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Is Laurel Springs still considered a proper school in ivy league admissions?

zxcvbnm1216zxcvbnm1216 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
I have heard from various sources that some of the ivy league schools do not take laurel springs online school as being a proper school. I can see this as various kids who I know who do this cheat and look up all the answers online.
Laurel Springs does not really teach the kids anything as it is more looking the answer to get a good grade than learning the material. What will these kids do when they are in college? Laurel Springs also lets all the kids retake tests and has no due dates. I can see why some school do not even take it anymore as proper school. Thoughts?

Replies to: Is Laurel Springs still considered a proper school in ivy league admissions?

  • zxcvbnm1216zxcvbnm1216 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
  • marvin100marvin100 Registered User Posts: 8,941 Senior Member
    Who knows? Who cares? Not me, and not sure why you do either.
  • PizzagirlPizzagirl Registered User Posts: 40,488 Senior Member
    Clearly no one knows even knows what Laurel Springs is. I sure as heck don't.
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 4,614 Senior Member
    Op, you answered your own question in your second paragraph.
  • 1518mom1518mom Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    Laurel Springs is an accredited online private high school. It is UC and NCAA approved. We're planning to enroll S18 in one language 3 class over the summer because he can't fit it into his schedule during the school year. As to the OPs concerns: I have no idea. They seem to have a strict honor code and consequences for plagiarism. I don't know how they implement that online.
  • Futuremed17Futuremed17 Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    They probably depend almost 100% on act/sat scores and ECs
  • lookingforwardlookingforward Registered User Posts: 21,553 Senior Member
    Saying online education is only about grades is some generalization. The colleges will take you seriously if you took your education seriously. Lots of kids do online, homeschoolers, kids away from their home hs for some extended period, kids who want more than their own school can offer, etc.
  • rdeng2614rdeng2614 Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    For online schooling, you would probably need additional proof of academic competence through objective testing such as SAT, many SAT 2 subject tests and AP tests etc.

    If the Ivy League is unfamiliar with the rigor of your online school, you will need strong scores across the board to be considered academically competitive
  • Collegguy123Collegguy123 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    I had this exact question so I reached out to Many of the top schools (Ivys, USC, Notre Dame, Duke, Georgetown, UCLA, etc). It seems as if it looks appealing if you have used online school as a means to further pursue your academic interests. Here is wat Darthmouth said to me, " Because our applicants come from a diverse array of academic backgrounds, we do not advise on particular courses. Many applicants are unable to take AP exams, or may instead take the IB exams, A-Levels, or other international tests. For this reason, we do not privilege particular AP courses (online or otherwise) over other types of tests or courses. We encourage all students to do the best they can in the most challenging courses and exams available, while still continuing to pursue non-academic passions." For example, my School doesn't offer AP English so I am taking it online. I hope this helps.
  • Collegguy123Collegguy123 Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Also, I would be happy to expand on my experience so far taking AP Language online. Although I am not taking the course through Laurel springs, I am taking it through a similar provider (FLVS Global)
  • insanedreamerinsanedreamer Registered User Posts: 1,366 Senior Member
    They'll look at your SAT and AP test scores. If those are high they'll assume you got a good education from your online high school experience.

    My D did her entire high school online and it wasn't an issue when applying to Ivies.
  • zxcvbnm1216zxcvbnm1216 Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    an update. My friend who was going to go to columbia for sports was just notified that columbia has a new policy where if you do laurel springs you need to have a 31+ on ACT
  • usualhopefulusualhopeful Registered User Posts: 1,457 Senior Member
    The "31+" rule at Columbia is also effectively in place for every student who is not a development case.
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