Your Minnesota Online High School counselor will make the final determination about which credits will transfer from your former high school(s).  Normally, the high school courses you have already passed will count towards the credit requirements listed below.

21.5 credits are required for graduation. 1.0 credit is equivalent to a full year of study–that is, two MNOHS semester courses or four MNOHS quarter courses. 

Although Minnesota no longer requires a college placement exam before graduating, we strongly encourage all students to take either ACT or Accuplacer, to better understand their readiness for post-secondary learning.

Language Arts – 4 credits required, including one credit of American literature.
Click to view a list of MNOHS language arts courses offered.
Mathematics – 3 credits required, encompassing algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability.  Students must complete an Algebra 2 credit or its equivalent.    
Click to view a list of MNOHS math courses offered.
Science – 3 credits required, including one in earth, space, and/or physical science, one in biology, and one in either chemistry or physics.  
Click to view a list of MNOHS science courses offered.
Social Studies – 3.5 credits required, encompassing U.S. history, geography, world history, economics, and government/citizenship.  
Click to view a list of MNOHS social studies courses offered.
Arts – 1.0 credit required  
Click to view a list of MNOHS arts courses offered.
Health/Physical Education – 1.0 credit required, including 0.5 in health and 0.5 in PE.  
Click to view a list of MNOHS health and PE courses offered.
Ramp-Up to Readiness – 0.25 credit required  
In order to receive a MNOHS diploma a student must earn at least 0.25 elective and create a post-secondary plan in the MNOHS Ramp-Up to Readiness advisory program.
Electives – 5.75 credits required, which can include World Languages, Career and Technical Education, Guided Study, Work Experience or courses beyond the minimum required in any of the areas listed above.  
– Career and Technical Education – 0.5 credit highly recommended 
– World Languages – 2.0 credits recommended

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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