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I.  INTRODUCTION Michigan Virtual™ is requesting Quotes for an assessment authoring and distribution platform that delivers assessments seamlessly to users (students and teachers) and is Learning Management System (LMS) and device agnostic. For the purposes of this document “assessments”… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Virtual, a leading online education provider, has been named a winner of the 2021 Impact Awards by Innovation Leader, an unbiased, independent media and events company focused on helping change-makers in large organizations deliver real… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Through a partnership between Michigan Virtual, Michigan State University’s College of Education, and the University of Michigan School of Education, Michigan teachers now have free access to newly developed professional learning content that offers current research… Read more

The article “National Online Learning Day: The ins and outs of virtual learning” — originally published by WZZM Grand Rapids on September 15, 2021 — features an interview with Dr. Shannon Smith, our senior director of student learning, who… Read more

This article was published in DBusiness on September 7, 2021, in WJMN on September 8, 2021, and WLNS on September 9, 2021. Courses offered at no cost to school administration, staff, and community members LANSING, Mich. – Blue Cross… Read more

This opinion piece from our president and CEO, Jamey Fitzpatrick, was originally published in the Lansing State Journal on September 1, 2021. Last school year was not easy for our students, parents and teachers — all whom deserve our praise for making… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Virtual and Navigate360 are encouraging Michigan schools and districts to implement the state-funded social and emotional learning and mental health resources provided by the Michigan Cares program during the 2021-2022 school year. There are many emotional implications from the stress… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Sara Sibble, of Hamilton, Mich. has been named a 2021 Michigan Virtual Online Teacher of the Year — an annual distinction given to online instructors who have demonstrated excellence and made a positive impact in the… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Catherine Vila, of Grand Haven, Mich. has been named the 2021 Michigan Virtual Online Mentor of the Year — an annual distinction given to mentors of online students who have demonstrated excellence and made a positive… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Christy Trombetta, of Grosse Ile, Mich. has been named a 2021 Michigan Virtual Online Teacher of the Year — an annual distinction given to online instructors who have demonstrated excellence and made a positive impact in… Read more

The article “Researcher: Making virtual learning successful requires coordination across a school system” — originally published by West Virginia Public Broadcasting on July 28, 2021 — features an interview on the West Virginia Morning show in which education reporter… Read more

This article was originally published in the Detroit News on June 30, 2021. There is no shortage of topics on which we tend to separate into camps. When it comes to education, for instance, maybe you tend to favor… Read more

The article “Muskegon Public Schools is offering a unique hybrid learning plan for fall 2021” — originally published in MLive on June 30, 2021 — overviews the unique hybrid learning plan that Muskegon Public Schools is launching in fall… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, about 8%, or 121,900 students, took virtual courses in 2019-2020. While all students and educators were thrust into emergency remote learning for the past year, the recently released Michigan’s K-12 Virtual… Read more

The article “Negaunee Middle School teacher recognized for his innovative teachings in the classroom” — originally published by UP Matters on June 10, 2021 — highlights the recognition of Negaunee middle school teacher, Kyle Saari, who was recently interviewed… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — In a new qualitative study from Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI), educational researchers have found that schools and districts that had already implemented virtual teaching and learning practices fared better in the COVID-19 pandemic than… Read more

The article “OPINION | COVID will change Michigan education long after the pandemic” — originally published by Bridge Magazine on June 3, 2021 — shares the perspective of Chris Harrington, director of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, who explores the… Read more

The article “’Little things’ matter to students, Jackson County Principal says – even if it means getting slimed” — originally published by MLive on June 2, 2021 — celebrates Ben Gilpin, a principal at Western’s Warner Elementary School. Ben and his… Read more

The article “Fraser teacher discusses importance of personalized learning structures” — originally published by C&G Newspapers on May 29, 2021 — celebrates Tanya Leon, an English teacher at Richards Middle School in Fraser Public Schools, and her dedication to… Read more

The article “Local English teacher recognized for her commitment to personalized learning” — originally published by the Macomb Daily on April 20, 2021 — celebrates the innovative teaching style of Tanya Leon, an English teacher at Richards Middle School in… Read more

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.