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SLP: Keep Records of Student/Mentor Interactions


A mentor is responsible for meeting with a student as needed (in person when possible or virtually if necessary) and keep records of those meetings. The process below describes how a mentor or other school staff members will document the event in the Student Learning Portal.


  1. First, tap the Students tab in the top menu bar to display active students within your school or district.
  2. Next, click the linked name in the “Student” column for the student.
    The Active Student page is displaying a table containing a list of active students within their affiliation. An arrow points to the linked name in the Student column.
  3. As a result, the student information will be displayed.
  4. Then scroll down the left navigation menu to show the “Communications” section.
  5. Next, tap the Add Communication option.
  6. At this point, a form will appear to document the meeting with the student.
  7. Begin by specifying the type of meeting by tapping an option from the Category drop-down field.
  8. Next, type a brief description of the meeting in the Subject field.
  9. Then insert a explanation in the Contents area.
  10. When satisfied with the report, tap the Save button to apply the information to the student account.
    The Add Communication template form is displayed showing the fields mentioned above. An arrow points to the Add Communication option in the left navigation menu and to the Save button at the bottom of the template.

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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.