Advanced Diploma Track

Students who opt into the Advanced Diploma Track seek more academically rigorous course requirements to prepare them for standardized tests and admission to competitive colleges and universities.

In addition, the following guidelines apply:

  • Applicants should be at least 14 years old.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 3.5 credits (7 courses) every 6 months.
  • Students must complete 28.0 credits.
  • Students must complete
    • at least two years of world language credit
    • college-level core courses
  • Diploma: Complete a minimum of 7.0 credits (14 courses) through BYU Online High School; Complete a minimum of 25% of their credits through BYU Online High School to earn a BYU OHS diploma. These credits may be split between the junior and senior years. Students must be enrolled in the semester in which they intend to graduate.

Note: Although most colleges accept credits from the BYU Online High School programs, students should always consult with their intended college before enrolling.

Required Courses (Utah State Standards)

English (4.0 credits)

Complete these courses:

9th Grade English:
ENGL 041, 043

10th Grade English:
ENGL 045, 047

11th Grade English:
ENGL 051, 053

12th Grade English:
WRTG 150

Math (4.0 credits)

Complete at least the first three of these course sequences:

Algebra 1:
ALG 051, 053

Geometry:
GEOM 041, 043

Algebra 2:
ALG 055, 057

Precalculus:
PRECALC 041, 043

or

Secondary Mathematics I:
MATH 051, 052

Secondary Mathematics II:
MATH 053, 054

Secondary Mathematics III:
MATH 055, 056

Precalculus:
PRECALC 041, 043

Complete at least one of these college-level courses:

College Algebra:
MATH 110

Statistics:
STAT 121

Trigonometry:
MATH 111

Calculus:
MATH 112 or
APCALC 061, 063

Science (4.0 credits)

Complete at least two Science core credits, one additional Science core or elective credit, and one college-level credit:

Science core:

Earth Science:
EARTH 041, 043

Biology:
BIOL 041, 043 or
BIO 100 or
APBIO 059, 060

Physics:
PHSCS 041, 043

Chemistry:
CHEM 061, 063 or
PHSCS 105

Science electives:

See our Course Catalog for options: 
https://is.byu.edu/catalog?school=11

Social Studies (3.0 credits)

Complete three credits of Social Studies courses (at least one of these credits needs to be a college-level course):

World Geography:
GEOG 041 or
APHUMGEOG 061, 063

World History:
HIST 061 or
APHIST 063, 064

US History:
HIST 041, 043 or
AHTG 100 or
APHIST 061, 062

US Government:
GOVT 041 or
POLI 110 or
APGOV 061

Complete additional Social Studies elective, if needed:

See our Course Catalog for options: 
https://is.byu.edu/catalog?school=11

Health/Physical Education (2.0 credits)

Complete both of the following Health/Physical Education courses:

Health Education:
HLTH 041

Physical Education:
FIT 041

Complete two PE electives (1.0 credit):

FIT 045
AEROB 045
BOWL 041
CYCLE 041
FIT 049
GOLF 041
JOG 041
SWIM 043
TEN 041
WALK 041
WTRNG 041

Career & Technical Education (1.0 credit)

Complete two Career & Technical Education courses:

See our Course Catalog for options:
https://is.byu.edu/catalog?school=11

Digital Studies (0.5 credit)

Complete one Digital Studies course:

Computer Science:
CS 041

Business Office Specialist:
CS 045

Fine Arts (1.5 credit)

Complete any three Fine Arts (or Visual and Performing Arts) courses:

See our Course Catalog for options:
https://is.byu.edu/catalog?school=11

Financial Literacy (0.5 credit)

Complete the following Financial Literacy course:

Financial Literacy:
FINL 041

World Language (2.0 credits)

Complete a two-year World Language sequence from these courses:

Spanish:
SPAN 041, 043, 051, 053, 061, 063

American Sign Language:
ASL 041, 043, 051, 053

Chinese:
CHIN 041, 043, 051, 053

French:
FREN 041, 043, 051, 053

German:
GERM 041, 043, 051, 053

Japanese:
JAPAN 041, 043, 051, 053

Korean:
KOREA 041, 043, 051, 053

Latin:
LATIN 041, 043, 051, 053

Russian:
RUSS 041, 043, 051, 053

Elective (5.5 credits)

Complete 5.5 credits of elective courses:

1.0 credits must come from our Career & College Readiness (CCR) course.

Other elective courses are any nonrequired courses offered that have not previously been taken. Courses that may fulfill the requirements for two or more subjects can only be counted once.

See our Course Catalog for options:
https://is.byu.edu/catalog?school=11

AP Courses

View the list of available AP courses.

* Students who plan on attending BYU after high school and who take AP exams should go to see if they are able to receive credit to fulfill specific BYU graduation requirements

Concurrent Enrollment Courses

Concurrent enrollment courses count for one BYU Independent Study high school credit and three BYU university credits. To participate in concurrent enrollment courses students must have completed at least 12 high school credits and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Students must also submit a Concurrent Enrollment Form for authorization prior to enrolling in the course.


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