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:

U.S. History: HIST 041 & HIST 043
World Geography: GEOG 041

Complete this course:

US Government and Citizenship: GOVT 045

Complete one of these courses:

World History: HIST 061, HIST 063, HIST 065, HIST 066, or HIST 067

Complete this course:

Economics: ECON 041

Math

(3 credits)

Complete all of these courses:

Algebra 1: ALG 051 & ALG 053
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 043 or AP BIO 059 & AP BIO 060

Complete any two of these courses:

BIOL 049- Human Anatomy
CHEM 041- Chemistry, Part 1
CHEM 043- Chemistry, Part 2
EARTH 051- Astronomy
EARTH 055- Meteorology
ENVRN 041- Environmental Science
PHSCS 041- Physics, Part 1
PHSCS 043- Physics, Part 2
PHYS 041-  Physical Science

Health/PE

(2 credits)

Complete the following Health Course

Health Education, Part 1: HLTH 041

Complete one of these PE courses:

AEROB 045- Aerobics
BOWL 041- Bowling
CYCLE 041- Cycling
FIT 041- Fitness for Living
FIT 049- Fitness for Sports and Recreation
GOLF 041- Golf
JOG 041- Jogging
SWIM 043- Intermediate Swimming
TEN 041- Tennis
WALK 041- Walking Fitness
WTRNG 041- Weight Training

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

FIT 045- Lifetime Weight Control
HLTH 042 (0.5 credits), HLTH 043HLTH 045 (0.25 credits each)- Health
OCCUP 041- Preparing for Health Occupations
MEDIC 051- Medical Terminology

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
CS 041- Computer Science, Part 1
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
MEDIC 051- Medical Terminology

Fine Arts

(1 credit)

Complete any two of these courses:

ART 041- Art Foundations, Part 1
ART 043- Art Foundations, Part 2
ART 045- Drawing
ART 051- Calligraphy
ART 059- Introduction to Commercial Art
ART 061- Digital Photography
COMMS 051- Public Speaking
GUITR 041- Beginning Guitar
MUSIC 041- Introduction to Music
MUSIC 043- History of Jazz
PIANO 041- Beginning Piano

Computer Tech

(0.5 credits)

Complete the following course:

Computer Technology: CTECH 041

Financial Literacy

(0.5 credit)

Complete the following course:

Financial Literacy: FINL 041

Student Development

(0.5 credit)

Complete the following course:

Online Prep: Tools for Success!: STDEV 051

Electives

(5.5 credits)

Complete 5.5 credits of elective courses:

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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

 

Recommended course of study for grades 9-12

9th Grade:

1.0 English
1.0 Math
1.0 World History/Geography
0.5 Health
0.5 PE
0.5 Computer Technology Education
0.5 Student Development
1.0 Elective

10th Grade:

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

11th Grade:

1.0 English
1.0 Math
1.0 Science
1.0 US History
1.0 Career & Technology Education
0.5 Social Science Elective
0.5 Elective

12th Grade:

1.0 English
1.0 Science
0.5 US Government and Citizenship
0.5 Health/PE
0.5 Fine Arts
0.5 Financial Lit
2.0 Electives

Tutor Information

Biology/Science: isbioltutor@byu.edu

Business/Economics: isbusntutor@byu.edu

English/Writing: isengltutor@byu.edu

History: ishisttutor@byu.edu

Math: ismathtutor@byu.edu

Physics: isphysicstutor@byu.edu