Academics

Curriculum

BYU Online High School students may choose from over 250 accredited courses that cover core graduation requirements, world languages, Advanced Placement (AP), career and technical education (CTE), music, and a wide variety of electives.

Core Courses

The base of our program involves the required academic core courses that all U.S. high school students are expected to complete: math, science, English, and social studies. Within each category, we offer many choices that include honors-level and Advanced Placement courses. Incoming freshmen begin with our award-winning Ninth-Grade English, Part 1 (ENGL 041).

World Languages

¿Le gustaría hablar español? Voulez-vous parler français? BYU’s well-known portfolio of World Languages courses is backed up with one-on-one online tutoring, TA, and instructor support. Our highly trained, certified staff is made up of native and fluent speakers who have extensive experience helping beginners overcome barriers and develop a love for the new language.

Health and Fitness

Our popular high school health and physical fitness courses educate youth about how to take responsibility for their physical health and make choices that will lead to a lifetime of greater joy and accomplishment. HLTH-041 fulfills required high school health credit, while electives such as our newly revised Bowling (BOWL 041) and Walking Fitness (WALK 041) satisfy PE requirements.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Whether you are interested in computer science, entrepreneurship, or health sciences, our more than 50 CTE courses—aligned across the 16 national career pathways—can help you lay a foundation for career success. Abundant research also indicates that students who take CTE courses are more likely to pursue postsecondary education.

Music

Do you have an interest in learning to play an instrument? Now you have the flexibility to learn an instrument anytime, anywhere, while earning high school credit. BYU beginning music courses are interactive teacher-led courses designed by internationally recognized educators and musicians. From Introduction to Music to Ukulele 2, our wide variety of courses can help you express yourself musically.

Advanced Placement (AP)

High school students may earn university credit by taking and passing Advanced Placement (AP) exams that are offered on a variety of topics. If you are interested in making high school efforts count double in college, then AP courses may be for you. Our challenging AP courses thoroughly prepare advanced students for success on AP exams such as World History, Psychology, and Spanish.

“Before attending, I assumed the academics would be about as challenging as I was used to in my previous school, but it’s actually more engaging—which I like! I also like how I can take notes in my own style, manage my assignments, plan my time independently, and interact with teachers.” 

—Avery, OHS Student

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Provo UT 84602