Virtual Schools

Virtual schools are web-based learning initiatives designed to meet the various needs of students.  For some students, online learning is a perfect match, for other students it could be disastrous.

Michigan Virtual High School allows Michigan high school students to take approved courses that meet Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements.  These courses vary from traditional semester long courses to fast track sessions that can be used to catch-up on missed credits so students can graduate on time.

The Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities research shows online learning can be made more accessible, engaging, and effective for K-12 learners with disabilities.

Also read:

Dear Colleague Letter  This guidance addresses the supervision responsibilities of states and the applicability of IDEA’s child find provisions to children attending public virtual schools. The letter also clarifies states’ responsibility to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to children with disabilities attending public virtual schools.

Definitions from MDE

More information is available on:

Virtual Schools– from the Michigan Alliance for Families Webinar Series

 

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