High School Curriculum
Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students
LVS uses the K12 high school curriculum, fully aligned to Kansas State Board of Education standards, to serve our students in grades 9-12. The K12 online high school environment blends the best features of the company's world-renowned K-8 learning environment - the elegant and research-driven design, the compelling interactivity, the ease of use of both online and offline content - with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management.
A Robust Catalog of Courses Meets the Needs of Diverse Learners
The K12 High School Course Catalog is robust, offering a variety of core and elective courses. K12 Math, Language Arts, Science, and History courses are offered to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. World Languages are offered as well.
Earn College Credit While in High School
Does your high school student want a head start on a college education? At Lawrence Virtual School, eligible students are able to enroll tuition-free through local Community Colleges/Universities, such as Johnson County Community College, University of Kansas, Baker University, Emporia State University and a variety of other colleges and universities across the state. Students can apply college credit to both their school diploma and a post-secondary degree.
Eligibility is based on the admissions policies of each Community College and/or University; however, there is an approval process through LVS to ensure the course is cleared for high school credit and to determine how it will be applied to the student's transcript.
Two Versions of Core Subjects
With the K12 high school curriculum, students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following two versions of math, English, science, and history courses:
- Comprehensive courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses that follow curriculum specified by the College Board. AP courses require a greater degree of self-discipline for in-depth study of the subject.
*The K12 high school catalog is a complete list of the high school courses that K12 provides. While LVS offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every K12 high school course is available to LVS students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to your Personal Admissions Liaison (PAL) during the enrollment process.