Online and Blended Learning

Online Learning:  Michigan Virtual

Students may elect to take courses online through Michigan Virtual School (MVS) and other select providers. 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 online courses should: be self-motivated, be able to work independently, and have good time management skills. For some classes, reliable internet access outside of the school day is highly recommended. In the past, students have taken online courses due to schedule conflicts, for academic enrichment, or to advance in a content area.

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 online courses that would be considered a recreation, hobby, craft, theology, or religious class. An equivalent letter grade for online courses will appear on transcripts. Most of the courses offered through MVS are also approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Please click the link to see the MVS classes offered that count toward a West Ottawa High School diploma:  

For more information about online learning, if it is a good fit, the classes offered, the steps for enrolling, the request form, and the online learning agreement, please see the Online Learning page on the West Ottawa website: 

Blended Courses:

In a Blended Course students will complete the standard course curriculum through a combination of face-to-face instruction in class along with on-line instruction.  Please see your school counselor for a list of available Blended Courses.