A learning model built on experience, research, and ongoing staff development
The MNOHS learning program:
- Uses reliable and advanced technology
- Is based on research-supported online course design and pedagogy
- Centers on teacher-created curriculum--courses written by the people who teach them
- Emphasizes active learning, real relationships, and real-world applications of knowledge
- Promotes college-readiness, skill development and post-secondary planning
- Emphasizes community-building and student leadership
Faculty Training and Collaboration
- Teaching Online - All newly hired MNOHS instructors participate in this six-week teacher training course that prepares teachers for planning and delivering online instruction.
- Ongoing Faculty Development - Regular professional development, reflective practice, and peer review activities bring MNOHS faculty together online and in person.
- Professional Learning Groups - Core teachers meet weekly in this interdisciplinary research-based workshop to discuss effective strategies in their daily teaching, and to promote literacy in the online classroom.
- Student Intervention Team - Counselors and teachers meet weekly to implement tiered interventions and individualized support for students who are struggling.
MNOHS core staff has worked together in online education since 2005, and in some cases since 1997. We are recognized leaders in the field of online high school education, presenting at state, national, and international conferences, and conducting trainings for other educational institutions.
Our program, courses, and expectations of faculty are aligned to the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Standards for Quality Programs, Courses, and Teaching and are evaluated annually.
MNOHS is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), a division of AdvancED, with four strong commendations.