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The University of Nebraska High School offers a wide range of courses, providing students options to meet their individual goals as they work towards UNHS graduation requirements. Students may choose a path that prepares them for vocational or technical school, the military or other non-college avenues. Others may choose to prepare for college. Diploma students should work with UNHS academic advisers to design the appropriate program of study for their needs. Following are two sample programs, both of which lead to a UNHS accredited diploma.

College Preparatory Sample Program

Students wishing to continue their education at a college or university should consider enrolling in courses listed within the UNHS college preparatory program of study. While colleges and universities may have different requirements, UNHS courses should meet these requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to visit with an admissions officer at their college or university of choice to be sure what courses are needed to fulfill admission requirements.

Sample Program of Study A
Subject First Semester Second Semester
Ninth Grade
English Ninth Grade English 1 (ENGH 031) Ninth Grade English 2 (ENGH 032)
Mathematics First Year Algebra 1 (MTHH 031) First Year Algebra 2 (MTHH 032)
Science Physical Science 1 (SCIH 023) Physical Science 2 (SCIH 024)
Social Studies World Geography 1 (SSTH 021) World Geography 2 (SSTH 022)
Language 5 credit hours: Students may choose from French, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, or German 5 credit hours: Students continue year-long language course
Tenth Grade
English Tenth Grade English 1 (ENGH 035) Tenth Grade English 2 (ENGH 036)
Mathematics  Geometry 1 (MTHH 035)  Geometry 2 (MTHH 036) 
Science  Biology 1 (SCIH 025)  Biology 2 (SCIH 026) 
Social Studies World History 1 (SSTH 031)  World History 2 (SSTH 032) 
Language  5 credit hours: Students may choose from French, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, or German  5 credit hours: Students continue year-long language course 
Eleventh Grade
English  Eleventh Grade English 1 (ENGH 039)  Eleventh Grade English 2 (ENGH 040)
Mathematics  Second Year Algebra 1 (MTHH 039)  Second Year Algebra 2 (MTHH 040) 
Science  Chemistry 1 (SCIH 031) Chemistry 2 (SCIH 032)
Career Education  Career Planning (CPLH 003), Entrepreneurship (BUSH 037), Winning in the Workplace (BUSH 031) or Introduction to Health Care (HLTH 025) Not required
Social Studies  American History 1 (SSTH 033)  American History 2 (SSTH 034) 
Multicultural Studies Not required World Cultures 1 or 2 (SSTH 053 or 054), Multicultural Literature (ENGH 015) or AP® Comparative Government and Politics (SSTH 073)
Twelfth Grade
English  Twelfth Grade English 1 (ENGH 043) Twelfth Grade English 2 (ENGH 044) 
Mathematics  Precalculus: Analytic Geometry (MTHH 043)  Precalculus: Trigonometry (MTHH 044) 
Science Physics 1 (SCIH 035)  Physics 2 (SCIH 036) 
Social Studies American Government: Theories, Policies and Politics (SSTH 037)  American Government: National Level (SSTH 038) 
Financial Skills  Economics (BUSH 035)  Not required 
Elective Not required  Introduction to Statistics (MTHH 041) or Financial Algebra (MTHH 047) 
 

General Diploma Sample Program

Students preparing for vocational or technical school, work, military or other non-college plans may consider the University of Nebraska High School's general diploma program, which includes some required courses and several opportunities for individual selection.

Sample Program of Study B
Subject First Semester Second Semester
Ninth Grade
English Effective Reader Skills (ENGH 005) Basic Expository Writing (ENGH 023)
Mathematics Business Math 1 (MTHH 009) Business Math 2 (MTHH 010)
Science The Science of Health (SCIH 011) 5 credit hours elective
Social Studies World Geography 1 (SSTH 021) World Geography 2 (SSTH 022)
Language French, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, or German; or 5 credit hours elective French, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, or German; or 5 credit hours elective
Tenth Grade
English Ninth Grade English 1 (ENGH 031) Ninth Grade English 2 (ENGH 032)
Mathematics  Pre-Algebra 1 (MTHH 021)  Pre-Algebra 2 (MTHH 022) 
Science  Physical Science 1 (SCIH 023)  Physical Science 2 (SCIH 024) 
Social Studies World History 1 (SSTH 031)  World History 2 (SSTH 032) 
Language  World Language or 5 credit hours elective World Language or 5 credit hours elective
Eleventh Grade
English  Tenth Grade English 1 (ENGH 035)  Tenth Grade English 2 (ENGH 036) or American Literature Studies (ENGH 011)
Mathematics  First Year Algebra 1 (MTHH 031)  First Year Algebra 2 (MTHH 032) 
Science  Biology 1 (SCIH 025)  Biology 2 (SCIH 026) 
Career Education  Career Planning (CPLH 003), Entrepreneurship (BUSH 037), Winning in the Workplace (BUSH 031) or Introduction to Health Care (HLTH 025) Not required
Social Studies  American History 1 (SSTH 033)  American History 2 (SSTH 034) 
Elective Not required 5 credit hours
Twelfth Grade
English  Eleventh Grade English 1 (ENGH 039) or Short Stories (ENGH 019)  Eleventh Grade English 2 (ENGH 040) or Effective Speech Communication (ENGH 047) 
Mathematics  Geometry 1 (MTHH 035)  Geometry 2 (MTHH 036)
Science  Earth Science (SCIH 041) or Science of Nutrition (SCIH 012)  Not required 
Social Studies American Government: Theories, Policies and Politics (SSTH 037), American Government: National Level (038) or Civics (SSTH 001) World Cultures 1 or 2 (SSTH 053 or 054) or Multicultural Literature (ENGH 015)
Financial Skills  Personal Finance (BUSH 033) Not required 
Electives Not required  10 credit hours 
 

College Preparation and Admission

Students are responsible for their college research, admission applications, and test registration. The University of Nebraska High School will prepare the Secondary School Report upon request. Students must order official UNHS transcripts with this report.