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Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy Students Ready to “Log On” and Take Charge of Their Future for the 2019-2020 School Year

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Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA), a full-time online public school, invites parents to imagine what their children could do with the right education, as students and teachers get ready to log on and start the 2019-2020 school year on September 3.

MGLVA offers a personalized approach to learning, delivering rich, engaging curriculum designed to assist students who seek alternative pathways to education. MGLVA is authorized by Manistee Area Public Schools.

While attending MGLVA, students can participate in the Destinations Career Program where they can discover exciting options for their future in career fields like Business Management, Health Science, Finance, and Marketing. They can also earn college credits through partnerships with local colleges and universities and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation.

The first day of school at MGLVA comes as families across the nation are eagerly seeking more ways to prepare students for career success before high school graduation. According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult, only 12% of parents strongly agreed that their school system is doing enough to prepare students for a career. Career readiness programs are designed to help bridge this gap.

“At MGLVA, we want every student to have clear guidance, support, and tools that help them prepare for college and career,” said Kendall Schroeder, Head of School. “Our program fosters creativity and independence while equipping students with the resources they need to grow personally and academically.”

“This is high school, and our students should be allowed to see if a certain career pathway is right for them, and change their direction if it isn’t,” says Lori Johnson, MGLVA Destinations Administrator. “We like to empower our students to shape their own future by giving them early exposure to a variety of career options.”

In addition to online classes and career opportunities, MGLVA also offers student clubs like DECA and HOSA, in-person field trips, and social gatherings to foster a sense of school community.

Students choose online school for a variety of reasons including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. MGLVA’s online platform gives students the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a supportive environment and at an appropriate pace for their learning style.

MGLVA is still accepting enrollments for the 2019-2020 school year. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. More information on MGLVA, how to enroll, and a schedule of upcoming events can be found at

About Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy

Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) is a full-time, online public charter school, authorized by Manistee Area Public Schools and serves students in grades K through 12. MGLVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the engaging curriculum and tools provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about MGLVA, visit