Please read all the information below before filling out the enrollment form.
BlueSky Online School is free to all residents of Minnesota. Non-residents must pay tuition fees of approximately $400 per semester-long course.
Students 17 years old and younger need parental/legal guardian permission to attend BlueSky School.
It is very important that you have a high-speed Internet connection and are not using dial-up. If you are unsure of whether or not you have high speed or dial-up then please contact your Internet provider and ask them. You may also visit http://www.speedtest.net and run a test yourself. If your download and upload speeds are less than 256 kb/s then you may have difficulties viewing our class materials.
It is extremely important that you do not lose any credits from your current school. It is best to coordinate when you are starting at BlueSky with the terms at your current school. If you are going to be leaving before the end of a term, ask to have a grade assigned for your current classes, and if you are passing, make sure you do not get F's for withdrawing. Your school should be willing to either assign you a grade, or give you a W for withdraw.
Minnesota has laws and rules regarding school attendance that BlueSky follows. If you enroll at BlueSky, you will be expected to log on and work on a regular basis. Of course, if you become ill or something unexpected arises, you need to notify the school so you are excused. As a student at BlueSky, you are subject to the State of Minnesota truancy statute, which requires you to actively and consistently engage in online learning. BlueSky is required by law to report truancies.
Once you enroll, you will be assigned a Home Base Advisor who will be your primary contact with BlueSky This will be your "go to" person. Your home base teacher will follow you through to graduation from BlueSky.
BlueSky will contact your previous school for your transcripts and records. It is important you include the name of all the schools you've attended in the last four years.
BlueSky does not limit admission to any type of student as outlined in MN Statute 124D.10 subd. 9. There have been no limits placed on enrollment numbers, either. We currently have budgeted for 460 ADM (2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years) and are staffed to accommodate this number of students on average throughout the year.
All students are enrolled through our online application on the BlueSky School website, http://www.blueskyschool.org/enroll-now/. Staff is available to help families through the enrollment process if necessary. The enrollment application complies with state law and has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Education. Students fill out a two part enrollment form and submit it electronically. The form is received by BlueSky staff who assigns a counselor, homebase advisor, and social worker to the new student. The student and their parent(s) or guardian(s) are contacted by a counselor who gathers academic history, obtains necessary permissions, and enrolls them in classes.
The school will provide a lottery when more students apply for admission than can be accommodated in a program, class, grade level, or building and will comply with MN Statute 124D.10 subd. 9.