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

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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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.