Michigan Virtual courses added to GenNET portal

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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 [email protected].

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.

 

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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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.