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iCitizen Live

Master Teacher: Jeremiah Lorrig
Duration: One-semester course offered in both fall and spring (17 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 0.5 credits.
Suggested Grade Level: 8th grade level and up.
Tuition: $349 for HSLDA Members / $399 for non-members.

Description: HSLDA Online Academy has teamed up with HSLDA's Generation Joshua to bring you iCitizen Live, an interactive, teacher-led civics course designed to prepare your highschooler, or advanced 8th grader, to be an informed and engaged American citizen.

This course introduces students to the purpose of the Constitution, the structure of America's government and economic system, the role of American diplomacy, and American parties and politics. 

Ready to become active in politics and serve your community? Check out Generation Joshua to find out how you can get involved! 

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Live Online Class Session Schedule

Fall:  August 23, 2021 - December 17, 2021
Spring:  January 10, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1
Fall: Closed
Spring: Open

Tuesdays, 12:00–1:00 p.m. Eastern

Mr. Jeremiah Lorrig

Additional class times may be added to the schedule later in the registration period. Please note: all class times are subject to the availability of each individual instructor. See this page for more information. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How can I attend summer camps, volunteer for political campaigns, or learn more about government through Generation Joshua?

    Founded in 2003, HSLDA's Generation Joshua has been at the forefront of assisting parents in raising up a new generation of young people to become Christian servant leaders in America. 

    If you're interested in becoming an informed American citizen and an active member of your community, then Generation Joshua is for you!

    Here are a few ways you can get involved:

    1. GenJ Clubs: Students can join or form a club to meet monthly to pray for our nation, carry out civic and community duties, and be ready on short notice to be involved in campaigns for pro-family, conservative candidates.

    2. Civics Education: Students can supplement their iCitizen Live course by taking online, self-paced unit studies that cover the Founding Fathers, Revolutionary War Era Sermons, Founding Documents, the Constitutional Convention, the Federalist Papers, political campaigning, and other exciting topics!

    3. iGovern Leadership Camps: iGovern provides leadership and character development opportunities through real-world crisis-management simulations, team-building challanges, and daily corporate chapel. 

    4. Student Action Teams: Every year, Generation Joshua sends out hundreds of student volunteers to support conservative political candidates across the nation. 

    5. Leadership Corps: Young adults, ages 19-26, can join Generation Joshua's Leadership Corps to volunteer at conference events, assist in leading and mentoring local Generation Joshua Clubs, help organize Student Action Teams, or serve as camp counselors for the iGovern camps. 
  • What topics will I learn about in iCitizen Live?

    Students in this course will be equipped with the practical and historical knowledge every American needs to be an engaged citizen. 

    The course highlights the purpose of the Constitution, the structure of America's government and economic system, and the role of American diplomacy as well as an introduction to the American political parties. 

    Major topics include:

    • The Founding of America
    • The Bill of Rights
    • The Legislative Branch
    • The Executive Branch
    • The Judicial Branch
    • State and Local Governments
    • American Diplomacy
    • Economics
    • Parties and Politics
    • Expressions of American Patriotism
  • How much homework is in iCitizen Live?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5-7 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Recorded lecture video
    • Reading or film assignment 
    • One-page response paper
    • 15-35 pages of textbook reading
    • Quiz

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • Book Review
    • Research paper
    • Final exam
  • Am I ready to take iCitizen Live?

    iCitizen Live is an introductory American civics course for students in high school and 8th grade. Students are expected to be able to read and write at least at an 8th grade level to succeed in this course.

    Looking for a course about Constitutional Law? Learn more about Constitutional Law by Michael Farris! This course focuses on landmark Supreme Court cases and their effect on America today. Constitutional Law is a one-semester, 0.5 credit course designed for 10th grade and up.

    Want to take an Advanced Placement® U.S. Government & Politics course? Learn more about AP® US Government & Politics! This course focuses on the American political system for advanced students. AP® US Government & Politics is a yearlong, 1 credit course designed for 11th grade and up.

    Still not sure which course is best for your student? We've created a recommended course sequence to help you make the right decision for your family. 

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in iCitizen Live?

    In every HSLDA Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed iCitizen Live class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is the tuition for iCitizen Live?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs. 

    HSLDA members save $50 on one-semester high school courses in addition to Early Registration discounts!