Elementary School  Parent  Resources


 
    • What are the normal classroom hours?
      • MIPS students have 24/7 access to their courses, and there are no regular, scheduled obligations (aside from any mutually arranged live lessons with mentors). Our Learning Labs are open from 8:00-3:00, M-F for students who need one-on-one help, or just a quiet place to study. 
    • Will my son/daughter have a dedicated teacher?
      • We believe personal connection is paramount for academic success. Each MIPS student is assigned a mentor who will serve as a resource and support throughout their time at MIPS. These dedicated mentors stay in regular contact with their students to guide and encourage them from enrollment to graduation. In addition to their mentor, every course has an actual content teacher as well. Students can reach out to these teachers with questions, for tutoring times, feedback on their work, and just general subject matter support.
    • What programs are in place for children with special needs? 
      • Students that qualify for special education services will have an Individualized Education Plan or IEP created for them based on their specific needs. We have certified special education teachers that are assigned to each child to provide individualized instruction and monitor their progress. Parents are consistently informed of their child’s progress and are considered a key member of the learning community for their child.
    • What educational programs are offered outside of the core curriculum?

  • The MIPS School of Music (grades 3-5)

      • Choir
      • Individual piano lessons
    • Running Club
    • Quarterly field trips (past examples: apple orchard, art and science museums, botanical gardens, etc.)
  • How do the drop-in Learning Labs work?
    • (Copied from our FAQ): Our learning labs are local MIPS drop-in study labs. We think it's extremely important for virtual students to know that they're connected, and that they can get the support they need, when they need it. Our labs have computers, teachers, coffee, snacks, etc. All the good stuff. It's a calm, comfortable place where you can hunker down and get things done. If you have questions about your school work, the Labs are a place where you can talk face-to-face with a teacher. If you live near one of our labs, stop by and say hello! We'd love to have you. Our labs are open M-F, 8am-3pm. To learn more about our labs, go here.
  • What materials does the school provide?
    • We provide students with everything they need to succeed at MIPS, including a MIPS Chromebook and MiFi wireless network device. Our elementary students will also receive any additional learning aids and workbooks for free. 
  • How much does Michigan International Prep School cost?
    • MIPS is FREE. As a state-funded public charter school, we offer 100% tuition-free education for Michigan students.
  • Is this a good transition for kids that were homeschooled in the past?

The MIPS learning model is very similar to homeschooling but with the addition of a Michigan Certified teacher. With a MIPS laptop and WiFi device, our students are able to work whenever and wherever they need to, allowing students and families to design a daily school schedule that works best for them. However, students are required to keep on pace with their learning calendar. They will also be required to keep in regular communication with their mentor. This mentor/student contact provides crucial support to the student, and is also the way we track attendance.