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PROVO — Welcome to BYU Online High School.
Brigham Young University announced Tuesday that students can earn a high school diploma through the university’s independent study program.
“Students are looking for flexibility, and many parents are seeking alternative educational options that meet individual student needs,” Lee J. Glines, dean of Continuing Education at BYU, said in a news release.
While students have previously been able to supplement their local graduation requirements with courses from BYU independent study, they can now graduate from high school via the program.
“(BYU Independent Study) offers more than 250 high school courses in a variety of subjects. Adding this structured diploma track enables BYU Online High School to offer a complete program similar to other virtual high schools,” Glines explained.
The program is designed for high school-age students who might not be able to attend a traditional school or adults over 19 who are ready to earn their high school diploma.
While students must still abide by some codes of conduct that require respect for instructors and academic honesty, students are not beholden to the same standards as students who attend BYU and agree to live by the Honor Code.
Course prices range from $102 for quarter-credit or best-value courses up to $270 for teacher-led classes.
Those interested can find more information at highschool.byu.edu.
This story will be updated if more information becomes available.