The Oakland Press reports on Michigan Virtual efforts to develop accounting courses for high school students.
In an effort to spread awareness about the accounting field, Michigan Virtual, one of the largest online schools in the U.S. will introduce accounting courses into their high school curriculum for the coming school year.
Michigan Virtual is hoping to acquaint young people with characteristics of the field, through informing them that accounting is not just bookkeeping, it includes many other responsibilities.
Vice President of Educational Programs and Outreach of Michigan Virtual, David Meyers said, “We are very excited about the accounting program. Accounting has changed so much. There (are so many) regulations that kids need to learn (as well as) computer (programs) that are integrated into accounting.”
Dru Mitchell, the director of fund development at Michigan Virtual, said she understands how important it is for students to not only learn about the field of accounting but to realize the skills each person needs in order to be financially wise.
“(We need) to let kids know what it means to be an accountant,” said Mitchell. “We are trying to come up with a dynamic and robust course schedule.”
(The preceding was excerpted from The Oakland Press article “Michigan Virtual introduces a new program to its K-12 online school,” by Sarah Blanchette, July 17, 2012)
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.