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This article was originally published in the Detroit News on June 30, 2021. There is no shortage of topics on which we tend to separate into camps. When it comes to education, for instance, maybe you tend to favor… Read more

The article “Muskegon Public Schools is offering a unique hybrid learning plan for fall 2021” — originally published in MLive on June 30, 2021 — overviews the unique hybrid learning plan that Muskegon Public Schools is launching in fall… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, about 8%, or 121,900 students, took virtual courses in 2019-2020. While all students and educators were thrust into emergency remote learning for the past year, the recently released Michigan’s K-12 Virtual… Read more

The article “Negaunee Middle School teacher recognized for his innovative teachings in the classroom” — originally published by UP Matters on June 10, 2021 — highlights the recognition of Negaunee middle school teacher, Kyle Saari, who was recently interviewed… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — In a new qualitative study from Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI), educational researchers have found that schools and districts that had already implemented virtual teaching and learning practices fared better in the COVID-19 pandemic than… Read more

The article “OPINION | COVID will change Michigan education long after the pandemic” — originally published by Bridge Magazine on June 3, 2021 — shares the perspective of Chris Harrington, director of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, who explores the… Read more

The article “’Little things’ matter to students, Jackson County Principal says – even if it means getting slimed” — originally published by MLive on June 2, 2021 — celebrates Ben Gilpin, a principal at Western’s Warner Elementary School. Ben and his… Read more

The article “Fraser teacher discusses importance of personalized learning structures” — originally published by C&G Newspapers on May 29, 2021 — celebrates Tanya Leon, an English teacher at Richards Middle School in Fraser Public Schools, and her dedication to… Read more

The article “Local English teacher recognized for her commitment to personalized learning” — originally published by the Macomb Daily on April 20, 2021 — celebrates the innovative teaching style of Tanya Leon, an English teacher at Richards Middle School in… Read more

The article “Flint’s “Lighted Schoolhouse” model recognized” — originally published by the ABC 12 News on May 12, 2021 — highlights the innovative work of the Flint Community Education Initiative (Flint CEI) & its “lighted schoolhouse” model that has historic roots… Read more

I. Introduction Michigan Virtual is releasing this Request for Quote as a means to create middle school content to meet Michigan education standards. By releasing this RFQ, Michigan Virtual makes no guarantee of any awards of work to any… Read more

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Virtual, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan join together in a statewide collaboration to provide online professional learning modules for Michigan’s teachers. The goal is to outline current research and best practices for… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — At a time when children’s mental health is paramount, schools now have an opportunity to utilize expanded online services and functionality building upon a free statewide social-emotional learning (SEL) program launched earlier this year. The new… Read more

LANSING, Mich. — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Michael F. Rice has joined the Board of Directors of Michigan Virtual. Rice was appointed state superintendent in 2019 and is the fifth top school chief in Michigan to serve on… Read more

The article “Randy Hodge: St. Patrick High School courses” — originally published by the Ionia Sentinel-Standard on October 11, 2020 — overviews the various courses offered at St. Patrick High School in a letter from principal Randy Hodge. In… Read more

The article “COVID-19 has made our world more virtual. Here are three reasons why this is a good thing” — originally published by the World Economic Forum on October 8, 2020 — explores three major ways that COVID-19 has… Read more

The article “Online schools and courses are seeing a fall semester enrollment surge” — originally published by the Digital Learning Collaborative on September 15, 2020 — overviews online programs and schools across the country who are experiencing tremendous enrollment… Read more

The article “A Closer Look At Lincoln Learning: Part II” — originally published in the Three Rivers Commercial News on September 1, 2020 — is the second in a two-part series about virtual learning options at Three Rivers Community Schools. For… Read more

The article “Public school ‘back to class’ announcements” — originally published in the Monroe News on September 1, 2020 — overviews the back-to-school plans for several Michigan school districts. Included is Ida Public Schools, who will be using Michigan Virtual… Read more

The article “Put your kids on a ‘news diet’ and other tips to coping with anxiety during a pandemic” — originally published by MLive on August 31, 2020 — explores tips & resources that parents can use to help their… 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.