Secondary (Grades 6 - 12)
Lakeshore Public Schools is expanding its longstanding partnership with Michigan Virtual (MV) to provide a fully online option to our 6-12 students. Our secondary students have previously found success utilizing MV courses when a course is not offered within our school or when an online course solves a student’s scheduling conflict. MV is accredited and fully aligned with the State of MI Standards, the Common Core Standards, and the Michigan Merit Curriculum to ensure our students are on a pathway towards graduation.
MV hires Michigan certified teachers to write curriculum and teach their courses. Students develop relationships with their online teachers and classmates through discussion boards, phone calls, emails, text messages, instructional videos, and online help sessions. Students will primarily work asynchronously, meaning the student will independently develop a schedule to complete coursework. Students will be provided a mentor, an LPS employee, who will monitor their progress and with whom they will periodically check-in.
Key features of Michigan Virtual
- No scheduled synchronous learning - students have flexibility in daily schedule
- Full asynchronous learning with teachers providing synchronous weekly office hours for drop-in support
- Teachers respond to emails within 24 hours
- Teachers provide video and/or text-based feedback on assignments within 72 hours
- Student-to-teacher and student-to-student interaction through email, text, discussion boards, and the Brightspace learning management system
Students who enroll in Lakeshore Virtual Academy will take Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and two elective courses. All virtual classes are a semester long and taught by Michigan Virtual (MV) educators who are Michigan certified teachers. Students should expect to log into each class daily and complete activities, assignments, and assessments. Students' daily schedule will be based on their course selections. Students entering the eighth grade who have qualified for Algebra I or select Spanish or French for credit will be placed in a MV high school course and will receive high school credit. Students will receive grades from MV that will be placed on their LPS report card.
High school students enrolled in MV pursue courses that fulfill Lakeshore High School graduation requirements. Students will individually select courses that best fit their needs and interests with guidance from LHS counselors. Students will receive grades from MV that will be placed on their LPS transcript.
MV offers dozens of core and elective courses, including Advanced Placement, Statistics, Economics, Calculus, World History, US History, Government, multiple World Languages, Music, Art, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.