Lakeshore Virtual Academy

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    Non-Discrimination Statement

    The Board of Education complies with all Federal and State laws and regulations, as well as the requirements and regulations of the U.S. Department of Education, with regard to prohibitions against discrimination, including but not limited to the following: Title II, Title IV, Title VI, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its implementing regulations, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations; the Michigan Mandatory Special Education Act; and the Revised Administrative Rules for Special Education. Lakeshore Public Schools is committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, race, color, national origin or ancestry, disability, age, marital status, and/or any other legally protected characteristics in employment, education or any program or activity for which the Board of Education is responsible and/or for which the Board of Education receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.

    If any individual believes he or she has been discriminated against or believes that the District or an employee of the District has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of any Federal or State law or regulation, or any requirement or regulation of the U.S. Department of Education, he or she should direct a complaint or request for accommodation to the District’s Compliance Officers:

    Julie Powell - Assistant Superintendent (269) 428-1400

    Jeff Yauchstetter - High School Principal (269) 428-1402



    There are links and partner sites on the Lakeshore Public Schools website which allow you leave the District's website(s). The linked sites are not under the control of the LPS District. The District is not responsible for the contents of any linked sites, or any links contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The District is providing these links and sites to you only as an accommodation.

Welcome to Lakeshore Virtual Academy



    MIVU Progress Report Video

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    Click here for new help videos are available for MIVU students and parents.

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  • Online Readiness Rubric

    Borrowed from Michigan Virtual


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  • Profile of a Successful Online Learner

    Once you decide your student is likely to be successful, you have additional issues to consider. Instructors with years of online teaching experience agree that students who have a successful, satisfying experience learning online share several critical characteristics. Review these characteristics and answer these questions.

    • Good Time Management: Can your student create and maintain a study schedule throughout the semester without face-to-face interaction with a teacher?
    • Effective Communication: Can your student ask for help, make contact with other students and the instructor online, and describe any problems she/he has with learning materials using email, text messaging and/or the telephone?
    • Independent Study Habits: Can your student study and complete assignments without direct supervision and maintain the self-discipline to stick to a schedule?
    • Self-Motivation: Does your student have a strong desire to learn skills, acquire knowledge, and fulfill assignments in online courses because of an educational goal? Can she/he maintain focus on that goal?
    • Academic Readiness: Does your student have the basic reading, writing, math and computer literacy skills to succeed in the class?
    • Technologically Prepared: Is your student prepared to use constantly evolving technology to learn? The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) published a set of Standards for Students designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process.
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  • SOS (from Michigan Virtual)

    Strategies for Online Success (SOS) is an orientation to learning online geared towards preparing students for the transition from taking courses in-person to taking them online. It consists of three modules:

    1. Online Learning Basics
    2. Skills for Online Learning
    3. Online Learning Technology

    The modules include interactive components, such as videos, self-checks, and resources for students to download. Some of the key learning outcomes include:

    • Recognize the importance of goal setting and the elements of SMART goals.
    • Identify when to ask for help and who to contact.
    • Identify strategies for employing netiquette and respectful communication in an online course.
    • Identify strategies for managing time, managing distractions, and combating procrastination.
    • Identify ways in which you can organize your online and physical learning environments.
    • Recognize basic Internet search techniques and operators.
    • Recognize strategies for setting up and managing digital files.

    Michigan Virtual SOS Modules

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