Virtual High School
Registration for the BVA is open until Wednesday, August 25th at 5:00 pm. You can register by clicking on this Birmingham Virtual Academy Enrollment link. If you have already registered your student last spring or over the summer there is no need to fill this form out again. Your student’s counselor will be reaching out in the coming days to determine which courses to take during the fall trimester through a third party provider (Stride Learning Solutions, Michigan Virtual, Edmentum, Edgenuity, and others if necessary).
These courses are all asynchronous and do not provide any live instruction. Course materials (tutorial videos, interactive slides, discussion boards, etc) are uploaded into the provider’s platform and students are able to complete assignments and assessments on a flexible schedule as long as all assignments are submitted prior to the course’s end date at the end of the trimester. Each course is taught by a Michigan certified teacher and students are able to email or attend a teacher’s office hours when they need support with the academic content.
Additionally, all BVA students are assigned a BPS mentor teacher who will be checking in with them via email, phone, or Zoom, on a weekly basis to help with technical support, pacing with assignment completion, and to help with connecting the student to the teacher of each online course. If you select the virtual option, we expect the student to remain in this option for at least one trimester.
If you have any further questions about these online third party classes, please email Dave Brooks at email@example.com