Minnesota Online School Technical FAQs
Do I need to own a computer to attend?
Yes. However, based on need, MNVA may loan a computer system (including desktop computer, printer, and software) to support the learning process. These computer systems are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves the school. Minnesota Virtual Academy will arrange for technical support and troubleshooting for these systems. Each family will need to secure their own internet service provider. In certain cases based on financial need or other circumstances, MNVA may provide a stipend to offset the cost of the internet service. This determination will take place during the enrollment process. Visit the K12 Customer Support page for more information.
What computer skills are required?
The Learning Coach needs to have at least basic computer skills. Use of the computer is an important part of the program. In the elementary grades, it is mostly the Learning Coach who interacts with the computer. Middle school and high school students are most successful if they have basic computer skills.
Is your computer K12 ready?
To use the K12‐powered program you'll need a computer with an internet connection and free software programs, which you can download from the internet. For more information visit the K12 Customer Care and Technical Support page.