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. 

Click for more information: Detailed computer requirements.
Other related question: Why can’t I do MNOHS on my phone?

Affordable internet

Internet Essentials by Comcast
https://internetessentials.com/

PCs for People low cost internet
https://www.pcsforpeople.org/low-cost-internet/

EveryoneOn offers broadband service to income-eligible families
https://www.everyoneon.org/

The city of Minneapolis is offering free access to their WiFi in response to COVID-19.
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/wireless/

Spectrum has a COVID-19 Internet Offer For Students
https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-covid-19-educational-internet-offer

CenturyLink
https://www.centurylink.com/aboutus/community/community-development/lifeline.html

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 info@mnohs.org or at 1-800-764-8166 x102.

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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