About

About the Program

Education is becoming more selective and individualized everyday. Each and every student has unique characteristics that give them the ability and opportunity to learn in their own way and sometimes, at their own pace. As educators, we have the responsibility to provide ways for students to reach their full potential…in other words, we want them to SOAR!

S.O.A.R.C.E (Students learning Online with Academic Resources and Community Enrichment) is designed to explore learning in new and innovative ways, providing opportunities for students and their families to benefit from learning in a non-traditional way.  Enrolling through Madison District Public Schools allows for students to benefit from classes offered through online learning as well as community resource classes to enrich the learning already taking place.


Madison Virtual Academy - SOARCE General Policies


Eligibility 

Any K-12 student that resides in Oakland County or any county contiguous to Oakland County.

  • Part Time Students
    • Grades K-12 students may take up to 5 elective classes
      • Homeschool Connections (HSC)
      • Virtual (Edgenuity, Lincoln, Odysseyware, and Fuel Education)
      • Seated classes at Madison including the Building Trades program
      • Community Resource (CR)
      • Dual Enrollment (Grades 9-12)
        • Limit of 2 classes per semester, 10 classes in total with SOARCE
        • Must be taken in conjunction with another class
          (ex. 1 HSC class and 1 Dual Enrollment class)
      • Dual Enrollment (Grades 9-12)
        • Limit of 2 classes per semester, 10 classes in total with SOARCE
        • Must be taken in conjunction with another class.
        • (ex. 1 HSC class and 1 Dual Enrollment class)
    • Maintain weekly contact with assigned mentor teacher and complete Study Island weekly activities.
    • Fulfill count day requirements for the fall and winter terms.

  • Full Time Students
    • Grades K-12 students have 6 courses per semester including the 4 core subject areas (math, science, social studies, language arts) and 2 electives.
      • Homeschool Connections (HSC)
      • Virtual (Edgenuity, Lincoln, Odysseyware, and Fuel Education)
      • Seated classes at Madison including the Building Trades program
      • Community Resource (CR) and Electives
        • Grade 12 students on track to graduate may take math and language arts along with 4 CR or Elective classes.
      • Dual Enrollment (Grades 9-12)
        • Limit of 2 classes per semester, 10 classes in total with SOARCE
        • Must be taken in conjunction with another class.
    • Students will meet state standards for all graduation requirements and courses.
      • Submit course syllabus to mentor teachers for review.
    • Students are required to complete all grade-level state assessments.
    • Maintain weekly contact with assigned mentor teacher and complete Study Island weekly activities.
    • Fulfill count day requirements for the fall and winter terms.

Count Day Information

  • All students are required to meet count expectations.Students will be required to log in to their Study Island account and respond to their mentor’s message once a week for a five week period.These count periods are September 28, 2016 – November 1, 2016 and again February 1, 2017 – March 7, 2017.
  • Failure to meet Count Day expectations will result in classes not being funded by the Madison Virtual Academy SOARCE program.