Frequently Asked Questions about Great Lakes Cyber Academy

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What is Great Lakes Cyber Academy?

Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) is a statewide cyber school in Michigan authorized by Central Michigan University. GLCA began serving students throughout Michigan in the fall of 2013.

What grades does GLCA serve?

GLCA serves students in grades 6–12.

Who can attend GLCA?

GLCA serves students in grades 6–12 who live anywhere in Michigan.

Will GLCA students receive a computer?

Great Lakes Cyber Academy families will receive one desktop computer and monitor per household. Each eligible household will also receive an internet subsidy while actively enrolled. Payments are made three times a year: December, March, and June. Families not enrolled for the entire payment period will receive a pro-rated payment. Subsidies are not available during the summer months. For more online school information, visit the Hardware and Connectivity page.

Does GLCA provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Great Lakes Cyber Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How does Great Lakes Cyber Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Great Lakes Cyber Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Great Lakes Cyber Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Great Lakes Cyber Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at jadams@glca.connectionsacademy.org or the school’s 504 coordinator at psepetys@glca.connectionsacademy.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Is Great Lakes Cyber Academy accredited?

Great Lakes Cyber Academy is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

How do I request a transcript or report card?

Great Lakes Cyber Academy has authorized Parchment, Inc. to provide free transcripts and report cards in electronic or paper format for enrolled students. If this is your first time requesting a transcript, you will first have to register by creating a new account. Once you have created your account, you can request to have your transcript sent to any destination and track your transcript order. For any questions regarding obtaining your transcript or report card through Parchment, please feel free to contact your students school counselor via WebMail or by phone at 517-381-5062 .

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