The school year, 2016-2017, marks the 4th year for Big Rapids Virtual School. There have been a few changes this year. The curriculum was switched to a new provider which gives students the advantage of a wider selection of electives. Another plus for staff is the availability of more efficient reports, which helps in track student progress. The addition of operating hours is another change for BRVS. New start times for Tuesday and Thursday allow more learning time. It is a benefit for students who utilize BRPS transportation, as they now can attend school five days a week. Also, we are able to offer breakfast Monday through Friday.
BRVS continued their foreign language blended learning class where the students come to get instruction from Mrs. Maggie Keating. Students not only work online, as with all of their classes, but they also meet with Mrs. Keating to go over the language speaking aspects.
BRVS had their largest graduating class. They graduated 18 students on May 20, 2016! We are on track to graduate at least 23 students for the 2016-17 academic year.
The Virtual School began the BRVS mentor program. 14 BRVS students were matched up with school and community members that worked with them during the school year.
BRVS had nearly 20 students attend the MOISD Career Center in a variety of programs. Not only did they attend but they were very successful.
BRVS is excited to announce they currently have over 100 students enrolled!