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Michigan Connections Academy —Free K–12 Virtual Charter School

Since 2010, students throughout Michigan have been thriving at Michigan Connections Academy (MICA), a tuition-free online public school, also known as a Michigan virtual school or cyber charter school. MICA gives K–12 students the flexibility to learn at home or anyplace with internet access with an individualized learning program featuring:

  • A challenging K–12 curriculum developed by leading education experts, and which 94% of parents surveyed in our 2018 Parent Satisfaction Survey agreed is high quality
  • Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment using online technology
  • Instruction from state-certified teachersrecognized as highly qualified under the No Child Left Behind Act—and with 97% of parents surveyed agreeing that our teachers are helpful
  • Support from award-winning staff including trained counselors, principals, and administrative personnel
  • School office located in Lansing

Our Mission

Our mission is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards. We are a high-quality, high-tech, high-touch “school without walls” that brings out the best in every student.

View Michigan Connections Academy’s Annual Education Report which provides key information on the school's 2016-17 education progress.

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Parent Dashboard for School Transparency

The online Parent Dashboard was developed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to provide a central, easy-to-use location that offers a balanced picture of school quality throughout the state of Michigan.

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Learn More About Michigan Connections Academy


MICA gives students the flexibility to learn from home in an engaging environment that varies between multistudent and one-on-one learning experiences.

Welcome to Michigan Connections Academy

MICA is not just a virtual charter school. It’s a tight-knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Dozens of clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth.
  • Field trips and social events that help students connect to one another, their communities, and their lessons.
  • Social events including picnics, prom, and graduation that help students connect to one another, their communities, and their lessons
  • An involved community of students and their families. 

Find Out More

Want more information about the Michigan Connections Academy’s K–12 program?

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