Shared Time Services

Through our shared time program, Brighton Area Schools and South Redford School District are providing Michigan Virtual online elective courses, including AP courses, to private school students at no cost to the private school.

What is shared time services?

Shared time services is a State of Michigan program that allows public schools to provide services to private schools at no cost to the private school in the non-core elective areas. These non-core areas include:

Through our shared time program, Brighton Area Schools and South Redford School District are providing Michigan Virtual online elective courses to private school students for free.

Through our shared time program, you can:

Who benefits?

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Online Electives for High School Students

  • Art/Film/Music
  • Business & Career
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Computers & Technology
  • 7 World Languages
  • 24 AP Courses
  • And many more!

Online Electives for Middle School Students

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Guitar
  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports
  • Success Skills for the Real World
  • Digital Literacy & Programming
  • And more!

What you need to get started

South Redford School District

If you represent a private school in Wayne, Monroe, or Macomb ISD, please contact Cathy White to learn more about how you can partner with South Redford School District to offer your students free elective courses!

Cathy White, Director
[email protected]

Brighton Area Schools

If you represent a private school in any Michigan ISD besides Wayne, Monroe, and Macombplease contact Jamie Dingus to learn more about how you can partner with Brighton Area.

Jamie Dingus, Director
[email protected]

Michigan Virtual Calendar

When can I get started?

Visit the link below to explore calendar dates for our current semester, trimester, and summer courses!

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.