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Milwaukee Virtual Education Program

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The Milwaukee Virtual Education Program (MVEP) provides a high-quality education for children who need a flexible schedule or have specific education needs. All MVEP classes and supports are completely online.

Who is eligible?

Children in grades 6 to 12 who are city of Milwaukee residents.

Who is MVEP for?

  • Middle and High School students seeking dual enrollment to obtain high school credits
  • Homebound students and home-based learners
  • Children with specific learning needs
  • Students and families balancing complex schedules such as sports, arts, or other activities
  • Families who face challenges with day-to-day attendance at a traditional school
  • Teen parents

Through the MVEP, students choose their time and place of learning, set their own pace in each subject, and receive the necessary tools to be successful and graduate. All courses are designed to be taken independently with no required face-to-face learning. Students can schedule virtual face-to-face time with instructors as needed.

The MVEP provides a flexible format for students to experience an excellent education.

  • Relevant, modern coursework including college prep
  • High-quality courses aligned to state and national standards
  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses
  • More than 70 different course options
  • Semester courses for credit deficient students and those who struggle in a traditional setting
  • Individualized pacing to accommodate each student—traditional, accelerated, or extended
  • Online learning experiences in preparation for college and career education
  • World Language courses

MPS also offers the Milwaukee Public Schools Virtual Program (MVP). To compare programs, please visit  the MPS Virtual Program webpage.

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How does it work?

  • The MVEP is a partnership with Wisconsin Virtual School.
  • All courses are one or two semesters.
  • All courses are taught by Wisconsin certified teachers.
  • Course goals and objectives are available upon request.
  • Students currently enrolled full time at an MPS middle or high school can add online courses to their schedule to access courses not offered at their school.

Keys to Success in Virtual Learning

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

  • Schedule time each day to work on courses.
  • Stay on or ahead of pace with all coursework.
  • Read all information, view all resources, and be responsible for understanding and following the information provided.
  • Read and act upon teacher feedback within 24 hours.
  • Communicate regularly with online instructors.
  • Work closely with MVEP staff to select appropriate courses and communicate needs.

Learn More


Milwaukee Virtual Education Program
6850 North 53rd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: (414) 206-0450

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