Eligibility Requirements

You must meet specific state and program requirements to complete online school enrollment and attend Great Lakes Cyber Academy. Student eligibility requirements in Michigan are determined by the Michigan Legislature and the Michigan Board of Education. Great Lakes Cyber Academy is authorized by the Central Michigan University.

Before enrolling, review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades 6–12.

Note: Great Lakes Cyber Academy does not accept students who are currently expelled from their local school or district.

Age Limitations

  • Maximum Age: A student must be 19 years old (or younger) on September 1 to be eligible for Great Lakes Cyber Academy enrollment.

Required Documents

Please provide a copy of the following document for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your enrollment documents.

  • Official birth certificate
  • Passport

Geographical Limitations

You must reside in the state of Michigan and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for Great Lakes Cyber Academy enrollment.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • Gas, electric, or water bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement or current lease
  • Property tax statement
  • Letter from a government agency


All Great Lakes Cyber Academy students must provide a certificate of immunization obtained from and signed by health care provider.

See Michigan School Immunization Requirements

Medical and Personal Exemptions

Michigan allows for medical or personal exemptions. Parents seeking immunization waivers in Michigan must have the immunization waiver certified by their local health department.

Prior Public Schooling Limitations

There are no prior schooling limitations. Any age-eligible public school, private school or homeschool student may enroll in Great Lakes Cyber Academy.

Other Documentation

You may need to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order:If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.

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