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Most of our High School students take a college preparatory curriculum over a four-year period, consisting of six courses per semester for a total of 24 credits. 

At the High School level, students are expected to be more accountable for their daily progress and time management. They have a highly qualified, subject specialist teacher for each of their courses, and an Academic Advisor for non-instructional assistance and mentoring. Course teachers are responsible for reviewing and grading all student work and providing instructional feedback within three school days. High School teachers also conduct Live Teaching and Live Help sessions regularly, providing interaction and teaching course concepts. The student is expected to move at a more consistent pace with her or his class in each subject, adhering to due dates, though there is room for flexibility within the day and the week.


The parent or learning coach plays a supportive role to help the student stay on task and to help ensure the student follows through on his or her assignmentsbut the student is expected to begin managing his or her own time and schedule more directly.

At ISBerne Online, our High School offers an expansive curriculum of over 85 course choices, including Core, Honors and AP level courses, plus a wide variety of World Language options.

To graduate and receive a High School diploma, students must earn 24 credits in the following subject areas and be enrolled full-time for at least two consecutive semesters.

English 4 credits
Math 4 credits (Algebra 1 and higher)
Science 4 credits (must include 2 lab science credits)


 4 credits
World Language 4 credits (must be 2 credits of the same language; must be a non-English language course)
Physical Education / Health 1 credit
Arts 1 credit
Technology 1 credits
Electives 1 credits
Total 24 Credits

Students must complete a minimum of six (6) credits and must spend one academic year enrolled as a full-time student with IS Berne Online, to be eligible for an IS Berne Online diploma.

High School Course Levels

  • In Core courses, topics are broken into discrete modules that are taught in tandem with the framework students need to develop strong study skills. Rich, engaging content with interactive demonstrations and activities help students absorb and retain information.
  • Honors courses hold students to a greater degree of accountability, and demand even greater independence and self-discipline. Students synthesize and evaluate information and concepts from multiple sources and read texts typically assigned in college-level courses. Students also demonstrate college-level writing in essays that require analysis of primary and secondary sources, responsible use of evidence, and comprehensive citation of sources.
  • AP® courses are college-level courses that follow curriculum specified by the College Board. These courses are designed to prepare students for success on AP exams, providing students the opportunity to earn credit at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. IS Berne Online offers the following AP courses:
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP Physics
  • AP US History
  • AP World History
  • AP Spanish