Our Michigan Online School Program

K–12 Online School from Home

Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school, also known as a virtual charter school, that students attend from home. MICA brings a high-quality public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Michigan.

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.

Authorized by Ferris State University Charter Schools Office

Michigan Connections Academy is authorized by Ferris State University Charter Schools Office. The school is operated by Michigan Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with CA of Michigan, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. The school is governed by an independent board of directors, and all board meetings are open to the public. Please review our scheduled meeting dates, agendas, and information about how to attend a meeting or make a request for public records.

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

The Michigan Connections Academy Virtual School Experience

We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Michigan Connections Academy’s full-time virtual school program helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.

Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:

Free Education, Outstanding Curriculum

At MICA, students receive a great public online education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. Our K–12 virtual school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.

Exceptional Teachers

The teachers are the foundation of the Michigan Connections Academy experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers are drawn to our virtual school in Michigan because they care about kids and believe that personalized one-on-one instruction really works.

Individual Attention

Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.

Parent-Supported Learning

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the virtual school program.

Easy-to-Use Technology

Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And the flexibility of the program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Michigan Connections Academy or through Connections Academy’s clubs!