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SLP: Suggested Pacing


Students may want to know how many assignments are due each week in their course to stay on track. The Student Learning Portal provides a suggested pacing guide unique to each course to obtain this information. This process describes how student’s will access the pacing guide for their course.


  1. First, tap Suggested Pacing from the left navigation menu.
  2. As a result, each enrolled course appears in its own tab. Selecting the tab will adjust the view for that course. The course name will appear next to the slider bar indicating the status on pacing within the course.
  3. Finally, view the information in the table containing weekly assignment counts for the course.
    • The “Week” column will display the start and end date for the week.
    • The “Original Assignments” displays the number of assignments for the week.
    • The “Extra Assignments” display the number of additional assignments your teacher assigned for the week.
    • The “Total Assignments” column displays the number of original and extra assignments for the week for that course.

The Suggested Pacing page shows tabs representing the three active courses for the student. Below the selected tab is the assignments table containing the columns described above. An arrow points to the Suggested Pacing option in the left navigation menu.

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.