FAQ’s

Have a question about Great Lakes Online Schools?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions below for answers. If you still have questions, please feel free to email us your question by clicking here, or call us at
989-729-3492. We’d be more than happy to answer any question or concerns you may have!

How much does it cost?
There is no cost for this public school.
Do you provide students with a computer?
Yes, every student is given a laptop to use for school purposes. (please note: computer is loaned to student for duration of enrollment at GLOS).
Do students need to purchase textbooks?
No, most course materials are provided online. Should a course need any special text or materials, we will provide them free of charge.
Is Great Lakes Online Schools Accredited?
All Great Lakes Online Schools are accredited by the North Central Association Commission and AdvancED.
Can I graduate early?
Yes, one of the great advantages of Great Lakes Online Schools is that it allows students to complete classes at their own pace, giving students the ability to meet graduation requirements early.
How do I enroll?
Beginning the enrollment process is easy. Please click here to enter your information , and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
What documentation do I need to enroll?
Birth Certificate, Immunization records, School of Choice paperwork, Proof of residency within the state of Michigan
Do I receive a diploma?
Yes, Ovid-Elsie Area Schools is an NCA-accredited Michigan public school. Upon meeting Michigan high school graduation requirements, students will receive an official Michigan high school diploma issued by Ovid-Elsie Area Schools.
How do I interact with my teachers?
Students have access to real-time teacher support. Simply click on the Student Support button to be connected to an online highly qualified teacher. Help is only a click away.
What grades do you serve?
Great Lakes Online Schools currently serves grades 6-12.
Can I preview classes?
Yes, Great Lakes Online Schools offers a free two week trial that allows full access to our curriculum. Click here to contact us and a Great Lakes Online Schools Advisor will contact you shortly to set up your user information.
What curriculum does Great Lakes Online Schools use?

At the heart of Great Lakes Online Schools is our curriculum. It is an engaging, online learning environment that is designed to capture students’ attention. Great Lakes Online Schools strongly believes that each student is unique and acquires information according to his or her individual learning style. Our partnership with EdOptions enables us to provide a well developed and highly effective research-based curriculum to meet your child’s individual learning needs.

Are Great Lakes Online Schools students required to take standardized tests?
Yes, all GLOS students are required by law to take all required Michigan standardized tests.
Will Great Lakes Online Schools prepare my student for college?
Yes, GLOS integrates teacher-proven instructional strategies with today’s technology to equip students with the skills they will need to be successful in the global marketplace.
Will Great Lakes Online Schools credits be accepted if my student transfers to another school?
Yes, because GLOS is NCA accredited, Michigan public school credits will be accepted in other school districts.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, students cannot be older than 19 during their senior year..
Is there a counselor to help with class selection and college transition issues?
Yes, each student has a counselor assigned to them.
What sets Great Lakes Online Schools apart from other “Virtual Learning” Schools?
Beware of virtual “Schools” that are really web versions of electronic textbooks. While some students find it convenient to “read at their own pace”, most students want a wholistic learning experience that goes far beyond etext. Our program uses the best online program created by the largest education company in the world-Pearson. It features “adaptive learning technology” that customizes classes to your student’s current academic level. Custom classes means no frustration, no boredom.
What else do you offer that other virtual schools don’t?
Glad you asked. Because we are partnered with Ovid-Elsie Area Schools we offer your child things they simply can’t get anywhere else. Sports, clubs, dances (don’t forget Prom). That’s right, because you actually become a virtual student of Ovid-Elsie Area Schools, you get all the benefits of a student who goes to a regular school. Our Academic Enrichment Center is open all week and features free wifi in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. An Advisory Teacher is there to help you with any technical questions, address any concerns you may have.
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