2019-20 Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy
CEEB code: 342695
Phone: (704) 660-3933
Dean of School: Daniel Amerman
School Counselor: Rachel Hamrick
Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy (Liberty Prep) was founded in 2010 in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina, approximately 25 miles north of the city of Charlotte. Liberty Prep is a K-12 school, conveniently located central to Lake Norman and its’ surrounding areas and is one of the few private, Christian preparatory schools in the region. Liberty Prep is non-denominational, with families at the school attending over 60 churches, representing a diverse range of denominations within the Christian faith. The student body identifies as 94% Caucasian and 6% African American, Native American, Asian, Biracial, or Other.
Liberty Prep is a University-Model School ®, a unique model of education bringing together the best attributes of traditional public and private schools as well as independent study, integrating them into one. Using a university-style course schedule allows students to receive professional instruction by highly qualified and degreed instructors in the central classroom on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Students complete teacher prepared lessons in the satellite (home) classroom, under a parent’s mentorship and guidance on Wednesday and Friday. The immediate goal is a quality, cost-effective, college preparatory education, set in a Christian environment. The key feature of this unique model is professional classroom instruction partnered with caring parental guidance at home where the parent is the primary influence in the student’s life, and the teacher, the primary educator.
Liberty Prep is a comprehensive four-year private high school with a current enrollment of 79 students in grades 9–12. In 2015, the school celebrated its inaugural graduating class of 5 students, while the Class of 2019 is projected to be 14 graduates. Liberty Prep is certified by the National Association of University Model Schools and is accredited by AdvancED. Additionally, the school holds membership in the College Board and the National Association of University Model Schools, and is registered with the NCAA.
Liberty Prep and the University Model School education promote and implement a college preparatory level of academic challenge and rigor. Students learn to work in a traditional teacher led classroom, while also developing independent learning skills that will be helpful in the college/university setting.
The academic program is organized on a standard class schedule, with core academic courses being yearlong in scope and elective offerings, semester based. Students take six, 50-minute, classes on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday each week, and have teacher-directed lessons that are designed to be approximately an hour per subject on Wednesday and Friday each week. Students attend classes either on campus or in a satellite location five days
per week. Additionally, students are given the opportunity to attend a week-long intensive Winterim course during the 2nd semester of the year for an additional half-credit. Upon successful completion of the Winterim, students may earn a potential of six and a half credits per year while participating in the traditional Liberty Prep schedule. Students are required to take a minimum of 2 credits in world language to graduate.
Liberty Prep currently offers Spanish I, II, and III at a standard level. With regard to higher level course options, we offer World History, English
Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Calculus, and Psychology as AP® course selections. Honors courses are offered in English 9, 10, 11, and 12; World History, Geography, US History, Government/
Economics; Biology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Physics; Algebra II and Pre-Calculus. As juniors and seniors, students are allowed access to dual enrollment opportunities in partnership with Mitchell Community College.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation
GPA is computed using the quality points as outlined in the following tables. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. Grades are recorded at each semester’s end and a student’s weighted GPA is computed and documented on the transcript in both January and May.
A minimum of 24 credits is required for graduation. In addition, each student must complete a 100-hour community service graduation requirement.
Grading and Ranking
Courses at Liberty Prep are graded on the scales listed below. The letter grade equivalents of this system are as
*AP® courses are graded on a 5.0 scale and Honors courses on a 4.3 scale to reflect the additional workload and rigour associated with the AP® and Honors level curriculum. A student’s GPA is based on a 4.0 scale, although the individual has the opportunity through successful completion of an Honors and/or AP® course, to achieve a weighted GPA exceeding a 4.0.
Liberty Prep does not rank students.
Class of 2020
There are twenty eligible graduates in the Class of 2020.
Daniel Amerman Rachel Hamrick
Dean of Students School Counselor
(704) 660-3933 (704) 660-3933
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