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Goals and recommendations inform state and local technology plans LANSING – In early March, the United States Department of Education announced the release of Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) 2010. This… Read more

Alliance for Excellent Education brief advocates for changes in education LANSING – According to an IssueBrief published by the Alliance for Excellent Education, K-12 education is dealing with three major crises nationwide, and the time to “change crisis to… Read more

Michigan Virtual is seeking leading providers of online K-12 education in beginning- through advanced-level instruction in the content areas of Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies for online high school and middle school students. Michigan Virtual invites… Read more

The purpose of Recommendations for Supporting Full-time Online Learners is to provide schools: Guidance for implementing full-time online learning options A mentor self-assessment tool that emphasizes the importance of online mentors A sample school board policy regarding online learning… Read more

New management structure aims to strengthen customer relations LANSING – Michigan Virtual® announces the reorganization of its management structure with the appointment of Dr. David Myers as the leader of the company’s two educational programs: Michigan Virtual® and Michigan… Read more

Online instructor Melanie Laber excels in the virtual classroom LANSING – Melanie Laber teaches trigonometry, geometry and pre-algebra to students in Detroit, Paw Paw, Traverse City and Houghton. She was recently named Michigan’s Online Teacher of the Year. Laber… Read more

Lansing – The sixth annual Michigan Virtual online learning symposium, Connecting with Youth in a Media-rich World, was attended by over 260 online learning enthusiasts Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Attendees heard provocative keynotes… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2009

By Author Profile Photo Michigan Virtual

This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, which requires Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report to the House and Senate Appropriations… Read more

Lansing – Michigan Virtual® was named Educational Program of the Year at the Ninth Annual Awards Gala in Detroit on Friday, Sept. 25. Michigan Virtual® offers online learning courses and services to both Michigan students and educators through its… Read more

LANSING –While online learning and virtual schools continue to grow annually, a recent study shows that educators aren’t prepared for the number of students who want to learn online. A national study tracked the growing student demand for online… Read more

LANSING – Online learning is challenging educators to rethink how curriculum is delivered which has led some educators to ask if online learning is as good as face-to-face instruction. MSU associate professor Punya Mishra recently told a group of… Read more

LANSING – A recently released analysis of online learning “found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” The United States Department of Education (USDOE) analysis, “Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online… Read more

LANSING — Michigan Virtual announces the recent addition of Linda Frederickson as their Marketing, Sales & Communications Manager. Frederickson will direct Michigan Virtual’s marketing, sales and communication strategies across all divisions of the organization to ensure that marketing, outreach,… Read more

LANSING — Several scholarships for the Michigan Virtual math online summer camps are still available for seventh and eighth grade students. The summer camps are a collaborative partnership between Michigan Virtual and the Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network…. Read more

This document provides an overview of Michigan Virtual’s accomplishments, core assets and challenges, and examines trends in online learning. It also establishes a framework that reaffirms the organization’s vision, priority goals and core strategies for the future. The strategic… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2008

By Author Profile Photo Michigan Virtual

This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, which requires Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report to the House and Senate Appropriations… Read more

LANSING – Two years after Michigan gained national attention as the first state in the nation to require online learning as a requirement for high school graduation, the state now is being recognized as second in the nation for… Read more

This report addresses online learning in Michigan, with a particular focus on Michigan state-level policies and on the practices of Michigan Virtual. It is adapted from A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning, which was published in April 2007…. 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.