The State of Michigan under Section 21f of the State School Aid Act has launched the choice for parents to request that their child(ren), in grades 5-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District (WBSD) supports online learning, and as a District, we pride ourselves on forward movement on innovative uses of technology to support learning. However, we encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100 percent online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support. Click here to view registration deadlines. Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child(ren) when investigating if an online class is the best instructional fit for them. These factors include:
It is important to note that this option is limited to choices available from the online classes that are listed within the state online course catalog at https://micourses.org. While all of these classes have been reviewed from each sponsoring local district, these courses may not necessarily meet the rigor of courses for the WBSD from a credit or graduation requirement perspective, and are, therefore, subject to administrative approval. Additionally, availability of courses is not guaranteed. Courses may have a class size limit, and should that limit be exceeded, students will be placed into the course on a lottery basis.
Should you request that your child(ren) participate in the online class experience, please note the following:
Parents who wish to enroll their child in this learning option will need to submit their request to their school principal or counselor. Online Course Enrollment Forms are available on the WBSD website.
Should you have any additional questions about online learning opportunities or would like to further discuss the online option, please contact your child’s counselor or building principal.