Enrollment and Attendance FAQs
Who is eligible to attend Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA)?
MGLVA offers full-time enrollment for students in grades K–12. Kindergarteners must be five years old before September 1 of the current year to be eligible for the program.
Does MGLVA offer dual enrollment?
Yes. Students who have met the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) graduation requirements and who have not aged out may participate in dual enrollment. Students can be enrolled in some college classes paid for by MGLVA, but the colleges and courses are subject to approval by the school.
How many of my children can I enroll in MGLVA?
Because MGLVA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades K–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend MGLVA?
MGLVA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide Michigan-certified teachers and instructional materials. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As Michigan public school students, all MGLVA students must comply with the state-required 180 instructional days. Attendance responsibilities are as follows:
A parent or Learning Coach must log attendance daily in the Online School (OLS).
Schedules may be blocked or flexible. However, attendance in each course needs to be logged each week.
Extended family travel, except during normal school vacation periods, requires written notification and vacation contract approval by the Head of School or designee. This should be completed at least one week prior to the extended absence.
All families must attend a Parent Orientation and the new students will attend the "Introduction to Online Learning" course via the OLS.
Families must maintain regular communication with MGLVA teachers.
Students and parents/Learning Coaches must check their email and phone messages daily.
Students must attend all required liveClass Connect sessions for instruction as directed by their teachers.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. Parents are encouraged to contact their student's teacher if they plan a vacation that does not coordinate with the school calendar.
Does MGLVA offer full- or part-time kindergarten?
Kindergarten is offered as a full-time option only. Kindergartners must be five years old before September 1 of the enrolling school year to be eligible for the program.