Standard Program

About the Program

  • Recommends that applicants be at least 14 years old
  • Offers a robust traditional high school curriculum
  • Requires students to complete 24.0 credit hours; most required courses are worth 0.5 credit hour
  • Satisfies the basic high school requirements for admission to most colleges
  • Requires completion of at least three courses every six months (an extension may be granted if extenuating circumstances arise)
  • Helps students prepare to take the ACT or SAT
  • Requires that students complete a minimum of 3.0 BYU Independent Study credit hours, regardless of the number of credits earned at other schools
  • Students receive an official high school transcript upon completion

Note:Although most colleges accept credits from the BYU Independent Study High School Programs, students should always consult with their intended college before enrolling.

Standard Program Application

Required Courses

English

(4 credits)

Complete all of these courses:

9th Grade:ENGL 041 & ENGL 043
10th Grade:ENGL 045 & ENGL 047
11th Grade:ENGL 051 & ENGL 053
12th Grade:ENGL 055 & ENGL 057

Social Science

(3 credits)

Complete all of these courses:

HIST 041 & HIST 043(U.S. History)
GEOG 041(World Geography)

Complete any two of these courses:

GOVT 041, GOVT 043, or GOVT 046

Complete one of these courses:

HIST 061, HIST 063, HIST 065, HIST 066, or HIST 067

Math

(3 credits)

Complete all of these courses:

Algebra 1:ALG 051 & ALG 053
Plane Geometry:GEOM 041 & GEOM 043
Algebra 2:ALG 055 & ALG 057

Science

(3 credits)

Complete both sequences:

Earth Science:EARTH 041 & EARTH 043
Biology:BIOL 041 & BIOL 043or AP BIO 059 & AP BIO 060

Complete any two of these courses:

BIOL 049
CHEM 041
CHEM 043
CHEM 061
CHEM 063
EARTH 051
EARTH 055
ENVRN 041
PHSCS 041
PHSCS 043
PHYS 041

Health/PE

(2 credits)

Complete the following Health Course

HLTH 041

Complete one of these PE courses:

AEROB 045
BOWL 041
CYCLE 041
FIT 049
GOLF 041
HLTH 042
JOG 041
SWIM 043
TEN 041
WTRNG 041

Complete any two of these Health courses, including any previously listed Health and/or PE courses:

FIT 045
HLTH 043, HLTH 045(0.25 credits each)
OCCUP 041

Career & Technology Education

(1 credit)

Complete any two of these courses:

ART 061- Photography
AUTO 043- Automotive Basics
BLAW 041- Business Law
BMATH 041- Business & Consumer Math, Part 1
BMATH 043- Business & Consumer Math, Part 2
BMRKT 041- Marketing
CHILD 041- Child Development, Part 1
CHILD 043- Child Development, Part 2
CHILD 051- Preparing for Responsible Parenthood
CLOTH 041- Clothing Construction
CLOTH 047- Clothing Fashion Fundamentals
COMMS 041- English for Life and Work
ENGN 041- Small Engine Repair
FOODS 041- Food and Nutrition, Part 1
FOODS 043- Food and Nutrition, Part 2
GARD 041- Home Gardening
INFOP 041- Keyboarding, Part 1
INTDE 041- Interior Design, Part 1
INTDE 043- Interior Design, Part 2
MEDIC 051- MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
TECH 041- Applied Physics with Technology, Part 1
TECH 043- Applied Physics with Technology, Part 2

Fine Arts

(1 credit)

Complete and two of these courses:

ART 041- Art Appreciation 10,000 BC to 1900
ART 043- Art Appreciation 1900 to Present
ART 045- Drawing
ART 051- Calligraphy
ART 053- Italic Handwriting
ART 059- Introduction to Commercial Art
COMMS 051- Public Speaking
GUITR 041- Beginning Guitar
MUSIC 041- Introduction to Music
PIANO 041- Beginning Piano

Computer Tech

(0.5 credits)

Complete the following course:

CTECH 041- Computer Technology

Financial Literacy

(0.5 credit)

Complete the following course:

FINL 041- Financial Literacy

Student Development

(0.5 credit)

Complete the following course:

STDEV 051- Online Prep: Tools for Success!

Electives

(5.5 credits)

Complete 5.5 credits of elective courses:

Click here to view the full listing of courses.

Note: An elective course is any non-required course offered that has not previously been taken. Courses that may fulfill the requirements for two or more subjects can only be counted once. If you are planning on attending college, it is recommended that you take 2.0 credits of a world language sequence as part of your elective courses.

Total Credits

24

Note: Courses that may fulfill the requirements for two or more subjects can only be counted for one subject. Courses will not be double counted.

Recommended course of study for grades 9-12

9th Grade:

1.0 English
0.5 Fine Arts
1.0 World Hist/Geog
1.0 Math
0.5 Health
0.5 PE credit
0.5 Stud Dev
1.0 Elective

10th Grade:

1.0 English
0.5 Fine Arts
0.5 Health/PE
1.0 Science
1.0 Math
2.0 Electives

11th Grade:

1.0 English
1.0 Career & Tech
1.0 US History
1.0 Science
1.0 Math
1.0 Elective

12th Grade:

1.0 English
1.0 US Gov’t
0.5 Computer Tech
1.0 Science
0.5 Health/PE
0.5 Financial Lit
1.5 Electives

Tutor Information

Biology/Science:

isbioltutor@byu.edu

English/Writing:

isengltutor@byu.edu

Statistics:

isstattutor@byu.edu

History:

ishisttutor@byu.edu

Math:

ismathtutor@byu.edu