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SOCRATES Online LogoSOCRATES Online provides more than 100 high-quality online and blended course options for high school students and member schools through partnerships with Northern Star Online and the career academies. These online school options feature semester, trimester and quarter start and end dates to provide flexibility for school district calendars. SOCRATES Online students are supported by both teachers and learning coaches.

Current Online Courses  

2018–2019 Term Schedule

SOCRATES Online registration process for:
Northern Star Online and SourceCode Information Technology Academy registrations:

  1. Preparation: Review the expectations to determine if online learning is right for you. When you register, you will be asked to commit to the expectations and requirements for participation.
  2. New to Northern Star Online? To start, create an account in Genius, our system for registration, course progress tracking and more. Note: Current students should already have a Genius account with their email as their username. Please contact enrollment@district287.org or 763-550-7117phone if you are having difficulty with an existing account.
  3. Request a course in Genius: Go into your Genius account to submit a course request.
  4. Parent/Guardian and Counselor Sign Off: Consult with your parent or guardian, and your counselor, on your plans as they will need to log in to Genius to sign off on your course requests.
  5. NSO Approval: NSO Staff will review your requests, consult with you, your parent or guardian, and your counselor on any changes or questions.
  6. Ready to Start: Next steps to prepare for a strong start

If you have any difficulties with the registration process, please contact Kelsey Rose, 507-389-6999

Dimensional Learning Solutions (DLS) and Career Academy registrations:
Please contact Kelsey Rose, 507-389-6999 or David Paschke, 507-389-1773


The typical tuition for a one semester credit online course for SOCRATES Online members through Northern Star Online is $463.50. There are no additional registration or membership fees.

School district members need to sign an Agreement to Provide Instructional Services (PDF) to receive this discounted tuition rate. This agreement does not obligate you or your students to participate in any online programming. It does allow SOCRATES to direct bill member schools who have students participating in online and blended programming at significantly reduced tuition rates.

Dimensional Learning Solutions (DLS) and Career Academy tuition information:
Please contact Kelsey Rose, 507-389-6999 or David Paschke, 507-389-1773

General Inquiries 

Kelsey Rose, 507-389-6999

SOCRATES Online Management Team

David Paschke, 507-389-1773
Managing Director
Jason Borglum, 507-389-5126
Technical Assistance
Glenn Morris, 507-389-5106
Executive Director
Gerard Breiter, 507-386-2961
Kelsey Rose, 507-389-6999
Student, Parent and School Support

Northern Star Online

David VanDenBoom, NSO Program Director

Dimensional Learning Solutions
Brian Talbott, Founder/CEO, 509-994-0100