The Minnesota Department of Educaiton (MDE) states:
"A homeschool provides curriculum determined by the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian is the teacher, administrator, and curriculum director. A homeschool is a nonpublic school, so the parent/guardian bears almost all costs, just like a traditional nonpublic school. A homeschool provides its own diplomas and transcripts.
Certified public online learning is a form of public education that takes place at home, usually with parent/guardian involvement. This option provides free public school curriculum, public school mandated tests, direct instruction and supervision by licensed Minnesota public school teachers, and public school diplomas."
To learn more about Minneapolis Public Schools Online Learning, please visit their site at http://online.mpls.k12.mn.us/.