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Online Courses

Students may elect to take courses online 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 online 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.

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.  All grades for online courses will appear on transcripts.  Most of the courses offered through Michigan Virtual University are also approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Please click the Michigan Virtual University link to see the classes offered that count toward a West Ottawa High School diploma.

For several years, West Ottawa Public Schools has been offering students the opportunity to take online courses through Michigan Virtual University (MVU). Our experience with MVU has been a good experience for our district. MVU offers many classes aligned to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC).

For more information on Expanding Online Learning and the Implementation of 21f, please click on the link.

If your student is interested in enrolling in an online course, please make sure that you follow the steps listed below.

  1. Review and discuss the Characteristics of Successful Online Learners.
  2. Review the link to Parent Guide to Online Learning published by MVU.
  3. Print and complete the Online Learning Questionnaire (in form below).
  4. Review the courses offered in the Michigan Online Course Catalog (select statewide catalog).
  5. Print and complete the Online Learning Course Request Form (in form below).
  6. Return the above forms to the school counselor/principal
  7. Schedule a meeting with the counselor/principal, student, and parent/guardian during the course registration window
  8. Complete the Online Learning Contract (In form below)
  9. Schedule a meeting with your counselor to discuss your online course request.

To complete online course registration please complete the form below first. Once the form is complete, contact your counselor to schedule an appointment to discuss online course enrollment.