"The teachers are not only qualified, but they are also compassionate, involved, and willing to go the extra mile for their students."

Brinn Clutter

High School Student


"I love teaching at MICA because I am able to offer more one-on-one attention to students than I was able to when I was in a bricks-and-mortar setting."

Ms. Hool

High School Teacher


"Being a part of MICA has been an awesome experience, not just for this homeschooling mom, but also for my children."

Angie Desmyther

MICA Parent

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Michigan Connections Academy —Free K–12 Virtual Charter School

Students throughout Michigan are 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 with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Our mission is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program, featuring:

  • A challenging, K–12 curriculum developed by leading education experts.
  • Instruction from state-certified teachers recognized as highly qualified under the No Child Left Behind Act.
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff.
  • Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment.

View Michigan Connections Academy’s Annual Education Report for key information on the school’s 2015–16 educational 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's varied between multi-student 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.
  • An involved community of students and their families. 

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.

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