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.


Students, parents, and staff work together to design a state-aligned program that works best for each student’s learning style, skill level, grade level, and credit requirements.


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


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.

BlueSky Stars

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

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

Kaya C

Grade 10

“Kaya C was nominated as BlueSky Star of the Month because she truly shines as a student and contributing member of our school. She has been a joy to work with as well as doing consistent and fabulous work in her classes. Here is what Kaya had to say about her BlueSky experience: “What I like most about Bluesky is the supportive teachers and staff. You can tell they really care. What keeps me so motivated is all the support, high self-motivation, and the great my pace schedule. It really helps me stay less stressed so I can focus more on school.” Thanks for being a shining star, Kaya!”

— nominated by Dawn Nicol

Misty M B

Grade 12

“Misty M B was nominated for BlueSky Star of the Month because she is all-around a fabulous young lady! Misty works hard daily on all of her assignments and puts forth much effort in everything she sets her mind to. She is also very communicative with her teachers and her team on both an academic and personal level. Misty is very motivated, organized, dedicated, and driven to succeed! And personally, she is incredibly kind and outgoing. It has been such a pleasure to get to know her and learn about her life throughout this year. Misty devotes herself to her family and friends, school work, and everything outdoors! Overall, Misty has been a joy to work with this year and we wish her well as she graduates this Spring!”

— nominated by Danielle Fackler

Corby F

Grade 11

“Corby F is a hardworking 11th grade student who consistently does excellent work in his courses. He came to BlueSky two and a half years ago as he was finishing middle school and was interested in switching to online school. His suggestion for other BlueSky students to find success is to have a schedule and wake up as early as possible to be productive. When Corby isn’t working on schoolwork he enjoys streaming on twitch and playing with his cats.”

— nominated by Laura Welciek


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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