Michigan Virtual School Courses

Michigan Connections Academy is an online virtual charter school that offers curriculum backed by the best and most up-to-date resources from leading educational publishers and curriculum specialists. We strive to continually improve our curriculum in order to deliver an effective comprehensive education to all our students. Michigan Connections Academy equips online students with the best resources available so that they can more readily master all required core subjects: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

A 21st Century Online Curriculum for 21st Century Success

Michigan Connections Academy’s online high school curriculum has proven to be a highly effective alternative to learning in more traditional settings, such as a bricks-and-mortar public or private school or homeschooling. The goal of our curriculum is to help students develop the knowledge and thinking skills they’ll need for higher education, life, and the workforce.

At Michigan Connections Academy, we have structured our classes to incorporate both teacher-led and self-directed, self-paced learning. This allows each student to learn in the way that works best and to reach his or her full potential at each grade level. These courses also develop four crucial skills known as the “four Cs” of 21st century learning:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Collaboration

Developed by Curriculum Experts

At our online virtual school, we have a team of experts committed to designing and improving our free online school curriculum. The team includes members equipped with advanced degrees in instructional design, curriculum development, and technology education as well as classroom teaching and subject matter expertise. The team constantly strives to develop a high-quality curriculum that delivers real results. By identifying the skills and objectives that students need to learn, curriculum experts create lessons designed to help students develop and practice these skills, while providing assessments to measure student progress. Michigan Connections Academy doesn’t want students to just learn and forget a subject. We want them to master it.

Only the Finest Materials

Our curriculum experts scout out and select the best texts and teaching materials from leading publishers in order to create and refine effective units, lessons, and activities. Our multimedia team works in tandem with these experts to create and develop interactive tools and resources that will maximize students’ involvement in their education and further develop their skills in the four Cs. The curriculum combines graphics, video, and audio in compelling Teachlet® tutorials, interactive reviews, and learning games that stimulate students and further their development.

Electives that Instill Excitement

Electives are an integral part of the well-rounded virtual curriculum at Michigan Connections Academy. We offer a wide range of K–12 online courses such as world languages, game design, home life, sign language, and more. These electives are meant to help stimulate students and allow them to explore new interests and develop new skills and talents.

Evolving Curriculum Built for Success

Through years of constant development, testing, and refining, we have produced a curriculum that not only meets rigorous national and state educational standards but also meets the diverse needs of our students to help them succeed wherever life takes them.

At Michigan Connections Academy, the virtual high school courses are evaluated and revised regularly to ensure the content is fully up to date and effectively enables students to learn the material. This process ensures that our curriculum delivers the most effective content and aligns with state and national standards. But the work doesn’t stop there. As part of this ongoing review, students and parents are asked to rate each lesson on a five-star scale. Michigan Connections Academy has received an average lesson rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars after nearly four million evaluations.

Bringing Virtual Lessons to Life

Michigan Connections Academy doesn’t offer courses that are merely efficient in delivering information to students. We offer courses that bring the subject matter to life so that students are engaged with the material. To accomplish this, our online curriculum development team works with professional in-house videographers, graphic designers, and computer programmers to better weave texts and instructional materials into units, lessons, and activities.

The result is that Michigan virtual high school students are more engaged in their courses, whether during individual study or when collaborating with classmates. Students not only learn how to think independently but also learn how to work more effectively as a team.

Hundreds of Proven Online Classes

Hundreds of Proven Online Classes

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