Quality curriculum + Ongoing support

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.

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Boost your child's homeschooling

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:

200+ Homeschool Programs

Michigan Virtual offers 200+ courses for homeschooling

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:

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Middle School Level Courses

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.
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High School Level Courses

High school students will find exactly what they need and more in our catalog of online courses. With over 200 online high school courses including 24 AP courses, 7 world languages, electives and more, students and parents can create a custom plan to meet their needs.
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Advanced Placement Courses

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.
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Online Course Pass Rate (2017-18) -- Statewide Avg = 55%, Michigan Virtual = 84%

Award-winning course content & high student pass rates

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 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.

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Get course costs covered through your local school district

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:

  • A homeschool partnership program
  • Seat-time waivers for homeschool students, or
  • Opportunities for homeschool students to take non-core electives on a part-time basis.

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.

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Student Guide to Online Learning

Online homeschool programs provide a great option for students. In addition to learning important subject matter, students develop computer skills that they can use for years to come. Research shows that students who are well-prepared and well-supported for this new experience perform better in their courses.

In this guide, we explore answers to the following questions:

  • What is it like to take an online course?
  • What do students enjoy most about taking online courses?
  • What challenges might you face in your online course?
  • How do you know if online learning is right for you?
  • What are the characteristics of successful online learners?
  • What should I do to prepare myself for online learning?
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Parent Guide to Online Learning

Parents of homeschooled children often struggle to help them transition to online courses. They want to know: Is this the best option for my child? What can I do to help him or her succeed?

Designed for parents and guardians who are new to the world of virtual learning, this guide will help you map out the factors you ought to consider before enrolling your child in an online course.

In this guide, we explore answers to the following questions:

  • What is online learning?
  • What do students like about taking online courses?
  • What challenges do students face in their online courses?
  • How do you know if online learning is right for your child?
  • What are the characteristics of successful online learners?
  • How can you help your child prepare for online learning?
  • What kinds of questions should you ask of your school or online learning provider?
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Ready to enroll?

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.

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