What tech do I need?

You don't need any special software or expensive technology to attend MNOHS.

You’ll need 3 technological things to be successful at Minnesota Online High School:

  1. Regular access to a relatively new computer with Windows 10, Windows 8, or Mac OS X Sierra (10.12) or higher
  2. High-speed internet access
  3. A headset with microphone

The software you will be using at MNOHS is all free and accessible.

Important! You will not be able to do most of your MNOHS coursework on your smartphone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, or Chromebook. You need regular access to a Windows or Mac computer to fully participate in your MNOHS classes.

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Super-duper detailed computer requirements

We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for the best MNOHS experience. 

Audio requirement: To take full advantage of the listening and speaking tools available to online learners, you’ll need a headset with a microphone and speaker that can be plugged into your computer.  This does not have to be a costly, high-end gaming or music headset. A good quality communication headset can be purchased for around $20 at most retail stores.  If possible, look for one that connects to your computer’s USB port.

Accepted Computer Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8 and Mac OS X Sierra (10.12) or higher.

Below is a list of the hardware requirements, depending on the type of computer you have:

PC minimum requirements

  • Windows 8 or Windows 10.
  • Intel Dual Core processor or higher
  • High speed Internet connection
  • At least 2 GB Ram.
  • Monitor screen resolution of at least 1260 x 768
  • All-in-one multifunction printer with scanner
  • A way to save work to a removable disk (flash drive, thumb drive, jump drive, or the capability to write to a CD or DVD)
  • A sound card and a headset with a microphone that can be plugged into your computer

Macintosh minimum requirements 

  • Macintosh OS X Sierra (10.12) or higher (running Windows in a virtual environment is acceptable)
  • Intel Dual Core processor or higher
  • High speed Internet connection
  • At least 2 GB RAM
  • Monitor screen resolution of at least 1260x 768
  • All-in-one multifunction printer with scanner
  • A way to save work to a removable disk (flash drive, thumb drive, jump drive, or the capability to write to a CD or DVD)
  • A sound card and a headset with a microphone that can be plugged into your computer

If you have concerns about the technology you have or need some help getting access, please contact us.

Nationally accredited online learning for grades 9-12

Minnesota Online High School

MNOHS is a public charter school for students in grades 9-12 (and younger students who are ready for high-school) who need a flexible schedule.  We offer full-time and part time enrollment.

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

Phone: 1-800-764-8166
Fax: 1-866-586-2870

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