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Program Overview

Our school is one of a kind in Macomb County - read below to see why!

Students enrolled in the Academy 21 K-12 program are full-time virtual, with six courses per  semester. Academy 21 courses are delivered in various formats. Dependent on grade level,  courses may be taught 100 % synchronously (live virtual instruction), 100 % asynchronously (no  live instruction), or a blend of the two. Academy 21 uses the following virtual programs and  platforms: Calvert Learning, Edgenuity, Odysseyware, and Google Classroom.  

Virtual programs parallel programs offered in traditional settings, with courses aligned to state  standards and expectations. All courses comply with the Michigan Pupil Accounting Manual  guidelines. 

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade 

K-5 students are enrolled in full-year subjects: ELA, mathematics, social studies, science,  art, physical education, music, and technology.  

Academy 21 teachers plan and prepare to provide a balanced blend of synchronous and  asynchronous learning experiences. Synchronous lessons are taught daily during  scheduled Google Meet sessions. Asynchronous lessons are also scheduled daily and are  delivered through the Calvert Learning program and Google Classroom.  

The K-5 Calvert Learning curriculum is designed for family interaction. Project based  learning experiences, rich text, and online lessons require an adult at home to serve as  the instructional coach and guide student learning.  

Google Classroom is a platform to organize student daily schedules as well as provide  teacher-generated lessons that students can complete asynchronously.  

Academy 21 teachers support the asynchronous learning experience by monitoring  student progress and providing feedback to students and parents.  

Teachers assess student reading and math levels with local assessments, and provide  additional synchronous (live) small group intervention in those content areas. Teachers  are also available to provide individual support in a face-to-face virtual meeting format  or on-site at the Academic Lab, as schedules permit. 

Sixth through Eighth Grade 

6-8 students are enrolled in full-year ELA, mathematics, social studies, science, and two  electives per semester. All students have career explorations, study skills, and online  learning / digital citizenship as part of their virtual learning experience. 

Academy 21 teachers and student mentors support the online learning experience by  monitoring student progress and providing feedback to students. Teachers may  customize courses to meet the individual needs of students. Some courses offer a blend  of synchronous and asynchronous lessons.  

Specialized programs for reading and math are available as electives for students who  demonstrate a need for academic interventions.  

Teachers are available to provide individual support in a face-to-face virtual meeting  format or on-site at the Academic Lab, as schedules permit. 

Ninth through Twelfth Grade 

9-12 students are enrolled in courses in accordance with Michigan Merit Curriculum  graduation requirements. Student schedules will vary based on the requirements and  credit needs. All students have career explorations and study skills as part of their virtual  learning experience. 

Academy 21 teachers and student mentors support the online learning experience by  monitoring student progress and providing feedback to students. Teachers may  customize courses to meet the individual needs of students. Some courses offer a blend  of synchronous and asynchronous lessons.  

Specialized programs for reading and math are available as electives for students who  demonstrate a need for academic interventions.  

Teachers are available to provide individual support in a face-to-face virtual meeting  format or on-site at the Academic Lab, as schedules permit. 

Additional options for students in grades 9-12 with administrative approval: 

  1. Advanced Placement (AP) Courses at CLHS. In person attendance is required. 2. Performing arts and CTE courses at CLHS and participating Southwest Macomb  Technical Education Consortium (SMTEC) schools. In person attendance is required.  3. Dual enrollment courses at Macomb Community College. 
  2. Early College of Macomb program. 
  3. Non-CTE work- based high school credit. 
 
Students who graduate from Academy 21 receive a Center Line High School Diploma. Our students participate in all district events, such as homecoming, attending sporting events, and graduation ceremonies.
 
 
Procedures to Enroll in Academy 21
If you would like to learn about the program and determine if Academy 21 is the right fit for your student's educational needs, call the main office at 586-510-2062 to schedule a Program Interest Meeting with Mrs. Wickersham, Academy 21 Principal. 
 
 
Academy 21 offers enrollment for all Center Line Public Schools students twice per year at semester time. 
 
School of Choice eligible students may register during open enrollment periods twice per year.  School of choice is open for fall 2022-2023. A transcript and discipline record are required for the Program Interest Meeting. Depending on available space, potential students may be placed on a wait list.
 
**Please do not complete online enrollment through CLPS until an meeting has been completed and your student has been accepted into the program.**