Students may elect to take courses on-line through Michigan Virtual University. These courses are taught by highly qualified teachers and are available to students during the school-day, after school or during the summer. Students who elect to take on-line courses should: be self-motivated, be able to work independently, have good time management skills, access to a compatible computer with internet and a valid email address. Students have taken online courses due to schedule conflicts, or personal preference.
Courses accepted for credit at West Ottawa High School include all Michigan Merit courses required for graduation and some additional core elective courses upon administrative approval. Students may not enroll in on-line courses that would be considered a recreation, hobby, craft, theology or religious class. All grades for on-line courses will appear on transcripts. Most of the courses offered through Michigan Virtual University are also approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Courses offered through Michigan Virtual are either a one semester or two semester course. Details about courses available and their length can be found on the Michigan Virtual High School website. Applications for online classes are available on the West Ottawa website.
For more information about taking online courses, please contact your WOHS School Counselor.