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SOCRATES Online offers supplementary online and blended courses to its regional members taught by Minnesota-licensed instructors.

Students from member school districts remain fully enrolled in their local district and SOCRATES Online works with local district counselors and administrators to ensure that students choose appropriate online programming and receive the support they need to be successful in the courses they choose. 

About Online Courses

Minnesota resident high school students (grades 9-12 and advanced middle school) are able to take up to half of their courses online without any special permission from their local school. Tuition is paid for by the local district. Students are allowed to take more courses, up to full time, online with permission from their local school district.

Students who are interested in taking online courses should start the process by contacting their school counselor. Following are our current course offerings and registration information.

High School Level CTE Academy Courses

Online and Blended

Students can participate in fully online or online instruction blended with industry community experiences. SOCRATES provides online instruction and partners with local industry and post secondary to provide career related experiences. Most courses earn college credit and/or recognized industry certifications.

Course Descriptions

Registration Information 

For more information, contact:

Amanda Bell, Manager, Career Academies Health Careers Instructor/Coordinator/Developer,, 507-386-2960

Comprehensive High School Level Courses

Available through our partnership with Northern Star Online

Over 100 high school level supplementary core and elective online courses taught by Northern Star Online instructors. Asynchronous course structures along with flexible enrollment and course completion options gives students maximum opportunities to learn at a time and pace that best fits their needs.

For more information, contact:

Kelsey Rose, Student, Parent and School Support: Registration and Learning Coach,, 507-389-6999

Dave Paschke, Teaching and Learning Specialist,, 507-389-1773

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For more info, contact:

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David Paschke

Coordinator - Personalized Learning
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Gwenn Wolters

Coordinator - Career & Technical Education
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Amanda Bell

Manager - Career Academies Health Careers Instructor/Coordinator/Developer
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Jason Borglum

Director - Technology & Information Services
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Kelsey Rose

Specialist - Business Affairs