How does UNHS incorporate cultural diversity into its courses?

We live in a global society and believe our courses will prepare our students to live and work in a global society of multiculturalism. Course content encourages students to develop a strong understanding of human relations.

Our Multicultural Education program includes many specific courses, including but not limited to: World Cultures 1: Western Hemisphere and Europe, World Cultures 2: Africa and the Eastern Hemisphere, Multicultural Literature, American Literature Studies, International Relations, and Discovering Music. Many of our courses also incorporate studies relative to the cultures, histories, and contributions of people from many different places and cultural backgrounds.

All our world language courses incorporate cultural aspects wherein students gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures. UNHS language courses provide an understanding of the relationships between multiple perspectives and practices of cultures studied and allows students to use this knowledge effectively in cultural contexts. 

Our global students reside in more than 102 different countries around the world and as a result of this cultural diversity, course content strives to provide a wide range of learning experiences to stretch student learning about different regions and cultures from around the world. 

All UNHS staff, administrators, and teachers participate in professional development opportunities on a regular basis. Our professional development is focused toward a better understanding of our culturally diverse student body. 

Our Multicultural Education program/courses are reviewed on a regular basis, within a standard 5-year revision cycle. All textbooks are reviewed carefully by our curriculum team for inclusivity and lack of bias prior to adoption. We work to make sure that textbooks in all subject areas include examples that are culturally diverse as well as relevant and current.

What courses are offered?

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How long does it take to complete a course?

Students have a full calendar year from the date they enroll to complete each course. Minimum course completion time is five weeks, beginning from the date UNHS receives the first graded work from the student.

How much time should a student spend on each course?

Each semester course is the equivalent of a 90-hour seat time class, meaning students should spend approximately 60 to 80 minutes five days a week on each course—about the same amount of time traditional high school students typically spend in their classes. Following this schedule, students will complete their course in approximately 18 weeks.

How are prerequisites for a course determined?

Each course description explains the goals of the course and includes a listing of prerequisites if needed. UNHS will also perform a transcript evaluation (for a fee).

What is "gating and sequencing" of courses?

All UNHS courses have gating and sequencing. Gating means only one assignment per course can be submitted per day. 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.

How do students start a course and submit assignments?

Students access course content and submit assignments through UNHS' online course management system, WayCool.