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Online Learning

The State of Michigan allows parents to request that their student(s), in grades 6-12, be enrolled in no more than two (2) online courses in place of a currently scheduled course. Northville Public Schools (NPS) supports online learning, and as a District, we pride ourselves on forward movement on innovative uses of technology to support learning. Our solid history of meaningful and deep learning that takes place across the district with highly qualified Northville teachers is noteworthy and impressive in terms of our accomplishments and student growth. However, we encourage parents to consider carefully if a 100% online course is ideal for their child given the fact that they will be forfeiting face-to-face teacher classroom instruction and support.  


Parents should carefully consider the unique qualities of their child when investigating if an online class is right for him/her. These factors include:

  • Can your student create and maintain a study schedule without face-to-face interaction of a teacher?
  • Can your student self-advocate to seek help within a virtual setting?
  • Does your student possess the independent study habits needed to complete an entire course online without direct supervision?
  • Does your student have the reading, writing, math, and computer literacy skills to succeed in a class that is completely online? Additional information is contained with the Parent Guide to Online Learning.

A list of the online courses most frequently selected by Northville High School students is available below.  However, if you have interest in a course not listed please contact your counselor.  While all of these classes have been reviewed from each sponsoring local district, these courses may not necessarily meet the rigor of courses for NPS from a credit or graduation requirement perspective and are, therefore, subject to administrative approval. Additionally, availability of courses is not guaranteed. Courses may have a class size limit and, should that limit be exceeded, students will be placed into the course on a lottery basis. Additionally, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Certification in grades 6-10 does not currently recognize any core content courses offered via online learning.


Should you submit an application for your child to participate in the online class experience please note the following:

  • The highly qualified teacher providing content for the course will only be available remotely via email or possibly phone and will not be an NPS employee.
  • Students will work independently outside of the traditional classroom setting and will not be present with their current teacher or classmates during that subject.
  • Students will be monitored by an NPS para-professional or support staff member.Changes to the existing students schedule could be made.
  • If approved, both parent and student must agree an online learning course contract.

2018-2019 School Year 

**Enrollment Deadline for High School Students: February 28, 2018**

Step 1: Review Online Readiness Rubric

  • Step 2:  Determine which online course(s) you would like to take (see link below)


Online Courses

Step 3:  Submit Online Learning Course Request Form