Michigan Virtual courses added to GenNET portal
Michigan Virtual partnered with Genesee Intermediate School District by joining its GenNET Online Learning portal.
GenNET users can now choose from Michigan Virtual’s online provider, Michigan Virtual for Students, when making online course decisions. The Michigan Virtual catalog of semester, trimester and summer courses is available at gennet.us.
GenNET Online Learning provides students in grades K-12 with a wide variety of rigorous, high-quality online courses. All courses are aligned to Michigan standards and discounted on the GenNET portal.
Michigan Virtual offers English language arts, math, science, social studies and seven world languages to high school students, along with Advanced Placement, over 90 NCAA-approved courses for student-athletes and a wide variety of electives.
“This arrangement with GenNET will help our school customers throughout Michigan better serve their students, especially those in need of online courses as part of a state-approved, seat time waiver,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Michigan Virtual.
All Michigan Virtual GenNET courses are teacher-led, which means:
- Teacher-led courses qualify for the Seat Time Waiver program.
- Teacher-led online learning mirrors the role of a traditional classroom teacher in a virtual environment.
- This format usually makes use of a web-based course management system or application such as Blackboard to create an online learning environment for students.
- The online teacher provides the organization, direction, educational content and feedback for the students.
“The GenNET Online Learning Portal provides districts across Michigan with access to over 2,000 high quality and discounted courses that offer students a broad array of options for learning. GenNET is excited about a new opportunity to offer courses from Michigan Virtual,” said Dr. Lisa A. Hagel, Superintendent, Genesee ISD. “Michigan Virtual is a respected leader in online and blended learning in Michigan and their courses and partnership will bring an even greater value to the GenNET Online Learning Portal for all students.”
Registration is now open. Students in Michigan should contact their school principal or counselor to register. School principals or counselors should contact their local ISD/RESA/REMC for more information or contact OnlineLearning@geneseeisd.org.
About Michigan Virtual
Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.
About Genesee ISD
As a premier regional service agency, Genesee Intermediate School District provides leadership that links learners to public schools, the community, the private sector and public agencies to improve education and enhance lifelong learning for all citizens. GISD’s educational leadership impacts instruction, learning, student achievement, productivity, and efficiency. Strong relationships and partnerships help form the foundation of many GISD services. GISD’s operational funding comes from federal, state, and local sources, plus numerous grants. Visit geneseeisd.org for more information.