Best Value Courses

We offer six less-expensive 0.5 (half) credit high school courses to help you complete additional courses for graduation. For each course completed you earn high school credit in either English or Social Studies, not both. Our Best Value Courses allow you the opportunity to try a BYU Independent Study course starting at the low price of $54.
 

REAL 041: LIFE PREPARATION (ONLINE)

Through engaging stories, examples, and case studies, students will learn to analyze themselves and make adjustments to become ready for real life. Covered topics include perspective, independence, communication, social expectations, balance, relationships, and citizenship. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam.

USA 041: CHARACTER OF AMERICA: DOCUMENTS AND SYMBOLS (ONLINE)

This course discusses some of the documents and symbols that contribute to the character of America, including the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the flag, and national monuments. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. This is the first course in a two-part Character of America series (USA 041 and USA 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.

USA 043: CHARACTER OF AMERICA: THE PEOPLE (ONLINE)

This course discusses some of the people who have contributed or are still contributing to the character of America, including the presidents and the Founding Fathers, as well as national and local security. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final exam. This is the second course in a two-part Character of America series (USA 041 and USA 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.

XPLR 041: CHARACTER EDUCATION: EXPLORING VALUES, PART 1 (ONLINE)

This course is a literary study of basic values and examines the consequences of having or lacking courage, self-discipline, respect, honesty, work, trust, and compassion. This is the first course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, XPLR 043, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others.

XPLR 043: CHARACTER EDUCATION: EXPLORING VALUES, PART 2 (ONLINE)

This course is a literary study of additional basic values; it examines the consequences of having or lacking confidence, generosity, humility, obedience, determination, reliability, tolerance, forgiveness, and excellence. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole before requesting the final. This is the second course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, XPLR 043, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others.

XPLR 045: CHARACTER EDUCATION: EXPLORING VALUES, PART 3 (ONLINE)

This course is a literary study of additional basic values; it examines the consequences of having or lacking mercy, patience, grace, gratitude, accountability, loyalty, patriotism, and self-sufficiency. Lessons include instructor-graded portfolio activities, which should be submitted as a whole prior to requesting the final. This is the third course in a three-part Character Education: Exploring Values series (XPLR 041, XPLR 043, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others.