Self-Paced, Independent Study

With UNHS courses, students may enroll at any time and may complete courses as quickly as 5 weeks from the first submitted assignment, or may take up to 52 weeks to complete.

Getting Organized

Make a Schedule

Each 5 credit hour (one semester) course is designed to be completed in approximately 80-90 hours of study. Below is a schedule that may be helpful for completing a course in 18 weeks. Students may choose to accelerate or decelerate this pace depending on their schedule and learning needs.

60-80 minutes times 5 days a week equals 18 weeks to complete

Course Activities

Each UNHS course is presented in units and lessons that may include:

  • Lesson Discussions 
  • Reading Assignments
  • Skill Builders and Practice Activities
  • Inquiry Activities and Labs
  • Multimedia Activities
  • Self Checks
  • Teacher Connect Activities
  • Projects
  • Unit Evaluations
  • Progress Tests
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How Courses Work

Logging In

Following enrollment, students receive an email with their username and password for WayCool. Through WayCool, students access their online course content, assessments, grades and instructor feedback.

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.

Assignments are submitted through WayCool, although some larger files may also require the use of the UNHS DropBox. 

UNHS course assignments must be submitted in the order presented. No more than one assignment per day per course can be submitted.

For more information, visit our Assignments & Assessments FAQ.

Completing Unit Evaluations

Unit evaluations are open book with no time limits. These assessments are designed to provide students feedback on their mastery of material as they prepare for progress tests. Unit evaluations contain multiple-choice, true/false, or matching questions.

Evaluations are submitted through the online learning platform, which provides immediate grading and feedback. 

Completing Projects

Projects are open book with no time limits. Projects allow students to personalize and extend their learning as they present their understanding of the course content in written form. Projects are submitted through the online learning platform to UNHS teachers for grading and feedback.

Taking Progress Tests

Progress tests are closed-book exams and may include multiple-choice or true/false questions. In general, they cover content from several units.

Progress tests must be administered by an approved proctor. They are submitted through the online learning platform.

Grading Scale

Core and elective courses use a standard four-point grading scale. Advanced Placement courses use a five-point grading scale.

Letter Grade Percent Scale Grade Scale AP Grade Scale
A+ 98-100 4.0 5.0
A 93-97 4.0 5.0
B+ 90-92 3.5 4.5
B 85-89 3.0 4.0
C+ 82-84 2.5 3.5
C 77-81 2.0 3.0
D+ 74-76 1.5 1.5
D 70-73 1 .0 1.0
F 69 or lower 0.0 0.0

Course Demos

These demos will show you what you can expect from our online courses.

Discover some of the classics in English Literature like Shakespeare's Macbeth, The Canterbury Tales and Paradise Lost

Twelfth Grade English 1

Discover the people and cultures of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Realm:

World Cultures 2

Observe and relate physics principles to the world around you:

Physics 2

Feed your inner math genius. Use problem solving to understand the uses and meanings of variables:

First Year Algebra 1