About Michigan's Online Course Catalog

Section 21f of the State School Aid Act allows students in grades 6 through 12 who are enrolled in a Michigan public local district or public school academy (not including full-time cyber schools) to take up to two online courses per academic term with consent from their parent or guardian. Consent of the parent or legal guardian is not required if the student is at least age 18 or is an emancipated minor.


The site is populated with course titles and syllabi submitted by local school districts, intermediate school districts and the Michigan Virtual School. Course syllabi include information such as course descriptions, course outlines, price and more.


Michigan's Online Course Catalog allows visitors to search through online course offerings without needing to register for an account. Two different search options are provided:

  1. Local District Catalog Search
    Use this search functionality to browse the available online course titles from a specific district as well as titles from other providers that the district highlighted for their students.
  2. Statewide Catalog Search
    Use this search functionality to browse the online course titles available to students attending any qualifying Michigan public school.

The site is intended to be a general source of information for parents, students, and schools to provide them with the information needed to make enrollment decisions. Enrollment in online courses does not occur through the website. Instead, each course syllabus includes the contact information for enrolling in the online course.


Parents and students can use Michigan's Online Course Catalog to locate courses, but should not enroll students into course themselves. In order to ensure the online courses are paid for and recognized by the local school district, enrollment should be handled by the local school.


Important help resources for parents, students, schools, and online providers are available through the "Help Resources" link found in the right sidebar.



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