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A study released by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy recommends that Michigan expand its leadership role in online education in light of research that indicates students can perform as well or better in online learning environments, and online… Read more

Credit recovery is one of the fastest-growing areas of online education, and the way course providers and developers are crafting those courses is changing quickly as well, an Education Week article reports. “We continually try to figure out what… Read more

Along with the significant growth in online learning – Education Week reports that the percentage of high school students taking at least one online course in 2009 was nearly double the amount in 2008 – the available amount of… Read more

Four past and current Michigan Virtual Online Teachers of the Year have been invited to participate in the Network of Michigan Educators (NME). The invitees are 2008 Online Teacher of the Year, Lorri MacDonald; 2009 Online Teacher of the… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2010

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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

Michigan Virtual worked collaboratively with Dr. Richard Ferdig of Kent State University to produce two reports that provide educators with insights into two key areas of online learning: online professional development for teachers and the student dropout problem. Both… Read more

Teachers from opposite sides of the state were named Michigan Virtual’s Online Teacher of the Year at an awards presentation dinner at the Kellogg Center at MSU on Monday, Nov. 8. Molly Bruzewski of Bay City and Andrew Vanden… Read more

The purpose of the Quality Assurance Review is to: Evaluate the school’s adherence to the AdvancED quality standards and policies. Assess the efficacy of the school’s improvement process and methods for quality assurance. Identify commendations and required actions to… Read more

Michigan Virtual high school students now have the opportunity to take more than two online courses at a time – including a full-time online schedule – through the Genesee Network for Educational Telecommunications (GenNET) seat time waiver (STW) program…. Read more

Michigan Virtual teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel of Coopersville was one of 14 educators nationwide who claimed a “Gold Star” honor in the NASA-sponsored Top Stars contest, which invited U.S. formal and informal educators to submit their best examples of… Read more

Michigan LearnPort added a sixth national provider of content with the addition of 10 Atomic Learning courses. Atomic Learning offers courses in 21st-century skills training on subjects relevant to modern teaching techniques. Tutorial series teach complex subjects in short… Read more

TechSmith Corp., a Michigan-based company and the world’s leading provider of screen capture and screen recording solutions, awarded 339 Michigan schools, and Michigan Virtual, more than $2.3 million in multimedia software through the TechSmith Michigan K-12 Software Grant Program. Michigan… Read more

Michigan Virtual for Students offers a variety of courses in the summer, including required courses like math, science, history, English and six world languages, and elective courses like Digital Photography, Film Studies and Web Design Basics. What are the… Read more

Michigan Virtual’s inaugural webinar will be available at 7 p.m. on May 20 when University of Michigan associate professor Barry Fishman presents The Next National Educational Technology Plan: Implications for Learning Online. In this session, Fishman, who served as… Read more

Written by Carl Ill, Retired Michigan School Administrator This article first appeared in the April 19, 2010, edition of the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators TECHknowLOGY newsletter Melanie Laber is a busy woman. Besides maintaining a household and… Read more

The seven profiled schools each have their own online learning story to tell. The schools were asked to provide information on the historical, current and future use of online learning in their schools. Questions were asked about when online… Read more

We can do more with less

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Written by Neil Marchuk Executive Vice President of Human Resources, TRW Automotive Chairman of the Michigan Virtual Board of Directors Michigan can harness innovation as a way to do more with less in K-12 education, even though that challenge… Read more

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

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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.