Electives

Online Learning and Digital Citizenship

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This one-semester course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to online learning, including how to work independently, stay safe, and develop effective study habits in virtual learning environments. Featuring direct-instruction videos, interactive tasks, authentic projects, and rigorous assessments, the course prepares students for high school by providing in-depth instruction and practice in important study skills such as time management, effective note-taking, test preparation, and collaborating effectively online. By the end of the course, students will understand what it takes to be successful online learners and responsible digital citizens.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

Psychology

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This two-semester course introduces high school students to the study of psychology and helps them master fundamental concepts in research, theory, and human behavior. Students analyze human growth, learning, personality, and behavior from the perspective of major theories within psychology, including the biological, psychosocial, and cognitive perspectives. From a psychological point of view, students investigate the nature of being human as they build a comprehensive understanding of traditional psychological concepts and contemporary perspectives in the field. Course components include an introduction to the history, perspectives, and research of psychology; an understanding of topics such as the biological aspects of psychology, learning, and cognitive development; the stages of human development; aspects of personality and intelligence; the classification and treatment of psychological disorders; and psychological aspects of social interactions.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

SOCSC 055: Psychology

This course explores the basic theories and principles of psychology. It guides students to a better understanding of the self. Students will also study consciousness and adolescent development, as well as traditional topics such as behaviorism, personality, learning, and social psychology.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

Sociology

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Providing insight into the human dynamics of our diverse society, this is an engaging, one-semester course that delves into the fundamental concepts of sociology. This interactive course, designed for high school students, covers cultural diversity and conformity, basic structures of society, individuals and socialization, stages of human development as they relate to sociology, deviance from social norms, social stratification, racial and ethnic interactions, gender roles, family structure, the economic and political aspects of sociology, the sociology of public institutions, and collective human behavior, both historically and in modern times.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

SOCSC 051: Sociology

This course is a study of the way groups act and think as a result of socialization. It also focuses on students’ roles in society and how they can personally make a difference.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS

BMATH 041/043: Business and Consumer Math

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In the first semester of this course students will learn practical applications of mathematical skills such as buying a car, home, and insurance; budgeting; bank services; and savings and investing. The second semester includes taxes, math in the workplace, statistics, probability, measurement, manufacturing, insurance, and supplying services. Each semester: 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Prerequisites: Secondary Math I Part 1 or equivalent.

XPLR 041: Character Education: Exploring Values, Part 1

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This course is a literary study of basic values. It 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 403, and XPLR 045); however, any of the courses may be taken independently of the others. 8 lessons, 20 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 12 instructor-graded assignments); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

XPLR 043: Character Education: Exploring Values, Part 2

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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. 9 lessons, 10 assignment submissions (9 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

XPLR 045: Character Education: Exploring Values, Part 3

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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. 8 lessons, 9 assignment submissions (8 computer-graded [Speedback] assignments, 1 instructor-graded assignment); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

SELFG 047: Dating: Romance and Reason

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This course covers dating—when, why, and whom; planning, asking, accepting; dating behaviors and cautions; personality differences, relationship skills, and the role of love in relationships. 8 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 1 term
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study

SELFG 041: Personal Freedom

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A practical course that considers freedom and interaction with others, freedom from conflict, and freedom within the family. 6 lessons, 6 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 041 – CD
    • Selfg 041 – Printed Course Readings $10.00

SELFG 043: Project Self-Discovery

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In this course, students will increase their knowledge of what people are like and improve their powers of self-understanding and self-expression; they will learn how to gain self-confidence, self-acceptance, and a more meaningful life. 7 lessons, 8 assignment submissions, all computer-graded (Speedback); proctored computer-graded final exam.

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  • Course Length: 1 Term (1/2 semester)
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU Independent Study
  • Required Materials:
    • Selfg 043 – Printed Course Readings $10.00

This course will guide students through attaining proficiency in touch typing and word processor formatting skills. In an increasingly digital world, the ability to quickly and accurately type and create well formatted documents will prove to be invaluable and advantageous in completing school work, communicating professionally, and pursuing personal education and career goals.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: BYU IS
  • Required Materials:
    • Students will need to create a free account on TypingClub.com through BYU’s TypingClub account (a tutorial is provided in the course). Students will also need access to a full-size keyboard with a 10-key numeric keypad.

Family Living & Healthy Relationships

In this course, students examine the family unit and characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships at different phases of life—including information on self-discovery, family, friendships, dating and abstinence, marriage, pregnancy, and parenthood. Students learn about the life cycle and the different stages of development, from infancy to adulthood. The course also focuses on a variety of skills to improve relationships and family living, including coping skills, communication skills, refusal skills, babysitting, parenting, and healthy living and disease prevention habits.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

First Aid & Safety

In this course, students learn and practice first aid procedures for a variety of common conditions, including muscular, skeletal, and soft tissue injuries. In addition, students learn how to appropriately respond to a variety of emergency situations. They also learn the procedures for choking and CPR for infants, children, and adults. In addition to emergency response, students will explore personal, household, and outdoor safety and disaster preparedness.

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  • Course Length: 1 Semester
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity

HOPE 1 & 2

Throughout the course, students learn about the various realms of health and how they affect each other. In addition to focusing on mental, social, and physical health, students also learn about consumer and environmental health, personal safety, drugs and alcohol, and reproductive health. Students also engage in a fitness program assessing and analyzing their fitness level, setting goals, establishing a fitness schedule, and engaging in weekly physical activity.

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  • Course Length: 2 Semesters
  • Curriculum Provider: Edgenuity