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Great Lakes Cyber Academy students enjoy the flexibility of three flexible graduation pacing options...

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Standard Pace: Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions.

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Accelerated Pace: Students attend fall, spring and summer sessions full-time, enabling them to graduate early or take post-secondary dual enrollment courses.
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Extended Pace: Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions, but also attend the summer session.

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Great Lakes Cyber Academy: An Online High School in Michigan

Connections Academy is pleased to support Great Lakes Cyber Academy, a new tuition–free online public school option available for students in grades 9–12 throughout Michigan. 

At Great Lakes Cyber Academy, we know that every student has unique talents, goals, and learning preferences. That’s why we deliver an online learning program that’s tailored to each student’s abilities, interests, and learning styles. Take a look at how we combine state-of-the-art technology, an award-winning curriculum and personalized attention from state-certified teachers to create a Michigan virtual school unlike any other.

Great Lakes Cyber Academy students learn at home—at a pace that’s right for them. Through our secure, easy-to-use education management system, students and parents can easily find everything they need to communicate with teachers, access daily lessons, take assessments and more.

Three Flexible Graduation Pacing Options

Because Great Lakes Cyber Academy courses are offered throughout the year—during the fall, spring and summer sessions—our online high school in Michigan provides school students three flexible graduation pacing options for meeting state education standards.

Graduation
Pacing Options
Typical Number of Courses (Credits)
Taken During each Term
Total Number of Courses (Credits)

Fall Spring Summer
Standard Pace
Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions.

6 (3.0 credits)
6 (3.0 credits)
0 (0 credits)
12 (6.0 credits)
Extended Pace
Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions, but also attend the summer session.

4 (2.0 credits)
4 (2.0 credits)
4 (2.0 credits)
12 (6.0 credits)
Accelerated Pace
Students attend fall, spring and summer sessions full-time, enabling them to graduate early or take post-secondary dual enrollment courses.

6 (3.0 credits)
6 (3.0 credits)
2 – 4 (1.0 – 2.0 credits)
14 – 16 courses
(7.0 – 8.0 credits)

 

Learn More about Great Lakes Cyber Academy

Want more information about our cyber high school in Michigan? Attend an upcoming information session, or call 855-GO4-GLCA (855-464-4522).

Accreditation

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.