Our Story

Traditional brick and mortar schools just don’t work for every student. Mountain Heights Academy understands that and was founded to provide a better solution.

Our tuition-free, online courses for grades 7-12 allow students to customize their education, get the attention and flexibility they need, and find success.

With unparalleled teacher interaction, personalized instruction, high state test scores and soaring graduation rates, Mountain Heights Academy is the highest rated, accredited online charter school in Utah.

Schoolwork is divided into weekly modules that empower students with the freedom and flexibility to complete their assignments, when and where they choose within each week.

Unparalleled teacher support
Students receive regular one-on-one interaction with teachers and can contact them during daily office hours for help through live video call, real-time messaging, or by phone.

Customized education
Our certified teachers have the ability to customize the curriculum to meet individual students’ needs.

Extracurricular opportunities
Through events such as service-learning activities, field trips, and school dances, students have many opportunities for face-to-face social activities outside of school.

Leadership opportunities
Students have many opportunities for leadership, including the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, student body officers, and clubs.

Learn more by viewing our school overview brochure

Vision and Mission

As the leader in digital education, our mission is to develop connected and successful learners.

Values and Goals

Our goals are to improve student success, develop a robust and connected community, and increase our Open Educational Resource (OER) impact.

Portrait of a Trailblazer


Mountain Heights Academy was founded in 2009 to meet the needs of students and families looking for an alternative to traditional schools. We are accredited through Cognia/AdvancED and are leading the way for digital learning in Utah.


Mountain Heights Academy offers NCAA accredited online courses for all Utah students in grades 7–12. We build our own curriculum from existing open-source content and from materials our teachers create—all aligned to core standards.

We also partner with Utah universities to offer concurrent college credit for eligible high school juniors and seniors. Plus, students have the option to take classes and earn certifications at various technical colleges across the state.