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High School Online Dual Enrollment

Landmark College offers a unique approach to online dual enrollment for students who learn differently.

student and instructor talking while looking at a laptopWhat makes our program unique?

Our model is guided by Landmark College pedagogies honed over three decades of working with students who learn differently. The program’s uniqueness derives from having a course liaison, a design structure that scaffolds executive function difficulties, and is personalized for individual learners.


  • In addition to the course instructor, each course has an online or onsite liaison. The liaison assists students in navigating the online learning environment and helps them stay on top of course assignments.


  • Courses are developed following the conceptual framework of Universal Design and include embedded supports for executive function.


  • Small class size helps customize the learning environment and make it personal. Each course has a maximum of 12 – 14 students per instructor and liaison.

Who should take our courses?

  • Students enrolled in a “transition to college” track in high school who are seeking College Prep and First Year Seminar courses
  • Year 13 or Gap Year students
  • Students seeking college credits while in high school
  • Students interested in exploring targeted courses of interest
  • Rising juniors and seniors interested in short-term summer programs

What are the benefits?

Our dual enrollment courses offer college preparedness and transition benefits in academic, social-emotional, and economic domains:


  • Earn college credits while in high school
  • Engage in the college experience and learn more about transition to college


  • Develop communication skills
  • Build self-confidence and awareness of self-advocacy
  • Experience communicating with peers in a college context
  • Work with faculty who understand unique academic needs, reducing anxiety about the learning process


  • Reduce student loans that are typically associated with extending college graduation time
  • Save tuition costs compared to other state and private institutions

Read more about the benefits of online dual enrollment courses for students who learn differently.



How does our model support students with executive function challenges?

The dual enrollment program includes dedicated time during the school day for students to meet with an onsite school liaison who ensures that students understand navigation within a digital environment. The liaison works closely with the students to clarify technical and procedural hurdles that students typically have to resolve on their own in college. They learn about the accessibility of the Learning Management System (LMS) (in this case, Canvas), as well as online communication. Students learn how to participate in synchronous and asynchronous discussions and learn about the multiple affordances of online learning in supporting individual needs, such as frequent communication with instructor via digital means, interacting with an online learning community of peers, add-on tech-based applications, and other supports for time management, organization, and self-regulation.


Members of the Winston Preparatory School staff and student body. (Transcript)

Claudia Koochek, Head of School at the Westmark School in Encino, CA.


What types of courses are offered under the LC dual enrollment program?

The following foundational courses may be offered under the Landmark College High School Online Dual Enrollment program. Availability of a course listed below may vary from semester to semester. Each course is equivalent to three college credits. Landmark College reserves the right to make changes to course offerings during any semester, as needed.



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Course Offerings

  • BUS1011 Introduction to Business
    This course surveys the dynamic environment in which businesses operate today. Students learn about economic concepts, business organization, forms of ownership, management, marketing, and managing financial resources. Actual business cases are used to explore the impact that managerial roles, market trends, legal standards, technological change, natural resources, global competition, and the active involvement of government has on businesses. The relationship between social responsibility and profits in our free enterprise system is explored. Credits: 3

  • COM1011 Introduction to Communication (Fall Semester Only)
    This survey course introduces students to the field of communication and enables them to increase their effectiveness and precision as public speakers and members of seminars and groups. Students explore how their perceptions influence the manner in which they communicate and how to use a wide variety of listening skills. They become aware of how verbal and nonverbal language can alter, detract from or enhance messages. Students also employ a variety of language strategies that promote inclusion, honesty, conflict resolution and support from within a group. Credits: 3

    COM1071 Introduction to Public Speaking (Spring Semester Only) 
    Through applying communication theory and techniques to a variety of different presentation contexts, this course provides an introduction to public speaking. Students will be trained in selecting and organizing ideas; adapting a message to a particular audience; supporting ideas clearly, vividly, and logically; and delivering an effective message with confidence and enthusiasm. Students will be required to research and present at least 3 prepared in-class speeches. The basic premise of this course is that public speaking is a skill that can be mastered by anyone with motivation and determination. In addition, this course serves as an introduction to the field of communication. Credits: 3

  • CSC1011 Introduction to Computer Applications
    This course builds student capacities to solve problems and improve academic success through the use of computer applications and technology widely available as software packages. While the majority of the course focuses on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, usage skills are extended to a variety of academic tasks and productivity purposes. Topics include: 1. An introduction to the most common uses for students and the preceding history of computing and computers in education; 2. Case studies of real-world applications; 3. Student productivity projects aimed at integration of computer applications; 4. Digital literacy in relation to learning software programs. Visually-instructed procedures and course content are augmented by having students create a Personal Learning Environment and study management system integrated with a digital Master Notebook via OneNote. Credits: 3

    CSC1021 – Web Design and Development
    This course provides an overview of basic programming and information principles to design and create web-based user-centered experiences. Students will be exposed to the logical elements of programming languages (e.g., HTML, Java Script, Flash) as well as how to use web and graphics software editors. In addition to developing functional user-centered web sites, students will gain an understanding of the capabilities of accessible and interactive design by examining the history, infrastructure, and future of the Internet. Credits: 3

    CSC1631 Introduction to Programming
    This course includes the fundamentals of computer programming with an emphasis on problem solving methods and algorithm development. Topics include design and implementation of programs that use events, functions, conditionals, loops, recursion and various data structures. Students will be expected to design, implement, and debug programs in a functional programming language. Students need to be placed at math level L4 or higher. Credits: 3

  • EDU1031 Introduction to Education
    Introduction to Education uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine key issues in American education. In it we will explore questions in American education from the perspectives of psychology, philosophy, history, and sociology and discuss various policies and programs. We will examine each topic through readings, through students’ writing, and through small and large group discussion and activities. Students will develop an awareness of contemporary curriculum theory and practice through work with instructional materials and first-hand experience in schools. The course also provides students with an opportunity to explore their personal interest in teaching. Credits: 3

    EDU1011 Perspectives in Learning
    This course is designed to introduce students to theories related to the cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural dimensions of learning. The purpose of the course is to foster self-awareness, critical thinking, strategic learning, and self-advocacy. Metacognition and critical thinking will be prominent themes throughout this course. Students will reflect on learning and teaching processes while applying learning strategies that can be transferred to other courses of study as a proactive approach to self-advocacy. Strategies for active reading, note-taking, test-taking, long-term project planning, and organizing materials will be modeled, practiced, and assessed. Students will be expected to read critically, discuss and utilize a body of college-level reading for a variety of academic tasks. In addition, students will learn about the laws that protect individuals with learning disabilities, and establish short and long-term goals related to promoting effective self-management. Credits: 3

    CRW1011 – Creative Writing
    Students in this course begin to develop their skills in generating creative writing. Emphasis in the class is placed on genre experimentation, generating strategies, revision strategies, and readings in all genres which could include fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. Emphasis on the elements of fiction and poetry prepares students for more advanced creative writing classes. Credits: 3

  • HIST1011 Humanities I: Ancient & Medieval Western Culture
    This course examines the evolution of seminal ideas of enduring significance for Western civilization. Students trace ideas about religion, philosophy, politics, economics, technology and aesthetics from classical Greece through Roman civilization to the Christian and Muslim cultures of the Middle Ages. Students are encouraged to draw parallels between the early forms of these ideas and their expression in current society. Credits: 3

    HIS1012 – Humanities II: Renaissance to Present 
    This course traces the development of Western civilization from the Renaissance to the present. Because this period includes the era of European expansion, the course focuses not only in Europe, but also on the reciprocal impact of Europe and the wider world. In addition to focusing on historical conditions, there is a great deal of emphasis on relating artistic, literary and musical works to their historical context. Credits: 3

  • PSY1011 Introduction to Psychology
    This course introduces students to the fields of study in modern psychology. After this course, students will be able to answer the following questions: What is psychology? What are the methods of investigation in psychology? How is the science of psychology applied to individuals and groups? This course surveys a broad range of content including topics such as learning, cognition, memory, emotion, perception, personality, developmental psychology, stress & health, psychological disorders, and the biological underpinnings of behavior. Credits: 3

    SOC1011 – Introduction to Sociology
    This course introduces students to the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies. Students learn and apply the concepts commonly used by sociologists in framing their understanding of institutions, cultures, networks, organizations, and social relations in general. Students acquire the conceptual tools that enable them to give social context to individual human behavior. Major topics include sociological theory and methods; culture and society; stratification, class and inequality; gender inequality; ethnicity and race; families; education; religion; and political and economic life. In addition, these topics are all presented within the broader context of globalization. Class activities and discussions will regularly be supplemented with short film clips selected from award-winning documentaries. Credits: 3

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