If you can’t afford a new computer, refurbished business computers work very well and can be found for under $200. Choose a computer with Windows 10, Windows 8 and Mac OS Catalina (10.15) or higher.
Also see below for support available from Minnesota Online High School.
On this page you will find information about:
- Computer requirements summary
- Where to find affordable computers
- Where to find affordable internet
- COVID-19 affordable devices for your other family members
- Support available from MNOHS
Computer requirements summary
Accepted Computer Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 (if you already own it) and Mac OS X Sierra (10.12) or higher.
Although some assignments and tasks can be accomplished on other types of devices, such as your smartphone, iPads, tablets, Kindles and Chromebooks, you will not be able to do most of your MNOHS course work on them. You need regular access to a Windows or Mac computer to fully participate in your MNOHS classes.
Internet Essentials by Comcast
PCs for People low cost internet
EveryoneOn offers broadband service to income-eligible families
The city of Minneapolis is offering free access to their WiFi in response to COVID-19.
Spectrum has a COVID-19 Internet Offer For Students
COVID-19 affordable devices for your other family members
Because of COVID-19, household members may need to share computers that they were using on their own. Although you can’t do MNOHS on a Chromebook, purchasing one at a reduced price may help free up the computer for the MNOHS student who needs it: https://mnafterschool.org/chromebooks
Support available from MNOHS
If the above resources do not cover your needs, MNOHS can lend you a computer and can help pay for your Internet bills. If you are already enrolled, speak to your school counselor, your IEP manager or the school social worker. If you are thinking about enrolling please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-800-764-8166 x102.