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Michigan residents encouraged to also support their local teachers A version of this article was also published on Fox 17 on September 19, 2022. LANSING, Mich. — Out of the more than 1,100 Michigan educators who submitted their classroom… Read more

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Barbara A. Rutecki of Plymouth, Mich. was named Michigan Virtual’s 2022 Online Mentor of the Year – a distinction given to a mentor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and enhanced student success in the online… Read more

Versions of this article were also published in the Oakland Press on September 5, 2022, and in the Midland Daily News on September 11, 2022. OXFORD, Mich. – Maria Wolbert of Oxford, Mich. was named Michigan Virtual’s 2022 Online Teacher… Read more

RFQ: Customer Identity Tool

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I.  INTRODUCTION Michigan Virtual™ is requesting Quotes for an identity management solution and services to support identity management for a select number of customers in a limited pilot. The identity management solution (hereinafter referred to as “Solution”) is to… Read more

Versions of this article were also published on Fox 17, WILX 10, and WLSN 6 on August 16, 2022. LANSING, Mich. — As teachers prepare their classrooms for school later this month, educators are encouraged to submit their Amazon… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Teachers from across Michigan gathered virtually last week for the Michigan EdTech Innovation Bootcamp, learning skills to develop their own ideas or businesses for classroom innovation. The Bootcamp was organized by Michigan Virtual with support from… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Educators from Stockbridge, Ann Arbor, and Livonia have been chosen as the winners of the Michigan EdTech Innovation Pitch Contest, sharing $20,000 in business startup grants and legal and creative startup assistance. The concepts developed from… Read more

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Calumet’s Washington Middle School principal Joel Asiala was featured on a recent statewide series about innovation in Michigan classrooms, the BRIGHT series, for his work creating therapy dog programs in the schools where he has worked,… Read more

LUDINGTON, Mich. — Ludington High School assistant principal Steve Forsberg was featured on a recent statewide series about innovation in Michigan classrooms, the BRIGHT series, for his work launching an esports program that provides opportunities for students who may… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Jodie Kleymeer, a media specialist from Lake Shore Public Schools, was featured on a recent statewide series about innovation in Michigan classrooms, the BRIGHT series, for the practices she implements in her classroom to address student… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Five Michigan educators have been chosen to advance as finalists in the Michigan EdTech Innovation Pitch Contest. Each of the finalists will advance to a pitch presentation on June 22, where first, second, and third place… Read more

$20,000+ and business startup support offered to top three winners LANSING, Mich. — Michigan residents are encouraged to submit their ideas for improving teaching and learning in a new Michigan EdTech Innovation Pitch Contest & Bootcamp. Through a partnership… Read more

I.  INTRODUCTION Michigan Virtual™ is requesting Quotes for a review and analysis of our technology operations. This audit would consider our organizational goals, job positions, skill sets, and processes and make recommendations for optimization. Not to be included in… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — The following statement can be attributed to Jamey Fitzpatrick, President and CEO of Michigan Virtual: “If we’ve learned anything from this pandemic, it’s this: the future success of Michigan’s education system is absolutely dependent on innovation… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan school administrators, educators are encouraged to address issues of equity and inclusion in schools through free programming made possible by a collaboration between Michigan Virtual, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.  This week… Read more

Revised December 10, 2021 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… 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

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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.