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Weekly Goals


Weekly goals are items structured as quizzes and have embedded directions. The Weekly Goals are no longer a required item, but they are a great tool for structuring a student’s pacing and are encouraged by the Essentials instructors.  


  1. First, access items by clicking Weekly Goals in the left menu.
  2. Then tap the appropriate linked week to view the activity.
    The Weekly Goals page has been opened and shows links to the various week’s activities. An arrow points from Weekly Goals in the left menu to the first linked activity.
  3. Next, tap the Begin button within the Goals Activity page.
    The instructions for the activity for Weeks 1 and 2 appear with a cancel and begin button displayed on the right side of the page. An arrow points to the begin button.
  4. As the student continues, he or she will tap the Save Answer button located to the right of each question.
  5. Finally, once all answers have been selected, the student will press the Save and Submit button to release the activity for grading.
    The week 1 and 2 goals test page appears showing test information and question status. Arrows point to the Save Answer and save and submit buttons mentioned above.

Last updated on August 17, 2020

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.