How Online Education Works
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy uses online curriculum and services provided by K12. In the K–8 program, learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.
For high school MVCA uses the K12 high school program. Whether targeting a top-tier, 4-year university, a local community college, or an immediate career, MVCA prepares students to maximize their post-high school success.
Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools
At Michigan Virtual Charter Academy, all students interact with one or more Michigan-certified teachers (depending on the grade level) and communicate regularly with their teachers through email, telephone, online meetings and, at the high school level, in-person at a learning center. Each MVCA family receives a loaner computer (if needed), as well as boxes of materials, including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and other hands-on tools and resources. These materials complement the interactive online elements of our program, ensuring that students receive instruction using the best method for each subject matter.
Extensive Support System
MVCA also provides an extensive support system to both parents and students. In grades K—8, working closely with the teacher or teachers, the parent (or other responsible adult) serves as a "learning coach" to the child, helping to facilitate his or her progress and working to modify the pace and schedule as needed. At the high school level, students will work at more of a collective pace with a class of students in conjunction with the teacher. Each teacher is state certified and trained in his or her specific subject area. In addition, monthly networking opportunities are provided through various events and outings, enabling the entire school community to keep in close contact.
Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability
In addition to providing individualized learning, MVCA provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and testing required of all public schools.