About BYU Online High School


Brigham Young Academy

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, 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 OHS should extend the spirit of a BYU education by providing high school students with experiences that fulfill the mission and aims of a BYU education.


BYU OHS provides spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, and character-building high school education and student support for a wide variety of students in safe online learning environments where qualified teachers, leaders, and student support educators utilize best practices for online learning.


BYU OHS is family-centered and BYU Aims based. Our values are reflected in terms of the BYU Aims, namely that BYU OHS should be spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, and character building, leading to lifelong learning and service.

Spiritually Strengthening

Students may earn up to 2.0 elective course credits through involvement in a faith-based educational experience.

  • Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can receive 0.5 elective credit for each 1-year Seminary Completion Certificate or completing an Institute course.
  • With prior approval, students may also receive elective credit for participating in their own faith-based educational experience of similar academic rigor.
Intellectually Enlarging

Courses are designed to meet accepted subject-matter standards, but we also encourage students to discover new interests and explore beyond the basic course requirements.

Character Building

Students in online courses learn the importance of setting goals, working hard, honesty, tracking their own progress, avoiding procrastination, and many other important character traits. Our hiring of teachers and customer support staff is guided with the desire to exemplify uplifting service.

Leading to Lifelong Learning and Service

As contributing citizens throughout their lives, our students should reflect the BYU injunction: “Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve.”


BYU is accredited as a Higher Educational Institution by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Additionally, BYU Online High School holds accreditation from two regional accreditation agencies: Cognia and the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. The online university courses offered as concurrent college credit by BYU Online High School are accredited by NWCCU.

Our accreditation sources align with and are recognized by other U.S. regional accreditation agencies. This means that credits earned through BYU Online High School are generally transferable to other universities, colleges, and secondary educational institutions.


Jennifer Chamberlain



Joseph Roberson

Academic Chair


Diane Flood

School Counselor


Caitlin Ackley

Lead Teacher


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