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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS AT MICHIGAN ONLINE SCHOOL?

We expect all of our students to succeed. To ensure your success you must spend 1098 hours in school from September-June, about 6 hours each day, and make 5-6% progress in each course each week. You must enroll full time at Michigan Online School taking 6 courses each semester and you must log into and complete coursework in each course each day. In addition, students take all required Michigan State tests and diagnostic and benchmark assessments to ensure their academic achievement and progress.

WHAT IS MICHIGAN ONLINE SCHOOL? IS IT ACCREDITED?

Michigan Online School (MOS) is a public charter school providing middle and high school curriculum to Michigan residents, free of cost. All courses meet Michigan Department of Education academic standards and are provided completely online.

DOES MICHIGAN ONLINE SCHOOL ISSUE DIPLOMAS?

Yes. MOS issues the Michigan Merit diploma for those students meeting graduation requirements.

IS MICHIGAN ONLINE SCHOOL APPROVED BY NCAA?

Yes, MOS has received NCAA approval.

HOW MUCH DO MICHIGAN ONLINE SCHOOL COURSES COST?

Michigan Online School is free of charge to all Michigan residents, sixth grade through senior (maximum age of twenty at time of enrollment).

DO STUDENTS GET ACTUAL LIVE TEACHERS?

All of our courses are taught by state certified instructors certified in their fields. Teachers communicate with students on a regular basis by phone, email, through online discussions, and live classes.

DO STUDENTS NEED TO PURCHASE TEXTBOOKS?

All course materials are provided online. Should a particular course need any special text or materials, we will provide it. Materials are sent to the students, but the parent/guardian is responsible for returning them (if indicated) to the school once the course has been completed.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT COURSES TO TAKE?

To begin please visit our Course Progression page found here.

DOES MICHIGAN ONLINE SCHOOL OFFER HONORS COURSES?

Many courses may be taken for the Michigan Merit or the Honors credit track. For those seeking to complete the Honors track, you must notify the teacher of each course of your intention and the course will be set accordingly.

HOW LONG DO THE COURSES LAST?

Courses typically last between 16-18 weeks per credit. Enrollment is open and students may begin at any time, but the school operates on a semester schedule with semester start and end dates according to our school calendar

CAN STUDENTS ACCELERATE AND COMPLETE THEIR DIPLOMA FASTER?

Yes, you can! Students are given a traditional ‘pace chart,’ which provides students a plan for completing their assignments. The traditional pace is based on completing an average of two to three assignments per week, while studying three to five hours each day. Students may elect to accelerate their pace by completing more assignments sooner. This can result in early graduation, allowing the student to pursue a career or higher education sooner than a traditional school setting would offer.

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