How It Works
Highpoint Virtual Academy of Michigan (HVAM) uses the K12 online curriculum. Learning can happen at home, on the road, or wherever an Internet connection can be found. While attendance, teacher interaction, and daily lessons are conducted online, our lessons use physical materials and offline tools as well.
Certified Teachers, Superior Teaching Tools
At HVAM, depending on the grade level, all students will interact with one or more certified teachers and communicate regularly with them through e-mail, telephone, and online direct instruction classrooms. In fact, all students will have weekly direct instruction in all core courses.
Each eligible HVAM family receives educational materials, including textbooks, DVDs, science lab supplies, and other hands-on resources to support the student's coursework. Depending on eligibility and financial need, families may also be able to receive a loaner computer (upon request).
Extensive School Support System
HVAM also provides support for both you and your child—a collaboration between teachers, counselors, the school community, and you. In the elementary grades the "Learning Coach" (a parent or another adult) works closely with your student and the HVAM team to help facilitate your child's progress and to modify the pace and schedule as needed.
At the middle school and high school levels, students work at a collective pace with their class of students, overseen by their teacher, so your role shifts to one of support and encouragement. Each teacher is state certified and trained in his or her specific subject area. There will also be monthly events and outings, so the entire school community can keep in close contact.
Individualized Learning, Public School Accountability
As an online public school, HVAM provides the structure, administrative support, oversight, accountability, and state testing required of all public schools.