Minnesota Virtual High School offers Minnesota students the opportunity to take a class they need, or up to half their classes while staying in their home district school.
Supplemental online courses are helpful to students facing the following examples:
Students log into the classroom website which holds all the content and assessments for each class in which they are enrolled. They can work at their own pace revolving around their own schedule, though more time may be needed for their difficult subjects in order to meet attendance requirements. All assessments are submitted within the classroom website. Students always start at the beginning of the course and must finish their courses by the end of the term regardless of when they start.
Attendance is based on progress in courses – progress is made when students complete and submit assessments and following the course schedule ensures full attendance. Students who do not complete work could risk being dropped from part-time enrollment. Our part-time coordinator is the main point of contact for families and the local school counselors and oversee attendance compliance.
Students with IEPs may take classes as a part-time student and teachers will provide accommodations listed on the IEP. Direct instruction is not provided by MNVS teachers to part-time students.
Once a student has completed their course(s) MNVS will send a transcript to their local school counselor on file. Part-time students do not earn a diploma from MNVS. Their home school tracks graduation requirements and would provide a diploma upon completion of their required courses and testing. MNVS classes go towards the required courses.
Teachers are available for help during regular school hours or by appointment; each teacher has set aside specific chat hours for immediate help. Teachers utilize chat, phone, email, and a shared-screen program as needed to communicate with students. They want to meet students where they’re at and help them complete their courses successfully.
Student can work 24/7 beginning the morning of their start date until the end of term. There is not a required time they must be online any particular day. MNVS recommends one hour for each class for each school day.
All content material is online and meets state education requirements. Assessments are taken or uploaded and submitted online. There is a lot of reading, some integrated videos and generally no recorded lectures. MNVS primarily uses Plato curriculum from Edmentum, however, teachers may utilize other curriculum in whole or in part for their courses.
As a public school there is no cost to students or parents. We do not provide courses for tuition pay.