In an effort to help families through unprecedented circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Nebraska High School offered 10 courses at no cost for a period of time early last year. 

UNHS is pleased to announce that we are once again able to offer the same selection of courses cost free in 2021 for enrollments in May and June. Nine of the courses are for credit and one is a noncredit module on citizenship. 

Photo of student studying on laptop. UNHS offering 10 tuition-free courses. Enroll by June 30, 2021!

UNHS allows students to enroll any day of the year and work at their own pace. Students can complete a course in as little as five weeks from the first submitted assignment, or may take as long as a year. These courses are entry-level high school curriculum – great for review, credit recovery, and are suitable for middle school students ready for a challenge. These courses lead students through a well-designed, sequenced instruction with embedded explanations and checks for understanding and assessment. Each course provides one semester of credit. 

Basic Grammar (no textbooks or required materials)
Intermediate Grammar (no textbooks or required materials)
Basic Math 1 (no textbooks or required materials)
Basic Math 2 (no textbooks or required materials)
General Math 1 (no textbooks or required materials)
General Math 2 (no textbooks or required materials)
Pre-Algebra 1 (scientific calculator required)
Pre-Algebra 2 (materials kit required) 
Study Skills (no textbooks or required materials)
Citizenship Module (not for credit module)

Questions & Answers:

How are these tuition-free courses different from other UNHS courses?

Most UNHS courses are facilitated by our high school teachers who guide students through projects with feedback and support. These courses are standalone courses which the student completes independently, making it possible to offer them tuition-free during this period. These are elective credits that could count towards a student's graduation requirement, but do not count towards NCAA eligibility requirements.

Are these courses for credit?

When a course is completed with a passing grade, the student will earn credit with UNHS. UNHS will transfer that credit back to the student's local school when requested to do so by the student. Local schools determine how UNHS credit is applied to the student’s program of study.  

What are these courses like? 

Courses are accessed through the UNHS website via a login and password. No special software or technology platform is needed. These courses are self-paced, meaning a student can complete them in as few as 5 weeks, or take up to a full year to complete a course and get the credit. Since all of the courses do have proctored tests, each student will need to have a proctor who will download the test and monitor while the test is taken. In quarantine situations, we would approve a parent as a proctor – something that is normally not allowed. Students learn material independently, do activities to reinforce the learning, and complete evaluations and assessments. When a course is complete, students will receive a completion notice and the course will be transcripted for credit at the University of Nebraska High School.  

What makes UNHS courses special? 

  • High-quality curriculum designed by distance learning experts
  • Online courses easily accessible from a web browser
  • Secure learning platform specially built for UNHS courses
  • Structured content designed for independent learners
  • Developed to Nebraska educational standards

How do I sign up for tuition-free courses?

Sign-up is available through the UNHS Store.  

  1. Create a UNHS account, add student information
  2. Search for and select the course(s) you would like to enroll in
  3. Once a Proctor is secured, complete the Proctor Information Form

Note: Proctor information may be added to the account at the time of registration.

Does UNHS recommend any other resources at this time?

Yes. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has a web page with resources for K-12 educators who are teaching remotely. OLC is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators dedicated to advancing quality and leadership in digital education.