Michigan Virtual receives educational service award from MASSP

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Michigan Virtual will receive the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals Presidential Service Award at an educational conference later this month.

According to the MASSAP executive director Wendy Zdeb-Roper, “the MASSP President Service Award is given to individuals and/or organizations whose acts or achievements extend beyond expectations and reflect the highest standards of quality, excellence and innovation to further MASSP’s mission. Over the past year, the Michigan Virtual team has truly done this and more.”

“This award represents an awesome accomplishment for the organization and further demonstrates our collective commitment to customer service,” said Jamey Fitzpatrick, Michigan Virtual President & CEO. “I am proud to serve as the leader of Michigan Virtual and feel honored to work with such a great group of hard-working individuals.”

Michigan Virtual provides online learning solutions to Michigan schools through its Michigan Virtual for Students one of the largest state virtual schools in the country, and Michigan LearnPort a provider of professional development courses and resources to the educational community.

Zdeb-Roper said the award is an acknowledgment of the “significant contributions that Michigan Virtual has made toward the effectiveness of the MASSP Path to Leadership program and for the development of innovative ideas and solutions that have contributed to its ongoing improved efficiency and success.”

MASSP’s Path to Leadership program provides candidates with an alternative route to earning a K-12 administrator certificate at an affordable cost and in a manageable time frame through a program developed by principals, for principals. Michigan LearnPort’s course offerings give principals online options for obtaining requisite skills and information.

The Presidential Service Award will be presented to Michigan Virtual at EdCon 2012, Michigan’s premier secondary education conference, on June 25.

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 the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

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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.