Ann Arbor Virtual Academy http://wemu.org en Ann Arbor Public Schools Catalog of Online Classes Approved http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-public-schools-catalog-online-classes-approved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor Public Schools will offer over 225 online classes to middle school and high school students this semester.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The school board Wednesday night approved the district's virtual academy's catalog, and also approved opening ten seats in one algebra class to students from other districts.&nbsp;</p><p>School board member Christine Stead says new state laws regarding online learning are yet another unfunded mandate, but the district is working to make the best of the changes.<br /><br />District officials are hoping to learn a lot from offering the single algebra class to students from other districts.&nbsp; They expect to have many more online classes available to students from other districts in the fall.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Jeanice Swift says with the uncertainties around new state laws about online classes every district in Michigan is facing similar challenges.<br /><br />The deadline for registering for online classes this semester is January 22nd with classes starting one week later.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:26:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40275 at http://wemu.org