/7 ASTEM 6/7 BSTEM 8 ASTEM 8 B
Humanities Humanities 6/7 AHumanities 6/7 BHumanities 8 AHumanities 8 B
Leadership Leadership 6/7 ALeadership 6/7 BLeadership 8 ALeadership 8 B
MathMath 6 or 7 AMath 6 or 7 BMath 8 AMath 8 B
Writing Writing 6/7 AWriting 6/7 BWriting 8 AWriting 8 B
Tech Typing & Tech*Typing & Tech*
Elective Elective (optional)Elective (optional)Elective (optional)

 

Middle School Course Selection Guidelines

  • Most live courses are offered at multiple days/times. See the live course schedule. Select the sections held at the days/times that work best for your student.
  • Humanities and STEM courses have two versions available, Classic and Honors. Students in Classic and Honors courses meet together in the same live class sessions but Honors courses are roughly 30% more challenging. Choose the option you think is the best fit for your student. Each student has 21 calendar days from the first day of the semester to move from one version to another. Students who want to participate in the Honors Society must take two or more Honors courses each semester.
  • Parents concerned that their child will be overwhelmed should not enroll their child in any electives. If a student is failing a core course three weeks into a semester, their elective(s) will be automatically dropped.
  • Parents concerned that their child will be underwhelmed should enroll in an elective each semester.
  • If your 6th grade child is advanced in math or writing you may enroll your child in a 7th grade math and/or writing course. If your 7th grade child is advanced in math or writing, you may enroll your child in an 8th grade math and/or writing course. If your 8th grade child is advanced, you may get permission from an academic counselor to enroll your child in a 9th grade math and/or writing course. Middle school students who take high school courses may receive high school credit for math but not writing courses.
  • For those of you considering split or dual enrollment, see this Q&A page on the LAU website.
  • Most middle school courses are offered exclusively in the “live” format. Math 6, 7, and 8, Writing 6 and 7, and some Electives are available in the “self-paced” format.
  • See the Electives Program Overview for a list of Electives available at the middle school.

High School Course Sequence

Program & CreditsFreshman Year FallFreshman Year WinterSophomore Year FallSophomore Year WinterJunior Year FallJunior Year WinterSenior Year FallSenior Year Winter
Math (3)HS Math 1AHS Math 1BHS Math 2AHS Math 2BHS Math 3AHS Math 3BPre-Calculus A (optional)Pre-Calculus B (optional)
Science (3)Earth Science A or Astronomy AEarth Science B or Astronomy BBiology ABiology BChemistry A or Physics AChemistry B or Physics B
Social Studies (3)U.S. History AU.S. History BGovernment AGovernment BWorld CivilizationGeography & World Events
Language Arts (4)Writing & Rhetoric AWriting & Rhetoric BAmerican Lit AAmerican Lit BPolitical Lit AShort StoriesWorld Lit AWorld Lit B
Leadership (2)Social Leadership ASocial Leadership BCollege Leadership Financial Leadership
PE (2)Elevation or Independent PEPersonal Leadership BMind & Body StewardshipElevation or Independent PE
Fine Arts (1.5)Fine ArtsFine ArtsFine Arts
Leadership Block (.5)Leadership BlockLeadership BlockLeadership BlockLeadership Block
Elective (5)ElectiveElectiveElectiveElectiveElectiveElectiveElectiveElective
Tech (0.5)Personal Leadership A
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High School Course Selection Guidelines

  • Most live courses are offered at multiple days/times. See the live course schedule. Select the sections held at the days/times that work best for your student.
  • Social Studies, Writing, and Literature courses have two versions available, Classic and Honors. Students in Classic and Honors courses meet together in the same live class sessions but Honors courses are roughly 30% more challenging. Choose the option you think is the best fit for your student. Each student has 21 calendar days from the first day of the semester to move from one version to another. Students who want to participate in the Honors Society must take two or more Honors courses each semester.
  • Most high school courses are offered in both “live” and “self-paced” formats. Most Fine Arts, PE, and Electives are offered exclusively in the self-paced format. High school students must enroll in at least three live courses.  
  • If your student is advanced in math or writing, you may enroll your child in a more advanced course. If your child has already earned accredited high school credit for a course the table above indicates they should take, work with an academic counselor to decide which course to take instead. If you have already developed an official graduation plan, simply stick to that plan when enrolling in courses.
  • For those of you considering split or dual enrollment, see this Q&A page on the LAU website.