What 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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Director of Customer Relations and Outreach, Online Education and Learning