Students must also take two courses specifically designed to help them prepare for college. These classes are particularly important for the student population Literacy First Schools serves as many of the students have had little exposure to rigorous academic programs and are not familiar with what it takes to get into college.
Welcome 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the tools necessary to be successful here at Liberty, and in college. Your time in this course also gives you the opportunity to receive extra help on assignments, long-term projects, and organization skills. You will take from this class what you put into it, take advantage of the resources available.
In this course students will gain the opportunity to develop the four facets of literacy; reading, writing, listening, and speaking and be conscious of the interconnectivity of literacy in everything we learn, from math to technology to science. Students will receive the tools they need to succeed in their core classes as well as instill in them the confidence necessary to accomplish their academic goals and become more effective leaders. Not only will students gain the skills necessary to be successful academically but also learn the 8 keys pivotal to being a person of good character, because intelligence without character is nothing.
Sophomores are required to take a college readiness class where they learn about different options after graduation. All students are encouraged to learn about the college process as they are encouraged to think beyond high school in an effort to realize that the tools they gain today will be beneficial in the near future. Students are encouraged to succeed academically in all of their classes with the realization that every thing does matter.