We were a distance ed family at Liahona Preparatory Academy from 2010 to 2014. We had always homeschooled and religion was a part of our daily learning. I was so grateful when a friend introduced me to Liahona, a private school with an LDS-based curriculum. I looked it up online and watched the sample videos. It was exactly what I was looking for. I had my son take a look to see if he would be interested. He liked the concept, and our relationship with the school began.
The teachers were absolutely amazing. We have noticed that Liahona makes it a point to employee teachers who truly care about their students learning and academic, as well as spiritual, achievement. We have found that to be true for on-campus and distance ed students alike. After our first year in the program, we decided we wanted to meet these amazing people in person.
The first time we visited the school, my son and I were welcomed with open arms by the office staff, who guided us as to what to do and where to go. They also asked one of the on-campus students to guide us through the school day. The teachers were equally warm. They even knew my son’s name when he introduced himself. It was as if he was a part of the classroom all along.
Liahona has so much to offer students. They teach with the goal of helping their students really learn and think about the concepts. Along the way, students build habits that will help them through the rest of their schooling and their lives. My son learned to take effective notes. He learned how to make the most of studying. Liahona also does an excellent job of preparing their students for college entry exams such as the SAT and ACT. In addition, Liahona provides opportunities for spiritual and educational growth through service and super trips, youth conferences and other events, all of which the distance ed students are invited to attend.
Our experience with Liahona Preparatory Academy was fantastic, and we are always quick to share our experience with other like-minded families looking for a faith-based education option with great academics. Liahona blends academic and religious learning beautifully, and our family could not be happier to have been involved with this great school!