Algebra 1 is the beginning of transferring concrete mathematics to abstract thinking processes. We will begin by deepening our understanding of our place value system by studying how number systems developed. Students will learn how to think in other number bases (besides base 10). Other topics covered throughout the year are Real & Rational numbers, Expressions, Equations, and Functions, Linear equations: graphing & writing, Linear Inequalities: graphing & writing, Powers & Roots (deepening understanding), Systems of Equations & Inequalities, Polynomials & Factoring, Quadratic equations & functions, Absolute value & piecewise functions, Patterns & sequences, and Irrational numbers.

This is a yearlong course that meets 2 days a week for 1 hour each day. Students are required to attend all classes and do work outside of class. Please make sure your student will have at least 1 hour each day of the week to devote to math outside of attending class.

Pre-requisite for this class: Students must have completed a Pre-Algebra course or equivalent.

This course has a required online textbook.

1 hr, Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
$448


The first semester will further the study of algebra through building on the students' earlier understanding of functions, equations, and graphing. We will go deeper into these topics and introduce new topics such as complex numbers and logarithms.

The second semester will deepen our study of trigonometry from the basics we learned in geometry to include the Unit circle, radian measure, trig identities, using trig to solve non-right triangles and a study of loci.

This course will require work outside of class times. It may also require students to participate in some online activities including but not limited to an online discussion forum, online quizzes or assessments, and online assignments. Please make sure your child has access to the course at UHS Online.

This is a yearlong course in Algebra 2 and Trigonometry designed to meet or exceed the A-G requirements for a homeschool math course.  

1 hr, Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
$448


How does scientific inquiry work? What questions can we ask that stimulate scientific exploration? How can we hone our skills of observation? What do our observations tell us about the natural world around us? What questions are modern scientists asking?

Join us for lively discussions, in depth reading, research, and lab inquiry. Students will engage in forming hypothesis, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and writing up the results of their experimentation. They will also gain valuable background knowledge of the different areas of biological research including but not limited to plants, animals, microscopic life forms, the cell, biological systems, and the human being.

This course will require work outside of class times. It will also require students to participate in some online activities including but not limited to an online discussion forum, online quizzes or assessments, and online assignments. Please make sure your child has access to the course at UHS Online.

1 hr, Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
$490


Prerequisite: Be currently enrolled in a biology class. The one above will fulfill this requirement or students may be enrolled in an online biology class that you supervise at home. Please provide proof of course registration when registering for this course.

Description: This lab meets once a month from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Fall 2019 Dates:

  • Sept 12
  • Oct 10
  • Nov 14
  • December 12

Labs will flow from classwork and include work with the microscopes, making wet mount and dry mount slides, collecting samples for study, and dissection of multiple species.

In addition to the hands-on skills developed in the lab, students will also gain valuable experience with collecting data, sorting and analyzing data, and writing up the results of their experiments.

$370 + $112 materials fee = $482

Chemistry is a study of change. What is the difference between physical changes and chemical changes? How can we tell which type of change happened? Where and how do we use chemistry in everyday life? 

This course is a college preparatory chemistry course designed to give students a foundation in the study of chemistry. We will dissect the periodic table of elements to gain a deeper understanding of how it works. Students will study the fundamental principles of elements, compounds, and mixtures. Models of the atom, molecule, and chemical bonds will help us begin to understand how chemical bonds are formed. The course will include study of molarity, stoichiometry, balancing chemical equations, nomenclature, and more.

This course will require work outside of class times. It will also require students to participate in some online activities including but not limited to an online discussion forum, online quizzes or assessments, and online assignments. Please make sure your child has access to the course at UHS Online.

1 hr, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
$490


Labs will flow from classwork and provide hands on experience with lab safety and laboratory procedures necessary to the college bound student.

In addition to the hands-on skills developed in the lab, students will also gain valuable experience with collecting data, sorting and analyzing data, and writing up the results of their experiments.

The labs will explore several topics in general chemistry including the chemical processes of digestion and metabolism, single and double replacement reactions, oxidation/reduction reactions, pH, gas laws, decomposition reactions, reaction rates, and more.

Continuing students will not have a lab fee this term. New students will be charged a $125 lab fee.

Pre-requisites: Be currently enrolled in a chemistry class. The one above will fulfill this requirement or students may be enrolled in an online chemistry class that you supervise at home. Please provide proof of course registration when registering for this course. 

Minimum:  A strong foundation in math with experience solving equations with variables. Preferred – Completion of Algebra 1

This lab meets once a month from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Fall 2019 Dates:

  • Sept 12
  • Oct 10
  • Nov 14
  • December 12
$370 + $112 materials fee = $482

Geometry is the study of the characteristics and applications of common geometric figures. Also, geometry develops logical reasoning through proofs. We will begin by learning to construct many geometric shapes using the tools of compass and straightedge. With these tools we will construct visual proofs before we get into the logical reasoning and written proofs. Topics covered include geometric drawing, visual proofs, logical reasoning, paragraph, flow, & two-column proofs, triangles, triangle congruence, special triangles, similarity, angle of elevation/depression word problems, polygons, circles, perimeter, area & volume, similarity ratios, transformations, solid geometry, and analytic geometry

This is a yearlong course that meets 2 days a week for 1 hour each day. Students are required to attend all classes and do work outside of class. Please make sure your student will have at least 1 hour each day of the week to devote to math outside of attending class.

Pre-requisite: Students must have a working understanding of basic algebra.

This course has a required textbook.

1 hr, Mondays & Fridays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
$488


This is a yearlong course in physics. Since this course is a high school elective it goes beyond the A-G science requirements and delivers everything students need to be prepared to take physics courses at the college level.

“Physics is the branch of science that primarily studies matter, energy, and their interactions. Using the scientific method, physicists hypothesize relationships, design experiments, and complete tests to turn those hypotheses into theories. Physicists around the world not only work from the same body of knowledge—the same laws and theories—but they also use standard units and the SI system of measurement to ensure that the replication of their experiments is possible. Physics is more than numbers and equations; it is about asking how and why things work and questioning everything we see in the natural world” (Parsons).

This course will require work outside of class times. It will also require students to participate in online activities including but not limited to an online discussion forum, online quizzes or assessments, and online assignments. Please make sure your child has access to the course at UHS Online.

1 hr, Monday's & Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
$490