Shared services with MVS

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Districts and MVU offer online learning solutions to private schools
Using shared-time services, a State of Michigan program that allows public schools to provide services to private schools in the non-core elective areas for grades K-12, MVU, Brighton Area Schools and South Redford School District are providing MVS online learning courses to private school students. 

The non-core course areas include: 

  • Art
  • Computers/Technology
  • World Languages
  • Music (vocal/instrumental)
  • Physical Education

Additional electives include Advanced Placement and online learning opportunities through Michigan Virtual School. Click for course list »

Who benefits?
Shared-time services benefit both the public school and the private school, as well as the students, parents and teachers. When the public school district assumes the teachers’ salaries, the private school may gain significant financial savings. In return, the shared service district collects a portion of the students’ state aid funding. Additionally, the shared-time program allows private school parents to reap a benefit from their property tax dollars and for their students to have access to the many benefits of online learning. Finally, the teacher earns a competitive salary and state retirement. It is truly a win-win opportunity for all parties involved.

Online learning benefits

  • Build flexibility in scheduling
  • More choice
  • Develop real-world skills
  • Study anytime, anywhere
  • Create excitement about learning
  • Personalize curriculum
  • Recover credits
  • Accelerate learning
  • Amplify 21st century learning

MVS 2017 Schedule
Semester 2 classes begin: Jan. 23, 2017
Last day to enroll/drop date: Feb. 17, 2017 (AP and Chinese courses enroll/drop deadline is Feb. 3)
Semester 2 classes end: June 9, 2017
Trimester 2 classes end: March 10, 2017
Trimester 3 classes begin: March 13, 2017
Trimester 3 classes end: June 9, 2017
Summer classes begin: June 5, 2017
Summer classes end: Aug. 11, 2017

Contact Information




Jamie Dingus, Director

The Brighton Area Schools shared-time program serves all Michigan ISDs except for Wayne, Monroe, Macomb and Lenawee.

Jack Pelon, Director

The South Redford School District shared-time program serves Wayne, Monroe, Macomb and Lenawee ISDs.