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Accreditation Progress Report

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The Accreditation Progress Report was prepared for the AdvancED Quality Assurance Review in November 2012. Dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide, AdvancED provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 27,000 schools in 65 countries. AdvancED provides accreditation under… Read more

Online learning is growing rapidly in Michigan and across the nation. A report released at the recent International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) virtual school symposium in New Orleans asked as “online learning is becoming more common, is… Read more

Michigan Virtual won a Silver Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Best Learning Team for the organization’s work in developing Michigan LearnPort, Michigan’s leading online portal for K-12 educators. Michigan teachers, administrators and other staff use the portal to… Read more

Indicative of the emerging role online learning plays in K-12 education, Public Act 201 of 2012 directed the Michigan Virtual to establish the Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation. The Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation will… Read more

Online Teacher of the Year chosen

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Tara Becker-Utess of Dimondale was named Michigan Virtual’s 2012 Online Teacher of the Year at an awards presentation dinner at the University Club at MSU on Monday, Oct. 15. Becker-Utess has been an online instructor for Michigan Virtual for… Read more

Michigan is known nationwide as a leader in online learning for K-12 education. Since 2004, Michigan Virtual has been helping to build that reputation. Though the nonprofit, which was created in 1998, shifted their attention to K-12 learning, President… Read more

Michigan Virtual will provide online courses to 600 Detroit high school students this fall in a unique partnership with the state’s Education Achievement Authority (EAA). The EAA is operating six Detroit high schools as part of Michigan’s Education Achievement… Read more

The Oakland Press reports on Michigan Virtual efforts to develop accounting courses for high school students. In an effort to spread awareness about the accounting field, Michigan Virtual, one of the largest online schools in the U.S. will introduce… Read more

Michigan Virtual will receive the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals Presidential Service Award at an educational conference later this month. According to the MASSAP executive director Wendy Zdeb-Roper, “the MASSP President Service Award is given to individuals and/or… Read more

With the goal of creating new and innovative learning programs for K-12 students and teachers, Michigan Virtual entered a joint venture with the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). Michigan Virtual President & CEO Jamey Fitzpatrick and MICPA… Read more

With the goal of creating new and innovative learning programs for K-12 students, parents and teachers, Michigan Virtual has initiated a collaboration with the Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Michigan Virtual President Jamey… Read more

Michigan Virtual announced today that Michigan Virtual for Students recorded its 100,000th student enrollment during the current spring semester. Since it was launched in 2000, Michigan Virtual has worked in partnership with Michigan’s K-12 schools to provide online courses,… Read more

Michigan Virtual and Michigan Virtual for Students unveiled a completely redesigned version of CEMS (Customer and Enrollment Management System) on March 27. This new launch is the culmination of over two years of design and recoding work that incorporated… Read more

Michigan Virtual @ MACUL

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Michigan Virtual, a major sponsor of the MACUL Conference, will be presenting nine breakout sessions at the annual conference in Grand Rapids. The 2012 MACUL Conference, Empowering Innovation, will be attended by approximately 4,000 educators from throughout Michigan, neighboring… Read more

Michigan Virtual recently retooled the engine that powers Michigan’s leading online portal for K-12 teachers called Michigan LearnPort. Michigan teachers, school administrators and other school staff rely on the portal, in part, to earn continuing education units, take state… Read more

Today is the first-ever National Digital Learning Day! As part of this initiative, Governor Snyder issued a proclamation to recognize the importance of technology supported learning in Michigan. Gov. Snyder’s proclamation references Michigan Virtual as “one of the largest… Read more

The Michigan Department of Education, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, announced on January 30 its participation as a state host in the first-ever Digital Learning Day campaign and kick off to Michigan’s “Year of the Digital… Read more

A veteran teacher was named Michigan Virtual’s 2011 Online Teacher of the Year at an awards presentation dinner at the University Club at MSU on Monday, Dec. 5. Julia Swartz of Vermontville was honored for being a true pioneer… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2011

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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

The national Digital Learning Council says “Michigan is leading the nation in transforming education for the digital age.” The Digital Learning Council’s mission is to define the policies that will integrate current and future technological innovations into public education…. 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.