Prepare for a Bright Future!

Students throughout Michigan are thriving at Great Lakes Cyber Academy, a tuition-free online public school. Great Lakes Cyber Academy gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.


A challenging K-12 curriculum


Experienced and certified online teachers


Activities that connect online students

School Facts

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Three Flexible Graduation Pacing Options

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

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Typical Number of Courses (Credits) Taken During Each Term

Graduation Pacing Options Fall Spring Summer Total Number of Courses (Credits)
Standard Pace  
Students take a full course load in the fall and spring sessions.
6 (3 credits) 6 (3 credits) 0 (0 credits) 12 (6 credits)
Extended Pace
Students take fewer courses than a typical course load in the fall and spring sessions, but also attend the summer session.
  5 (2.5 credits) 5 (2.5 credits)   2 (1 credits) 12 (6 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 credits) 6 (3 credits) 2 – 4 (1 – 2 credits) 14 – 16 courses (7 – 8 credits)

Michigan Freedom of Information Act Process for Great Lakes Cyber Academy

Under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act* (FOIA), people can view or obtain copies of most public records of public organizations by written request. As a public school academy, Great Lakes Cyber Academy complies with this act. Please note that student information is private and protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

If you have an FOIA request, please submit it in writing, either in person, or using mail, fax, or email. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and mailing address, plus a clear description of the public records requested. The school may charge a fee to cover costs.

Submit written FOIA requests to:

Great Lakes Cyber Academy
Attention: FOIA Coordinator
2875 Eyde Parkway
Suite 200
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-381-5062
Fax: 517-381-5090
(subject line: Public Records Request)

View the Great Lakes Cyber Academy Summary, Procedures, and Guidelines

* MCL 15.231 et seq.