Although your smartphone is very powerful it is NOT the best tool to be successful at Minnesota Online High School.  Some of your assignments will not work at all, and the small keyboard is hard to use for your classes. We highly recommend a computer with Windows 10 or higher or Mac OS 12 or higher to be successful at MNOHS. A Chromebook will also work.

Online learning at MNOHS is active learning. Here are some things you will do every day or every week in your MNOHS courses that simply can’t be done on a phone.

On a phone you may be able to……but on a computer you will…
Post quick responses to quick questionsPolish your essays, articles, stories and poems based on feedback from your teachers and classmates
Answer questions about mathCreate mathematical models
Look at mapsCreate maps
Listen to class meetingsParticipate in or lead class meetings
Make quick edits to photos and videosPractice advanced editing techniques
Read about scientific conceptsExplore scientific concepts using online labs and simulations

Accepted Computer Operating Systems: Windows 10 or higher and Mac 12 or higher are highly recommended. A Chromebook will work too.

Although some assignments and tasks can be accomplished on other types of devices, such as your smartphone, iPad, tablet, or Kindle, 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, or a Chromebook, to fully participate in your MNOHS classes. 

Click for more information: Detailed computer requirements.

Other Related Question: What if I can’t afford a new computer?

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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