Minnesota Online High School (MNOHS)

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MNOHS celebrates 18 years of OUTSTANDING online learning!

Check out how MNOHS students earn credit while learning in their communities!

ML learned how to build violins from her grandfather, with the support of her MNOHS music teacher.  NB is studying firefighting for college credit through his local fire department’s internship program.  CM is building a disassembler, a program to find computer viruses.  JS created an interior design for a student’s first apartment and LO created designs for the same room in two styles, Coastal Chic and Farmhouse—both with the support of their visual arts teacher.  RM prepped for his realtor license with the support of Keller Williams and his Work Experience teacher.  AH is conducting informational interviews to learn about the different settings where she could use a social work license.  BC explored French culture through the medium of film, with the support of her World Geography teacher.  RD is building two gardens, including one that is hydroponic, to collect data about plant development in different horticultural environments—with the support of his biology teacher.  CA applied what they learned about graphic design programs in their MNOHS Entrepreneurship course to rebrand their family's dairy business.  LM studied equine science, with the support of her science teacher, while working at a horse training facility.

What makes MNOHS stand out?

We make time for each student.  As a non-profit, teacher-led and student-centered community school, MNOHS has invested in a very low student-teacher and student-counselor ratios. We do this so every student can get the attention they deserve. Compare our student-teacher ratio (10.5 to 1) to the Minnesota average (16 to 1) or to other models of “virtual” learning (60 to 1, or worse).  At MNOHS we have time for each studentto learn each one’s story and to design a learning plan with just the right mix of challenge, community and support to get them where they want to go!

We support  community-based learning—through our Project Based Learning program, our Work Experience program, and our brand-new Entrepreneurship program.  Students also find community at MNOHS—through our Student Leadership Council, Peer Leaders Program, GSA, book club, TAG Team and other extracurricular activities.

We promote active learning.  In MNOHS courses, students graph and interpret data using spreadsheets; develop geometric proofs using GeoGebra; compose music using NoteFlight; practice drawing and painting techniques; conduct chemistry experiments at home and in an online virtual lab; edit photographs using Gimp; analyze poems, novels, primary source historical documents, and musical compositions; record field observations in geology or biology; write essays; make videos--and more!

We encourage students to expect joy in learning! 

Commendations for MNOHS!

When first accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (AdvancED), MNOHS received four commendations that still guide our work.  The accreditation review team noted that even one commendation is rare for a new candidate school, a small school or an online school—and MNOHS was all three!

  • The school exhibits strong, shared dedication from faculty and staff to the mission and vision.
  • The school exhibits exceptional commitment to help each student succeed as an individual.
  • MNOHS has worked to achieve a high level of trust, establishing a safe and caring environment for all.
  • MNOHS is fully committed to innovate and to provide resources to continuously improve.

MNOHS.  Creative, connected, OUTSTANDING online learning for all.

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Minnesota Online High School (MNOHS)

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2314 University Ave W, Suite 10
Saint Paul, MN 55114-1863



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