Northern Star and SOCRATES Online requires the following registration process (click each link for details):

  1. Preparation: Review the expectations to determine if online learning is right for you. When you register, you will be asked to commit to the expectations and requirements for participation.
  2. Are you New to Northern Star Online?
    To start, create an account in Genius, our system for registration, course progress tracking and more. Note: Current students should already have a Genius account with their email as their username. Please contact or 763-550-7117phone if you are having difficulty with an existing account.
  3. Request a course in GENIUS: Go into your Genius account to submit a course request.
  4. Parent/Guardian and Counselor sign off: Consult with your parent or guardian, and your counselor, on your plans as they will need to log in to Genius to sign off on your course requests.
  5. NSO Approval: NSO Staff will review your requests, consult with you, your parent or guardian, and your counselor on any changes or questions.
  6. Ready to Start: Next steps to prepare for a strong start

If you have any difficulties with the registration process, please contact:

Kelsey Rose •  • 507.389.6999phone


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