To reach as many students as possible this summer, Michigan Virtual has created a win-win incentive program for schools willing to share our programs. This referral program will help you earn revenue for your school AND keep students learning over summer break.
If you’re a school leader interested in exploring what this partnership may look like, get in touch with us! Every enrollment that comes from a student in your district could put funds back in your budget.
You can use the communication kit we’ve created to easily share emails, flyers, newsletter blurbs, social media posts, graphics, etc. with the parents in your school community.
The following newsletter blurbs can be copied and pasted into weekly communications with parents and students or posted to your social media profiles. Click the arrows below to expand and see the full text and headline for any given program.
The first blurb overviews all of our summer offerings while the rest promote specific programs or options. Feel free to copy whichever one is relevant to your students OR download all of the blurbs in our .zip file at the top of this page!
7 online options to keep your child learning this summer
We have an unusual summer ahead of us. Typically, during the summer, it’s important for kids to have less structure than usual, so they can relax and play. This year, your children’s needs may be a little different.
Having been out of their brick-and-mortar schools for months and with uncertainty regarding existing summer plans, parents are looking for new ways to keep their children engaged and learning in a structured and productive way over the summer break.
While the “summer slide” always brings risks of learning loss, this summer we believe it will be even more important for students to have structured learning time to help them keep their minds active, bridge knowledge gaps, and prepare for the next school year.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your children learning this summer with safe and structured educational opportunities, check out Michigan Virtual’s online summer learning programs:
If you enroll your student in a 10-week summer course, be sure to speak with your child’s school counselor first to ensure they follow the appropriate process to earn credit for their summer work.
We have an unusual summer ahead of us. Typically, during the summer, it’s important for kids to have less structure than usual, so they can relax and play. This year, your children’s needs may be a little different. If you’re looking for ways to keep your children learning this summer with safe and structured educational opportunities, explore Michigan Virtual’s online summer school programs, including:
This summer, your kids may benefit from more structured learning time than usual. Parents, explore Michigan Virtual’s online summer school programs for educational options to keep them safe, engaged, & learning from the comfort of home: https://hubs.ly/H0n427l0
This summer, you have the opportunity to enroll your child in a Michigan Virtual online course on over 150 different subjects. Your student will have 10 weeks to complete coursework at their own pace and will be supported along the way by a Michigan-certified online instructor who is an expert in their subject area. Learn more→
Would you like your child to earn credit this summer by taking an online class? Consider enrolling them in a Michigan Virtual online course & choose from over 150 different classes (grades 6-12) taught by Michigan-certified teachers: https://hubs.ly/H0n427l0
If your student has previously failed a course, taking an online credit recovery course over the summer can help them get back on track for graduation. Michigan Virtual’s Essentials courses are designed to be highly supportive for credit recovery students and are taught by Michigan-certified teachers who are experts in their subject area. Learn More →
Does your child need to make up credits for graduation? Taking an online credit recovery course over the summer can help them get back on track. Check out Michigan Virtual’s online credit recovery courses taught by Michigan-certified teachers: https://hubs.ly/H0n46QP0
When you don’t use your language skills, you begin to lose them. Students who study a world language at school work hard all year to develop their proficiency, but it’s easy to start losing fluency over the summer without dedicated practice time.
If you have a student who has taken at least one year of French or German consider enrolling them in Michigan Virtual’s Summer French or German Boost. With these online summer programs, students go beyond ineffective “skill and drill” practices by completing artificial intelligence-driven activities designed to keep their language skills sharp. Learn More →
When you don’t use your language skills, you begin to lose them. If your student has taken at least one year of French or German, consider enrolling them in Michigan Virtual’s Summer French or German Boost to help maintain & strengthen their fluency: https://hubs.ly/H0n6rCF0
There’s no playbook for parenting during a pandemic. During times of crisis, our students need extra support to process their emotions. The Michigan Cares Portal — powered by Michigan Virtual — offers FREE mental health & social emotional lessons for K-12 students, parents, & educators. This portal will be freely available until the end of the 20-21 school year. Learn More →
There’s no playbook for parenting during a pandemic. During times of crisis, our students need extra support to process their emotions. The Michigan Cares Portal offers FREE mental health & social emotional lessons for K-12 students, parents, & educators: https://hubs.ly/H0q7r070
Studies show that most students lose 2 months worth of mathematical skills over the summer. One way to mitigate the dreaded “summer slide” is to provide them with outlets to flex their math muscles. One way you can do this is through Michigan Virtual’s EdReady Math program — which helps students in grades 4-12 master mathematical skills and concepts they find challenging. Available for FREE until July 31, this web-based program provides students with online diagnostic testing and a personalized playlist of interactive lessons that will help them reach the next level in their math journey. Learn More →
Studies show that students can lose months worth of math skills over the summer. Michigan Virtual’s EdReady Math program — available for FREE until July 31 — is a great tool that can help your children in grades 4-12 practice their math skills this summer: https://hubs.ly/H0n49c_0
Is your high schooler ready for college-level English? By enrolling your student in Michigan Virtual’s EdReady English program (for grades 8-12), you provide them with the opportunity to practice skills like developing a thesis statement, correcting grammatical errors, using sources in reading and writing, and many more. Available for FREE until July 31, EdReady English offers students online diagnostic testing and a personalized playlist of interactive lessons that help them reach their college and/or career goals. Learn More →
Is your high schooler ready for college-level English? Michigan Virtual’s EdReady English program — available for FREE until July 31 — is a great tool that can help students in grades 8-12 master critical skills required for college-level English: .https://hubs.ly/H0n49c_0
You can share the following list of free resources with students and parents to help students thrive in the online learning environment. For best results, print this flyer out in full color and share with parents and students, or share the digital copy of the PDF via email.
If your student is taking an online course this summer through Michigan Virtual, here are a few free resources that will help you support them:
This FAQ list answers basic questions you might have about navigating Michigan Virtual’s Student Learning Portal — the platform you and your student will be using to access online summer courses.
Virtual learning is a great option for students and can be an effective way to learn. Because taking virtual courses is quite different from taking courses in face-to-face classrooms, however, it’s important for students to understand what habits they should have or ought to develop and what support systems they will need to succeed. Research shows that students who are well-prepared and well-supported for this new experience perform better in their courses.
In this guide, you’ll explore answers to the following questions:
Parents often struggle to help their children transition into 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:
You can download the following infographics to educate students and parents at your school about their summer learning options and best practices for succeeding in their online courses. For best results, print these out in color to give to students and parents or share the digital versions directly in your email communications.
Downloading instructions: You can right-click any of these images and select “Save image as… ” to download a .png image file. Alternatively, you can left-click any of these images to open up a link to a full-size, interactive PDF file in a new tab. If you’d like to download all of these images, we recommend downloading the .zip file containing all of our summer school communications, which includes the PDF and PNG versions of each flyer and infographic.
Our calendaring structure for Summer offers many different options for start and end dates for student courses. Schools and parents can select whichever start or end date option fits best for their academic calendar or their specific situation.
*All times listed reflect the Eastern Time Zone.
Summer course offerings include Plus, Essentials and limited Middle School courses
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Additional start options are available; however, students will have less than 10 weeks to complete their courses.
Are you interested in partnering with us to spread the word about summer learning?
For schools who help promote our summer programs to their parents and staff, we’re offering a special referral program that can help you earn revenue for your school AND keep students learning over summer break. It’s a win-win!
If you’re a school administrator interested in exploring what this partnership may look like, fill out the form below and someone will get in touch with you!
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.