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Our high school program helps students live meaningful lives as principled leaders!

 

About Our High School Program

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Our rigorous, inspiring high school program will prepare your student to thrive in the 21st century. Your student will experience a unique mix of leadership training, liberal arts studies, and technology immersion that will help them think independently and live intentionally.

Mentors will challenge your student to engage with original thinkers in each subject, including history’s best leaders, philosophers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and artists. Your student will unlock energy and creativity they never knew they had—and get an education to match their potential.

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We offer two types of online courses

Group (1)-1


Live Courses

In our live courses, students meet and interact with classmates and mentors in online classrooms.

Group (2)


Self-Paced Courses

In our non-live Self-Paced courses, your family will have greater flexibility of time throughout the week.

Note: All live classes are recorded, so if a student has to miss a class they can go back and watch it.

Classic and Honors Courses

We offer Classic and Honors versions in many of our courses.  Students in Classic and Honors courses meet in the same live class sessions but Honors students complete roughly 30% more work. You can select either the Classic or Honors version when you register for courses in Student Information Services (SIS).

 

Recommended Course Paths & Live Online Course Schedules by Grade

At Leadership Academy of Colorado (LACO), parents get to choose the days/times and format of courses for which their children register. Review the course paths and schedules below to create your student’s list of preferred classes. Here are a few key things to consider:

  • All live online classes are 50 minutes long
  • Fridays are for individual study and mentor office hours. Students should plan on studying several hours most Fridays
  • Course mentors and class times are subject to change, depending on enrollment
  • LACO follows Daylight Savings Time
  • We offer two high school diploma options, a diploma in 4 years and a diploma in 3 years. We adhere to the graduation guidelines outlined by the state of Colorado. Senior students must either complete the LACO Senior Capstone Project or achieve minimum ACT or SAT scores as required by the Colorado Department of Education. 

See Course Selection Guidelines at the bottom of the page for more tips.


Course Paths & Schedules

Recommended Path for Traditional Diploma in 4 Years

  • Personal Leadership (includes Computer Tech & Fitness for Life)
  • Social Studies: None
  • Writing & Rhetoric
  • High School Math 1
  • Earth Science or Astronomy
  • Physical Education: Independent Study PE
  • Fine Arts: Any offering
  • Elective: Any offering

 

Recommended Path for Diploma in 3 Years

  • Personal Leadership (includes Computer Tech & Fitness for Life)
  • Social Studies: US History
  • Writing & Rhetoric
  • High School Math 1
  • Earth Science or Astronomy
  • Physical Education: Independent Study PE 
  • Fine Arts: 1 credit any offering
  • Elective: 1.5 credits any offering



Live Online Course Schedule

9th Grade Live Online Schedule Leadership Academy of Colorado

Recommended Path for Traditional Diploma in 4 Years

  • Social Leadership
  • U.S. History
  • American Literature
  • High School Math 2
  • Biology
  • Physical Education: Independent Study PE 
  • Fine Arts: Any offering
  • Elective: Any offering

Recommended Path for Diploma in 3 Years

  • Social Leadership
  • U.S. Government
  • American Literature
  • High School Math 2
  • Biology
  • Physical Education: Independent Study PE
  • Fine Arts: .5 credit any offering
  • Elective: 2 credits any offering

 

Live Online Course Schedule

10th Grade Live Online Course Schedule Leadership Academy of Colorado

Recommended Path for Traditional Diploma in 4 Years

  • Professional Leadership (Fall) & Financial Leadership (Winter)
  • Government & Economics
  • Political Literature (Fall) & Short Stories (Winter)
  • High School Math 3
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Education 1
  • Fine Arts: Any offering
  • Elective: Any offering

1 Optional if 2 years Independent Studies PE 

 

Recommended Path for Diploma in 3 Years

  • College Leadership (Fall) & Financial Leadership (Winter)
  • Word Civilizations (Fall) & Geography & World Events (Winter)
  • Political Literature (Fall) & Short Stories (Winter) and World Literature (Fall & Winter)
  • High School Math 3
  • Chemistry
  • Mind & Body Stewardship (Self-Paced)
  • Fine Arts: Optional
  • Elective: 2 credits any offering



Live Online Course Schedule

11th Grade Live Online Course Schedule Leadership Academy of Colorado

Traditional Diploma in 4 Years

  • World Civilizations (Fall) & Geography & World Events (Winter)
  • World Literature
  • Pre-Calculus 1
  • Physics 2
  • Mind & Body Stewardship (Self-Paced)
  • Fine Arts 3
  • Capstone Project 4
  • Electives: 2.5 credits any offering

 

1 Optional if 3 years of math completed
2 Optional if 3 years of science completed
3 Optional if 2 years of fine arts completed
4 Senior students must either complete the Capstone Project or achieve minimum ACT or SAT scores as required by the Colorado Department of Education.

 

Live Online Course Schedule

12th Grade Live Online Course Schedule Leadership Academy of Colorado

 

Self-Paced Core Course Offerings

Self-Paced Electives

Beautify of Music A
Beauty of Music B
Guitar Revolution
Fashion & Interior Design
Introduction to Culinary Arts
Python Programming
Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business
International Business: Global Commerce
Law & Order: Introduction to Legal Studies
Marine Science: Secrets of the Deep Blue

3D Design: Modeling, Animation & Printing
Computer Technology
Concepts of Engineering & Technology
Digital Art & Graphic Design
Game Design & Development
Sound & Audio Engineering
Fitness for Life
Mind & Body Stewardship
Second Language

Independent Courses

We offer independent courses so students can earn academic credit for educational activities from a third-party vendor. Some students put in long hours practicing musical instruments, competing on an athletic team, or participating in internships. Students can earn credit for these and other activities by enrolling in an Independent Studies course, provided they fulfill the course requirements. 

  • Students earn credit for things they are already doing and enjoy
  • Get access to a mentor while working independently to complete education hours

Course options (upon approval):

Independent Calculus A
Independent Pre-Calculus A
Independent Studies, Elective
Independent Studies, Language Arts
Independent Calculus B
Independent Pre-Calculus B

Independent studies, Fine Arts
Independent Studies, Math
Independent Studies, Science
Independent Studies, Social Studies
Independent Studies, P.E.

You can learn more about Independent Electives or view specific high school course descriptions on the Williamsburg Learning website.

 

Course Selection Guidelines

  • High school students must enroll in at least four courses (2 of them being core). They may take up to 8 classes per semester.
  • For high school courses, the listed grades are recommendations only. High school classes are not grade-specific, and students may choose which classes to take.
  • For the most engaging school experience, LACO recommends students registered in online-only courses take a minimum of 2 live courses per semester.
  • Most live online courses are offered at multiple days/times. Select the sections that work best for your student.
  • Live Social Studies, Literature, Writing & Rhetoric, High School Math, and Pre-Calculus courses are offered in Classic and Honors versions. Students have 28 calendar days from the first day of the semester to move from the Classic version of a course to Honors and vice versa.
  • All live online classes include an “A” semester offered in Fall, and a “B” semester offered in Winter, unless specifically designated otherwise as follows: (F) = Class held Fall Semester only; (W) = Class held Winter Semester only
  • If your student is advanced in math or writing, you may enroll them in a more advanced course. If they have already earned accredited high school credit for a recommended course, they should work with an academic counselor to decide which course to take instead. 
  • Many online high school courses are offered in both “live” and “self-paced” formats. However, most Fine Arts, PE, and Electives are offered exclusively in the self-paced format.
  • Students may choose from live online, self-paced, and/or independent courses. Independent Studies courses are upon approval as they must meet state requirements. Please contact a school counselor if you have any questions.
 

Our High School Curriculum

 

Our curriculum is provided by Williamsburg Learning. You can visit the Williamsburg Learning website to get all the info about each program and course we offer. Then, you’ll come back here to register for classes.

View All High School Programs & Course Descriptions

 

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