Our Culture @ Michigan Virtual

Work that makes a difference

We believe in a culture of caring

A people-first culture that strives to make every employee feel valued

 When you join our team, you get to do work on a daily basis that makes a difference for students, educators, and families in the state of Michigan. It’s a privilege we take seriously.

Diversity is more than just a value to us

Having a people-first culture means being inclusive of diversity in all forms and honoring all employee voices.  For Michigan Virtual diversity is a critical component to innovation. As an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, we value and encourage applications from women and minorities.

We strive for a healthy balance between work and life

The health, well-being, professional growth, and financial security of our employees matter deeply to us. Full-time employees receive the following benefits beginning their first day on the job:

When life happens, we have you covered
Work-life balance
Optional employee-paid benefits
Scholarship program
Meet the culture committee

Company culture plays a key role in job satisfaction and employee retention

That’s why we strive to cultivate a people-first culture where every team member feels welcome, heard, and valued. Once per month, our culture committee — a group of colleagues representing departments from across the organization — meet to review anonymous staff suggestions, foster a positive company culture, and create opportunities for staff to connect with one another.

Diversity, equity, & inclusion subcommitee

Having a people-first culture means being inclusive of diversity in all forms and honoring all employee voices. Our DE&I subcommittee meets regularly to ensure Michigan Virtual is an equitable and inviting place to work. View our diversity statement →

Wellness subcommittee

Wellness comes in many forms — physical, mental, social, and financial to name a few. Our wellness subcommittee meets often to brainstorm ways that Michigan Virtual can foster the health & well-being of employees by offering educational resources, staff challenges, training opportunities, fun events, and more.

Company-wide events

When the full staff gets together, we always have a good time. Every year, we host an array of company-wide events, often including an Annual Chili Cook-Off with guest judges, a holiday party, a pumpkin-carving contest, a company picnic, game nights, and more. We do our best to offer remote options for our colleagues who live outside of driving range so all can participate in these events alongside us.

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.