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 Connections Education, 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.
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Annual Education Report which provides key information on the school's 2018-19 education progress.
The Michigan Connections Academy Virtual School Experience
MICA shares a common goal with parents: to ensure that students cultivate confidence, productivity, and success all the way through to adulthood. 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, we believe that education should be affordable and accessible to all students. Our great online public education is free—there are no materials fees or tuition charges. Our K–12 virtual school has an engaging and constantly updated curriculum that exceeds national and Michigan state standards, all at no cost to students.
The exceptional teachers at Michigan Connections Academy believe that one-on-one instruction gives students the best learning experience. The MICA educators are talented, passionate, and trained specifically on how to strategically teach effective lessons in virtual school.
Students perform better when they get the individual attention they need. Each and every student at MICA is unique, and our lessons are tailored to each one’s needs. By using Michigan Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach, we help students accelerate in their strengths and build up their weaker areas. This individual attention gives students the maximum personalization needed to succeed.
Stay involved with your child’s education with parent-supported learning. At MICA, parents aren’t passive bystanders—they are Learning Coaches who actively participate in their children’s virtual school education. Parents can see their student’s real-time progress and help keep their children on track.
Michigan Connections Academy has easy-to-use technology to keep students connected. We use Connexus®, a system that lets students access a simple and effective learning experience anywhere they have an internet connection. This tool makes it easy to schedule lessons, access grades, and perform other tasks essential to a great virtual school experience.
Socialization, Community, and Friendships
Connecting with others is an essential part of the learning process. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online school LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare stories and experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person field trips, gatherings, and activities. Additionally, the flexibility of the program allows plenty of socialization opportunities for students to explore extracurricular activities through Michigan Connections Academy’s clubs or build friendships through outside community opportunities.