Michigan Online School is a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades K-12 living in the state of Michigan.
We are currently paused for enrollment. You may choose to have your student placed on a waitlist by completing an online application and submitting all required documentation. Once your enrollment is fully complete, we will track the date/time stamp and your student will be placed on a waitlist. We will notify you as soon as a seat becomes available.
HAVE A QUESTION?
Call: (888) 995-7464
To begin the ENROLLMENT PROCESS, please CREATE AN ACCOUNT on our enrollment portal and complete the online registration application.
Once we receive the enrollment application, along with all required admissions documents and verification that you reside in a county we serve, your student will be enrolled in our school. Upon admission, additional registration materials will be collected. If you need help, a member of our enrollment team is here to support you through this process.
The Michigan Online School (MOS) serves full-time students in grades K-12 who meet the requirements of this Policy and who are residents of the state of Michigan or are foreign exchange students. MOS does not charge tuition and does not discriminate in its pupil admissions policies or practices on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a student with a disability, or any other basis that would be illegal if used by a school district.
Proof of Student Identity & Guardianship: Copy of your child’s birth certificate (official or hospital-issued) showing the child’s legal name, place and date of birth, and legal guardian(s). If the birth certificate is not available, your alternate option is a combination of Proof of Guardianship (court documentation) and Proof of Identity (child’s passport or birth affidavit).
Proof of Residency: Documentation that proves the residency of the student and his/her primary parent/legal guardian. When the child lives with the legal guardian and the proof of residency documentation is in the legal guardian’s name any one of these documents is accepted. If you are unable to provide any of the below documents, contact the school office.
• Utility Bill (electric, gas, water, or sewer); Resident name and property address must appear on the bill; Must be dated within 90 days of enrollment. Please note that disconnect notices, final bill statements, and billing envelopes are not accepted.
• Mortgage Statement; Resident name and property address must appear on the statement; Must be dated within 90 days of enrollment.
• Lease or Rental Agreement that specifies start and end date of the agreement; must be dated and include names and signatures of the lessee and the lessor (typically this if the first and last pages of the agreement).
• Original Mortgage/Closing Paperwork such as the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Statement; Resident name and property address must appear on the statement.
• Pay Stub that includes employer name and address; also, must have guardians name, address and be dated.
• Bank Statement; must show Legal Guardian’s name, current physical address and be dated within 30 days
• Active Military Orders; must show Legal Guardian’s name and current physical address
• An Affidavit of Residency must be completed in the presence of a Notary Public. The Notary Public must sign and seal the affidavit within 30 days of the registration forms being submitted, and the original, hard copy affidavit must be submitted.
Health appraisal and vision screening, as applicable.
Release of records form in order to request records from the previous school district if applicable.
Foreign exchange students who provide documentation of their status as a foreign exchange student may enroll.
Affirmation of discipline from the student’s prior school, if applicable.
Transcript for high school students
Current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Multidisciplinary Team Report (MET) if applicable.
DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING TO ENROLL?
Since Michigan Online School is a public school, there is no tuition associated with enrollment. However, any cost associated with field trips and extracurricular activities is the responsibility of the parent.
WHAT GRADES ARE OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL?
Michigan Online School serves grades K-12.
WHAT SUBJECTS WILL MY CHILD TAKE?
Our elementary, middle, and high school students take very traditional courses with some great elective course options depending on the program!
WILL MY STUDENT HAVE A MICHIGAN STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER?
Yes, all our teachers hold current Michigan teaching credentials.
DOES THE SCHOOL SUPPLY COURSE MATERIALS?
The school offers the opportunity for each family to request a loaned computer at no expense. Elementary students receive a workbook. Our middle and high school students work primarily online, so no offline materials are required.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ACCELERATED LEARNERS OR STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS GIFTED?
The very nature of an online program can allow for acceleration. Our individualized approach allows teachers to assess students to find their challenge point in the elementary grades. Our students in middle and high school can take an accelerated approach with counselor permission. We also offer a great variety of electives, honors, and AP courses to challenge students and prepare them for higher education.
ARE YOU NCAA CERTIFIED?
Yes. Michigan Online School’s courses are NCAA approved. However, credit recovery courses are not. Please visit NCAA.org to search for our school to see NCAA approved courses.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ENROLLMENT APPROVAL?
Upon enrollment approval, you are officially enrolled in our school as a full-time student and should not be enrolled in any other program. Within 48 hours, you will speak with an enrollment specialist. Your Enrollment Specialist will partner with you and your student to make sure that you feel completely prepared and confident to start this journey. You will also be assigned a teacher who will support your student’s academic and social success. Our Teachers are experienced in education and assist on items such as scheduling classes, discussing college and career options, and creating plans to overcome learning obstacles.
Total Credits Required
4 Credits: English
4 Credits: Math
3 Credits: Science
3 Credits: Social Studies
1 Credit: Visual, Fine, or Performing Arts
1/2 Credit: Health
1/2 Credit: P.E.
2 Credits: World Language
18 Credits: Core Courses
4 Credits: Elective Courses
Tips for Students Enrolling in Michigan Online School
Is Online Learning for You?
Online courses can provide opportunities for students to attend classes anytime from anywhere; however, studies show that often students are unprepared for the challenges inherent with this style of delivery. MOS is committed to helping students see the powerful connections that encompass reading, studying and test taking. In order to help you know if you will be successful learning in an online environment, please carefully consider the questions below prior to requesting courses.
If you can answer “YES” to ALL of these statements/questions, online distance learning may be an attractive option for your educational needs. If you answer “NO” to two or more, you may want to resolve or improve in this area prior to enrolling in MOS online courses. More than three “NO” answers would indicate potential difficulties in successfully completing online coursework.
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