Every online learner has a story. What’s yours?

Students are drawn to online learning for a variety of reasons. Some need to recover credits needed for graduation. Others are itching to take a course on a subject not available at their school. Here are a few common reasons students choose to pursue online learning:

  • To learn at a pace that works for them, whether it be more slowly or faster than their peers
  • To resolve issues with scheduling conflicts
  • To recover credits for graduation
  • To study a language not offered at their school
  • To earn college credits by taking an AP course
  • To learn from home while recovering from an illness
  • To reap the benefits of a flexible schedule while participating in sports, musical groups or other extracurricular activities

Do these stories sound familiar to you?

If you’re a school counselor or a parent, maybe you’re reminded of one of the students in your life. If you’re a student, maybe you’re saying, “Yep, that’s me. That’s what I want to do.” If you or someone you know would benefit from taking a high-quality online course, we can help. Begin your online journey by exploring our course offerings or reading testimonials below from real students who have taken Michigan Virtual courses!

Here's how we can help:

We offer over 200 online courses and electives for high school and middle school students in Michigan – including 24 AP courses, seven world languages, new Essentials courses for credit recovery and over 40 core courses and electives for middle schoolers.

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Over 200 Online Courses

Michigan Virtual offers over 200 courses and electives – including 24 AP courses, seven world languages, new Essentials courses for credit recovery and over 40 core courses and electives for middle schoolers.

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Our Course Difference

Did you know that our student pass rate is over 25 percentage points higher than the statewide average? Our high pass rate stems, in part, from our rigorous instructor training, our effort to pair every online learner with a mentor and our emphasis on quality and comprehension in every course we offer.

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Credit Recovery & Alternative Learning

We know that students who fail a course need more support when trying to recover credits for graduation. That's why we created 27 core classes specifically designed to meet the needs of these students. All Essentials courses include mentor training and comprehensive student orientation modules at no additional cost.
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Don’t take our word for it! Hear what our students have to say:

Kalie, Howell High School

“I am looking to pursue a career that involves assisting with animals that have health-related issues. I am currently enrolled in Michigan Virtual’s Veterinary Science course. A Veterinarian is what my final goal is, but any other type of job working with animals I will always be open to. I was unsure of what I wanted to become throughout high school until Michigan Virtual entered into my life.”

Logan, Black River Public School

“I have always been interested in learning to code. No resources existed already at my high school to do so, therefore I took it upon myself to find one. I tried starting a club and using free online tutorials, but I then learned about Michigan Virtual Classes. Michigan Virtual allowed me to thoroughly dive into a specific language of coding and develop a solid basis.”

Payton, St. Catherine of Siena Academy

“Taking a class through Michigan Virtual has taught me many things about myself and how I work. I now know how independent I can be and also that I have good time management. This class has taught me how to grow in those two areas immensely.”


Ben, Brighton High School

I personally missed a lot of Fridays to go on my travel lacrosse tournaments all across the country, and the easy access to Michigan Virtual from any computer or laptop made it simple to do my class on the go.”

Hannah, Portland High School

Since Middle School, I have been wanting to learn ASL. I was told by my school counselors that I could only take the class through a Community College. I did my research and found Michigan Virtual! I talked to my counselors and they allowed me to do ASL. Now, there are I believe 6 kids from school including myself that take ASL on Michigan Virtual! Michigan Virtual has helped me figure out what I want to do in life. For that, I am forever grateful!”

Morgan, Grand Ledge High School

Michigan Virtual has given me the opportunity to take an Advanced Placement credit that is not offered as a classroom instructed class at my high school. I have gained so much knowledge and have been able to get hands-on experience throughout my course. Having the opportunity to take AP Computer Science it has given me an insight into college life, college workload, and even a chance to get ahead on my knowledge and credits.”

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