Worse school I ever seen in my life. They had zero experiences with special need child. They did not keep their record very well. They don't work with special need. They put them down. I have to laugh my head off when they so called try fail all to my child. I appoarched to board of educated in the public school. I showed her work. They were so shocked that they fail her for passing every one of them. They checked it out for me. Turned out that they don't keep the record. Oh goodness!! This school have no business to teach kids with special needs. They are clueless. Wow. Worse one. Unbelievable. My daughter is smart than that lame so call teachers. Be careful people. This isn't good place for special needs kids. I passed her. I home school her. Good lord.
If you go through and read their reviews you'll see a few "good" reviews! Amazingly enough, it's the same on their FB page. Here's the "thing" though.,we that have children (regrettably!!!) attending this school (thank GOD it will be ONLY this year and I am doing well with our children and they are in elementary school because they don't have regular classes every day (1-2 times per week MAX!) and you can't get help when you need it for your child(ren)....ANYWAY, if you go on their FB page and you're "in" the school, you can see where ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS (including the head of school and the principals!) have posted "five star reviews" because those of us in the school obviously recognize the names of staffers that post those positive "five star" reviews! What a joke! I would not doubt IN THE SLIGHTEST if the SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ALONE has posted under a large number of "fake" accounts or whatever you want to call them! They do it on FB already. The pathetic thing is, even with the school STAFF members posting, this JUNK school (that is ONLY in it for the money by the way) school STILL only gets a 5 in a great school rating! LOLOLOLOL! Parents PLEASE BEWARE!
This school is NOT where you want your children to go if you want actual academic instruction. They give ONE, 1 hour class session a week (in some classes, in a couple classes there is NO classroom instruction, we the "learning coaches" are on our own!) and "call it good"....what the heck kind of "education" is that?? I want a GREAT education for my kids, I was led to believe that's what we would gain through MVCA....sadly, emails go unread, unreturned, and basically, completely ignored....Teachers communicating with parents is key to a program like this and when you don't get it (and you don't!) it deeply affects your childs successes in academics...if you want a first class education for your children and you want it "at home" (as we do), my suggestion to whomever might be reading this, keep looking! There ARE other options out there! Check with your local school district! You may find, as we recently did, that you can do online school through your local district. I was "done" with brick and mortar politics and the rushing students ahead to quickly...at home you have more control over how quickly things go and that IS a good thing but MVCA is NOT the answer!
This is my daughter first year at K-12 and she loves it I love that it works at her pace and the online teachers are so nice and helpful. I'm so happy my daughter is enjoying school and that she is getting better at her reading and math. I would recommend k -12 online school this was the best choice me and my husband made for our daughter.
This school is wonderful and all the teachers are helpful and considerate. My daughter is thriving and learning at MVCA. She loves it and is excited to learn everyday. Regular public school was an everyday challenge for her and she was bored with not learning new content. With MVCA she is excited to learn. The teachers communicate well and in a timely fashion. They are always willing to help. I think this a great school for anyone dedicated to educational needs of their children. My daughter can see her progress everyday and can review subjects that she has difficulty with. They hold class connect session and help in areas that need strengthening. I couldn't be happier with this school. I think it is great for anyone willing to learn. I love being involved in my child's learning, learning along with them, and seeing my child excited to learn and ready to learn. This school is Superior in the educational content and focus on students. They want them to exceed not just pass through the educational system.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT ANYONE CAN POST A REVIEW AND STATE THEY ARE A PARENT. THIS SCHOOL IS DISGUSTINGLY INADEQUATE. DO NOT BELIEVE ANY OF THE POSITIVE REVIEWS. THEY ARE LIKELY POSTED BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES.
I cannot even give this "school" one star.This is the worst possible place to educate your child. It is the most disorganized (in all but one class my son had a change of teachers 3 times in one semester), poorly staffed (there wasn't even a teacher for one of his classes for half of the semester), non-communicative (emails are not responded to in a timely fashion), and poorly instructed (tests cover materials that are not even instructed) school. There is no support provided. My son has a 504 plan that was never addressed (hmmmm, I think that is not in compliance with education laws). Please, do NOT send your child to this school. I am actually considering a lawsuit. I am definitely taking action with the Board of Education.
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy is a excellent school. The courses is very educational and the teachers and staff are very educational,professional and show great concern for their student and for their job title. The teachers have great skills and they act and talk with respect and they act like teachers suppoose to act and teach like teachers suppose to teach. I would recommend this school to a parent for their child you will be very happy.
Great school! My son is a sophomore, things are moving alone well! Teachers communicate great!
This place is so unorganized I can't even begin to explain. Save your time and go somewhere else. I think all these post are fake when I shows positive.
Disorganized, pushy, too large of a school...would be the words to describe Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (k-12). I was in the process of beginning enrollment for Michigan Virtual Charter Academy and Michigan Connections Academy because I didn't know who would have space for the following school year due to previous enrollment caps. I completed all paper work for both schools and waited...I was NEVER contacted by k-12 until I saw 2 huge boxes on my front porch containing school books for the following school year! Seriously...they never contacted me saying we had been given a spot and when I tried to call and say we were not interested any longer nobody knew what to do. It took several people and a day and a half to finally figure out who I should really speak with. Talk about disorganization!! After much research and speaking with other parents in the area, we chose Michigan Connections Academy and could not be happier. They are always tremendously helpful and with one phone call my questions/concerns are addressed. So please please research Michigan Connections Academy and see the difference for yourself.
My school has helped me a lot, when summer break came I was assigned to do national math lab for 9 weeks, this is my 8th week in NML and I'm so glad my teacher put me in this class because the first few weeks I wasn't happy because it was right in the middle of the day but NML has helped me ALOT, but MVCA has helped me reach my goals!
I have never heard of this school, that is, until approximately three days ago. I just bought a new cell phone AND a new phone no. I have NOT given it out to ANYONE yet as I decided to do wrk only on the internet on this ph as opposed to passing it out to friends. Anyway, some EXTREMELY pushy lady (sounds like a younger, white lady), from MICHIGAN VIRTUAL CHARTER ACADEMY IN Grand Rapids insist on calling me every, single day about enrollment for my child. I asked her how did she get my no. & to please remove me from her calling list and she only got LOUDER & LOUDER & continues on w/her speech!! Is she serious? She literally won't stop talking over me until both of us are almost yelling @ one another. Does herself and Miss Becky in arts & crafts find these "teachers lounge shenanigans" amusing? Well I DON'T!!!! She called me again today with the same BIT!! If this school hires people like this, who are in positions of authority to wrk for them, I DONT FEEL AS IF THEY SHLD BE TEACHING ANYONES CHILD!! I mean gheese... they must get paid per phone call!
My daughter just completed the 1st grade with the K-12 (MVCA) online charter academy. My wife and I researched and tried a number of schools ranging from public, charter, Montessori, private and legacy home schooling programs and found all these options to be lacking in some way or another. We knew that the K-12 program was the perfect solution at this stage and even after our in depth research we were pleasantly surprised by the extreme level of excellence by everyone involved in the program. (Teachers to administration) My daughter thrived in this program and was eager to learn more and more. It was a parents dream come true, not to mention all the upsides of home schooling through an online academy. I travel the world in my profession and this allowed me to bring my family with me on some of these trips; which would not have been an option with a traditional school. We highly recommend this program for any and all parents/students. This should be your first and only choice for the education of your children. The level of attention, performance and results are so much greater than all the other options for education. Bravo Mrs. S and everyone at K-12 (MVCA).
MVCA allows my child with food allergies to have a normal school environment in the safety of her own home.
MVCA is just what my family needed, the teachers work with my children at their speed of learning. Wow, there is no bullying, my children do not suffer from any of the illnesses they had when they were learning in a brick and mortar environment. MVCA has provided my family with an awesome alternative to learning. And due to the fact that everything has gone techno, we feel that we are keeping up with the times, being a virtual family.
this school is a very excellent opportunity for anyone who is able to stay home with their children in some areas the schooling system is failing the online schools ensure that your children will receive the education needed to succeed in life regardless of the failing economy or the community that they currently reside in. we also no longer have to deal with bullying or being harassed by grownups on the way to school in the morning plus my family are night owls and i love the convenience of being able to sleep in in the mornings as well. Also being a single parent mvca helps trumendously with having my children all in the same school under one roof. If you can join a virtual school please do so the benefits of it is amazing.
This was our first year & we couldn't be happier. I loved that I could still take my son to all of his medical & specialist appointments & not having to miss out on any school work or attendance. My family will be continuing this school with all 3 of our children....it is really that great!
very nice set up, materials provided are easy to use. Easy to adapt to students pace. Fast pace students can move up grade levels in individual subjects as fast as they are comfortable.
Experienced, responsive and compassionate teachers who go the extra mile to match my children's abilities with the schoolwork. My kids are no longer bored! We have been here for K-3, starting the 3rd child this fall. Great online lesson supplementation, son especially liked the phonics and math games, daughter likes the study island lesson animations and History audio books. The Language Arts and History sections in particular seem to take the best of the different homeschool methods that I've looked at, giving you the option of approaching the curriculum from whichever side you prefer. The provide lots of options within each lesson for you to choose, depending if your child needs a more kinesthetic or auditory or visual approach for that subject. I like the online schedule that I can rearrange as needed and easily track progress and project end dates.
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