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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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

British & World Lit (Core)- A & B

British & World Lit (Comp)- A & B

Creative Writing

Creative Writing: Unleashing the Core of Your Imagination *

Gothic Literature: Monster Stories

Grammar & Composition-A & B

Journalism 1A: Introduction

Journalism 1B: Investigating the Truth

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

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

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

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

Mythology & Folklore: Legendary Tales

Public Speaking

Reading & Writing for Purpose

The Lord of the Rings: An Exploration of the Films & Their Literary Influences

Women's Studies: A Personal Journey Through Film


Algebra I (Comp) -A & B

Algebra II (Comp) -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

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


Anatomy and Physiology 1A: Introduction

Anatomy and Physiology 1B: Discovering Form and Function

Astronomy 1A: Introduction

Astronomy 1B: Exploring the Universe

Biology (Core) -A & B

Biology (Comp) -A & B

Biotechnology 1A: Introduction

Biotechnology 1B: Unlocking Nature's Secrets

Chemistry, Semester A

Chemistry (Core) -A & B

Chemistry (Comp) -A & B

Earth Science (Core) -A & B

Earth Science (Comp) -A & B

Environmental Science

Forensics: The Science of Crime *

Forensic Science 1: Secrets of the Dead

Forensic Science 2: More Secrets of the Dead

Great Minds in Science: Ideas for a New Generation

Marine Science: Secrets of the Blue

Physical Science -A & B

Physics (Comp) -A & B

Veterinary Science: The Care of Animals

* indicates a course with additional rigor       

Social Science

African American History

Anthropology 1: Uncovering Human Mysteries

Anthropology 2: More Human Mysteries Uncovered

Archaeology: Detectives of the Past

Careers in Criminal Justice


Contemporary World Issues



History of the Holocaust

Human Geography: Our Global Identity

Law and Order: Introduction to Legal Studies

Military Careers

Modern US History (Core)-A & B

Modern US History (Comp)-A & B

Modern World Studies (Core)-A & B

Modern World Studies (Comp)-A & B

National Security

Personal Psychology 1: The Road to Self-Discovery

Personal Psychology 2: Living in a Complex World

Philosophy: The Big Picture

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

World History (Core) -A & B

World History (Comp) A & B

World Religions: Exploring Diversity

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

Spanish I, Semester A

Spanish I, Semester 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

Misc Electives

Achieving Your College & Career Goals

Reaching Your Academic Potential

Service Learning

The Arts


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

Coding 1A: Introduction to Programming

Coding 1B: Programming

Computer Fundamentals -A & B

Computer Literacy

Cybersecurity 1A: Foundations

Cybersecurity 1B-Defense Against Threats

Engineering Design

Foundations of Game Design 1A: Introduction

Game Design 1A: Introduction to Game Design

Game Design 1B: Building a Game

Learning in a Digital World: Strategies for Success

Principles of Information Technology 1A: Introduction

Principles of Information Technology 1B: Working with Computers

Social Media: Our Connected World

Web Development 1A: Introduction

Web Technologies, Semester A


Accounting, Semester A

Accounting, Semester 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

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

Life Skills: Navigating Adulthood

Nutrition and Wellness

Peer Counseling

Personal Fitness

Real World Parenting

Skills for Health

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