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1. About the Courses
What does “AP®” mean?
The Academy offers 9 AP® courses. See a full course list here.
“AP®”—which stands for “Advanced Placement®”—refers to high school courses taught at the college level. The courses prepare students for the College Board’s standardized AP® subject exams. The College Board approves the syllabus for each course that earns the AP® title, making sure that it covers specific content that meets guidelines for rigor and quality.
AP® courses help students get ahead for college! First, many colleges will give credit on the basis of high AP® exam scores, or allow students to place out of introductory classes. Second, AP® courses show a high level of achievement that can give students an advantage in college admissions. Third, the in-depth content and coursework encountered in AP® courses help develop skills for college success.
For more information about how AP® courses work, click here.
2. About Studying Online
3. About the Teachers
Who teaches the courses?
All HSLDA Online Academy instructors are bible-believing Christians, committed to helping their students grow spiritually as well as academically.
Most HSLDA Online Academy courses have two instructors—a Master Teacher and a Classroom Teacher. The Master Teacher is the visionary behind the course who personally designs and creates course content and oversees the progress of the course during the year. All are seasoned high school or college educators whose teaching is informed by a variety of academic and practical experiences in their respective fields.
Each Classroom Teacher is a fully qualified instructor with a degree and specific knowledge that leads your student to success—and a heart to help your student individually improve and grow, while thriving in the online environment. The Classroom Teacher is the instructor that will run the live online class during each weekly meeting with your student.
You can read about each of our instructors on this page.
4. About the Students
5. Signing Up
6. Getting Started