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High School Online Dual Enrollment

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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.


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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

  • Introduction to Business—BUS1011

    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

  • Introduction to Communication—COM1011

    This 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 way 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

    Introduction to Public Speaking—COM1071

    This course introduces public speaking through applying communication theory and techniques to a variety of different presentation contexts, Students will learn how to select and organize ideas; adapt a message to an audience with confidence and enthusiasm. Students will be required to research and present at least 3 prepared in-class speeches. Public speaking is a skill that can be mastered by anyone with motivation and determination. Credits: 3

  • Introduction to Computer Applications—CSC1011

    This course builds student capacities to solve problems and improve academic success using computer applications and technology widely available as software packages, primarily the Microsoft Office Suite. As a why-to as well as a how-to course, topics include an introduction to the history of computing and computers in education, case studies of real-world applications, student productivity projects aimed at integration of computer applications and digital literacy. This course focuses on using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in a variety of academic and productivity tasks. Credits: 3

    Introduction to Programming—CSC1631

    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. Credits: 3

  • Perspectives in Learning—EDU1011

    Perspectives in Learning is designed to foster student’s self- awareness, critical thinking, strategic learning, and self-advocacy. The course introduces theories, and their practical implications, related to the cognitive, social, emotional, and cultural dimensions of learning. Throughout the 14-week course are opportunities for students to practice study skills, including active reading, note-taking, test-taking, self-management, and technology competencies. Students will explore laws that protect individuals with diagnosed learning differences, as well as the resources and accommodations that provide academic, social, and emotional support. Credits: 3

  • Humanities I: Ancient & Medieval Western Culture—HIS1011

    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

  • Introduction to Sociology—SOC1011

    This course introduces students to the scientific study of human social life, groups and societies. Students learn and apply concepts commonly used by sociologists in framing their understanding of institutions, cultures, networks, organizations, and social relations. 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 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


    PSY1011—Introduction to Psychology

    This course introduces students to the fields of study in modern psychology. At the conclusion of the 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 covers topics such as learning, cognition, memory, emotion, perception, personality, developmental psychology, stress & health, psychological disorders, and the biological underpinnings of behavior. Credits: 3

  • Creative Writing—CRW1011

    This course will focus on expressive writing in many different forms. Students will have the opportunity to explore several different types of poetry and prose styles, as well as responding to fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. Originality and writing that shows thought will be emphasized. Strategies to avoid writer’s block and new ways to uncover ideas for writing will be studied. Peer reviews and sharing ideas are essential elements to this course. Credits: 3

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