High School Courses
(grades 9-12)

MSC Online courses meet Minnesota Academic standards and graduation requirements, as well as the International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE). All courses are taught by teachers licensed by the State of Minnesota in the subject being taught. For more detailed information about Minnesota academic standard alignment, contact MSC Online.

The ISTE Standards can be viewed at the ISTE web site.
The courses listed below are available for students who need to make up courses or credits, or who want to take additional courses for graduation, enrichment or college preparation.
  • Course availability is based on teacher availability. Not all courses will be available in every term.
  • It may take 7 to 10 days to complete an enrollment after ALL paperwork and payment (if required) has been received.
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  • The course syllabus can be downloaded by clicking on the course title below.
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NOTE: All of our courses are semester-long (.5 credit) courses.
Courses, designated A & B, are two-semester, year-long courses for 1.0 credit. however, each course may be taken as a single course part for .5 credit.
All semester courses are the equivalent of 90 instructional hours.



Some courses require additional materials or equipment. It will be the responsibility of the local district to obtain the additional materials. The requirements are noted in the course description.

A number of courses have expanded curriculum to help meet individual student needs. View the course description/syllabus for determining a course selection.

  • In all courses, curriculum is broken into units that are taught in tandem with the framework students need to develop strong study skills. Rich, engaging content with interactive demonstrations and activities help students absorb and retain information.
  • In courses with expanded curriculum, students do more extensive writing and research that require more analytical thinking.

Please click on the course name below to view the course description/syllabus. 

Language Arts

American Literature (Core)- A & B

American Literature (Comp)- A & B

American Literature (Hon)- A & B

British & World Lit (Core)- A & B

British & World Lit (Comp)- A & B

British & World Lit (Hon)- A & B

Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Unleashing the Core of Your Imagination

Gothic Literature: Monster Stories

Grammar & Composition-A & B


Literary Analysis & Composition I (Core) - A & B

Literary Analysis & Composition I (Comp) - A & B

Literary Analysis & Composition I (Hon) - A & B

Literary Analysis & Composition II- (Core) A & B

Literary Analysis & Composition II- (Comp) A & B

Literary Analysis & Composition II- (Hon) A & B

Mythology & Folklore: Legendary Tales

Public Speaking

Reading & Writing for Purpose


Algebra I (Core) -A & B

Algebra I (Comp) -A & B

Algebra I (Hon) -A & B

Algebra II (Core) -A & B

Algebra II (Comp) -A & B

Algebra II (Hon) -A & B

Calculus -A & B

Consumer Math -A & B

Continuing Algebra-A & B

Developmental Algebra-A & B

Geometry (Core)-A & B

Geometry (Comp)-A & B

Geometry (Hon)-A & B

Integrated Math-A & B

Integrated Math I-A & B

Integrated Math II-A & B

Integrated Math III-A & B

Practical Math (Core)-A & B

Pre-Algebra (Core)-A & B

Pre-Algebra (Comp)-A & B

Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry- A & B

Probability & Statistics


Astronomy I - A & B

Biology (Core) -A & B

Biology (Comp) -A & B

Biology (Hon) -A & B


Chemistry (Core) -A & B

Chemistry (Comp) -A & B

Chemistry (Hon) -A & B

Earth Science (Core) -A & B

Earth Science (Comp) -A & B

Earth Science (Hon) -A & B

Environmental Science

Forensic Science

Great Minds in Science

Physical Science -A & B

Physics (Comp) -A & B

Physics (Hon) -A & B

Veterinary Science

Social Science

African American History




Contemporary World Issues



History of the Holocaust

Human Geography: Our Global Identity

Law and Order

Military Careers

Modern US History (Core)-A & B

Modern US History (Comp)-A & B

Modern US History (Hon)-A & B

Modern World Studies (Core)-A & B

Modern World Studies (Comp)-A & B

Modern World Studies (Hon)-A & B

National Security

Personal Psychology 1: The Road to Self-Discovery

Personal Psychology 2: Living in a Complex World


Principles of Public Service: To Serve & Protect

Social Problems I:A World In Crisis*

Social Problems II: Crisis, Conflicts & Challenges

Sociology I:Study of Human Relationships

Sociology II:Your Social Life

U.S. and Global Economics (Core)

U.S. and Global Economics (Comp)

U.S. Government and Politics (Core)

U.S. Government and Politics* (Comp)

U.S. History (Core)- A & B

U.S. History (Comp)- A & B

U.S. History (Hon)- A & B

World History (Core) -A & B

World History (Comp) A & B

World History (Hon) A & B

World Religions

World Languages

Ojibwe Language & Culture 1 A & B

Ojibwe Language & Culture 2 A & B

French I -A & B

French II -A & B

French III -A & B

French IV -A & B

German I -A & B

German II -A & B

German III -A & B

German IV -A & B

Spanish I -A & B

Spanish II -A & B

Spanish III -A & B

Spanish IV -A & B

Japanese I -A & B

Japanese  II -A & B

Chinese I - A & B

Chinese II - A & B

Career Track

Achieving Your College & Career Goals

Careers in Criminal Justice

Reaching Your Academic Potential

Service Learning

The Arts and Technology


Art Appreciation

Art in World Cultures

Artist Appreciation, Research & Reproduction

Digital Arts I

Digital Arts II

Digital Photography 1A: Introduction

Digital Photography 1B: Creating Images with Impact

Digital Photography 2: Discovering Your Creative Potential

Music Appreciation: The Enjoyment of Listening


3D Modeling

Audio Engineering

Computer Fundamentals -A & B

Computer Literacy

Engineering Design

Game Design

Web Design


Accounting -A & B

Advertising & Sales Promotion

Business Information Management 1A: Introduction

Business Information Management 1B: Data Essentials

Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business

Hospitality and Tourism 1: Traveling the Globe

Hospitality & Tourism 2A: Restaurant and Hotel Management

Hospitality & Tourism 2B: Hotel and Restaurant Management

International Business: Global Commerce in the 21st Century

Introduction to Social Media

Marketing Foundations 1A: Introduction

Marketing Foundations 1B: Building Your Base

Personal & Family Finance

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance 1A: Introduction

Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance 1B: Targeting Your Business Insight

Restaurant Management

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

FACS and Health Sciences

Culinary Arts 1A: Introduction

Culinary Arts 1B: Finding Your Palate

Culinary Arts 2: Baking, Pastry and More!

Early Childhood Education 1A: Introduction

Early Childhood Education 1B: Developing Early Learners

Family and Consumer Science

Fashion & Interior Design  

Fitness-4-Life -A & B

Health -A & B

Health 1: Life Management Skills

Intro to Culinary Arts

Life Skills

Nutrition and Wellness

Peer Counseling

Personal Fitness

Real World Parenting

Skills for Health

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