Scholarships available for Michigan Virtual summer online math camps

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LANSING — Several scholarships for the Michigan Virtual math online summer camps are still available for seventh and eighth grade students. The summer camps are a collaborative partnership between Michigan Virtual and the Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network.

A $75 value for each camp session, scholarships are still available for the following camp dates:
July 6 – 17, 2009 and July 20 – 31, 2009

To register through a scholarship for the Michigan Virtual Math Camp, email [email protected] or phone 888.532.5806.

The Michigan Virtual math online summer camps engage students in the thrill of discovery while using mathematics to figure out how things work. Students strengthen study habits and deepen understandings that will give them a head start on Michigan’s high school graduation requirements. For those who excel in math and science, the online camps provide challenging, interactive enrichment activities that will fuel their passion for discovery.

Students will be guided by a highly qualified, experienced, Michigan certified online instructor as they traverse the course content. Campers will use Gizmos, innovative, state-of-the-art online simulations from ExploreLearning that make learning easy and lasting. Gizmo activities are aligned to Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. Students will develop a rich repertoire of skills and content knowledge necessary for fun and success in the coming school year — all
from the comfort and convenience of their home computer or at one of the participating math and science centers.

“In addition to being a fun and interesting way to learn math, these online summer camps help students fulfill high school graduation requirement to take an online course or have an online learning experience,” Jamey Fitzpatrick, Michigan Virtual president and CEO, said.

Math course topics will include fractions, similarity and transformation, ratio and proportions, graphing in the coordinate plane, polynomials and probability. Students will be expected to spend a minimum of two hours a day on course work during the two-week camp period, or about 20 hours total.

The Michigan Virtual is an online resource for Michigan schools that is operated by the Michigan Virtual. In 1998, Michigan Virtual was established by the State of Michigan to serve as a champion for online learning. In 2005, Michigan Virtual was awarded accreditation by the North Central Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). Since its inception, Michigan Virtual has supported nearly 72,000 online course enrollments.

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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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.