6-12 Online Public School in Michigan!

Great Lakes Cyber Academy is more than a fully accredited online school. It's a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience.

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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.

Curriculum

A challenging 6-12 curriculum

Teachers

Certified teachers experienced in online

Socialization

Activities that connect online students

Events

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Superintendent discusses GLCA

Heather Ballien discusses the benefits of virtual school and reasons why students may enroll

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GLCA student appreciates flexibility

Rosalee Jacobus is able to travel extensively, thanks to the flexibility of online school!

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Student thrives with GLCA

Chance Simpson graduated at age 13 in the top 10% of his class

Angel Chapman and mom Shannon share her daughter's experience with bullying and how the online school is now helping her

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Superintendent discusses GLCA

Heather Ballien discusses the benefits of virtual school and reasons why students may enroll

Read More

GLCA student appreciates flexibility

Rosalee Jacobus is able to travel extensively, thanks to the flexibility of online school!

Read More

Student thrives with GLCA

Chance Simpson graduated at age 13 in the top 10% of his class

Angel Chapman and mom Shannon share her daughter's experience with bullying and how the online school is now helping her

Read More
 

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)

School Transparency


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View the Budget and Salary/ Compensation Transparency Reporting for Great Lakes Cyber Academy

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
Email: GLCAFOIA@connectionseducation.com
(subject line: Public Records Request)

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


* MCL 15.231 et seq.