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Online learning has something for everyone. Explore options that meet individual student needs and discover the long-term benefits of online learning, including college and career readiness. Reviewing the course catalog is a great way to determine which opportunities will be the best fit!

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Students, schools and success

Your counselor is here to help! Students can enroll in online courses during the school year by working with their high school counselor. How students enroll in summer courses may vary in each district, so be sure to check with your school before the final bell rings.

Online Learning Readiness Rubric

This rubric is used to better understand each student's needs and areas for improvement when scheduling courses online.
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Student Guide to Online Learning

This guide is for middle and high school students who are interested in taking courses online.
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Parent Guide to Online Learning

This guide presents information on online learning opportunities, characteristics of a successful online learner and how to prepare for online learning.
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Mentor with Student

What is a mentor?

A mentor could be a local teacher, counselor, librarian or even a parent, depending on the student’s enrollment status. The state requires that each student is assigned a mentor. Mentors work alongside students to track progress and provide support where needed. Mentors are vital to the success of each student, helping them to see a path to the future by breaking down barriers that stand between them and their goals. Each enrolled student is appointed a mentor, who serves as the local eyes and ears of the online instructor, helping to facilitate communication between the instructor, student, and parents.

Mentors provide a personal connection for students to build trusting relationships and help them to become successful online learners.

It is important that mentors understand their role and perform it to the fullest. Without them, it’s difficult to ensure that each student reaches their full potential. Michigan Virtual’s guides provide detailed insights into online learning and can provide parents/guardians, students and mentors the necessary information to form a collaborative and supportive relationship. Contact your school for further information regarding support for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or who’s eligible for special education services.

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Parent/Guardian Enrollment Request

Let your student's counselor know that your student is interested in taking online courses through Michigan Virtual. Please fill out this form, click "submit," print the PDF and have your student take it to his/her counselor.
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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.