You want the very best for your child, especially when it comes to education. That’s why Michigan Virtual offers high-quality homeschool programs that save you time and support your efforts.
Our 200+ homeschool online programs can open a whole wonderful world of learning that goes far beyond the basics. Plus, your homeschool student receives guidance and feedback from Michigan-certified teachers.
As a parent you want your child to explore all of their unique interests as well as discover new ones. Unlock your child’s potential with Michigan Virtual homeschool online programs:
So, your child wants to take philosophy? We’ve got a course for that! Archaeology? We’ve got a course for that, too! What about AP Physics or AP Computer Science? Chinese, Japanese, Latin, or Sign Language? Veterinary science? Guitar?
One of the great aspects of online learning is the variety of homeschool programs. Our course catalog features over 200 online programs, including:
Explore our collection of 40 online courses specifically designed for middle school students. Additionally, for middle school homeschoolers who are eager for a challenge and want to get ahead, our high school courses provide an excellent opportunity to tackle advanced material.
Homeschool students can get a jump start on earning college credits with our 23 online Advanced Placement courses. Taught by highly qualified, Michigan-certified teachers, our AP courses prepare students for future success and boost pass rates on AP exams.
Our student pass rate is significantly higher — more than 25 percentage points higher — than the statewide average for virtual learning. In part, this is due to our quality curriculum and emphasis on supports for online learners.
Many of our courses are evaluated by Quality Matters — a nonprofit organization and recognized leader in quality assurance for online learning — to help us ensure our learners receive a high-quality curriculum. In 2017, we received the Quality Matters Make a Difference for Students Award for Outstanding Impact by a K-12 Organization.
In 2005, we were accredited by Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions and systems to ensure that all learners benefit from a quality education. We were subsequently re-accredited in 2010 and 2016.
You want the very best for your child. Michigan Virtual supports all of your homeschool efforts with 200+ online courses, AP courses, summer enrichment programs, state-certified teachers and more.
If you’re a homeschool parent looking to supplement your child’s education with online courses, it may be worth talking to the principal or superintendent of your local public school district to ask whether they offer any of the following:
Some schools are more familiar with homeschool partnerships than others, but it never hurts to ask! Principals are typically out of the building for the entire month of July, but superintendents work year-round and may be able to help you during this time if you are unable to get in contact with the principal.
If you don’t have any luck with this route, it also doesn’t hurt to contact your local intermediate school district (ISD) or a neighboring district. You may need the refusal in writing from your local district first before they’re able to work with you.
To enroll your homeschool student in Michigan Virtual online courses, explore our course catalog for subjects customized for your child. If you have any questions, check out our Parent & Guardian FAQs, or contact our Customer Care Center.
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.