University of Nebraska High School How Courses Work: U. of Nebraska Online High School Program

How Courses Work


  • Open enrollment: Enroll any day of the year
  • Self-paced: Five to 52 weeks to complete a course
  • Experienced teachers: Average 9.5 years of experience with UNHS; certificated in their subject areas
  • Contact teachers: UNHS teachers are available by phone and e-mail

About UNHS Courses

Since not all students learn the same way, our individualized study approach fits the learning styles of many different types of students. We also offer a variety of delivery formats to meet students’ needs—online, in print or a combination of both. The content and instructions of each course serve as the instructor’s voice, guiding students through concepts and assignments for successful completion. 

Courses, which are presented in units and lessons, include:
  • Reading assignments
  • Skill builder and practice activities
  • Self-checks
  • Inquiries and labs
  • Multimedia
  • Teach connect activities
  • Projects
  • Unit evaluations
  • Progress tests

UNHS partners with Follett Virtual Bookstores to provide a one-stop shop for textbooks and instructional materials.

How Courses Work

WayCool, UNHS Course Management System

Through UNHS’ course management system, WayCool, students access their online course content, coursework, grades and instructor feedback.

Accessing Courses
Following enrollment, students receive an e-mail with their username and password for WayCool. If a student has purchased a print course, all information will be available via the printed syllabus, which can be purchased through Follett Virtual Bookstore

Sequencing & Gating
Sequencing means all teacher connect activities, unit evaluations, projects and progress tests within a course must be completed by the student in the order they are presented. Gating means only one assignment per course can be submitted each day.

Submitting Assignments
Courses include graded and non-graded assignments. Students must submit all graded assignments, and should complete all non-graded assignments to effectively learn the content and prepare for graded evaluations and progress tests.

All assignments are submitted through WayCool, although some larger files may require the use of the UNHS DropBox. A few assignments, such as art projects, may need to be mailed to UNHS.

All progress tests, whether submitted online or by mail, are administered by an approved proctor.