Looking for classes to get you closer to scheduling and graduation goals?
MN Virtual Schools Supplemental/Part-Time Program.
Looking for classes to get closer to scheduling and graduation goals?
Minnesota Virtual Schools Supplemental/Part-Time

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What Students and Families want to know.

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What Counselors/Deans and Schools want to know.

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Add a class or up to half your schedule with Minnesota Virtual Schools and as Yasmin shares, “When you choose MNVS you’ll know you’re getting a self-paced course and staff ready to help you with anything you need.”

PLEASE NOTE: This communication must serve as official notice that MNVS has made the incredibly difficult decision to end the Supplemental Part-Time Program, effective for the 2024-25 school year.  This decision was made because our board has decided to further expand in other areas at MNVS. I encourage students and parents to check in with their local high school counselors regarding resources going forward, so that families are well prepared to keep working toward educational success.

We are no longer accepting applications for this school year; however we remain dedicated to current students. Current classes and progress reports will continue as usual. Transcripts will be provided at the end of the academic year. It has been a privilege to be a part of your students’ educational journey!

Minnesota Virtual Schools
Part-Time Program

Add a class or up to half your schedule with Minnesota Virtual Schools and as Yasmin shares, “When you choose MNVS you’ll know you’re getting a self-paced course and staff ready to help you with anything you need.”

Minnesota Virtual High School has an amazing part-time program where students find the classes they need (up to half their classes) while staying in and graduating from their home district school.

PLEASE NOTE: This communication must serve as official notice that MNVS has made the incredibly difficult decision to end the Supplemental Part-Time Program, effective for the 2024-25 school year.  This decision was made because our board has decided to further expand in other areas at MNVS. I encourage students and parents to check in with their local high school counselors regarding resources going forward, so that families are well prepared to keep working toward educational success.

We are no longer accepting applications for this school year; however we remain dedicated to current students. Current classes and progress reports will continue as usual. Transcripts will be provided at the end of the academic year. It has been a privilege to be a part of your students’ educational journey!

Yes, the statute allows a public school student residing in Minnesota to apply to a Minnesota Virtual Schools (MNVS) part-time online learning at no cost to the student.

Minnesota Statutes section 124D.095 Subd 3a, articulates the following online learning enrollment parameters: A student age 17 or younger must have the written consent of a parent or guardian to apply. No school district or charter school may prohibit a student from applying to enroll in online learning. An online learning student may enroll during a single school year in a maximum of 12 semester-long courses or their equivalent delivered by an online learning provider in a comprehensive program or through supplemental online learning up to 50 percent of the student’s full schedule of courses per term at their enrolling district. A student may exceed the supplemental OLL registration limit if the enrolling district grants permission for additional supplemental OLL enrollment or if the student’s enrolling district has waived the 50% of the online learning credit limit on the MDE OLL form.

There are many different reasons a student may need supplemental online classes such as scheduling conflicts, course variety needs, alternative learning styles, teacher/conflict bullying/classmate, early graduation needs, flexible start and end dates, quicker or slower pacing of work, physical limitations, or taking a course that was previously failed from a prior grade level.

Supplemental online learning, defined as an online course taken in place of a course period during the regular school day at a local district school, may not exceed 50 percent of the student’s full schedule of courses per term at their enrolling district and remain enrolled as a full time student in their local school. A student may exceed the supplemental OLL registration limit if the enrolling district waives the 50% of online credit limit.

You can access the Supplemental Part-Time Application by visiting our website at https://mtcs.org/virtual/enroll/pt-enrollment-instructions/

Students are able to enroll at anytime throughout the school year with the exception of enrolling before the end of the year deadline in April of that school year. The student, student’s parents or enrolling district must submit an application to the online learning provider with MNVS current Supplemental /Part Time Application or vice-versa. MNVS will notify the enrolling district of the student’s enrollment on a form provided by MDE (OLL Supplemental Notice of Student Enrollment Form) signed by both MNVS and enrolling district.

Students must have access to a personal or enrolling district issued laptop / chrome book along with internet access. All online learning material is provided online through written and video content. Technical support is readily available to all students. Students have the option to work at home or at the enrolling districts computer lab, meeting room or library to work on their supplemental online classes.

Yes, a student can participate and or continue extracurricular activities at their local enrolling school while enrolled in supplemental online learning classes.

Once the student has all the necessary paperwork submitted they will receive online classes requested by the enrolling district – based off of what they still need to complete per their graduation requirements. The student will have 24/7 access to their online courses and along with a support specialist and weekly progress reports. Teachers are available for any questions or one on one help during school hours. Once the course is completed by the requested end date, a transcript will be generated and sent to the enrolling district. That transcript will be added to the student’s original transcript for credit.

Yes, MNVS are aligned to the Minnesota Department of Education Academic Standards and NCAA certified.

Thanks so much for the fabulous semester and I will for sure recommend MVHS to everyone and to Lorelei Lorentz’s part time program! The teacher’s are great and I really learned a lot! Have a wonderful summer! :)

Abby Simota, Student

Thanks for all the quick responses and great communication!!!!

Thanks for all the quick responses and great communication!!!! Rick Walker, M.S., Licensed School Counselor, St. Paul Public Schools

The weekly progress update was really helpful in making sure my child was on track. The daily messages help in making sure my child is being consistent with her work. Thank you!

Jayme Zylster, Parent

The weekly progress update was really helpful in making sure my child was on track. The daily messages help in making sure my child is being consistent with her work. Thank you!

Jayme Zylster, Parent

The current emails are so helpful. I am letting my daughter take control but it helps me make sure she is staying on track Thank you!

Lizakowski, Heather, Parent

I appreciate your email responses and communication, I know you are all busy. Collin likes the format of this online courses and we are grateful you had this for him to take.

Lora Williems, Parent

Thank you! I really appreciate the consistent communication throughout the term to ensure Lacey stayed on track. Have a great summer! Thank you.

Kim Choyke, Cambridge-Isanti High School Counselor (H-O)
Thank you for providing a positive and productive education system. I have really enjoyed my time being enrolled in MNVS. Ms. Lorentz, you have been great through the years.
Emma Ness, Student

The online school option was a good experience for Jack. Gave him a chance to learn how to be self-directed and independent. Also gave him a break from the traditional school environment which doesn’t always work well for him. Just wanted you to know.

Diane Owen, Parent

Thank you to all of you! Supplemental/Part-Time has been a great experience for Sadie!

Steph Lund, Parent

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your quick response. I have been so impressed with your school’s responsiveness and flexibility! Given our special situation, I’m not sure what we would have done without your support! Thank you!

Gayle Bauer, Parent

Thank you so much for taking care of this so quickly! It has truly been a pleasure going through MNVS. You have always been a great help with any questions and your response time is amazing with any concerns we have had!
Thank you!

Jessica Case, Parent

Thank you – I truly appreciate you helping Viktor. He beams because he is proud of his accomplishment. :)

Sarah Modean, Parent