Enroll- Statewide Online Education Program

The Utah Statewide Online Education Program, gives all public school students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to take up to 4.0 credits of online courses each year from approved online providers  Mountain Heights Academy is pleased to be an approved provider.

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We are now accepting registrations for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Computer Tech

Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
Computer Technology 32020000240 0.5 From the basics of keyboarding to Internet research, this course provides a foundation in the skills and concepts that define computer literacy in the 21st Century. Students will practice using these essential skills through individual and team projects. 9, 10, 11, 12 CT



Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation 
Technology Tools 38010000001 0.5 This course is designed to give incoming students a basic knowledge of how to use technology to succeed in an online setting.  Students will learn a variety of online and computer programs that will enable them to create videos, presentations, projects, posters and reports. 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Web Essentials-Web Development I 35020000060 0.5 This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of Web site creation practices by developing basic skills in XHTML and CSS.  Through various lessons, activities, and projects students will be able to: generally describe the workings of the Internet and the WWW, understand XHTML elements and basic tags, understand CSS rules and declarations, create a basic Web site with XHTML and CSS, incorporate multimedia objects into an XHTML document, and learn about server-side web languages.  While becoming familiar with Web page creation, students may start to see a future in a career of Web development. 9,10, 11, 12 CTE
Web Design- Web Development II 35020000065 0.5 This course is designed to progress students’ skills into the realm of Web design. Students will move from being simply web page creators to web site designers.  We will dive into topics such as art theory, design principles, information architecture, usability, accessibility, and user interactivity.  This course takes up where Web Essentials left off, pushing students who have a basic understanding of XHTML and CSS into advanced levels. This class will demonstrate to students what the Web design industry is like and if this field might be a good fit for them.  Prerequisite:  Web Essentials 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Computer Programming IA: Javascript 35020000030 0.5 JavaScript (JS) is an interpreted computer programming language. Code challenges, bug hunts and robot missions get you writing code as you learn. Lessons on testing and debugging are built into the course. The programs learners create in this course use primarily text based input and output. Prerequisite: Secondary Math I 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Foods and Nutrition I 34010000150 0.5 This course is for students who are interested in becoming food and nutrition enthusiasts. The course is designed for students to understand the principles of kitchen management, nutrition and in maintaining a healthy life style.  Students will learn various aspects of kitchen management, food safety, food consumerism, cooking terms, tools, and equipment, along with various foods and recipes. 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Foods and Nutrition II 34010000160 0.5 This course prepares students to understand the principles of food preparation, safety, sanitation, management and consumerism used in the home and food industry. Nutrition principles and applications will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Foods and Nutrition I 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Teen Living 34010000270 0.5 The course enables students to implement positive coping mechanisms and promotes understanding of self. It addresses issues that impact teenagers: self-concept, family and peer relationships, personal loss, dating and teenage pregnancy, and child abuse. Emphasis is placed on students taking personal responsibility for life 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Child Development 34010000020 0.5 This course provides students with an understanding of the aspects of human growth and development. Parenting skills are developed as positive guidance techniques and child-related issues are studied. 9, 10, 11, 12 CTE
Keyboarding 32020000300 0.5 Keyboard is an intensive course that will teach beginners how to type and teach experienced typists to type faster. Covered are: alphabetic keys, punctuation, numbers and symbols. 10, 11, 12 CTE
Keyboarding Applications 32020000310 0.5 Advanced keyboarding is a course designed to increase typing speed and accuracy to employable levels of 50+ wpm. Prerequisite:  Keyboarding or typing speed of 30+ wpm 11, 12 CTE


Fine Arts

Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
Basic Digital Photography 40130000012 0.5 Digital Photography will allow students to become familiar with the functions of a digital camera.  Students will learn how to use light and their camera to create art.  They will also learn the rules of photography and how to tastefully break them.  Students will develop higher level thinking through art criticism, art history, and aesthetics by learning about photography. Prerequisite:  Access to digital camera (no cell phone or ipod cameras) 9, 10 11,12 E
Advanced Digital Photography 40130000015  0.5  This course prepares individuals to use artistic techniques combined with a commercial perspective to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via the use of advanced digital photography.  Instruction includes training in career opportunities, workflow, specialized camera, equipment and accessories, memory devices, software operation, copyright, ethics, and legal issues as it applies to commercial and industrial needs, and photography business operations. Prerequisite: Access to digital camera (no cell phone or ipod cameras)  9, 10 11,12  E
Computer Graphic Design 40130000001 0.5 This course will teach students how design is used in modern communication.  We will study various areas of design, including product, corporate, logo, t-shirt, poster, and a variety of other design-related projects.  Students will learn design rules, design trends, and how to critique good and bad design.  This class will show students what the design industry is like and how a career in the design field might suit them. 9, 10 11,12 E
Advanced Graphic Design 40130000001  0.5 This is a course in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media.  Instruction includes training in concept design, layout, color, typography, computer graphics and printing.  9, 10 11,12  E
Theater I 02030000001 0.5 During this course you will complete sections dedicated to History of the Theater, Script and Plot Analysis, basic Material Selection, using the instruments of Voice and Body and Audition Advice. In our daily lives we all experience theatrical elements. These elements are evident in political campaigns, holiday celebrations, sports events, religious ceremonies, children’s make-believe, as well as in the dances and rituals of primitive peoples. However, most of us do not consider these events to be theatrical in nature. This course will demonstrate that these events are directly linked to theater and performance. 9, 10 11,12 E
Music Appreciation 02040000020 0.5 Music Appreciation will introduce students to the fundamentals of creating, enjoying, and listening to music. Students will learn about the basics of creating music including melody, harmony, and rhythm. Students will also explore instrumental and vocal timbre and will critique musical performances. Students will also be exposed to many musical styles including traditional, folk, jazz, opera, popular, and classical music. Students will learn to appreciate the complexity and the art of music. 9, 10 11,12 E
Music Theory 02040000030 0.5 This course is designed to teach students how to read and understand musical notes, rhythms, and symbols. Students will learn about the note names and basic applications to the piano keyboard. Students will be expected to use a piano or other instrument during the course to reinforce the theory concepts learned during the course. Students will also learn some basic aural skills including recognizing intervals and tonality using your ears only. Prerequisite:  Access to a piano or keyboard. 9, 10 11,12 E
 Art I 02010000061  0.5 This is an entry-level course for the High School Visual Arts Core Curriculum. It is designed to provide an overview and introduction to Visual Arts through studying a variety of art tools and materials. With an emphasis on studio production, this course is designed to develop higher-level thinking, art-related technology skill, art criticism, art history, and aesthetics.  9, 10 11,12  E
 Art II 02010000065  0.5 This course is designed to provide an enhanced experience with the artistic issues of Art 1 through traditional, two-dimensional art media.  There is a continuing emphasis on studio production as the application of the elements and principles of art design and aesthetics.  9, 10 11,12  E
2D Art Studio 02010000048 0.5 This advanced studio production course allows the students to develop their own system of drawing and work on independent projects following a theme.  Prerequisite: Instructor approval required. 9, 10, 11, 12 E

Language Arts

Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
English 9 06020000040 1 In this course, we will study novels, plays, poetry, and articles as a means of improving critical thinking, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and written expression.  Through written, audio, and video recordings, students share their reactions to the characters, themes, and issues of the works studied.  Grammar, vocabulary, symbolism, plot points, and character development are among the language and literary techniques which students will study in this course.  Throughout the course, students will make connections between the themes and characters of literature, and the events and interactions of their own lives. 9 ELA
Honors English 9 06020000045 1 English 9 Honors will include all of the elements of English 9 plus several in-depth projects that will allow students to develop and apply the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills they learn in the course. 9 ELA
English 10 06020000050 1 In English 10, we will study and explore poetry, narratives, short stories, novels, non-fiction essays, articles and informational texts.  Our comprehension of these texts will be facilitated by analyzing and evaluating the literary elements, plot, character development and themes of each work.  As part of this course, we will continue to develop writing skills by experimenting with multiple forms of writing. We will clarify thinking and writing by improving our ability to support opinions, providing expressive details and using the writing process as a means to strengthen ideas.  This course will provide ample opportunities for students to imaginatively and critically express themselves through multi-media resources as they make essential connections to the world, themselves and literature. 10 ELA
Honors English 10 06020000055 1 English 10 Honors will include all of the elements of English 10 plus several in-depth projects that will allow students to develop and apply the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills they learn in the course. 10 ELA
English 11 06020000060 1 From slave narratives to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s roaring 1920’s—English 11 will focus on the unique literary works and themes of American Literature.  Our comprehension of these texts will be facilitated by analyzing and evaluating the literary elements, plot, theme, and character development.  As part of this course, we will continue to hone writing skills by practicing multiple forms of writing. English 11 will specifically focus writing personal narratives and analyzing literary texts. This course will allow students to make real world connections to literature through project based assessments, the use of the most up to date tech tools, thoughtful group discussion, and formative writing assignments. 11 ELA
Honors English 11 06020000065 1 English 11 Honors will include all of the elements of English 11 plus several in-depth projects that will allow students to develop and apply the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills they learn in the course. 11 ELA
English 12 06020000070 1 “To be or not to be?” Is it the “best of times” or the “worst of times”? Explore these famous questions and more in English 12. This course focuses on British literature in all of its genres: drama, poetry, the novel, short story, and nonfiction literary and informational texts. Students will also apply timeless conversations to our modern world through scholarly research and writing about current issues. Critical reading, analysis, writing, and speaking will cover the core curriculum requirements. In addition to mastering the standard core, our students will employ the latest technological tools to communicate and collaborate, and create professional, creative projects. Emphasis will be placed on skills that will be critical to a successful transition to college and beyond. 12 ELA
English 1010 Concurrent Enrollment 06020013070  1 Concurrent Enrollment course with Weber State University. Students in 12th grade are eligible to receive 1.0 high school Language Arts credit, and  3.0 college English credits through successful completion of this course. English 1010 introduces students to the facets of academic writing, including the writing process, discussion and attention to audience, peer collaboration, and discovery of the relationship between reading and writing. The course seeks to prepare students for academic writing across the curriculum to foster successful college students in any field of study. Additional Concurrent Enrollment fee applies; students are responsible for the cost of books/materials.  PREREQUISITES: 12th grade only. Must pass English 11 or equivalent with a B or better and have teacher approval. ACT Score of 23+, GPA 3.0 or higher  12  ELA
Mythology 06010000130 0.5 This course will cover variety of culturally diverse folktales (i.e. Egyptian, Greek, & Chinese). It will cover a world perspective on folklore & its influence to today’s culture and the connection between myths and  today’s society. Selected short stories, excerpts, and poems related to mythology will also be studied throughout the semester. This course counts as an elective credit. 9, 10, 11, 12 ELA- E
Secondary Reading 06010000032 0.5 This course is designed to help students learn to read many different types of material more effectively and to enjoy reading as well. Students will learn and practice reading strategies that will improve comprehension in functional, informational, and literary reading. Students will learn the components of good literature. Students will read books of their choice, both in class and outside of class. This course counts as an elective credit. 9, 10, 11, 12 ELA- E



Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
Secondary Mathematics ISecondary Mathematics I Honors 0708000009007080000095 1 The focus of Mathematics I is to continue to build on the topics learned in the middle grades. A major area of focus is on understanding linear relationships and how they compare to other relationships, such as exponential. This course also focuses on the connection between geometry and algebra principles by tying them together through the study of coordinates. By the end of the course students will have studied modeling and analyzing situations, used functions, explored the relationship between quantities, used linear models, studied congruence and constructions, and used the coordinate system to verify relationships between algebraic and geometric concepts 9, 10, 11, 12 M
Secondary Mathematics IISecondary Mathematics II Honors 0708000010007080000105 1  The focus of Mathematics II is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions; comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Mathematics I as organized into 6 critical areas, or units. The need for extending the set of rational numbers arises and real and complex numbers are introduced so that all quadratic equations can be solved. The link between probability and data is explored through conditional probability and counting methods, including their use in making and evaluating decisions. The study of similarity leads to an understanding of right triangle trigonometry and connects to quadratics through Pythagorean relationships. Circles, with their quadratic algebraic representations, round out the course. 9, 10, 11, 12 M
Secondary Mathematics IIISecondary Mathematics III Honors 0708000011007080000115 1 Mathematics III is the capstone course where students will pull together their learning and apply the knowledge gained in previous math course. The content is grouped into four critical areas, which are organized into units. Students will apply knowledge of probability and statistics to draw inferences and conclusions from data. Students will expand their range of functions to includes polynomial, rational, and radical functions. They will further their study of right triangle trigonometry by including non-right triangles. And finally, students will combine all of their knowledge of functions and geometry to create models and solve application problems. 9, 10, 11, 12 M
Precalculus 07040000020 1 The main goal of Precalculus is for students to gain a deep understanding of the fundamental concepts and relationships of functions. Students will expand their knowledge of quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions to include power, polynomial, rational, piece-wise, and trigonometric functions. Students will investigate and explore mathematical ideas, develop multiple strategies for analyzing complex situations, and use graphing calculators and mathematical software to build understanding, make connections between representations, and provide support in solving problems. Students will analyze various representations of functions, sequences, and series. Students will analyze bivariate data and data distributions. Students will apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to life’s experiences. Precalculus is highly recommended preparation for students who plan to continue their formal education beyond high school. Prerequisite:  Recommend passing Secondary Math III with a B or higher 9, 10, 11, 12 M
A.P. Calculus (AB) 07040000001 1 Calculus AB is designed to be taught over a full high school academic year. Most of the year will be devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. Students may receive college credit if pass final exam. 10, 11, 12 M
Math 1050 Concurrent Enrollment 07040013020  1 Concurrent Enrollment course with Southern Utah University. This course earns 1.0 high school credit and 4.0 university credit hours. This course explores the concept of functions: polynomial, rational, inverse, logarithmic and exponential; with an emphasis on graphing. Solving systems of equations using matrix methods is covered along with conic sections. Other topics may include sequences, mathematical induction and the binomial theorem. The course involves the extensive use of graphing calculators. Additional Concurrent Enrollment fee applies; students are responsible for the cost of books/materials.  This course has at least two proctored exams.  In-person attendance for examination is required. PREREQUISITE: 11th, 12th grade only, Math ACT of 23, GPA 3.0  11, 12  M


Physical Education & Health

Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
Health Education II 04010000010 0.5 Health covers a wide spectrum of current health topics. It investigates various components of mental, emotional, social, consumer, physical and reproductive health. It provides students with age-appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes and the preventative measures necessary for creating a life-long healthy lifestyle. Health II is designed to arm students with the most current and relevant health information so students are able to make wise, informative and positive choices to enhance their overall well-being. Health II is an essential class which fosters the concept of living a healthy, well-balanced life in all facets. 9, 10, 11, 12 PE/HL
Fitness for Life 04020000030 0.5 Physical fitness and nutrition are important parts for everyday life. Fitness for Life will give you the opportunity to create personal fitness goals and make nutrition plans that are useful and fun. We will explore different ways to exercise and use your personal talents and ambitions to make physical activity a part of your daily routine. 9, 10, 11, 12 PE/HL
Lifetime Sports- Individualized Lifetime Activities 04020000040 0.5 Lifetime Sports is a continuation of Fitness for Life. It focuses on a higher level of proficiency of fitness and activity. Students will be required to participate in regular physical activity and will be required to track weekly physical activity, just like in Fitness for Life, but with more in-depth self-monitoring. Students will be learning about individual sports, commonly played team sports, and extreme sports. It is intended that these will promote various activities for lifetime fitness. 9, 10, 11, 12 PE/HL
Participation Skills & Techniques 04020000060  0.5 Participation Skills and Techniques is designed to help students learn the techniques and skills necessary to participate effectively in a variety of games and activities.  Students will learn to participate in activities designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and teamwork.  The goal of this class is to provide knowledge, resources and activities designed to promote personal responsibility in developing a healthy lifestyle  through combining fitness and cardio.  Students will be empowered to make choices, meet challenges and develop positive behaviors in fitness, wellness and movement activity for a lifetime. Emphasis is placed on students analyzing skills for effective movement. 9, 10, 11, 12  PE/HL



Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
Earth Science 08040000010 1 Earth Science is designed to fulfill the Utah State Core Requirements for Earth Systems Sciences.  We will explore the Earth and the solar system.  We will learn about Earth’s landforms, rocks, atmosphere, and climate.  We will understand how different processes reshape our planet, and discover how and why the Earth has changed over time.  We will see how science affects us everyday and how we, in turn, affect our planet. 9, 10, 11, 12 ES
Biology 08020000010 1 Biology is a first-year Biology course which is designed to fulfill the science requirements for USOE graduation requirements.  Students will be studying life and life systems with a close look at Ecology, Cellular Biology, Human Physiology, and Evolution.  The use of media and technology will allow students to work individually and independently to understand life’s processes, scientific inquiry, research methods, and scientific design and problem solving.  Prerequisites:  Earth Science 10, 11, 12 BS
Chemistry 08030000010 1 This course is designed as an interactive, 21st century course focusing on Chemistry. Topics include the composition, properties, and changes associated with matter and their applications.  This course is designed to serve as a foundation for the study of Chemistry. The utilization of scientific inquiry, web 2.0 tools, interactive experiences, higher order thinking, collaborative projects, real world application through labs and a variety of assessments all aid the student in ultimately demonstrating a vast understanding of the importance of Chemistry in the world around them; enabling them to apply these properties to their everyday lives. Prerequisites:  Secondary Math I 10, 11, 12 CS
Physics 08060000020 1 Physics is the study of the way the universe works. Conceptual understanding of the subject will be emphasized. Although mathematical relationships will be used, they will not be the focus of the course. The topics covered will include motion, forces, gravity, energy, and momentum. The course may also include a study of heat, fluids, waves, sound, light, optics, electricity, magnetism, and/or atomic structure. Prerequisites: Secondary Math II 10, 11, 12 PS
Medical Forensics 36010000085  1.0 Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. This year-long course is designed to create an awareness of the branch of health science relating to medical forensics. This course focuses on introductory skills and assessment in order to develop the ability to identify, analyze, and process logically using deductive reasoning and problem solving. Medical forensics involves many aspects of health science instruction including laboratory skills and safety, microscopy, toxicology, measurement, physical evidence identification, pathology, anthropology, entomology, psychology, blood spatter analysis, and career exploration.  Prerequisite:  Earth Systems and Biology 10, 11, 12  AAS-CS


Social Studies

Course Code Credits Description Grade Graduation Requirement
Geography 09040000030 0.5 Core course. Fulfills the requirements for Social Studies secondary students. The course will include map skills with physical and human geography essentials. 9, 10, 11, 12 SS
World Civilizations 09050000090 0.5 World Civilizations is a survey course that examines historic and cultural events from five time periods in world history.  Students learn about early civilizations, classical civilizations focusing on Greece, Rome and China, and interregional contact which lead to exploration and cultural diffusion during the middle ages.  From there students investigate the role of revolution and social change and finally culminate their study of world history with a look at the march towards global integration during the 20th and 21st centuries. 10, 11, 12 SS
Honors World Civilizations 09050000092 0.5 Honors World Civilization will include all of the  elements of World Civilizations, plus several projects that will allow students to apply the concepts they learn in real-world experiences. 10, 11, 12 SS
U.S. History 09050000050 1 As Americans, we have a rich heritage and it is our duty to understand and honor the men and women that fought four our country. Following state standards, this fast paced course will look in depth at the founding of America and continue on to the Cold War. Over the course of 2 semesters students will learn about the foundation of the United States Government, they will feel the pain of the Civil War, join in the fight during World War I and II, and everything in between. Be prepared for a grand journey as we Celebrate America! 9, 10, 11, 12 SS
Honors U.S. History 09050000060  1 Honors U.S. History will include all of the elements of U.S. History, plus several projects that will allow students to apply the concepts they learn in real-world experiences.  10, 11, 12  SS
United States Government and Citizenship 09060000020 0.5 The goal of this course is to foster informed, responsible participation in public life. Knowing how to be a good citizen is essential to the preservation and improvement of United States democracy. Upon completion of this course the student will understand the major ideas, protections, privileges, structures, and economic systems that affect the life of a citizen in the United States political system. This course is recommended for seniors due to their proximity to voting age. 10, 11, 12 SS
Psychology 09070000010  0.5 As an introduction to general psychology, this class will teach the basic fundamentals of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of the brain and its basic functions, while also focusing on memory, behavior, social psychology, abnormal behavior, emotion, and lifespan development. The course will also teach how to set up experiments and help students better understand themselves and the world around them. 10, 11, 12  SS
Current Issues 09060000030 0.5 Current Issues is a Social Studies elective.  The class takes a close look at the media surrounding us.  We analyze the unique place in history occupied by the United States that allowed media to develop and flourish.  From there we investigate the origins of Newspaper, Television, Internet, and Advertising. After looking at the past history of various mediums of mass communication, students then take a look at current efforts and future endeavors of each communication tool. 10, 11, 12 E
Financial Literacy 01000000100  0.5 This class teaches you about financial topics that apply to your life now and to your future.  Topics covered include: budgeting, borrowing (debt and credit), saving and investing, protecting against risk, and earning money.  You will have opportunities to practice what you are learning with interactive games and also exercises that allow you to apply the concepts to your life.  11,12  FL
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