In late 1875, a small private high school, Brigham Young Academy, opened in Provo, Utah, under the leadership of its founding principal, Karl G. Maeser. Twenty-nine students enrolled in the newly established high school that would later become Brigham Young University. In 1904, Brigham Young Academy split into two schools, Brigham Young High School and Brigham Young University, with the high school operating as a “laboratory” school under the College of Education. Brigham Young High School operated until 1968, when the last graduating class received their high school diplomas. Now, 53 years later, Brigham Young University Online High School once again offers students the opportunity to earn a Brigham Young high school diploma.
The legacy of high school education at BYU is time-honored and deeply rooted in innovation with an unwavering commitment to offering educational opportunities that empower students to achieve their academic and personal goals.
BYU Online High School provides high quality, standards-based, individualized education for a wide variety of students by offering flexible alternatives to traditional schooling, utilizing proven online teaching practices in a safe, technology-enabled learning environment.
Brigham Young University Online High School prepares students to think clearly and critically, communicate effectively, and understand important ideas from multiple perspectives to prepare them for future challenges and service to their family, community, and world.