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Bluesky Charter School

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Posted June 15, 2012

I love this school! I first went to my high school in the town I live in and they wouldn't let me graduate. I told them I wanted to do online school but they said it was going to be "too hard" for me. Well that didn't stop me. It took me awhile but I graduated, this school is amazing! They always talk to you, they want you to graduate, they offer the help you need. The teachers and staff are so nice. You can contact them at any time. I don't know where I would be without them, they have helped me so much!!


Posted March 24, 2010

This school has been the best choice for my 11th grade son. He is getting the help he needs to be sucessful and he feels good about himself. Thank you for all the positive reinforcement and encouragment you give to my son. He is like a different kid. He is excited to know he can graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

It's a great online school for my child since traditional schools didn't work. Bluesky School has caring staff that help motivate my child to stay in school and feel self-worth. The teachers are just an email or phone call away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2008

My child was struggling with bullying in her traditional brick and mortar school. I decided to look online to see if there was any school available where she could receive an excellent education without the 'drama'. I came across BlueSky Charter School and enrolled my daughter. The staff at BlueSky called me and my daughter and have continued to call and email me regarding my daughters progress. My daughter has gone from dreading school to absolutely loving her classes. She has gone from getting D's and F's in her classes to A's and B's. I cannot say enough good things about BlueSky Online Charter School. If you're looking for a school that treats its parents and students with respect and goes the extra mile to see them succeed, then BlueSky is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

BlueSky Online Charter school is an incredible option for many students. Because we are 100% online, our students can work from anywhere they have high-speed internet access at any time of the day. If the student has a full time job, has a child, has a training schedule that makes it difficult to attend school during traditional hours, is frequently ill, or is taking care of someone who is ill, this school provides the flexibility they might need to succeed and earn their high school diploma. Just because we're online doesn't make the school impersonal. Weekly calls from a homebase advisor and an amazing counselor- and social worker-to-student ratio make students feel cared about and supported. It's an amazing place to work, and I am proud to be a part of it!
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Posted December 13, 2007

This is the best school i have ever attended. It is challenging and the teacher care about us. The school is not hard to use for a computer novice. I am learning and exelling, I understand the lesson and love waiting for more assignments. The whole system is amazing, it deserves to be recognized, i would not graduate without it. I am lucky to have found it.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

16 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

15 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

16 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
8%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
6%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%

Reading

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White23%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Not migrant20%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
Female17%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%
Not migrant17%

Reading

All Students21%
Female8%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White18%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant21%

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students28%
Female30%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Not migrant28%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
16%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students79%
Female89%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students19%
Female18%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Not migrant19%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students9%
Female6%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%
Not migrant9%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A37%
Female 60%N/A49%
Male 40%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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West Saint Paul, MN 55118
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