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A recent episode of Education Talk Radio features an interview with Krista Tomaselli, Michigan Virtual‘s director of instructional product development, and John J Hood, the superintendent of Okemos Public Schools, during which they discuss accessibility and equity in online… Read more

This article “Online teachers face real challenges in virtual classrooms” — originally published in the Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2019 — describes the challenges that educators often face when transitioning to teaching an online course. In this article,… Read more

Annapolis, Maryland (PRUnderground) September 10th, 2019 On September 9, Quality Matters launched its newest edition of the K–12 Rubric. The printed workbook contains two Rubrics with full annotations — those for K–12 and those for K–12 Publisher. The updates… Read more

Teacer Innovator Awards: Recogniznig America's Most Innovative Teachers

Farmington Hills resident, Kyle McGrath, chosen for award by The Henry Ford This article was published in The Farmington Hills Patch on Aug. 21, 2019. You can read the article here. Lansing, Mich. — Michigan educator, Kyle McGrath of Farmington… Read more

This article — originally published in the Iosca County News-Herald on Aug. 20, 2019 — chronicles the start of a new school year in Iosco County, which, for students at Oscoda Area Schools, includes opportunities to take Michigan Virtual… Read more

The purpose of this Request for Quotation (RFQ) is to solicit Quotations from Vendors to provide all landscaping, snow removal and ice treatment services, including supervision, tools, materials, equipment, licenses, permits and incidentals required and/or implied for the complete… Read more

Kevin Santer stands with Jamey Fitzpatrick and Mark Rowe

Lansing, Mich. — Michigan Virtual has named Kevin Santer of Redford, Mich. the 2019 Online Teacher of the Year. This annual award recognizes an online instructor who has demonstrated excellence and made a positive impact in the online classroom…. Read more

visualization of network security

This article was published in The Livingston Post on Aug. 5, 2019. You can read the article here. We live in an era where a single data breach can have major consequences and cause disruptions for millions of people… Read more

LANSING – Michigan Virtual is extending the benefits of online learning through the summer with new innovative summer learning opportunities and flexible courses. The flexibility of online learning makes it possible for students to earn credits or participate in… Read more

This article — originally published on PR Underground on Mar. 5, 2019 — describes the release of a revised set of K-12 National Standards for Quality Online Programs and Online Teaching, a joint collaboration between Quality Matters (QM) and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA).

This article — originally published on Livingston’s WHMI-FM 93-5 radio station on Feb. 18, 2019 — describes Michigan Virtual’s partnership with the Pinckney Cyber Training Institute to bring their rigorous cybersecurity and networking training online for Michigan high school students.

This article — originally published in the Times Herald on Dec. 19, 2018 — describes the appointment of Deborah Snyder, President of St. Clair County Community College, to Michigan Virtual’s board of directors and provides an account of her vast educational experience and accolades.

This article — originally published in the Cadillac News on Dec. 17, 2018 — describes Marion Public Schools’ innovative approach to incorporating Michigan Virtual programs into their curriculum to address ongoing issues in their district.

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), along with several partners including Michigan Virtual and Message Makers, recently received an international award for a video designed to help Michigan educators deliver pre-kindergarten and K-3 early literacy essentials. An… Read more

Learning American Sign Language

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This news article — originally published by the Tri-County Times on Oct. 13, 2018 — describes the increasing number of people learning American Sign Language (ASL) and highlights the online ASL courses we offer to Michigan students.

Lansing, Mich. — Michigan Virtual™ announces a new partnership that will offer a program for school districts and students aimed at helping students’ emotional and social learning in the online environment. Michigan Virtual has partnered with Evolution Labs to… Read more

Lansing, Mich. — Michigan Virtual has named Lori Coyle as the 2018 Online Teacher of the Year on Thursday, Aug. 2. Coyle has taught social studies for more than 10 years and has utilized online tools to connect with… Read more

There’s a culture shift happening in Michigan schools. As part of the state’s Top 10 in 10 initiative, many schools are exploring what it means to teach the “whole child” in education and how they can better facilitate their… Read more

  This article was originally published by Phenomenal Science at: http://phenomscience.weebly.com/stemworks-announcement.html Phenomenal Science is pleased to announce that it has been awarded approval for entry into the STEMworks database as a promising program. As described on their website, “STEMworks is… Read more

Presenting a certificate for EdReady math to the S.A.Y. Detroit organization

LANSING, MI — Michigan Virtual™ has partnered with the team from the Mitch Albom show to provide free early literacy and math readiness programs for students in Detroit on Tuesday at the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Recreation Center. Michigan Virtual provided… 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.