Is BlueSky Online School a "real" school?
Yes. BlueSky Online School is a "real," free, Minnesota public school with a state-approved curriculum. BlueSky Online School is open to all Minnesota students in grades 7-12.
How is BlueSky different from traditional high school?
BlueSky students do all of their schoolwork via a computer and the internet. They can access their assignments anytime, 24/7, from anywhere that has an internet connection. BlueSky uses a state approved curriculum, but is also able to add multi-media teaching techniques to offer students unique experience with state of the art communications and production media.
Where are BlueSky teachers located, and how much do they interact with students?
BlueSky teachers are professionally trained and state-licensed and are located throughout Minnesota, just like their students. BlueSky teachers, counselors and social workers all interact frequently with students via phone, email, SKYPE and other multi-media channels to ensure each student gets the support and guidance they need to be successful.
Who is the "typical" BlueSky student?
There is no "typical" BlueSky student. Students come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic status and have different reasons for needing the flexibility and personalized attention of an online education.
Is BlueSky Online School recruiting students away from their home school districts?
BlueSky Online School is not seeking to lure students who have been successful in traditional schools away from their home districts! Many BlueSky students are students who have personal circumstances or unique needs that make attending a brick-and-mortar school difficult or even impossible. For example, some of our students are elite athletes training for high-level competition; others must work because of their family's financial situation; some are dealing with serious health issues. Some of our students would not be in school at all if it weren't for online schooling. We are simply providing such students with another, more flexible option for a high-quality education.
Can a student at BlueSky attend college, university or technical school through the Post Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO)?
Yes. Students doing high-quality work are encouraged to apply to the state PSEO program and earn college credit while obtaining their high school diploma. BlueSky Online School also offers online college-level courses through a partnership with Rasmussen College. BlueSky counselors also help students investigate colleges, universities and technical colleges to continue their education after graduating from BlueSky.
Do students receive a high school diploma or a GED when they graduate from BlueSky?
Students graduating from BlueSky Online School receive a state-approved high school diploma.
BlueSky Online School
33 Wentworth Ave. E Suite 100
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Public Relations Coordinator
BlueSky Online School
651-642-0888 ext. 305