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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: 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

Lansing, Mich. — Michigan Virtual celebrated two decades as one of Michigan’s top providers and thought leaders for online and blended student learning and professional development at a special awards luncheon honoring key supporters, including current and former lawmakers… Read more

LANSING, MI — On Tuesday, April 24, Michigan Virtual™ will be celebrating the release of the Michigan Virtual Student Learning Portal, which will replace CEMS as their primary enrollment system. The impetus for this change comes from consistent feedback from customers…. Read more

LANSING, MI — Michigan Virtual™’s Credit Recovery courses have been renamed “Essentials” and are now available for statewide enrollment. These 27 core classes are designed for students who either need to recover credits due to previously failing the equivalent… Read more

LANSING, MI — Michigan Virtual™ is excited to announce that it received a 2017 Quality Matters Making a Difference for Students Award for Outstanding Impact by a K-12 Organization at the QM annual conference “Connect Conference — Pathways to… Read more

Lansing — Michigan Virtual™’s research institute, with support from Education Development Center, is documenting an 18-month project underway in Rhode Island with a goal to more deeply understand the needs around high school redesign for the 21st century. Known… Read more

Michigan Virtual University®, a nonprofit organization that supports the growth and development of digital learning in Michigan’s K-12 schools, has recently undergone a rebrand. Michigan Virtual University, along with the Michigan Virtual School®, will now be known as Michigan… Read more

Michigan Virtual partnered with Genesee Intermediate School District by joining its GenNET Online Learning portal. GenNET users can now choose from Michigan Virtual’s online provider, Michigan Virtual for Students, when making online course decisions. The Michigan Virtual catalog of… 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.