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Accessibility and Accommodations (High School)

BYU High School Online Learning is committed to improving web accessibility for our students and their parents. While not required by law, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Levels A and AA provide helpful recommendations to make web content more accessible. BYU strives to apply WCAG 2.0 recommendations.

BYU High School Online Learning is also committed to providing a learning atmosphere which reasonably accommodates persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in BYU OHS programs and activities. It is the policy of BYU to prohibit unlawful discrimination against persons with disabilities and to provide reasonable assistance in bringing them into the mainstream of campus life. To accomplish this, BYU complies with all applicable disability laws. BYU High School Online Learning programs differ in some ways from other university programs, so accommodations given to students of BYU Online High School Learning programs may differ from accommodations given for learning in Brigham Young University main campus classes or other schools.

IEP, 504, and similar plans
Public funding is not available to BYU High School Online Learning to generate IEP and 504 Accommodations Plans, but we hope families will share IEP and 504 plan information with our team. Accommodations given for learning in BYU High School Online Learning programs may differ from accommodations listed in a student’s existing IEP or 504, but IEP and 504 plan information is highly valued because it can be very helpful to our interactive process with students and parents as we determine appropriate accommodations. We hope you will obtain an IEP, 504 Accommodations Plan, and/or other helpful documentation from the public school the student is zoned to attend.

Other documentation
Usually, the more documentation families share to inform the interactive process, the better prepared our team can be to determine and implement appropriate accommodations in the best possible way.

Please submit the Accommodation Request Form with supporting documentation of the accommodation need from a qualified healthcare professional or educational institution (which may include an IEP or 504 Accommodations Plan from the public school where the student is zoned to attend). Requests for accommodations must be specific. Submitted documentation must be current within the last three years.

An accommodation request should be submitted and approved before the student begins work in each course. We strive to complete our interactive process with you regarding accommodation requests within three weeks, but some may take longer. Therefore, please submit accommodation requests as soon as possible.

Even when recommended in an IEP, 504 Accommodations Plan, or other documentation, BYU High School Online Learning generally cannot accommodate requests that include:

  • Accommodations which would result in fundamental alterations to program and/or course content and objectives
  • Use of student support personnel (such as proctors, readers, interpreters, and scribes) not vetted and approved by our offices
  • Retroactive accommodations
  • Grades based on effort
  • Changes to the grading scale

View more BYU Independent Study policies.

We look forward to an informed, successful interactive process toward planning for any accommodations BYU High School Online Learning can reasonably provide. If you have any additional questions regarding accessibility or accommodations, please email us at byuceaccommodations@byu.edu or call us at 1-801-422-2868.

We carefully consider all petitions and grievances. If after engaging in the collaborative process you find you are not in agreement, please contact our Accommodations Appeals Office through byuceaccommodationsappeals@byu.edu.

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