Where are you located?
We are very excited to bring a college prep, private Christian school to northern Lake Norman. Liberty Prep administrative offices and 3rd - 11th grades are located at 246 Blume Road in Mooresville, NC at Lake Norman Fellowship. K-2nd grades are located at 433 Williamson Road in Mooresville, NC at Harbor Church.
What is the difference between a homeschool co-op and a University-Model School?
UMS and home school co-ops should not be equated. Homeschool co-ops are a good way for homeschooling families to pool their resources and expertise for specific and usually short-term study projects. One parent, for instance, may be especially proficient in math or science and teach a group of students that subject for a period of time. Generally speaking, home school co-ops are age-integrated, specialized, parent-run and do not simulate a college structure. In some cases, co-ops also take over the primary responsibility of teaching certain courses instead of integrating the teacher and parent effectively for each course as is done in the university model. UMS is also different by virtue of having specific grade levels, consistent accountability from semester to semester, a full spectrum of courses complete with prerequisites and diploma plans, and a professional administration and faculty partnering with the parents.
I have children in several different grade levels. How much time will each need to spend doing schoolwork on their days at home?
A rule of thumb at university-model schools is that for every hour spent in the central classroom, an additional hour on each core subject (Math, Language Arts, Science and History) is required in the “satellite classroom” at home. This rule varies according to need and increases a bit as students progress to higher grades with more demanding subject matter. If a student is academically strong in a particular area, perhaps less time will be needed. If a student is weak in a subject or the subject is particularly challenging, then more time will be needed. Parents need to be alert to each of their children’s individual needs and lead them accordingly in the structuring of their time.
May homeschool students take classes at Liberty Prep?
Not at this time.
Are there uniforms at Liberty Prep?
There is a dress code. Please click here for the dress code policy.
What is the cost of tuition?
Because of the nature of the university-model, the cost of tuition for a full time student will be less than a typical 5-day-a-week private christian school. However, our desire to attract and retain the very best teachers and to operate a first class academy will be reflected in our tuition as well. Further, we offer a tuition assistance program so that this type of education is accessible by any family. Click here for the latest Tuition & Fee schedule.
Are donations to Liberty Prep tax deductible?
Yes, Liberty Prep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed in North Carolina and governed by an independent board of directors.
Are textbooks included in tuition?
Yes. Textbooks will remain the property of Liberty Prep.