How It Works
How Online High School Works
Who can attend?
The Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) high school program serves full-time students in grades 9–12 who reside in the state of Michigan, are less than 20 years of age as of September 1 of the year they're enrolling, and do not already have a GED or high school diploma.
What are the costs?
Because MVCA is part of the public school system, it's tuition-free. Enrolled families receive the Stride K12 curriculum, and qualified students may receive a loaner computer and internet stipend. Families will be responsible for providing some consumable materials (such as printer ink and paper).
Working with Your Teacher
Teachers provide individual and small group assistance via online synchronous sessions called "Class Connects." Students are expected to attend all required Class Connects and meet with their teacher to receive course assistance, tutoring, and instruction. Students in grades 9–12 work more directly with teachers, but parent/Learning Coach involvement is essential for approximately 10 hours a week.
Expectations for Completing Schoolwork
At MVCA, student learning and academic growth are paramount. While we offer a level of flexibility, we recognize the importance of classroom pacing and the need for students to complete their work based on set due dates.
MVCA high school uses a semester-based approach where students are required to earn a passing grade on their assignments and online lessons. Due dates are assigned to lessons to encourage consistent, steady progress for academic success.
Attending teacher-led, direct-instruction, online synchronous Class Connect sessions, along with completing coursework, will help students be successful.
Email is the primary form of communication between the school and families. Learning Coaches and students are required to check and respond to emails on a daily basis.
MVCA students must comply with all Michigan-mandated testing requirements.
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