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March was Reading Month at Michigan International Prep School, a virtual charter school that has a learning lab in Howell! On Thursday, March 26, State Sen. Lana Theis read three books via Google Hangouts to a very excited and engaged group of kindergarten through 5th grade students and families from MIPS.
Students followed along with the books, and had lively discussions with the Senator and with each other (through synchronous video and live chat) about everything from “Green Eggs and Ham” to loose teeth…Read more
Elsewhere, many Michigan families are reportedly seeking to enroll their children into cyber schools — public charter schools that primarily provide instruction online. But, with the two official count periods already completed, current law won’t allow funds to follow the student to the new school for the rest of the academic year. A spokesperson for Michigan International Prep School says it has taken in about 70 more students since the shutdown…Read more
Living in Michigan always creates challenging issues with school calendars and trying to predict the number of “snow days.” Given the extraordinary weather we have seen over the last 6 weeks, many schools are asking questions about what it all means.
Per state law, schools (other than cyber charter schools) are allowed to count 6 “snow days” toward their days and hours requirement. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction may allow up to 3 more “relief” days. So far, nearly 200 districts have applied for the relief…Read more
My name is Mallory Skilling and I am an elementary teacher at Michigan International Prep School, a tuition-free online charter school which has an on-site learning lab in Howell. I am in my second year teaching virtually and I absolutely love it. When I think about my role as a teacher, it is simple: put students first. I know this phrase is common in education, so let me clarify what it means to teachers at MIPS…Read more
When you hear Online or Virtual Learning, one of your first thoughts may be how impersonal it must be. Michigan International Prep School (MIPS), a tuition-free K-12 virtual charter school for Michigan residents, is striving to break that stereotype with a multilayered approach.
Michigan International Prep School (MIPS) opened in September 2017 as a tuition-free public charter school serving students across the state. MIPS now has four drop-in learning labs, including the Howell location, which opened in September 2018…Read more