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Milwaukee Public Schools Virtual Program

Milwaukee Public Schools Virtual Program
enrollment opens March 15, 2024.


Computer screen with MVP Program on itThe MPS Virtual Program (MVP) is a Milwaukee Public Schools program that provides a more flexible schedule in an environment that families choose themselves.

Watch the program orientation video to help decide if the program is right for your child.
At the end of the video, enter the child’s MPS ID number and birthdate (for current MPS students). For non-MPS students email luedtkwj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us


Keys to Success in Virtual Learning—Students

Students who adopt disciplined study habits increase their chances of success at online coursework.Student with computer

  • Read all information, view all resources, and be responsible for understanding and following the information provided.
  • Take notes during instruction so you can show what you have learned.
  • Read and act upon teacher feedback within 24 hours.
  • Communicate regularly with online instructors.
  • Plan for and complete work equal to one hour per day, per course. Most students are enrolled in six courses for a full school day.
  • Stay on or ahead of pace with all coursework. Students can get ahead on weekends or nonschool days.
  • Receive help from an adult in the home who is comfortable with technology. Most communications take place through email or on the Edgenuity platform.
  • Work closely with MVP counselor to select appropriate courses and communicate needs.

 

Keys to Success in Virtual Learning—Family/Learning Coach

A learning coach (parent or family member) in the home is required for MVP. The learning coach monitors progress and maintains communication with teachers and Edgenuity staff.

Parent with student working on homework

  • Expect to devote 45–60 minutes per week to ensure the student is successful.
  • Assist your student in setting a schedule to make steady progress in every course and meet learning goals.
  • Email MVP staff whenever a question or concern arises.
  • Refer to the MVP family center when support with the program is needed.
  • Notify MVP staff if contact information changes.
  • View informational videos aimed at supporting your student.

 

MPS Virtual Program FAQ

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  Who is eligible?

Children in grades K5–12.

**Only City of Milwaukee residents may apply.

  How Do I Enroll My Child?

Watch the program orientation video to help decide if the program is right for your child. At the end of the video, enter the child’s MPS ID number and birthdate (for current MPS students). For non-MPS students email luedtkwj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

  How is the program delivered?

The MPS Virtual Program is completely online and is delivered via Edgenuity virtual instruction.
    •    This program is asynchronous for grades 6–12 (students work for a minimum 60 minutes a day per course on a schedule they choose.) Students can put in additional time on weekends.
    •    Students in K5–5th grade receive 60 minutes per day of synchronous (active face-to-face) instruction with a teacher along with computer-based instruction and a workbook.
    •    Students can participate in extracurricular activities at the MPS school previously attended. Students new to MPS can participate at their neighborhood school.
    •    Students remain in the program until the end of a semester. If desired, they may transition to in-person learning at the end of a semester.
    •    High school students can participate in limited Advanced Placement (AP) courses while enrolled in the virtual program.
    •    A family member is required to attend an orientation session to ensure understanding of the program.
    •    An adult in the home is expected to serve as a learning coach to support and assist children in K5 through 5th grade. Learning coaches have access to progress reports and all program communications.
    •    An introductory video is available for families to learn more.

  Why choose the MPS Virtual Program?

MVP is a Milwaukee Public Schools program with the same accreditation and accountability required for in-person schools by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. MVP offers:
    •    A challenging curriculum
    •    Advanced Placement (AP) courses at the high school level
    •    Access to on-demand progress and grade reports
    •    Multiple levels of support for students and families

  Does the MPS Virtual Program follow a school calendar?

This program follows the Districtwide Calendar. Classes begin September 3, 2024.

  MVP Terminology
  • Learning Coach – adult in the home who monitors student progress and contacts MVP when questions arise.
  • Mentor – MPS staff who supports students and families.
  • Imagine Learning instructor – licensed teacher who guides students through learning and offers office hours to assist students with assignments.
  • Tutoring Help– Concept Coaches available 7 days a week that allows for one on one support on demand with no limit on use!
  Attendance

K4 - Grade 5
    •    Attend synchronous sessions every day.
    •    Please note that synchronous are teacher led instruction.
    •    Completing assignments in 6 courses are required for grade advancement.


Grade 6 - 12
    •    Check messages in Imagine Learning system daily.
    •    Complete AM and PM Attendance Links.
    •    Complete 60 minutes per course daily is required for student success.


    •    Getting into the routine early will prevent absences and avoid truancy concerns.
    •    Please note that students who complete 60 minutes of work in each course daily will prevent any absences from happening.
    •    MVP staff manually update absences using synchronous session data , course activity and attendance links.

 

  Grading

K4 - Grade 5
    •    Complete course modules in Buzz system for all classes.
    •    Upload assignments as needed and be sure to name them so you upload the correct file


Grade 6 - 12
    •    Check your Snapshot grade
    •    Green ahead/on pace
    •    Yellow almost there
    •    Red – Behind (all students in red must work weekends/off days


    •    Grades and progress are two separate measures.
    •    Student grades may go down as they progress.
    •    Grades on progress reports are available daily but sent every eight weeks via email.
    •    Teachers have 24 hours to review projects.
    •    Students who take advantage of tutoring (concept coaching) earn better grades and are able to finish courses faster.
    •    Grade Scale.

 

  Getting Support at MVP

Virtual Programs require virtual support
    •    It is critical an adult is checking emails daily – all info is sent this way.
    •    Please do not call. Many questions can be answered by your mentor. We can assist more families in a timely manner via email.
    •    If you email your mentors with the name of your student and the concern, we can support you by phone if needed.

 

Contacting MVP Staff

 

Attendance
To report a student absence contact Ms. Debow - debowpe@Milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Concerns about attendance review contact Ms. Mack - mackbd@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

Course Credit Information
Counselor Ms. Sayaovang - sayaovpt@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
    •    Schedule Questions
    •    Credit Questions

 

Ready to Enroll?

Enroll Now

Enrollment Deadlines:

Families who want a seat for the current/upcoming semester must apply by the following dates:

September 22,2024 for Semester 1
January 25,2025 for Semester 2

 

Milwaukee Public Schools Virtual Program enrollment window opens on March 15, 2024

Contact

Milwaukee Public Schools Virtual Program
Will Luedtke, Assistant Principal In Charge
Phone: 414-252-0241
Email: luedtkwj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us

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