Michigan Virtual Charter Academy

3.00 5 1 (1 review)
678 Front Avenue Nw Suite 265
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy serves 2,925 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy's student population of 2,925 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 129 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students2,925 students
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Total Classroom Teachers129 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Michigan Virtual Charter Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Michigan Virtual Charter Academy is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall School Rank#2217 out of 3119 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
8%
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Black
21%
18%
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White
62%
66%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score0.560.52
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Graduation Rate
40%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMichigan Virtual Charter Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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I think my colleagues are knowledgeable and hardworking. Some are lazy and inexperienced. I think those students who are disciplined do well in the virtual setting, but many of our students are not disciplined and truly need to enroll in traditional school. I think I would enroll my own children in this school as long as the rigor is in place and the instruction does not focus on teaching to the test. This school provides everything families need in order for students to succeed in the virtual school. It just needs to be more selective about whom to enroll and not enroll in the school.
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