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:

  • Art, Film, & Music
  • Business & Career
  • Computers & Technology
  • Physical Education & Health
  • World Languages
  • Advanced Placement

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.

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Through our shared time program, you can:

  • Expand your school’s curriculum with a wide range of 7-12 grade electives, world languages, and AP courses
  • Make your school’s course offerings more marketable and competitive
  • Provide students with 21st-century learning opportunities
  • Collaborate with highly experienced shared time program coordinators
  • Choose to keep your students in your school while they complete elective work by enrolling them in online courses

Who benefits?

  • The students — Because they have the opportunity to pursue subjects not offered by their school, learn a new language, and/or potentially earn college credits by taking AP courses.
  • The private school — Because the public school district assumes teacher salaries AND offers private schools a generous supply allowance.
  • The public school — Because they receive a portion of the students’ state aid funding.
  • The private school teachers — Because, if hired as a shared time teacher by the public school, they earn a competitive salary, state retirement, and professional development.

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!
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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!
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What you need to get started

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!

South Redford School DistrictCathy White, Director
[email protected]




If you represent a private school in any Michigan ISD besides Wayne, Monroe, and Macomb, please contact Jamie Dingus to learn more about how you can partner with Brighton Area Schools to offer your students free elective courses!

Brighton Area Schools

Jamie Dingus, Director
[email protected]


When can I get started?

Michigan Virtual Calendar

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

Full Student Calendar

Professional Development for Shared Service Teachers

Are you a shared services teacher looking for professional development? Look no further! In partnership with our shared service programs, we are offering free professional development opportunities to select Michigan shared service teachers. This excellent training opportunity provides these teachers with SCECHs and the ability to expand their knowledge base on critical topics in education at no cost.

For Brighton Teachers For Holt Teachers

For South Redford & Romulus Teachers For Berkley Teachers

Interested in learning more about our shared time program?

if you’re interested in learning more about how you can offer your private school students free non-core elective courses, please fill out the form below! One of our representatives will get back to you ASAP. Thank you!

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