Frequently Asked Questions
Is Liberty Prep K through 12?
Yes! We offer kindergarten through 12th grades. All central classrooms meet on M-TU-TH. Kindergarten-third grades are and all all-inclusive program and meet on M-TU-TH from 9:05 a.m. – 2:05 p.m., with the option of an afterschool Homework Help class for an additional fee. 4th– 12th grade students have classes from 8:50 – 3:20, including core classes, electives, or an included study hall hour.
What is a "central day" vs. a "satellite day"?
Days that a student is at Liberty Prep are referred to as central days. Satellite days are what we call the days when the students do their work at home. It is important that the student understands that ALL days are school days; it is just that the school work is being done at a different location.
What does a satellite day look like?
It depends on the age of your student, the classes they take and your family. Obviously, the younger the student, the more involved the parent will be on satellite days. In K-3, parents should work one-on-one with their student(s). As your student grows older, we expect to see a more independent learner. The parent moves more into the role of encourager and accountability partner, helping prepare their student for college.
How long is a satellite day?
As a general rule, an hour of work at home is assigned for each hour of class at school. However, variables such as student ability, work ethic, variety of assignments, grade level and honors vs. standard courses will impact this standard. High school students can expect this time to be slightly longer and expect daily homework. Honors and AP level students should expect vigorous work each day.
What are your class sizes?
To better meet the individual needs of our students, our classes have low student-teacher ratios. In elementary, our average maximum class size is 16, but in some cases may reach 19 students with an assistant. K-2 classes have assistants working alongside the teacher. Middle school maximum is 18 students, and High School is 20 students.
Does Liberty Prep serve students with special needs of IEPs?
Due to the fast pace of our academic program, Liberty Prep does not currently have the staff available to adequately meet the need of students with special needs.
Where does Liberty Prep stand in regards to the Common Core Standards?
Our goal at Liberty Prep is to provide the best possible foundation for our students in order to equip them for higher education and life beyond. We want our students to have a broad and in-depth base of knowledge. We teach so that our students also gain understanding, which leads to wisdom in applying their knowledge. From our inception, we have looked closely at North Carolina standards to be sure we are meeting or exceeding those standards. With the Common Core Standards, we are doing the same, and when we find benchmarks that would enhance what we are doing we strive to make adjustments that will benefit our students and better prepare them. We will never compromise content or what we think is important for our students to know. As a private school, we are not obligated to any particular state standards or their ties to federal funding.
When was the school founded?
Liberty Prep was founded in 2010 with 100 students. We have grown every year since. For the 2017-2018 school year, we have over 270 students. Our goal is to be a 460 student school, with 2 classes for each grade.
When will Liberty Prep have its own campus?
Liberty Prep owns 25 acres on Midway Lake Road (near Faith Road). Liberty Prep is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise funds to build the permanent campus. The timing depends on the fundraising initiative.
How do we receive our assignments?
Assignment sheets will be posted on ParentsWeb each week for parents and students to view and print from home.
Does Liberty Prep have a hot lunch program?
Yes! Students can choose to order a hot lunch once a week from various vendors, or bring lunch from home.
Where do most of your students live? Is it possible to carpool to school?
Many of our families do carpool, and we do have a school directory available via ParentsWeb. Families come from Charlotte, Statesville, Denver and all the surrounding Lake Norman communities.
Liberty Prep is now offering bus service from Charlotte/Denver/Huntersville, and Cornelius/Davidson. Please see our bus services link for more information.
Is Liberty Prep a homeschooling co-op?
No! We are a fully accredited school. We are accredited by AdvancED and certified by NAUMS. Our model is a unique, college simulated program integrating professional instruction of highly qualified instructors and independent study. High School home school students are welcome to use Liberty Prep as a resource school, by enrolling in up to three classes.
What type of Standardized Testing does Liberty Prep require of its students?
We administer the Iowas Basics Test every spring to our 2nd-9th graders. We also administer the PSAT to our 10th and 11th graders each fall. Liberty Prep students score well above average on all these tests.
Do you offer Honors or AP courses?
Liberty Prep has a variety of honors courses available for high school, AP World History for 10th grade, AP Literature is currently available in 11th grade, AP Psychology for 11th & 12th grades, and AP Calculus for 12th grade. Additional courses may be added in the future. Virtual (online) classes may also available to our enrolled students. The availability of taking virtual classes allows us to offer a broader option of classes and add additional AP classes. Virtual Courses are open to current Liberty Prep high school students for the following purposes: scheduling conflicts, credit recovery, AP classes and electives not offered on campus. A student may take a maximum of two online classes per semester. Enrollment in virtual classes is subject to the Dean of Curriculum’s approval and requires an advisement meeting with student and parent. Virtual courses are an additional cost.
Does Liberty Prep offer Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment is a possibility for qualified juniors and seniors.
What type of sports programs does Liberty Prep offer?
We offer a range of activities (basketball, cross country, flag football, soccer, volleyball, and cheerleading) and our sports program is growing each year.
What other activities and electives does Liberty Prep offer students?
Elementary Opportunities: Lego Robotics, Music, Art, Advanced Art, Bible, Science Experiments Spanish, P.E., Praise Team
Secondary Opportunities: Art, Drama, Basketball, Theatre, Guitar, Forensics, Hooked on Books, Travel Geography, P.E., Bible, Life Skills, Computers, Spanish, Psychology, Digital Photography
Secondary Organizations: Student Ambassador, Journalism/Yearbook, Speech/Debate, Interact Club, Worship Band, NHS
Are uniforms required?
Does Liberty Prep teach cursive writing?
Liberty Prep teaches cursive writing in second and third grade. We believe this is an important skill for all our students to master.
Is it possible for my child to move up or down a grade level in certain subjects?
One of the wonderful things about our University-Model® system is it allows us the flexibility of meeting the students needs individually, not taking a cookie cutter approach to education. It is possible to move students up or down one grade level in elementary or two grade levels in secondary. For students who need to move up or down a grade level, Liberty Prep offers placement tests to help our deans and parents know best where to place students.
Does Liberty Prep use technology in the classroom?
All LPCA classrooms are equipped with smart board technology through Mimio, and teachers integrate this in various ways. We use Google Classroom through Chromebooks that we have on campus. We also have a computer lab for various elective courses. Students also learn through technology in the satellite classroom. Students may bring laptops, e-readers, or tablets for use in the classroom if they choose, although most prefer note taking and annotation by hand.
At what age can students start Kindergarten?
Students must be 5 by August 31st to begin kindergarten that year.