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Frequently Asked Questions About Michigan Connections Academy, a Virtual School in Michigan

Explore frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our virtual school in Michigan so you can get all the information you need. Select one of the FAQs listed below to find the answer.

What students are eligible to participate in Michigan Connections Academy?

Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) serves students throughout Michigan who are in grades K–12. The Eligibility section of the website offers more information about our virtual school’s student eligibility requirements.

What technology is provided to Michigan Connections Academy students?

At MICA’s virtual school in Michigan, students may request one loaned computer (per household) and an internet connection subsidy. Visit the Technology section of the website to learn the full details about the technology that Connections Academy may provide.

Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services, that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How does Michigan Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Michigan Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Michigan Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Michigan Connections Academy's education program, please contact the special education director and 504 coordinator at jljones@mica.connectionsacademy.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Are there field trips and social opportunities?

Yes. We encourage all MICA students and their families to participate in field trips for both hands-on learning opportunities and socialization. These events give students the chance to meet in person and form friendships. The school hosts multiple field trips in various regions throughout Michigan.

How do I request a transcript?

Complete this form to request an official school transcript. Fax or mail this form to Michigan Connections Academy. If you still have questions, please contact us so that we can answer your question(s) directly.

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