Three Rivers Community Schools began the journey into online learning with Michigan Virtual High School during the 2002-2003 school year. The goal was and still remains to provide innovative educational opportunities to meet our students’ diverse learning styles.
During the 2008-2009 school year, the program expanded with the training of mentor teachers and the addition of online content providers. Technical support from the district’s IT department paved the way for improved connectivity and student success.
With the 2012-2013 school year, Three Rivers High School added three online classroom coordinators and online learning enrollments in Michigan Virtual School reached 737. With a well-designed training program, the classroom mentors were able to support student learning and the use of technology. This resulted in a 96% success rate for students enrolled in online courses.
- Michigan’s Online Course Catalog
- A Parent’s Guide to Online Learning
- Online Readiness Rubric
- Middle School Online Class Offerings
Partners in Innovation
In the fall of 2011, Three Rivers High School was selected as one of 13 public schools in Michigan to become a Partner in Innovation with Michigan Virtual School. The goal of this partnership was to explore the educational needs of Michigan students and further the development of innovative online learning opportunities.
MIVU Press Release October 2011
MACUL Press Release 2012
Pay for Performance Recognition 2013-2014
Based upon student performance in Michigan Virtual School courses during the 2012-2013 school year, Three Rivers High School’s online program was recognized for their success and received over $16,000 in grants.
“Three Rivers High School earned credit for enrollment(s) in a Michigan Virtual School® course for the 2013-14 school year as a result of a pilot program conducted during the 2012-13 school year. Section 98 (3) of Public Act 201 of 2012 authorized MVU®, the nonprofit parent company of MVS®, to conduct a year-long pilot study of a new performance-based model for MVS. The pilot replaced the traditional enrollment and funding mechanism for online learning. At the completion of this past school year, MVS randomly selected 1,002 of its qualifying enrollments that met seven requirements as prescribed by the study.”