Cyberbullying: Can You Spot the Signs?

Think back for a minute and envision the days when you were in grammar school. Chances are when I say the word “bullying,” a few faces probably come to mind instantly. You can most likely think of at least one person who was bullied and at least one person who was the one doing the … Continue reading Cyberbullying: Can You Spot the Signs?

HOPE

The presence, or absence, of this one word changes lives. So many students we talk to feel completely hopeless about their future. It is impossible for students to move forward in such a despondent state. As educators we have to take on the role of instilling hope in order to help at-risk learners push on … Continue reading HOPE

What is Personalized Learning?

Danielle Yanssens Personalized Learning “refers to a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students”, according to The Glossary of Education Reform by Great Schools Partnership. How does Back on Track, offer personalized learning? When a … Continue reading What is Personalized Learning?

The 3 Biggest Reasons YOU Should Care About Math

(And none of them are “because I said so”!) By Nick Denault ♫ Money Money Money… MO-NEY! ♫ If that awesome pic of the Swedish Band ABBA didn’t grab your attention, the concept of money should! Did you know that studies have shown, that students will ultimately earn around $2,000 more PER YEAR for EVERY … Continue reading The 3 Biggest Reasons YOU Should Care About Math

Let’s Take a Trip through Time: Significant Historical Events

In our My Virtual Academy Social Studies curriculum, we offer a broad range of classes for our high school students that cover significant events, both past and present. Each of our Social Studies teachers wanted to share an event from their specific course that they feel is especially important for students to understand and investigate … Continue reading Let’s Take a Trip through Time: Significant Historical Events

When I say the word Scientist, what do you picture in your mind?

The science department here at My Virtual Academy posed this question to our online high school students. We asked our students to draw a picture of what they think a scientist looks like. Not surprisingly, most students drew a white male, with crazy hair and wearing a lab coat. Basically, a drawing of Albert Einstein. … Continue reading When I say the word Scientist, what do you picture in your mind?

Reach Endless Academic Dreams

The importance of reading has always been a great necessity since the beginning of time. Mankind originally created a means by which to communicate with one another in the form of print, most commonly known as Egyptian hieroglyphics. In today’s society, children must be exposed to print in the earliest stages of life. Mothers reading … Continue reading Reach Endless Academic Dreams

The Role of District Advocates in My Virtual Academy

My Virtual Academy provides tuition free online schooling for middle school and high school students throughout Michigan.  At My Virtual Academy we strive to support students and families throughout their educational experience. One way we provide support is through our District Coaches/Advocates. They are a support team committed to student wellbeing and continued success. Below … Continue reading The Role of District Advocates in My Virtual Academy

Virtual Clubs Provide Socialization for Online Students

By Niki Taite  At My Virtual Academy, we pride ourselves on student involvement. Although you may think it would be a struggle to get online learners to participate, we have a great amount of students who participate in our clubs.  Our only requirement is that you are currently working in your courses and keeping up … Continue reading Virtual Clubs Provide Socialization for Online Students

Have a Fresh Perspective in the New Year and Keep it All Year Long!

By: Danielle Yanssens My Virtual Academy is starting off the New Year at a new location. Everything is clean and new and open. There is fresh paint and many windows and enough space for everyone plus room to grow. We are encouraging everyone to be healthier in 2016, a bag of fruit was on their … Continue reading Have a Fresh Perspective in the New Year and Keep it All Year Long!