Do I need to have access to a computer to attend?
Yes. Enrolled, qualified families may be eligible to receive a loaner computer system from Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) to support the learning process. These computer systems are instructional property and must be returned when the student leaves the school. MVCA will arrange for technical support and troubleshooting for these systems. Each family needs to secure their own internet service provider. For qualified families, MVCA will provide an internet stipend, which is distributed twice a year at the end of each semester.
What computer skills are required?
The Learning Coach needs to have at least basic computer skills. Use of the computer is an important part of the online school program. In the elementary grades, mostly the Learning Coach interacts with the computer. Middle school and high school students are most successful if they have basic computer skills.
Do I need high speed internet access to attend?
No. Although high-speed internet access definitely makes the experience of learning online much more satisfying, it is not absolutely necessary. Some geographic areas unfortunately do not have high-speed access available. However, for those areas that do, it is the preferred type of access for the program.