About BYU Online High School

Overview

History

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.

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Values

BYU Online High School is committed to the “balanced development of the total person” consistent with Aims of a BYU Education:

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 LDS 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.”

Team

Brad Lester, BYU Online High School Principal
Joseph Roberson, Administrator
Ann Baxter, Administrator

Contact Us

Business Hours

Monday–Friday (except holidays)
8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. mountain time

Toll-Free: 1-800-914-8931
Local: 801-422-2868

highschool@byu.edu

Street Address

301 Harman Continuing Education Building
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602

Travel Directions

Mailing Address

BYU Independent Study
Attn: BYU Online High School
229 HCEB
770 E University Pkwy
Provo UT 84602