A free and customized online education that’s designed for you.

The key to BlueSky’s success is our unique approach to student support. BlueSky offers Minnesota students in grades 7-12 a world-class online education backed by unsurpassed resources and individualized attention.

Customized

Here at BlueSky, we believe that every student deserves to learn in a way that is customized to their unique needs. BlueSky works alongside students, parents, and staff in order to design a program that works best for every student’s individual learning style while adhering to state education requirements.

Supportive

The key to BlueSky’s success is our unique approach to student support. We offer students a world-class online education backed by unsurpassed resources and individualized attention. Our success as a school is contingent upon the success of our students, so we strive to give each and every BlueSky student the tools they need in order to feel supported and be successful.

Heritage

A pioneer in distance learning, BlueSky is Minnesota’s most established online public charter school. Since 2000, BlueSky has provided a free, high- quality online curriculum to Minnesota students in grades 7 to 12. We are proud to be one of Minnesota’s first virtual schools offering world-class education to students from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds.

BlueSky Stars

The BlueSky Advisors recognize these students for their hard work and dedication.

Danny G

Grade 12

“I am nominating Danny G for the BlueSky Star Student because he is a great example of a wonderful student AND a wonderful young man. Danny works hard on all of his assignments and puts forth much effort in everything he sets his mind to. He is also communicative with his teachers and advisor on both an academic and personal level. Danny is very motivated, organized, dedicated, and driven to succeed in school and life! Danny is a very busy guy but always puts his family first and works hard for them. Danny is a model student who I am grateful to work with each week and excited to see graduate this Spring!”

— nominated by Danielle Fackler

Calvin C

Grade 11

“I am nominating Calvin C to be a BlueSky star featured this month because since beginning at BlueSky he has done outstanding schoolwork and still maintained his demanding snowmobile and car racing schedule. Doing online school allows Calvin to work at a pace where he is able to finish studies and school work, and then be able to work in the Race shop on his race sled and make practices that are held on Thursdays and Friday Race Days. The stress of missing school and finding the time to catch up is no longer an issue for him. He has shown his ability to manage both a demanding racing schedule and rigorous course load time and again and really shines as a BlueSky student.”

— nominated by Laura Welciek

James C

Grade 7

“James is a seventh-grade student who came to BlueSky in January of 2019. He enrolled because of his involvement with motocross racing that takes him around the country. James has been riding motocross bikes since he was very young. He enjoys racing and the traveling to states like Florida, Indiana, Tennessee–where he races on Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, and recently he was in Freestone, Texas where he took 4th place. James’s tip for success “Don’t leave work until the last minute.” James has really done a great job of balancing school and motocross. I am glad to have him on my team.”

— nominated by Dawn Mensing

Amber W

Grade 12

“Senior Amber W is a resilient and determined young woman who has not let personal challenges get in the way of her schooling. Since arriving at BlueSky she has made the honor roll three semesters in a row, two of those the A honor roll. She is self-motivated, a fantastic communicator, always reaching out, and is delightful to talk with. Amber loves animals. Her current plan is to study biology and graphic design at University of Minnesota Duluth, then work for a while, followed by graduate school in zoology in Georgia, where she lived before coming to Minnesota.”

— nominated by Karen Kraco

Beth O

Grade 10

“Beth O, a new student this year, is the epitome of what a well rounded successful online high school student looks like. Beth demonstrates these great qualities through her awesome grades, positive attitude, and consistent communication with all staff. When asked about her BlueSky experience, she said, “I was brought to Bluesky because I wanted to find a school that fit the best for me and helps me achieve my academic goals. I wanted to learn more things, and this school has many awesome classes and amazing teachers I have met so far. What I really enjoy the most is that the teachers and staff are really supportive and encourage me to do my very best and keep on doing a great job in my classes. And also that they help me when I need help with any lessons that I am struggling with, and that they take the time to talk to me and get to know me to see how they can help me be more successful. I love to read, writing, drawing, playing video games, hanging out with friends and listening to music. I also work at a local grocery store, sometimes it’s not fun, it’s rather boring at times but there is times its really fun, I love helping people and talking with them. My future plan is I am working on going to college in two years, finding what career I am interested in and love doing. Getting a good job, and after that, we have to wait and see.””

— nominated by Jen Anderson

Accreditation

BlueSky Online School’s curriculum, instruction and assessment practices, along its governance and leadership is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
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