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Academic Integrity Policy

Academic integrity means that all work you submit is created by you and is an original representation of your work. It means that what you submit is your own work.

This means that:

  1. The ideas and the writing of others are properly cited including images used.
  2. Students submit their own work for tests and assignments without unauthorized assistance such as passing another student’s work off as your own.
  3. Students do not provide unauthorized assistance to others including sharing your work with others (including on work-sharing websites).
  4. Students report their research or accomplishments accurately by using quotations as needed and avoiding slight re-wording of content without providing credit.
  5. Students in world language courses interpret and produce written and spoken language without the assistance of online or print tools or other people (unless expressly allowed by the online instructor).

Why is academic integrity important?

  1. You are earning credit for learning material for which you have not demonstrated mastery.
  2. You may be violating the law.

Each student shall be expected to:

  1. Abide by national, state and local laws, as well as the rules of the school.
  2. Respect the person, property, including intellectual property, and civil rights of others.
  3. Conform to reasonable standards of socially acceptable behavior, including acting courteously.

In order to be as consistent and specific as possible, Michigan Virtual for Students has identified general conduct violations and disciplinary consequences for various misbehaviors. It is important that you understand this list does not include every disciplinary problem that may arise, that there are times that extenuating circumstances must be considered, and school administrators reserve the right to identify additional behavior problems that result from student conduct. Certain situations may require moving beyond lesser penalties to more strict disciplinary actions, even for a first offense.

This list, however, does provide general guidelines and the understanding regarding academic integrity for all of our courses. Disciplinary measures may be progressive in the sense that the penalties assigned for repeated offenses may become more severe with each subsequent offense of a repeated behavioral violation. However, there are circumstances, based upon the nature of the offense, which justify a more advanced or severe disciplinary action.

Academic Integrity Matrix

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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.