Summer Courses

Tonka Online fills your summer with possibilities

Fill Your Summer with Possibilities

With Tonka Online, you complete coursework at your own pace, at whatever time you choose, all in the comfort of your own study space. Using innovative online learning tools like Schoology, you will complete work, collaborate with classmates, discuss topics with teachers and gain frequent feedback through online assessments.

Summer courses are available to 8-12 grade students in Minnesota! Tonka Online is open to all students who are enrolled in the Minnetonka School District, attend another public/private school or are home-schooled.

Summer Course Options

Classes include pre-AP (biology, calculus, chemistry) and AP (macro and psych) options, physical education, preparatory courses, art, accelerated math, PE, English 11 and 12, computer science, app development, environmental studies, world language (Spanish, ASL) and many more!

Tonka Online Summer Courses (PDF)

Please note that due to the supplemental nature of Tonka Online, courses run if they meet enrollment requirements. If you have questions about pending courses, please contact the Tonka Online Lead Teacher.

Course Listing

To filter courses by grade level, please type your grade (Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12) into the search bar above and click "search."

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: #T460*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T461*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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: #T462*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T463*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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: #T464*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T465*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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 Comparative Government 

Course: #AP216
Course: T140, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall W=winter
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: #T966*, part 1, Tonka Online
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T967*, part 2, Tonka Online*
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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: #T200*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T202*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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 Language and Composition 12 (Required Option B)

Course: #AP104
Course: #T704*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter 
Grade(s) offered: 12
Credits: .5 (per semester)
Prerequisites: Any English 11 Course

In this course, students read and examine a broad range of nonfiction prose including essays, letters, speeches, images, media messages, memoirs, and autobiographies from a variety of authors and historical contexts.

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AP Macroeconomics 

Course: #AP218
Course: #T136*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall W=winter
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 Psychology 

Course: #AP220
Course: #T108*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall W=winter
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* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T356* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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 World History

Course: #AP224, S1
Course: #AP225, S2
Course: #T120*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T122*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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: #T222*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T223*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter 
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: #T214*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T215*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T102W, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter 
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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Digital Photography (Tonka Online)

Course: #T802*, 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  
Prerequisites: None

This course will introduce students to digital photography and digital manipulation in Adobe Photoshop as a means for self-expression in art.

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Drawing (Tonka Online)

Course: #T804*, 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    
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 12  (Required Option A)

Course: #1200, S1 or S2
Course: #T700*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
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 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T423W*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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: #T424*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T425*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T427*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T336* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
Course: #T306* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
*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*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T310*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T352* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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: #T224Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter 
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
Course: #T900*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall, W=winter
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.
Fee: The cost for this summer course is $85

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Physics

Course: #2600, S1
Course: #2602, S2
Course: #T204*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T205*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T314*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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* part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T302* part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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: #T400*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T401*, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
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: #T402*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: #T403*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter
*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: T116*, part 1, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, F=fall
Course: T118*, part 2, Tonka Online 
*Select term S=summer, W=winter 
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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Great Value, Low-Cost Fee Structure

Summer courses are the same, low price for all students:

  • $325: all 0.5 credit courses
  • $199: Fitness A and Wellness B Physical Education (0.5 credits)
  • Junior Health for Summer 2019 (available to Minnetonka High School students only)

Registration

Summer Registration is currently closed.

Note: Depending on class size, we may be able to enroll students past the final deadline, pending approval. Please email tonkaonline@minnetonkaschools.org to inquire about late enrollment.

 

Out-of-District Students

For students in grades 9-12 throughout the state of Minnesota.

Out-of-District Registration

In-District Students (MHS)

For students currently enrolled in Minnetonka High School grades 9-12.

MHS Student Registration

In-District Students (MME/MMW)

For MME/MMW students in 8th grade interested in attending a summer course.

MME/MMW Registration

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