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    Welcome to the Michigan City Virtual Academy!

    eLearning ♦ engaging ♦ excelling ♦ enriching ♦ empowering!

    Michigan City Virtual Academy is for the independent learner in grades 9-12 who enjoys technology. Students who choose this model are enrolled as students of Michigan City High School. They have the flexibility to complete their 100% online courses at the place and time of their choice while enjoying support from highly-qualified instructors and caring counselors. A partnership with Edmentum/Plato Courseware and Assessments ensures the highest quality digital curriculum that is rigorous, engaging, and aligned to Indiana State Standards.

    Michigan City Virtual Academy students thrive in an environment of structured flexibility, individualized support, and engaging digital coursework.

    MCVA is ideal for today’s independent learners:

    • Competitive athletes
    • Musicians and performance artists
    • Housebound students
    • Students who work
    • Students who prefer learning from home
    • Students who have fallen behind or want to get ahead

    What MCVA Provides:

    Highly-Qualified Instructors - Michigan City Virtual Academy provides highly-qualified instructors utilizing Edmentum/Plato Courseware and Assessments. Students have one-on-one as well as group engagement. 

    Support Services - Student support is vital to positive academic outcomes, especially for online students. Parents and students alike will have ready access to the professional team of educators by phone, email, and online conferences. Parents/guardians are encouraged to work in concert with professional staff when creating their student’s Individual Learning Outcome Plan. Our focus is on success, “no-fail” options. Students work toward personal achievement and proficiency.

    Socialization Opportunities - For online students, particularly those in grades 9 -12, social opportunities are as important as the academic experience. Every effort will be made to provide special opportunities for experiences beyond the computer screen. Parents should contact their student’s teacher/mentor for information about socialization opportunities available, including activities offered (e.g., field trips, clubs) and how online instruction can support socialization (e.g., group projects, online collaboration).

    College and Career Readiness -  Our #1 goal is to prepare students for success in college and careers. Every student will be required to not only fulfill college and career coursework, but students in grades 10-12 will have the opportunity to participate in one of the many outstanding CTE programs through LaPorte County Career and Technical Education program located at the A.K. Smith Career Center. Students also will have access to counselors who will help them with college and career planning.

    Read our FAQs to learn more!

    Ready to enroll? Contact MCHS School Counseling Secretary Julie Krachinski at (219) 873-2044, ext. 4300 or email jkrachinski@mcas.k12.in.us. She'll set up an appointment for you to discuss enrollment with our School Counselor! 

    For more information, contact 
    Mary E. Rapier,  BA, MAE, MEd. 
    Pathways at Elston/Virtual Academy 
    mrapier@mcas.k12.in.us
    219-873-2029 ext 7515

    Theresa Galloway
    MCHS School Counselor
    (219) 873-2044 ext. 4345
    tgalloway@mcas.k12.in.us