Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to many questions about our school may be found in the Terms and Conditions
The Basic Questions
How do I contact the school?
Prospective families may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, OR you may call the school office at 833.775.4667 (office hours are 7am-4pm Pacific time, Monday through Friday).
Families with students already enrolled in LOS should communicate with the administration via ClassReach (log in to your parent account here). After logging in to your parent account, go to the Messages tab in your ClassReach account and type a name in the "To" field:
Mrs. Sandy Belschner, Registrar & Assistant Superintendent - Contact Sandy for issues involving class registration, finances, teachers, etc.
Mr. Brent Belschner, Dean of Academics & Systems Manager - Contact Brent for transcript questions or technical issues.
Mrs. Anita Harkness, Advisor/Customer Service - Contact Anita for questions regarding clubs; Anita can also help with registration, financial accounts, etc.
Is Logos Online School accredited?
Yes. Our curriculum and staff have been evaluated and accredited by the National Association of Private Schools as well as the NCAA Clearinghouse.
Are the online classes interactive?
Yes. We use Zoom as the video-conferencing platform for our classes. This technology allows students and teachers to interact using webcams and microphones in real time.
How often do LOS classes meet?
With the exception of just a few electives, all of our classes meet four days a week, Monday through Thursday. Each class is 50 minutes long.
What time do classes meet?
Our offices are located in Moscow, Idaho so all of our classes are listed in the PACIFIC time zone. Idaho does observe daylight savings time so there will be a time adjustment in early November and again in March.
Our earliest classes begin at 6:00 AM (Pacific time) and our latest classes begin at 12:00 PM (Pacific time).
How to Join Logos Online School
Do we need to apply?
No. After reading through the Terms & Conditions, the first step is to simply register for classes on this website. After that, it's just a matter of getting set up on our online school platform (we use "ClassReach") which begins with an official welcome email from our Registrar which will let you know how to get off to a good start with our school.
When do you accept students?
Open enrollment for 2024-25 begins on January 22, 2024 and closes on the Thursday before classes begin (Aug. 29). We accept late enrollments on a case-by-case basis.
Classroom Practices (common questions)
How does a student make up an absence?
LOS teachers record and archive all classes. Each teacher will explain the process for accessing class recordings as needed. Students are responsible for making up any missed work.
It's not uncommon for LOS students to need to miss class for planned reasons--short-term mission trips, traveling for sporting events, etc. We are happy to support families in these endeavors! Parents and students should make arrangements with the teacher if they anticipate an extended absence, communicating "early and often."
That's a lot of reading!
We try to cultivate an atmosphere of "joyful rigor" in our classes. Yes, we do a lot of hard work, but we also try to have fun doing it! We don't expect students to understand everything in the books, but we do hope they grow in their skills of reading, interpretation, and analysis throughout their time at LOS.
Can students take a class even if they will have to miss one day a week on a regular basis?
Missing class one day a week is definitely not ideal...that translates into missing a quarter of the entire school year. But, we do allow flexibility as long as the parents bear the responsibility for communicating and making up for the lost class time – any special class arrangements should not impact the teacher. This arrangement must be approved by the administration.
How do parents decide which classes to take?
THIS page of the website has our recommendations for what classes to take at each grade level. These are not set in stone, though. Parents should carefully read the course descriptions and consider if a class is a good fit for their student.
For specific help in Humanities, Math, English, Latin, and Spanish...keep reading on this page.
And if you are still not sure what to take, you may call or email our advisors for help (those numbers and addresses are back at the top of the page).
How do parents decide in which INTEGRATED HUMANITIES to enroll their student?
As you're considering where to place your student, we encourage you to keep a few things in mind:
Do not think of these courses simply in terms of "grade levels." It's true that we do attach certain Integrated Humanities courses to each grade in our "Recommended Course of Study," but that's assuming a student is going through our whole program from start to finish. If a student joins us in 9th grade, Integrated Humanities A, B, or I would be good. It's not unusual, however, for an older high school student to take Integrated Humanities I if they have not yet completed an American History course in high school. It's a great place to start! Juniors and seniors who are new to LOS should generally enroll in either Integrated Humanities II, III, or IV.
What has your student recently studied? If he/she has just completed a year of American History (which is covered in Integrated Humanities I), they will probably want to study a different historical time period in the coming school year, in which case you would be fine considering Integrated Humanities A or B (for younger students), OR Integrated Humanities II or III (for upperclassmen).
There is often a three-year range of students in the Integrated Humanities classes (e.g.: IHA will mostly have 7th graders in class, but it would not be unusual for 8th and 9th graders to take IHA. Similarly, IHII will mostly have 10th graders in class, but it would not be unusual for 9th and 11th graders to take IHII).
For more information on our Integrated Humanities classes, read this article.
How do parents decide in which MATH class to enroll their student?
If you are not sure what math class would be a good fit for your student we suggest taking a Saxon Math placement test:
Saxon Placement Test for Middle Grades (Math 54 through Algebra 1/2)
Saxon Placement Test for Upper Grades (Algebra 1 through Calculus)
How do parents decide in which LATIN class to enroll their student?
Latin is the "foreign language" most often studied in a classical education. Our Latin department head, Lauren Trotter, explains why we encourage LOS students to learn Latin in this article.
Here is an overview of the concepts studied in Latin 1 (Units 1 and 2 of the Kraken Latin textbook).
And here is a Latin 1 Second Semester Final Study Guide: The concepts are what students going into Latin 2 are expected to know, excluding specific vocabulary knowledge since curricula vary in that area. If your student knows all of the concepts on the study guide, they can jump into Latin 2. If, however, they do not recognize these concepts, Latin 1 is probably the better fit.
Here is an overview of the concepts studied in Latin 2 (Units 3 and 4 of the Kraken Latin textbook).
And here is a Latin 2 Second Semester Final Study Guide: The concepts are what students going into Latin 3 are expected to know, excluding specific vocabulary knowledge since curricula vary in that area. If your student knows all of the concepts on the study guide, they can jump into Latin 3. If, however, they do not recognize these concepts, Latin 2 is probably the better fit.
How do parents decide in which ENGLISH class to enroll their student?
English 1 and 2 are geared toward middle-school students and are an excellent way to solidify grammar and composition skills prior to high school. If parents are confident their student has mastered these skills, they may choose to study Latin in middle school.
Students going into English 2 are expected to know, identify, and create examples of the concepts listed on the English 1 Study Guide. If your student knows all of the concepts on the study guide, they can jump into English 2. If, however, they do not recognize these concepts, English 1 is probably the better fit.