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Curriculum

Our high school preparatory program embraces a curriculum that prepare students online for a successful college experience. The college preparatory curriculum is an interactive online program with core, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  Dual credit courses provide students with the opportunity to finish with up to 30 credit hours, or almost a full year of college.  All courses are taught by certified and/or university-credentialed faculty who work one-on-one with students through email, discussion boards or phone calls.  With a 26-credit honors program, you can be sure you are getting a quality education utilizing online technology with the unique advantages offered by a University of the Incarnate Word school. 

Notes:

  • Full-time UIW Prep students are required to perform 25 hours of community service each academic year.
  • Eighth graders can take one course with prior approval of their school administrator. Classes available for eighth graders include: Spanish I, French I and Algebra I.
  • Dual credit courses are college-level courses taken for high school credit. Students may take up to ten (10) dual credit courses during their junior and senior year; which gives the graduating senior up to 30 semester hours to apply to a university program after graduation.
  • Each semester course provides 0.5 credit.  One-credit courses will span two semesters.  For example, 9th English I will be taken over two semesters to provide 0 .5 credit for each semester or 1.0 credit total.

Potential of 30 semester hours of dual enrollment credit

Area Requirements Credits
Total
Area Credits
Economics

12th grade Economics or Economics Honors
Microeconomics AP or Macroeconomics AP
Dual credit: ECON 2301

0.5 credit

0.5 credit

3 hrs of UIW credit

English
Language Arts

9th English I or English I Pre-AP
10th English II or English II Pre-AP
11th English III, English III Honors or AP English Language
12th English IV, English IV Honors or AP English Literature
Dual credit: ENGL 1311 and 1312

 

1 credit
1 credit
1 credit

1 credit

4 credits

6 hrs of UIW credit

Fine Arts

9th - 12th Art Appreciation
9th - 12th Music Appreciation

0.5 credit
0.5-1 credit

1 credit
Foreign Language

9th Spanish or French I or Spanish or French I Pre-AP
10th Spanish or French II or Spanish or French II Pre-AP
11th Spanish or French III
12th  AP Spanish Language

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit
1 credit

3 credits of same language
 
Mathematics
9th  Algebra I or Algebra I Honors
10th Geometry or Geometry Honors
11th Algebra II or Algebra II Honors
12th Precalculus or Precalculus Honors, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, Probability and Statistics
Dual credit: MATH 2303

1 credit
1 credit

1 credit
1 credit

4 credits
 
3 hrs of UIW credit
Physical Education 9th - 12th Physical Education

1 credit

1 credit
Religion 11th:  RELS 1310 and RELS 1345
12th:  RELS 1360  and RELS 2345

1 credit
1 credit

2 credits

6 - 12 hrs of UIW credit

Science
9th Biology or Biology Pre-AP
10th or 11th Physics
10th or 11th Chemistry or Chemistry Pre-AP
12th Earth Science, Earth Science Honors, or AP Chemistry

1 credit
1 credit

1 credit
1 credit 

4 credits

Social Studies 9th or 10th World Geography
9th or 10th World History or World History Pre-AP
11th US History or US History Honors or US History AP
12th Government  or Government Honors,
US Government and Politics AP
Dual credit: HIST 1321 and 1322

1 credit

1 credit

1 credit

0.5 credit

3.5 credits
 
3 - 6 hrs of UIW credit
Speech 9th or 10th Speech Communications
Dual credit: SPCH 2341

 0.5 credit

3 hrs of UIW credit
 Electives

Psychology or Psychology AP
Creative Writing
Additional Fine Art
Additional Science
Additional Language
Dual credit: PSYCH 1301, SOCI 1311

2.5 credits

2.5 credits

6 hrs of UIW credit

Total Credits for a UIW Online Prep Diploma 26 Up to 30 UIW credit hours

Community Service Requirement

To graduate from UIW Prep, diploma-seeking students must complete 25 hours of community service per year if they are enrolled for at least two terms between 1 June and 31 May.  While students may complete more hours, they must complete at least 25 hours for each year they are enrolled.

 

Class is Starting!

UIW Prep has 9 session starts per year. Spring I session begins January 5. Registration deadline is December 15. Take one class or a full course load. See a class demo or
apply today!

Study Abroad

UIW Prep is offering high achieving students an opportunity to leave their desk at home to study abroad in Heidelberg, Germany.

Dual Credit Courses

We offer dual credit courses within our curriculum at no additional expense. All classes are taught by university-credentialed faculty. Graduates can earn up to 30 credit hours.

Partnership

Partner with UIW Prep so your school can supplement your current offerings and increase student retention by providing advanced placement and dual credit classes using the latest online learning tools!