Tonka Online

Tonka Online, open to all students in Minnesota, offers an exceptional learning experience with more than 50 courses. Students engage in interesting and rigorous coursework, add flexibility to their schedule and gain experience with online classes in a supportive environment. All Tonka Online courses are taught by our specially qualified teachers.

With Tonka Online, you can:
  • Catch up or get more flexibility in the fall by completing required or preparatory courses
  • Leap ahead by taking a preparatory class or immerse yourself in a challenging AP course
  • Pursue electives that align with your passions or explore a whole new topic
  • Get your PE or other required course credit out of the way
  • Ensure time for signature programs during junior and senior year


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Course Listing

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American Popular Music (Tonka Online)

Course: #T600*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (Semester Course)
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit
Prerequisite: An interest in music

American Popular Music is a one-term course designed for students who would like to explore the history of popular music in the United States from the early 19th century to today.

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American Sign Language I

Course: #3800, S1
Course: #3801, S2
Course: #T460F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T461W, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

Students in this course are introduced to American Sign Language and Deaf culture, focusing on frequently used signs.

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American Sign Language II

Course: #3802, S1
Course: #3803, S2
Course: #T462F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T463W, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: ASL I 

Students expand their sign vocabulary, grammar, and deaf culture using appropriate facial expressions and body movements taught in level I.

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American Sign Language III

Course: #3804, S1
Course: #3805, S2
Course: #T464F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T465W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: ASL II 

American Sign Language III will expand upon level two learning which includes vocabulary, sign production, grammar, and deaf culture.

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AP Art History (Tonka Online)

Course: #T800, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (semester course)
 This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit      
Prerequisites: None

AP Art History allows students to examine major forms of artistic expression relevant to a variety of cultures in a wide variety of times periods.

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AP Comparative Government 

Course: #AP216
Course: T140, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None    

This college-level course analyzes the political systems of the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria and Iran. By examining these six countries, students will develop an understanding of political concepts and themes.

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AP Computer Science Principles

Course: #AP416, S1
Course: #AP418, S2
Course: #T966F, Tonka Online
Course: #T967W, Tonka Online
This course can also be taken through VANTAGE #V500 (choose one)
Grades Offered:  9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: C or better in Algebra; Introduction to Computer Science is recommended but not required
 
Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.

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AP Environmental Science (Tonka Online)

Course: #T200F, Tonka Online*
Course: #T202W, Tonka Online*
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
This course may also be taken through VANTAGE #V300 (choose only one)
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Chemistry, Physical Science

This is a multidisciplinary course for students interested in the world’s natural environment and related issues.

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AP European History

Course: #AP208, S1
Course: #AP210, S2
Course: #T143F, Tonka Online
Course: #T144W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Contemporary U.S. History; AP U.S. History; American Studies 10 Honors (B or better)

This class will survey the major trends and events in European history from the Renaissance (1350) to present day.

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AP Macroeconomics 

Course: #AP218
Course: #T136, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None    

Students will study economic growth, inflation, unemployment, foreign trade, monetary, and fiscal policies at a college freshman level.

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AP Physics C-Mechanics (Tonka Online)

Course: #T208W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (Spring semester only)
Prerequisites: Have completed or be concurrently enrolled in both AP Physics 1 AND a calculus course.

This course covers mechanics topics with a calculus lens in a self-paced/teacher-guided online format. These topics are Kinematics, Newton’s Laws, Work/Energy/Power, Momentum, Rotation, and Oscillations.

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AP Psychology 

Course: #AP220
Course: #T108, Tonka Online
This course may also be taken as part of VANTAGE #V200
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None    

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental process. This AP class is an introduction to college-level Psychology using a college text, “collegiate-style” pace and classroom climate, and college-level exams.

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AP Statistics

Course: #AP400, S1
Course: #AP402, S2
Course: #T354 F/W,* Tonka Online 
Course: #T356 F/W,* Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
This course can also be taken as part of VANTAGE #V100 (choose one)*
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion (B- or better) of Math Studies, Functions, Stats & Trig, Precalculus or teacher recommendation

This course is a college level study of the statistical topics of experimental design, data analysis, and methods of inference.

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AP U.S. Government and Politics

Course: #AP214
Course: #T142, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (semester course)    
Prerequisites: None

Through readings, research, discussions, field experiences, and media presentations, students will study political ideologies, parties, campaigns, elections, interest groups, bureaucracy, civil liberties, role of the media, the judicial, legislative and executive processes, and the creation of public policy.

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AP World History

Course: #AP224, S1
Course: #AP225, S2
Course: #T120F, Tonka Online
Course: #T122W, Tonka Online
Grades Offered: 11-12
Credits: 1.0 (year-long course)
Prerequisites: Contemporary U.S. History; AP U.S. History; American Studies 10 Honors (grade B or better)

Students complete advanced level reading, writing, and analysis on topics in World History.

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Biology

Course: #2702, S1
Course: #2704, S2
Course: #T222F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T223W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisites: Physical Science, Chemistry

This course is a study of biology, with an emphasis on biology topics at the cellular and molecular level.

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Chemistry Honors

Course: #2508, S1
Course: #2509, S2
Course: #T214F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T215W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered:10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisites: A or B in Physical Science Honors; A in general Physical Science or Physics 1. Concurrently enrolled in Higher Algebra or beyond. 

This course is for students who want an in-depth and rigorous approach to learning chemistry, and its connection to the real-world.

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Contemporary U.S. History

Course: #2000, S1
Course: #2004, S2
Course: #T100F, Tonka Online
Course: #T102W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 10    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Human Geography and Civics; AP Human Geography

This two-semester course will provide a thematic study of persons, events and national developments in U.S. History with a focus on the 20th Century to the present. This course will prepare students for an understanding of the role of the U.S. in the world after WWI.

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Drawing (Tonka Online)

Course: #T804, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits:
.5 (semester course) 
This course completes .5 towards the Arts credit    
Prerequisites: None

Tonka Online Drawing will teach students basic drawing skills to create their own projects through different mediums and compositions. Perfect for students needing flexibility.

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English 11

Course: #1102, S1
Course: #1104, S2
Course: #T702F, part 1, Tonka Online
Course: #T703W, part 2, Tonka Online 
Online: Complete part 1 before part 2
Grade(s) offered: 11
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Any English 10 Course

From graphic novels to film to classic literature, students will focus on the individual’s place in society. Student writing will include traditional essays, as well as more creative and exploratory pieces.

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English 12  (Required Option A)

Required Option (A)
Course:
#1200, S1 or S2
Course: #T700, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 12
Credits: .5 (one semester)
Prerequisites: Any English 11 Course

This course helps students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, and viewing and to consider how key themes in both classic and contemporary literature connect to their own journeys.

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Fitness A  (Tonka Online)

Course: #T500*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5
Prerequisites: None. Fees apply for summer.

Online Fitness creates an opportunity for students to extend their learning around a school-sponsored sport or lifetime fitness activity outside of school.

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French I

Course: #3300, S1
Course: #3301, S2
Course: #T422F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T423W, Tonka Online 
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None

In French 1, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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French II Honors

Course: #3308, S1
Course: #3309, S2
Course: #T424F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T425W, Tonka Online 
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: French I    

In French II Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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French III Honors

Course: #3310, S1
Course: #3311, S2
Course: #T426F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T427W, Tonka Online 
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 10-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: French II Honors or French II with permission from teacher 

In French III Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of French-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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Functions, Statistics & Trigonometry

Course: #3206, S1
Course: #3208, S2
Course: #T334 F/W,* Tonka Online 
Course: #T336 F/W,* Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 
9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Higher Algebra

A bridge between Higher Algebra and Precalculus, builds on algebra foundations and further prepares students for Precalculus or Statistics.

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Geometry

Course: #3006, S1    
Course:
#3008, S2
Course: #T304 F/W,* Tonka Online 
Course: #T306 F/W,* Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: #3006 Successful completion of Quadratic Algebra or 8th grade Algebra

This course includes all Geometry topics addressed by the Minnesota state math standards and their algebraic connections.

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Higher Algebra

Course: #3106, S1
Course: #3108, S2
Course: #T308 F/W*, Tonka Online 
Course: #T310 F/W*, Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Quadratic Algebra & Geometry or teacher recommendation

This course includes topics addressed by the Minnesota math standards for a traditional second year Algebra course. 

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Higher Algebra Honors

Course: #3112, S1
Course: #3114, S2
Course: #T350 F/W,* Tonka Online
Course: #T352 F/W,* Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: B or better in Geometry or teacher recommendation

This course includes topics addressed by the Minnesota math standards for a second year Algebra course, and additional topics to prepare students for Precalculus.

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Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Course: #2524
Course: #T224, Tonka Online
This course can also be taken through VANTAGE #V200 (choose one)  
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (one-semester course)
Prerequisites: Physical Science or Physical Science Honors, Chemistry

A course for students interested in how the human body works, including anatomy (body structure) and physiology (body functions).

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Independent Living

Course: #4522 or Course: #T900, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (semester course)
Prerequisites: None

Learn strategies for a successful transition to life after high school. Explore areas of money management, insurance, housing, professionalism, and job interviewing skills.

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Junior Health, Tonka Online

Course: #T490S
Grade Offered: Students going into 11th grade for the 19-20 school year
Credits: 0.125
Prerequisites: Must be a student enrolled in VANTAGE, PSEO, or non-junior-level courses for 2 of the 3 core classes (science, history, English). Please see your counselor before enrolling.

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Model UN, Tonka Online

Course: #T940W, winter only, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 10-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Open to students in grades 10-12 who are returning members of the Model UN Club

The purpose of this course is to increase knowledge about international issues, policy making and the activities of the United Nations.

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Physics

Course: #2600, S1
Course: #2602, S2
Course: #T204F, Tonka Online 
Course:
#T205W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)    
Prerequisites: Physical Science or Physical Science Honors

Practical applications are used to explore topics in optics, wave motion, mechanics, energy, and electricity.

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Pre-AP Biology (Tonka Online)

Course: #T217S, summer only
Grade(s) offered: 10-11    
Credits: .5 (summer)
This course completes .5 toward an elective credit. 
Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP Biology in the fall; optional course for preceding summer.

Students in this summer course will complete online study and engage in learning activities to prepare for the rigor and pace of Advanced Placement (AP) Biology.

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Pre-AP Chemistry (Tonka Online)

Course: #T213S, summer only, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (summer only)
This course completes .5 toward an elective credit. 
Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP Chemistry in the fall; optional course for preceding summer.

This course includes essential chemistry skills and includes support for the AP Chemistry summer assignment. The overall goal is to provide a pathway for prospective AP Chemistry students to solidify a strong chemistry foundation as they transition to college level coursework.

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Pre-AP U.S. History (Tonka Online)

Course: #T130S, summer only, Tonka Online 
Grades Offered: 10
Credits: .5 (summer)
This course completes .5 toward an elective credit
Prerequisites: Students should be registered for AP U.S. History in the fall; this is an optional course for the preceding summer.

Students will complete online study and practice learning activities to prepare for the rigor and pace of Advanced Placement U.S. History.

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Precalculus Honors

Course: #3216, S1
Course: #3218, S2
Course: #T312 F/W*, Tonka Online
Course: #T314 F/W*, Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: A in Higher Algebra or B+ or better in Higher Algebra Honors

An advanced study of functions, graphs, and trigonometry along with additional pure math topics including: induction, vectors, sequences, parametric, and polar coordinates.

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Quadratic Algebra

Course: #2912, S1
Course: #2914, S2
Course: #T300 F/W*, Tonka Online 
Course: #T302 F/W*, Tonka Online
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered:
 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: C or better in Algebra of Lines

This course is equivalent to a first year Algebra course plus additional emphasis on quadratic relationships.

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Spanish I

Course: #3500, S1
Course: #3501, S2
Course: #T400F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T401W, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: None    

In Spanish I, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures

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Spanish II Honors

Course: #3508, S1
Course: #3509, S2
Course: #T402F, part 1, Tonka Online 
Course: #T403W, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Online, complete part 1 before part 2.
Grade(s) offered: 9-12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Spanish I

In Spanish II Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures through a study of a variety of topics.

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Spanish III Honors

Course: #3510, S1
Course: #3511, S2
Course: #T406F, Tonka Online 
Course: #T407W, Tonka Online 
Grade(s) offered: 9-12    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Spanish II Honors

In Spanish III Honors, students will make connections to their lives and to the products, practices, and perspectives of Spanish-speaking cultures.

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World History

Course: #2100, S1
Course: #2102, S2
Course: T116F, Tonka Online
Course: T118W, Tonka Online
Grade(s) offered: 11    
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Contemporary U.S. History; AP U.S. History; American Studies 10 Honors

This course concentrates on the historical and geographic themes of the world from the Renaissance through the Modern World.

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