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Uplift will make the difference in your children's future.
We pride ourselves in creating a family atmosphere, caring for a student both academically and as an individual.
Uplift Michigan Online School has a rigorous curriculum along with small class sizes and teachers who go above and beyond daily for their students.
Your young learners are special, smart, curious and happy!
You want them to stay that way, and you want more control over their education so you can guide their learning to best fit your family priorities.
At Uplift Academy you can have that, plus a lot more. More? Yes, a lot more. First, at Uplift you have MI-based educational options focused on MI state standards, Believe it or not, not all MI online schools' academic curriculum is aligned with state standards. Next, you have flexibility.
Last, you have highly qualified and passionate teachers who are true experts at on line elementary learning. We don’t want to fool you, online education takes focus, commitment and time, but the benefits of a high quietly and FREE education focused on your young learner, and our great teachers will pay off. Click here to learn more from one of our amazing teachers.
We pride ourselves in creating a family atmosphere, caring for a student both academically and as an individual. Uplift Michigan Online School has a rigorous curriculum along with small class sizes and teachers who go above and beyond daily for their students.
Uplift Featured Information
I think you will find that our program is very flexible. School does need to take place daily Monday-Friday. However, the time of day is at the discretion of the family. It should be noted, however, that our school staff does work 8-4 pm so any live sessions will take place during those hours.
The state of Michigan requires that students be in school for 6.5 hours a day. For elementary students, this time also includes independent reading, physical activity, and learning through play. Most of our students are doing academic learning about 3 hours a day with the other hours spent doing the above activities.
Families can build their daily schedules in a way that suits their needs. The most important thing is to ensure that students are staying up to date on their work and not falling behind. Traditionally, families who have been successful in a traditional homeschool environment transition very well to our school.
Currently the only requirement of elementary students is a monthly check-in session with one of our teachers (where they do informal progress assessments) and as well as testing 3 times per year (NWEA). We do hold whole group sessions each week to encourage peer to peer interaction and review difficult concepts.
Online vs. Offline work
Our current program is about 50/50 online versus offline work. This can vary based on the wishes of the family. For example, much of the student-written work is done on worksheets. Some families choose to have students complete these on the computer, keeping them online/screen time much higher than those who choose to move the work offline and print/handwrite work in a notebook.
Screen time is lowest in Kindergarten and then increases a bit as the grades increase. Overall we find that most students spend under 3 hours a day on the computer. Lessons all start online and included reading, videos, and virtual activities. Time spent online can vary greatly from family to family. This is because you can decide to complete worksheets and assignments digitally (filling out PDFs, using a word processor for writing, etc.) or printing them/ordering a workbook and handwriting offline.