Category: Homeschool

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Many Notable People Among Homeschool Success Stories

With the flexibility and discipline required by homeschooling, it’s no wonder that so many homeschoolers have gone on to amazing careers. Homeschool success stories run the range from top Harvard grads and elite athletes to actors, musicians, and more. In this article, we showcase both historical and recent famous figures who got their start through homeschooling.

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Important Questions to Ask Your Online Homeschool Program Provider

Are you considering supplementing your homeschooler’s education with an online program? Unsure of what to look for in a quality program? Look no further. We’ve compiled a list of questions for you to ask an online provider before choosing what’s best for your child.

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4 Tips for Supporting Your Homeschool Student with Online Classes

Homeschool parents, especially those who have never taken an online class themselves, may feel a little unsure about how to support their child who has chosen to take an online course. As a parent, you’ll naturally have questions about how to best help your child succeed in their online homeschool program. Here are 4 tips to help you get started.

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4 Easy Steps to Prepare Homeschoolers for eLearning Success

You’ve done your homework on eLearning and are ready to power up the computer for your first online course. What comes next? What can you do to best prepare for educational success? Just like back-to-school checklists, an online school has its own set of to-dos. Here are 4 steps to get you started.

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Is an Online Program Right for Your Michigan Homeschooler?

As a parent, you want the very best for your child. That’s especially true when it comes to education and the tools you select as part of a homeschool curriculum. How do you know if an online program is right for your homeschooler? In this article, we offer a few tips to help you decide.

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What Do Homeschoolers Like About Online Programs?

With more than 1.7 million homeschoolers in the U.S., it comes as no surprise that both children and their parents are enjoying the benefits of homeschooling as compared to the traditional classroom. In this article, we walk through the top 8 reasons that homeschoolers enjoy online homeschool programs.

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Why Choose An Online Homeschool Program For Your Child?

Online learning allows homeschoolers to study foreign languages, take advanced coursework, and learn in a safe environment. In this article, we walk through some of the top reasons parents choose to supplement their child’s homeschool education with online programs and offer tips for parents considering this option.

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How Do Online Homeschool Programs Work in Michigan?

Wondering how online homeschool programs work in Michigan? While plenty of information resides on the internet, it can be a bit overwhelming to sort through the facts, myths, and plethora of opinions on the topic. In this article, we offer some useful tips to help homeschool parents select the right online program for their children.

 

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Get the Facts on Homeschoolers & the Homeschool Curriculum in Michigan

Just like many things in life, misconceptions and myths abound when it comes to homeschoolers. If you have thought about educating your child at home, you’ll want accurate information and answers to all your questions. In this article, we will help you navigate through the myriad of information and give you the facts you need to make an informed decision.

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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.