Select Your Courses

Ready to sign up for classes?

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 for new students or this page for returning students. Once your student has been accepted, you can select their courses.

Things to Know Before Selecting Courses

Students are required to take at least four classes for Middle School (minimum 2 Core classes) and five classes for High School (minimum 3 Core Classes) from LAU. Seniors on track for graduation who would like to take fewer than five classes should reach out to their school counselor to discuss options.

Course selection can include Independent Study, Funded Independent Course, Outdoor Adventures (OA), or online classes. 

Registration Timelines

Course registration for Fall and Winter semesters opens Monday of the first week of April for the upcoming school year. 

Students accepted to LAU must register for classes according to the deadlines outlined in the table below. 

Date Accepted to LAU Deadline to Register
During Open Enrollment (January) to the first day of Fall registration 14 days from open of Fall registration
First day of Fall registration to June 30 14 days from date of acceptance
July 1 to July 31 7 days from date of acceptance
August 1 or later 48 hours from date of acceptance

Students that are not registered within the required time frame will be at risk of losing their spot at LAU. Email reminders for class registration will be sent to students after they have been admitted to LAU.

Specially Designed Instruction Classes for Students with IEPs

All enrollment in courses for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) is registered internally according to the student’s individual needs outlined in your student’s documentation. If you have questions about making changes to student schedules for these courses, please contact the Special Education Director. 

If you feel like your student may need specially designed instruction but your student does not currently have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), they must qualify for an IEP under one of 13 disability categories as outlined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). To begin the process of determining whether your student qualifies for these services, please contact the Student Support Coordinator. If you suspect that your student may have a disability they must be enrolled in the corresponding class (i.e., math and/or language arts) to the area of concern. If your student struggles to work at grade level, they will attend interventions with the student support team. If you believe your student needs additional support please fill out this form. For additional information please refer to the Student Support Handbook.

Parents have a right to request testing of their student for Special Education services. The school determines whether testing is warranted based on data-supported evidence that gives the school a reason to suspect a disability.

Steps to Register

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. Review our recommended course paths for middle school or high school. Create a list of the courses your student needs to take in the Fall and Winter semesters.
  2. Consult the live course schedules for middle school or high school. Make a list of your preferred live class meeting times.
  3. Log into SIS.
  4. In SIS, under My Students > Registration, find the courses you need, select your preferred class meeting times, 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).

You can view specific middle school and high school course descriptions on the Williamsburg Learning website.

Please email a school counselor if you have questions or need help creating your student’s perfect schedule. Counselor information can be found on our Contact page.