BYU Independent Study has over 98 years of experience and commitment to expanding educational opportunities for students in over 90 countries worldwide. High school and middle school courses are of the highest quality in terms of relevance and rigor and are accredited by several commissions including Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Online high school and middle school courses strongly lend themselves to preparation for university studies and lifelong learning.

  • Targeting students in grades 7 – 12
  • The flexibility of online courses enables students to access them when and where they choose
  • Online courses can be taken independently or with the instructional assistance and facilitation of a highly qualified CapstoneCore tutor
  • With online courses, students can listen to lessons at their own pace
  • Lesson content can be “packaged” into manageable amounts reinforcing greater comprehension and connections to prior learning
  • Online courses allow for acceleration, reinforcement of classroom studies, credit recovery

CapstoneCore Course Catalog

English Language Arts

English 7 A/B
English 8 A/B
English 9 A/B
English 10 A/B
English 11 A/B
English 12 A/B
Understanding Literature
Advanced Literature Comprehension
Bible as Literature
Science Fiction Literature
Reading Comprehension A/B
Speed Reading
Recreational Reading
Reading around the World
English Usage
Technical Writing
Creative Writing
Writing Poetry


Pre-Algebra A/B
Algebra 1 A/B
Algebra 2 A/B
Plane Geometry A / Geometry B
Math 7 A/B
Math 8 A/B
Secondary Mathematics I A/B
Secondary Mathematics II A/B
Secondary Mathematics III A/B
Precalculus A/B
AP Calculus AB, A/B
AP Calculus BC, A/B
Trigonometry A
Business and Consumer Math A/B


Biology A/B
AP Biology A/B
Chemistry A/B
Honors Chemistry A/B
Computer Science A/B
Computer Technology
Earth Science A/B
Environmental Science
Science 7 A/B
Science 8 A/B
Physics A/B
Physical Science
Human Anatomy

Social Studies

AP Government
U.S. Government and Citizenship
Applied U.S. Government and Citizenship
Honors U.S. Government and Citizenship
World Civilizations
Current Events
AP Psychology, A/B
Survey of World History A/B
U.S History I A/B
U.S History II A/B
AP U.S. History A/B
World Geography
United States History to 1850
United States History from 1851
Northwest History
Northwestern History – WA State
Alaska History
New Mexico State History
History of the American West
AP World History A/B
World History: Eastern Hemisphere
World History: Western Hemisphere
World History: Europe and Russia
World Civilizations
Character of U.S.: Documents and Symbols
Character of U.S.: The People

World Languages

Arabic 1 A/B
Arabic 2 A/B
French 1 A/B
French 2 A/B
German 1 A/B
German 2 A/B
Japanese 1 A/B
Japanese 2 A/B
Korean 1 A/B
Korean 2 A/B
Latin 1 A/B
Latin 2 A/B
Russian 1 A/B
Russian 2 A/B
Spanish 1 A/B
Spanish 2 A/B
Spanish 3 A/B
AP Spanish, A/B


Introduction to Art
Art Foundations A/B
Introduction to Commercial Art
Digital Photography
Automotive Basics
Business Communications
Business Law
Child Development A/B
Preparing for Responsible Parenthood
Clothing Construction
Clothing Fashion Fundamentals
Public Speaking
Small Engine Repair
Financial Literacy
Fitness For Living
Lifetime Weight Control
Fitness for Sports and Recreation
Food and Nutrition A/B
Home Gardening
Beginning Guitar
Health Education
Health Education A/BPreparing for Health Occupations
Eating Disorders and Basic Nutrition
Drug Use and Abuse
Interior Design A
Introduction to Music
Beginning Piano
Personal Freedom
Project Self-Discovery
Dating: Romance and Reason
Essential Life Skills
Study Skills
Medical Terminology
Education and Career Planning
Life Preparation
Current Events
Intermediate Swimming
Walking Fitness
Weight Training
Character Education: Exploring Values

ESL Course

  • Learning activities that connect to the student’s prior experiences
  • Complex thinking and challenging activities
  • Language and literacy development
  • Emphasis on development of and application of critical thinking skills
  • Emphasis on vocabulary building skills
  • Strong development of communication skills through active listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities that engage the student
  • Project-based learning
  • Cross curricular connections between the core academic areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies